A luxurious house make-over might seem to be an expensive and overwhelming task but it doesn't necessarily have to drill holes in your pocket. A few small changes and the right decor pieces can make a huge difference to the way your home looks.
Interior designer,Keyur Zaveri shares some ideas that could give your home a rich look.
Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication
While it may feel intuitive to keep adding expensive decor to your home to give it the luxurious touch, in today's age, less is really more. Simplifying your space can give your home a classy look.
Invest in a few accent decor pieces – a lamp, wall art, decor for a centre table – that are cohesive and work well together in the theme of your room, as opposed to having numerous things that do not look like they belong together. Resist the temptation to buy over-the-top accessories and unnecessary furniture, which make your home look bulky and cluttered.
The most important part of creating a luxurious house is to add furniture that is comfortable and elegant. Good furniture, paired with stylish soft furnishings, is the first step to creating a beautiful house. Pillows and cushions of various sizes, and accent throws, can instantly make a home feel more inviting. Play around with the colours and fabrics of the furniture and find soft furnishings that complement the centrepieces.
Invest in good quality fabrics like velvet, linen or suede to upholster your furniture. You can even try textured fabrics like blue denim and faux leather.
Lighting can make all the difference to the vibe of your house and help you create a luxurious, beautiful looking space.
Using multiple sources of light that draw attention to various corners in the house can make a space look well put together.
Invest in ceiling lamps, floor lamps, table lamps, and accent light fixtures to highlight your favourite areas in the house. While it is advisable to keep a single colour and tone of light, the intensity and direction can be played around with to enhance the ambience of the space.
Layering works wonders everywhere – be it a chic coat or blazer over your outfit that adds extra charm, or adding decor pieces to your furniture for a luxe look. Carpets add splendour and exquisiteness, instantly changing the way a room looks.
Area rugs under tables and sofas help in defining spaces and can blend together the whole look. Experiment with some elegant runners near your beds, on top of your dining table, or even your bathroom. You can also add wall coverings and window coverings for a more inclusive aesthetic.
You can add a small yet noticeable metallic touch to upgrade your interiors. However, be careful to not overdo it; the key to going bling is to keep the metallic accessories minimal.
Consider golds, bronzes, copper or silver hues and incorporate them in cushions, lamps, accent walls, lighting fixtures or centrepieces. Ensure that each finish is a thoughtful addition to your space.
Incorporating these tips can do wonders for your home decor. You can make your home luxurious, without costing an arm and a leg. More than anything, it's about making the right choices that give your house a clean and classy look.
This article first appeared in Saturday Insider, Nov 6, 2021