We can’t deny that home is where the heart is. Your home is your shrine, your refuge after a long exhausting, and stressful day. Just like any other refuge, you need it to be appealing to the eyes and create a serene atmosphere when you are in it. You’ve probably come across luxury homes in magazines or even on Reality, tv shows, and we can all agree they look perfect. From the arrangement of the furniture to the color of the walls, all these seemingly intricate specific features make you want to own at least one luxury home in your lifetime.
Thankfully, you don’t have to wait through the hassle of saving money to have a taste of that luxurious feeling. Even on a tight budget, you can get to your home and feel like getting to one of the luxurious homes you see in magazines.
Read on and start your journey of refurbishing your home into that luxury look.
Fix Your Home Lighting
The right illumination creates a beautiful and defined space. Picking the proper lighting involves adopting several lamps, especially if you have overhead lighting. Do not overdo the number of lights; you can have a maximum of two per room. Also, getting a chandelier for your living room overhead lighting gives your home a more inviting look.
Go with Laminate Flooring
A soft textured floor most definitely gives your feet comfort. Laminate flooring not only has a smoother texture than hard tiles, but it’s also appealing to the eyes. Laminate flooring is also easier to install in your home and takes probably half a day to install.
Use Mirror-like Wall Decorations
Mirror-like wall decorations create a clutter-free feeling, especially on a white background. These pieces are available cheaply online and come in sets. Apart from just using mirror-like wall decorations, you can mat your high definition photos and pin them next to the mirrors.
One thing prominent in luxury homes is pictures and art hanging on walls; you can replicate the same in your home. However, spread your pictures or hang them in a neat manner that is clutter-free. Also, make sure the photo quality is high definition, and the framing is in sync with the picture quality.
Add Some Touches to Your Kitchen
As you make your home luxurious looking, you should not ignore your home kitchen. Replace old faucets with new ones, get a new refrigerator, change the kitchen flooring to laminate flooring. These come in handy when renovating your kitchen to a luxury home kitchen.
Old refrigerators are clutter because some are small, and their compartments are not spacious. Getting yourself a modern-day refrigerator that is spacious makes your kitchen look more defined and less cluttered.
Rearrange your Furniture
Most luxury homes look spacious; the secret behind this is mostly in how you arrange your furniture. A lot of furniture in a small space can make it look cluttered, which is usually not a pleasant sight. As earlier said, avoiding clutter is the most basic way of making your home look luxurious. Arranging your furniture away from the wall gives you space to place other pieces of prominent furniture.
For instance, you can have an antique see-through bookshelf leaning against the wall instead of a couch. If you are a hoarder hiding your clutter in decorated bowls and baskets lets you keep your things while still maintaining that luxurious look.
While antique items are 100 years or older, they usually bring that luxurious touch in our home. However, not everything old is antique getting a unique old piece of 100 years, or more makes it an antique, but getting a regular old item is just the same as getting an old thing. Old is gold, and having an antique rug in your living room and bedroom, is gold. You must be wondering what if it is not 100 years or older but still unique and old? Well, that is vintage, which is more of collecting old rare items regardless of how old they might be.
Collecting vintage vase that was used in the 1970s and having it in your home adds a touch of luxury to your home. Art pleases the eye and captures the soul, and antique pieces of art most definitely an appealing sight and a point of admiration to your visitors. The luxurious touch that antique and vintage items bring to your home is that they are unique and rarely found.
Pick the Right Hues
Picking the right color for your home and the right theme for rooms is a significant determinant in making your home look luxurious. Neutral colors like brown and cream create a calm environment, using brown laminated flooring blends ideally with your furniture.
Warm colors are also a good pick; however, avoid using red on your walls. It can fail to blend perfectly with your furniture and other antique pieces. Cool colors are perfect for your bedroom, and dark colors need more lighting and light looking furniture. They are also ideal for your living room and dining area.
Put a Touch of Nature in Your Home
A touch of nature reinvigorates a home, beautiful flowers, twigs, and plants revitalize how your home looks. Placing twigs in antique vases in the corner of a room adds class to that room. Also, apart from flora, having a beautiful aquarium tank attached to your home wall can be a perfect addition in making your home look luxurious.
You can also place a vintage bowl of artificial fruits in a room to cut any basic look. It does not have to be old. It can also be any bowl as long as it has the artificial fruits.
Your home is your identity, and with the above ways, you can’t fail to achieve that luxurious look regardless of your budget. Other ideas include; using the symmetry and asymmetry rule, avoid placing your clutter on your windows, use elegant curtains on your windows. Now that you get the gist of how to turn your home into a luxury home, it’s time to get your hands dirty and renovate your home.