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Your home is where you entertain, rest and relax. It needs to be a space that can work for you and your dynamic lifestyle, transforming from a party pad to a luxurious escape without too much trouble. And with a bit of design magic, it can work for all aspects of your life.
Whether you live in a large penthouse or a bijoux duplex, there are some tricks you can play to make your space feel like a spa hotel room. Give yourself the pleasure of a little bit of luxury with these simple tips.
If you have a small dark space mirrors are ideal for creating the illusion of extra space and bouncing what light you do have around the room making it appear brighter. One large mirror will instantly add space to your room, especially if it reaches the ceiling.
Another good trick is to hang a mirror opposite a window. This will give the room a light and airy feel with plenty of natural light. A reflected window will also give you a greater connection with the outside.
Decorative mirrors will add interest to your walls too and could be used in place of artworks. Collect a range of different shapes and designs for a random display or stick to a single shape repeated over and again for more regimented luxury.
Mirrors can become expensive quickly, but don’t feel you have to spend your life savings on them. You can always replace a cheap mirror with something more expensive later down the line.
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Choose a Color Scheme
Neutrals mixed with shiny metallics and simple lines will always look luxurious, especially if you have lots of fine crafted furniture to display. Natural materials like wood and stone should inform your color scheme and bring together all the elements you use to decorate your space.
Creams are much warmer than whites, but greys and blacks should not be underestimated. There are plenty of warm grey shades to choose from and all can be used to create calming spaces. Grey is growing in popularity as a bedroom color because it is not as bright as white but is still clean and neutral. Add soft cushions and a mixture of textiles to create a beautiful sleeping space.
A Luxury Bathroom
Bathrooms always feel like the lynchpin that hold a theme or feel together. Put simply, if your bathroom doesn’t feel luxurious, the whole house won’t either. Tiles can be incredibly expensive but they aren’t the main luxury of a bathroom. Simple white tiles that are well looked after will look just as lovely as a specially made mosaic.
Choose your fixtures from one source to give a sense of continuity to the room. Round shapes and curves will keep your eye moving around the room naturally, whereas squared edges will define a space. Both of these features have their own merit but are best not mixed.
If you have a particularly small bathroom, having it converted into a wet room will make the most of the space by removing barriers such as a bath or shower door. Add in a large and luxurious shower head to really make the room appeal to everyone and consider adding a plant to improve the air quality in there. Honestly – it makes a difference!
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A Luxury Kitchen
Once your bathroom is luxurious, the next room to tackle is the kitchen. A small kitchen that has lots of things left out on the surfaces is difficult to move around and certainly doesn’t feel luxurious. In this room, how you use your space will really inform the way you design it.
Adding storage is the best thing you can do with a chaotic kitchen. A seamless line of cupboards that reach right up to the ceiling will give you lots of room to hide away our kitchen gadgets when you aren’t using them. Consider the type of materials you want to use whether you choose wooden doors and a stone worktop of if you go for cheaper but brighter colored doors instead. Ask for sample to take home look at in different combinations before your take the plunge and get a whole new room.
If lighting luxury just means chandeliers to you, then you are in for a really pleasant surprise! In fact, luxury light can be achieved with simple, clean design that is carefully and precisely fitted to accent your room.
Use up lighters to show off the art on your walls or create interesting shadows. Try using a variety of different lights to create lots of different feels in your room. For example, a party might be well lit with some funky lamps but a romantic night in would be better served with fairy lights and candles. If you don’t get a lot of natural light and need to keep your lights on through the day, choose LED bulbs for better efficiency as they will be much cheaper in the long run.
With these 5 tips, your home will quickly feel more luxurious than ever. There are lots of things you could do that aren’t even mentioned here like start collecting themed art works or splash out on luxury fabrics to reupholster your furniture for a unique look.
Building up an interior design concept can take years and that is the fun of home marking for most people. Rather than getting everything done in a matter of days, shop around and make plans for when you can afford the best. Keep a book of ideas that you come across and compare different styles before you start making any changes.
As modern design is so fast moving, it is wise to stick to timeless classics for your larger or more expensive pieces and accessorize around them to create your own own style. Adding luxurious touches doesn’t have to be expensive but if you can afford something that is timeless and well made, it is certainly worth the extra spend. Go on – you deserve it!