Luxury Is All In The Details


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In a world where perception is reality, it is easy to see why people think that luxury is so unattainable. But it doesn’t have to be. Yes, buying a fixer-upper and turning it into a palatial mansion for royalty is going to take a few dollar bills, but you don’t need a bottomless bank account to make your home look more expensive. Mmmm hmmmm. It’s just about paying attention to the smaller details. That’s the secret.

It’s about knowing which textures to choose, where to put a contemporary chair, how art stimulates emotion, how an oversized light can set the mood and which rooms really dictate a home’s luxe vibe. Like we said, it’s the little details that will see you get that high-end interior look.

Read on to see just which details work best:

Wing It With Wainscoting

Nothing looks more traditional or elegant than hip-high wainscoting around a room, whether it be your living room or dining room. But the best part about it is how inexpensive it can be, especially if you do it yourself. Essentially, all you need is a semi-detailed chair rail, some matching wooden frames, a few tubes of caulk and enough paint to do several coats and that’s it. You have a look-alike wainscot that people will marvel at, maybe even take photographs of and stick on their Insta-stories.

Light Up Your Fixtures

We know what it is like; you move into a place, you have so much to do and buy and design and arrange, and so you end up purchasing things like paper lampshades knowing they’re only for the short-term. Three years later, though, and they are still there, dragging your high-end look to new lows. Well, instead of cringing every time you sit down to eat, go online and buy yourself some new shades. Pick something that will make you go wow instead of wilt away, embarrassed by how long it has taken you to fix this faux pas.

Only Two Rooms Matter

When people walk around a house with the intention to buy, there are only two rooms that have the power to make or break a deal; the kitchen and the bathroom, which is why these rooms should be spared no expense. They’re the hub of the homes, whether you realised or not. They’re where you go to de-stress and relax and feel at home, in the most Hollywood romantic way possible. So, find those companies that have a proven track record of outstanding bathroom renovations and pop to Ikea to get a brand new kitchen, and allow yourself that awesomely expensive but totally worth-every-penny home improvements. Coming home will have never felt so luxurious.

Can’t Beat The Classics

What makes a classic a classic is its use of neutral colours. That’s the overarching common denominator that separates the timeless design moves from those that fall into the trenches of contemporary. Neutrals just have a way of making you feel calm and clutter-free. So, when it comes to choosing your furniture, your upholstery, your rugs and carpets and flooring and paint jobs and fixtures, stick the neutral colours and let your accessories be bold. You want a classic backdrop for your more elaborate accessories to grab the centre-stage. Do this and your home will feel so much more elegant and expensive.

Doorways To Luxury

A lot of people have settled on the fact that doors are just doors. They are clunky and boring room dividers and that’s the way the world works. But it doesn’t have to be like this and nor should it. Doors can be an exciting feature, that little details that add to the allure of a home. Something like a space-saving door that slides away into a wall cavity will not only elevate the style of your home, they will also allow you to embrace that open plan living that has become synonymous with luxury, while still allowing you to close off rooms and get all cosy when you want to. Don’t underestimate the power of your doors.

A Stand Out Ceiling

As we learned from the faux-wainscoting idea, adding architectural details to your home is a great way to add a new air of expense, and none is going to be more spectacular than making your ceiling light the focal point of a room. Don’t worry, this doesn’t have to be a costly job or a tricky one. All you have to do is go out and buy a decorative polyurethane medallion to go on the ceiling and attached it to the base of your light. Once it’s up, you can paint it and embellish it any way you see fit. Little details like this make a home look a million times more luxe.

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