You know when you suddenly look at your home and there doesn’t seem to be anything you love about it? Looking at elegant homes on Pinterest and Instagram and wishing your home could look like that. And why can’t you? There are a few things you can do yourself to take your home to the next level.
We all deserve a little bit of luxury in our lives. Let me show you how!
Let’s start with the windows. A common mistake is to hang your curtains just above the window. You want to get them as high to the ceiling as possible to create an elegant look. Use fabrics such as velvets, silks or a linen mix and make sure you have them sitting just a little on the floor, even if there is a radiator. A beautifully made pair of curtains will be insulated to retain heat.
Be bold and don’t be afraid to include statement lighting. We also like to add gold lined shades with our table lamps and our clients can’t get over the difference this makes, they love it!
I know I’m like a broken record when it comes to flowers and plants but it really is a simple way to add life, colour and scent to your space, hitting all the senses. For a really opulent look, put flowers in every room (fresh or good quality faux) Read this quick guide below.
Layering is key when trying to zone other areas within an open plan space, i.e. when you want to separate the living area from the dining area. Layer your hardwood floor with a beautiful large area rug (all furniture on is key to elevating your look). Add cushions in just the right pattern and texture along with throws to pull your scheme together.
There really is no other metal that speaks luxury than a touch of gold. You will find this easy to achieve with the range of table lamps, mirrors and accessories. You don’t want to turn it into an Aladdins cave, just a few well chosen pieces.
This is the part that you need to experiment with. Homes look more put together when items are thoughtfully displayed, think coffee tables and bookcases. It’s also a way of introducing your own style and personality to a room and making it yours. Have fun with it!
TIP: Don’t buy matching accessories all from the same store.