How to Make Your Home Look More Luxurious in 2021 and Beyond
Posted by Andi Croft on 30th Jul 2021
If you are thinking of sprucing up your home, consider giving it a lavish look.
Do not worry; you do not have to shell out hundreds of dollars to achieve this. Often, you just need to be strategic with how you decorate your home.
That said, we have listed seven tips on how you can make your house look luxurious.
The first step to having a luxurious home is to ensure its pristine condition. Cleaning Exec knows that the best way to do that is to maintain your house's cleanliness.
For one, it allows you to treat every room in the house as a blank slate. From there, you can identify what furniture pieces you can highlight. It can be the artwork or gold-rimmed mirror hanging on your wall.
Meanwhile, a clutter-free home also makes you realize what you need to add elegance to a space. Perhaps, all you need is to organize your floor-to-ceiling bookshelf or change the curtains. Mind you, adding a fresh coat of paint on the wall can make a huge difference.
Add Crown Molding
Sometimes, making a house look luxurious does not need to be grand. Adding minute details can add appeal to a rather dull wall.
That said, we suggest adding crown molding to your interiors. It is a decorative embellishment placed on walls where it meets the ceiling.
What it does is it gives your house a soft look, unlike with the sharp wall-to-wall lines you see on the ceiling. Basically, crown molding does make you feel like you live in a box.
The best part? It can help increase your home's market value.
Update Your Lighting
King Edison XXL Pendant lamp Designed by Young & Battaglia
Another thing you can do to make your house look luxurious is to update your lighting.
First, ensure that everything you use is LED or CFLs. That's because they are energy-efficient and can help you save on electric bills in the future.
Next is to replace your chandelier with pendant lighting. That's because they are sleek and do not make a space look crowded.
What's important is that you install the pendant lighting in the right places, which include the following:
●Over the dining table
●Above a kitchen island
●In the hallway
●In a stairwell
●In the middle of a room
To make your house look extra elegant, consider hanging artworks on the wall.
Large canvas prints can elevate the look of a space, especially if you are taking a minimalist approach in your interior design. That's because it makes the artwork your focal point.
However, decorating a wall is not limited to paintings. You can hang various wall arts like posters and photographs.
Make an Accent Wall
It's okay if you are not into wall arts or canvas prints because there are other ways to decorate a wall. One of which is to use designer wallpaper.
Such wallpapers are often customized. So, whether you are looking for something traditional, unique, and beautiful, you can definitely find one.
The idea here is to make a space look larger. Using a designer wallpaper also draws people's attention to something that they might overlook. And aside from the creative flair it provides, an accent wall can also be used to give your space a cohesive look.
Add Area Rugs
The Goat Rug by Angela Rossi
If you are renting a house and are not allowed to do anything on the wall, rolling out a rug can help your space have a cohesive look.
For example, a circular rug can add interest to your living room by defining different areas. Say there is a space where you and your family can watch TV. Meanwhile, the round rug nearby defines the space where kids are free to play.
What's important is that you pick the right color and size of an area rug. Otherwise, it can throw off the look and feel of a room.
Speaking of, you can also use a circular rug to ground furniture groupings. That said, you need a big enough rug that can cover the floor space occupied by different furniture pieces.
As much as possible, you want the front legs of the large pieces to sit on the rug. However, it is okay to expose some flooring around the edges of the room.
Make it Smell Nice
Here's the thing: How your house smells can say a lot about you. So much so that your visitors would know if you are cleaning enough or not at all.
Luckily, there are budget-friendly ways you can do to make your home smell nice:
●Open the windows. It is the simplest way to aerate your house, so you bring the foul odor out and welcome the fresh air in.
●Use activated charcoal filters. They come in a small bag that you can place in stink-prone areas like your fridge.
●Find ways to add scent. You can use a diffuser or make your potpourri to make your home smell nice.
What's important is to be mindful of the scent you will use. That's because not all strong scents are always good. And what smells nice to you may cause headaches to others.