Have you ever walked into a home and it just felt expensive? You can’t quite put your finger on it, but all the elements somehow come together to create an aesthetic that looks like it broke the bank to pull off, even if that’s not necessarily the case. While renovations can raise the value of your home, they can be costly, take a lot of time, and if something goes wrong, it could be even more expensive to fix. If you’re looking to elevate the look of your home, here are a few hacks to make it feel instantly luxurious.
1. Embrace the power of statement pieces.
One of the most effective ways to instantly elevate the ambiance of any room is by incorporating statement pieces. These captivating focal points effortlessly draw the eye and have a certain aura of sophistication. Consider investing in a dazzling chandelier to illuminate your dining area or a striking piece of artwork to add to your living room wall. Or, if you want to go the furniture route, you could find a plush velvet sofa or an intricately carved coffee table to inject personality into your space while commanding attention.
2. Upgrade your lighting.
Lighting plays a major role in setting the mood and ambiance of a room. Those harsh overhead lights feel sterile and cold. Instead, embrace the warm glow of ambient fixtures. Install dimmer switches to effortlessly adjust the intensity of light according to your preference, whether you’re hosting a lively gathering or enjoying a cozy night in. Also, you can add more standalone lighting. Indulge in elegant table lamps and stylish floor lamps to create pockets of illumination that add depth and warmth to your home.
3. Layer on the textures.
Luxury is synonymous with indulgence, and nothing embodies this concept better than an array of sumptuous textures. Take your decor to the next level by layering soft velvet cushions atop a sleek leather sofa or draping a faux fur throw over your favorite armchair. Introduce tactile elements such as silk curtains, woven rugs, and satin bed linens to create a sensory experience that creates instant comfort and looks good doing it. Experiment with contrasting textures to add visual interest and depth to your living space.
4. Pay attention to detail.
In an expensive-feeling home, you take in the aesthetic of the room as a whole, but it’s always the details that draw you in and remind you that care and intention went into each piece. Choose things like ornate hardware in rich metallic tones to elevate the allure of your cabinets and drawers. Decorate your windows with lavish drapery and intricate trimmings to add a sense of luxury to your living space.
5. Declutter and organize.
A cluttered space can detract from the sense of sophistication you want to achieve. Take the time to declutter your home, purging unnecessary items and organizing belongings in stylish storage solutions. Embrace minimalist design principles to create clean lines and open spaces that promote a sense of tranquility and harmony. Invest in chic storage baskets, decorative boxes, and sleek shelving units to keep clutter at bay while adding a touch of elegance to your decor.
6. Add fresh flowers and greenery.
Introduce a breath of fresh air into your home by incorporating vibrant floral arrangements and verdant greenery. Plants add a pop of color and natural beauty to your living space, while also purifying the air and promoting a sense of well-being. Arrange fresh blooms in elegant vases and place potted plants strategically throughout your home to infuse every room with vitality and charm. E
7. Treat yourself to luxury bedding.
Transform your bedroom into a sanctuary of comfort and indulgence with luxurious bedding essentials. Thread count isn’t always a determining factor. Instead, use it as a guiding principle—500 thread count is great—but prioritize the material. Long-stemmed Pima cotton is going to feel light and crisp compared to the warm, plush comfort of flannel. Layer your bed with thick duvets, plump pillows, and cozy throws to create a cocoon of comfort for restful slumber. Take it a step further by adding to your bedding ensemble with opulent details such as satin pillowcases, embroidered accents, and delicately quilted coverlets for a touch of refined elegance.
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