Looking at social media, Youtube, movies and magazines, you’ll find the rise of luxury living and picture-perfect homes. These homes are often filled to the brim with luxury designer brands and limited pieces. Fortunately, it’s possible to add a little opulence to your home, no matter your living situation. If your home is in dire need of a makeover, try one (or all!) of the following four high-end luxury living ideas for every home, sorted by room:
The right kitchen can make even the most average house sparkle with personality and style. Kitchens are often one of the most frequently used rooms in the house, so luckily, there are numerous ways to make a kitchen look more stylish.
Use wood to smooth out a room and give it a high-class rustic look. This can be in the form of panelling or on your countertops. Or for a more subtle rustic look, find a wooden furnishings and display pieces to tie the whole room together.
Light fixtures can make or break a room, so choose yours wisely. Try vintage ceramic fixtures or concrete pendants for something that will add subtle character to your kitchen.
Integrated appliances are one of the easiest ways to save space and give a kitchen that luxurious minimalist touch. Microwaves, fridges, and ovens can all be hidden behind cupboards. There are other innovative ways to conceal unsightly objects, too. Hide your keys behind a picture frame with hinges, or install outlets under cabinets, so your cords aren’t on display.
A fresh coat of paint can do wonders for a bedroom. Opt for light colors, as they’re the most likely to stand the test of time. Soft, high-quality curtains and bedspreads are another way to give a room a high-end feel.
If you’re lucky enough to have an ensuite bathroom, renovating, it can improve the look of the whole master bedroom. Try a freestanding bath for a laid-back appearance that you’ll enjoy every time it catches your eye. A rain shower is another way to ensure both class and comfort. Combine them, and you’ll have all the feeling of a luxury spa right in your bedroom!
If you have extra space, modifying it can be an easy way to add luxury to your home. Transforming a spare room into a mini cinema is a great choice, as you’ll likely use it often – especially if you have kids! Movie rooms are perfect for when you have friends over, too, so they’re ideal if you want to be comfortable when you’re socializing.
Choose soft lighting and soothing paint tones to create a relaxed mood. Blackout blinds or curtains are also a necessity if you’re decorating a room with windows. Invest in a few classic pieces of furniture and a big TV, and you’re good to go!
Outdoor living area
Pools can be both elegant and functional – as well as being godsends if you live in a hot area! To keep yours stylish for years to come, opt for an in-ground fiberglass model.
The right outdoor furniture, too, can add a sleek touch to your outdoor area. Well-placed couches or a lounge set add an inviting place to relax in between dips, with the added bonus of functionality.
If you can’t quite justify having a pool put in, there are other options. Think about creating a secret tropical garden if you’d still like to have somewhere luxurious to spend time outdoors in summer. Plants can both brighten a space up and give it a relaxing feel. Choose fragrant flowers and fruit trees for that charming, countryside look. To decorate, try outdoor fairy lights, concrete furniture, and even a birdbath or fish pond.
Giving your home that ‘high-end’ feel can be as simple as renovating a room. Start your planning today, and soon, your sleek new space will be the envy of all your friends and family.
Maia Fletcher is a Gisborne-based freelance writer who has produced articles for various blogs and sites including technology site Trustpower. When she’s not writing, Maia loves browsing through magazines and social media for home design inspirations. See more of Maia’s published works here.