How to Make Your Home as Luxurious as Possible
What should you do to make your home feel luxurious?
- Go for something simple
- Place potted plants
- Decorate in layers
- Add a touch of high-end materials
In the Philippines, luxury houses are quite a rarity. Those that do live in one are a lucky few. Chances are, most, if not, all the people in the country would love it if they were living in such luxurious houses. That being said, if you’re still on your journey towards purchasing a luxury home, you can make your current home more luxurious in the meantime.
It’s not easy to make a home feel luxurious. Oftentimes, it will be a significant investment. But as long as you truly value having an aesthetically appealing home to stay in, that investment will be totally worth it.
There are many ways to create a luxurious atmosphere in your home, even with minimal financial costs. Rather, it’s all about placement, vision, and a bit of design philosophy. Here’s how you can make your home feel that much more luxurious than before.
Go for Something Simple
One of the best options for you to start making your home feel more luxurious and elegant is by simplifying things. Think about it. Homes with so many things on display or too many decorations everywhere are not that appealing to look at.
Implement a minimalist design philosophy. This means that you need only the essentials; less is more. You don’t need so many decorations such as fixtures, paintings, and bright colors. All you need are the things that you need the most.
Get rid of clutter—both physical and visual. Get rid of unnecessary furniture that only makes the space more cramped. Anything and everything that doesn’t have a real function should no longer be part of your design.
This can be quite hard for some people who are sentimentally connected to the things that they own. However, if you truly want that luxurious vibe, getting rid of things you don’t need will be your best option.
Once you’ve reduced the number of furniture and fixtures that you own, you can start rearranging other things. As soon as you do so, you’ll notice just how spacious your home will be no matter how small it used to look like. With all the extra space that you now have, you have more room to work with everything.
In summary, simply your home and the luxury will come.
Place Potted Plants
Flower vases and elegant shrubs can add such a great natural atmosphere in any room when placed in the right location. Even a simple bouquet can add a level of sophistication to your home.
With flowers, in particular, the kind and the vase aren’t as important as the arrangement of the flowers themselves. Elegant flower arrangements have a strong enough impact aesthetically that they can freshen up a room instantly.
Decorate in Layers
Once you’ve finished removing all the things that you don’t need, you’ll start realizing that with the extra room and the lack of furniture comes a bland and boring look.
You have to be very particular with how you arrange the décor along with the rest of your home. One of the easiest ways for you to level up your aesthetics is to layer the few things you use as décor.
Dress up your flooring with stylish rugs and then place sets of furniture around it. Then for your chairs and sofas, layer opulent throw pillows for a classier look. Make sure that everything you layer goes with one another, because if it doesn’t, not only will your home not look luxurious, but it will look badly designed as well.
Add a Touch of High-End Materials
You don’t need to fill your home with the most expensive items, but you can have them on display at strategic places to add a bit of depth and complexity. One good technique is to make them center points — the highlights for some rooms so that they’ll look extra special.
For example, an expensive, exotic vase should be in the middle of your living room, placed on the table and surrounded by chairs and the sofa.
You can also make use of wall-mounted objects such as paintings, framed pictures, and even sculptures. Place them on the most visible wall in a room and add bits and pieces of smaller decorations below or around it. Framed family pictures are always great at getting people’s attention and are a perfect basis for a room’s arrangement.
If you were to look at luxury homes that are for sale in the Philippines, most of them employ simple yet elegant designs. Furniture would usually be in sets and arranged in a way where something else is highlighted.
If you aim to have your home look like one of the luxury homes in the Philippines, you should try to implement the minimalist design philosophy. That way, you’ll truly play with negative space, quality furniture, and only the most essential decorations that you have.
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