Whether you live in a cozy condo or a sprawling custom home, there are many simple ways to bring more luxury into your living space. Giving some extra attention to smaller details can often go far in making your home feel larger than life.
Add border molding
If your walls are mostly bare, adding molding to the baseboard, chair rail, or ceiling can add visual appeal without overwhelming the walls or taking away from your art. A simple, single-depth piece of molding will often do the trick.
Hang some art on the walls
Buy it, make it yourself, or frame some favorite photos. Once you’ve selected art that is the right size and scale for the wall you’re decorating, find the proper way to hang it. Avoid adhesive picture hooks, and use the right hook and cord for the size and weight of your art.
Update old fixtures
One of the fastest and easiest ways to update inexpensively is to replace old fixtures. New knobs, handles, drawer pulls, and light switch plates can give your home a high-end look with little effort. Be sure to focus on the kitchen and bathroom especially.
Add a backsplash
Create some flair in the kitchen, bathroom, or laundry room by installing a backsplash. It doesn’t cost much yet makes a big visual impact. If this DIY is intimidating, grab a paint roller and add a beautiful accent color instead.
Give the illusion of higher ceilings
Raising your window treatments is much more practical than raising the roof and gives the illusion of taller ceilings. This is where people often overlook the impact this easy DIY has on your living space. You don’t even have to purchase new panels. Instead, purchase complimentary fabric and have your local seamstress add it to the top, middle, or end of your existing panels. It’s magic!
Add an area rug
Area rugs can be workhorses when it comes to creating a luxury design. They can help define rooms, add more interest, and help ground furniture groupings. The secret is to make sure that all your furniture sits on the rug, but at the very least, make sure the feet of your furniture are touching a portion of the rug.
Splurge on statement pieces
Think of a few key pieces that you see and use often, especially if they are highly visible, and decide if it makes sense to budget for a splurge. Dining room tables, stand-out rugs, sofas, and chandeliers are all great candidates. Do yourself a favor and make sure these splurge items are easy to clean and will not be stained or destroyed easily.
Keep your home clean
When it comes to creating a luxe feel, less is always more. Clear the clutter, get rid of excess items, and leave plenty of white space around your walls and surfaces. Try the “Rule of Threes”. Create a routine of tidying up once a day so that your home is always ready for unexpected visitors.
Add fresh-cut flowers
You don’t have to wait until a dinner party to bring in the fresh beauty of a bouquet of flowers. It doesn’t even have to be anything elaborate. Simple, fresh cut flowers can be enough to put a smile on your face and to make your home look like you routinely put effort into it. Consider a small bouquet on a bedside table or on the bathroom.
Upgrade your faucets
I high-end sink faucet in the kitchen or bathroom can go a long way toward creating a luxury look. Pairing it with simple, wallet-friendly tiles can bring more attention to the money spent on the fixture.
Pay attention to lighting
When going for a luxury feel, lighting should not be a second thought. Luxury homes and condos use subtle lighting that draws attention to certain areas. It doesn’t break the bank to add warm LED strip lighting on top of a bookshelf or under a mirror to add interest and dimension.
Whether your budget is large or small, adding luxury can be simple and easy. The right touches in the right places can make all the difference in the world.