Have you ever been into a home, or a hotel, and thought, “wow, this is luxurious: I wish I could live in a place like this”? Well, the truth is that luxury homes aren’t only for the rich and famous. Anybody can have a home with the ‘wow’ factor; you just have to know a few simple tricks and tips. Below, we take a look at some of the ways you can ensure guests to your home are blown away!
Luxury exists in the details. As such, you’ll want to ensure that all those home essentials, such as cutlery, towels, pillows and more reflect the type of quality you want your home to have. They might only seem like small things, but they’ll make a big difference to the overall feel of your house. There’s nothing better than stepping out of the shower and wrapping yourself up in a plush towel! Given the relative lack of cost, this should be a no-brainer.
Invest in the Best
A luxury home doesn’t just happen: it’s a result of a lot of thought and effort. When it comes to your furniture, don’t just automatically buy whatever is the most convenient or cheapest: take a look at those tables, chairs, beds, and couches that have been crafted with care and attention. It’s like buying a coat: it’s easy to tell the difference between those standard issue coats and the ones that have properly tailored. For your bedroom, take a look at Universal furniture; its striking yet functional designs will help to make your room stand out from the crowd. The methodology is quite simple: buy the best, and you’ll have the best in your home. Easy.
Go Big With Lighting
Walk into any luxurious hotel, and you’ll notice something: they always get the lighting just right. Everyone already knows that those light fixtures can have a big impact on the home, but do you know that it can actively help create a luxury look and feel? In the big rooms, go for large light fixtures that will be an eye-catching feature. In smaller rooms, use lamps and other lights to create a warm, cozy atmosphere.
In the Bathroom
The bathroom, despite the minimal amount of time we spend there, might just be the most important room in the house. And when it comes to luxury, it’s definitely a place that you don’t want to overlook. Your bathroom should be grand, with features that boost comfort and relaxation. A rain shower will provide the modern look, while a stand-alone jacuzzi bathtub will allow you to sink into all the deep pleasures of luxury. Other tips include picking marble for your his or her sinks and kitting the vanity mirror out with lights.
Of course, luxury isn’t about the functional: it’s about adding touches that bring the functional features to life, or adding things just because you want them in your home. As such, decorations play a big role when it comes to creating a luxury look. On your walls, consider hanging pieces of art; it’s a longstanding symbol of luxury to have works of art in the home. If you have space, then don’t underestimate just how much of a statement a grand piano can make.
Like the bathroom, you could think of the kitchen as being purely functional, but where’s the fun in that? Instead, look at creating a space where you’ll love to spend time cooking – and hosting. Plan to have an open plan kitchen with social area, and you’ll be in a prime spot to add those touches of decadence, such as a wine rack, lighted drinks cupboard, and even a home bar area. Who doesn’t want to have these things in their life, especially when the weather outside is chilly? You won’t have to brave the cold to have a fancy Friday night: you can do it all from the comfort of your own home.
Don’t forget to pay attention to the flooring: it says a lot about the character of the house. You should have different floorings in the various rooms on your property. When it comes to luxury, it’s hard to look past wood. There are many different types of luxury wood flooring, from rustic to elegant and everything in between. Take a look at what works best for your home, and have it installed by a professional.
With the tips above, you’ll on your way to a luxury house in no time!