If you really know me and my home decor aesthetic, then you know I love a lavish looking home. Since I’ve been in my condo, I’ve been thinking of ways to bring a glam, luxe, lavish vibe to the place. Here are 11 ways to easily create a more lavish home.
Take A More Minimal Approach
Most people think that having more is better, but that’s not necessarily the best thing when it comes to home decor. You want your home to look lavish, but you certainly don’t want it to look tacky. Adding endless ‘luxury’ items to your home can make it look a little over the top or like you’re doing the absolute most, which is something that true lavish homes don’t do. Try taking a minimalist approach, and have a ‘less is more’ mentality. Make sure your furniture and accessories have space to breathe, and don’t clutter up your space with random items that don’t do much for the overall look and feel of your home.
Update Your Windows And Doors
If you’ve had your windows and doors for a while, there’s a great chance that they could use an update if you want your home to look its best. Look for high-quality door installation so that everything fits in seamlessly, and choose styles and features that you know suit your lifestyle. Take your time with choices, there are doors and windows that reduce noise or help with keeping your home energy efficient. It’s a great investment, as they will be more durable and stand the test of time, and they will give your home an expensive feel. Windows and doors should last a long time and they aren’t cheap, so make your decision wisely!
Add Plenty Of Different Textures
Different textures will bring some much-needed character to a home. If you have too many similar surfaces and textures, your home is going to look boring. Bring it to life by adding faux fur, velvet, leather, tassels, sisal, wood, wool, and other great textures. Adding texture adds dimension, which makes your space look like you put a lot of thought into your design. Houzz, Pinterest, and Instagram are great resources for home decor inspo, you get to see exactly how to play around with textures and make it cohesive. You’d be surprised at how much adding a few new textures can bring life to your space.
Use Interesting Shapes
Use unexpected and interesting shapes to bring your home a unique appeal. For example, coffee tables made from tree trunks look amazing and are very popular right now; however, there are all kinds of things you can do if you just use your imagination and shop around a bit. Look for those pieces that are one of a kind. Don’t conform to the norm!
Don’t Underestimate The Power Of Artwork
Artwork is a must in every home. Consider hanging an oversized piece on a blank wall, or even multiple pieces of different sizes to bring your home something exciting, a gallery wall. My gallery wall (as shown above) was simple and cost about $10. I got the picture frames from the Dollar Tree, I got the 3 images from Canva for a dollar a piece, and I typed up the other 3 phrases in Microsoft Word – I had to pay to print which brought my total up to $10. You can have a more uniformed gallery wall or a wall that’s a little more eclectic depending on your tastes. Have fun with it!
The key to a beautiful gallery wall is:
- Take your time choosing amazing pieces that you love.
- Make sure something unifies them, such as a color that can be found in every piece.
- Lay out your pieces on the floor to make sure you have it right before making holes in your wall.
- Keep spacing organic but similar.
Buy Big Plants
Big, leafy green plants are another awesome way to bring texture to your home. Plus, plants have many awesome health properties that we should all be taking advantage of! They purify the air, and studies have even shown that they make us happier just by looking at them! What more could you want from a household accessory? Try having multiple plants in one room, maybe on either side of a chair or sofa. If you are horticulturally challenged, like me, and you don’t want to have to maintain plants, you can always buy realistic looking artificial ones – you’ll just miss out on those health benefits lol.
Focus On An Inviting Entryway
The Entryway literally sets the tone for your home. Make it inviting by having a clean and pretty welcome mat, candles, perhaps a lamp, and keep it bright. Your front door will make the first impression, so make it a good one. Paint your door a fun color, add outdoor lights or a wreath. Whatever you do, show some personality.
Add An Accent
Having an accent piece in a space adds an extra oomph and gives the eye somewhere to rest. You can go with an accent chair or ottoman or table. Some people even decide to go with an accent wall or ceiling. It might seem a bit too bold, but take a look at pictures of rooms with painted ceilings and you’ll see that it can actually look incredible.
Find Ways To Hide Your Wires
Wires can easily ruin the look of a room, especially if you have a lot of them snaking around in a corner. It can make your space look like you just didn’t care. There are so many ways you can hide wires when they are in full sight!
Get the Right Lighting
Having the right lighting in a room will make it more practical, as well as more beautiful. Figure out whether you should have dimmable lights in a room (for bedrooms, lounges, and living areas this is always a good idea), and whether your lighting should have more of a yellow or white cast. Make sure you have task lighting where you need it, such as in the kitchen. Don’t just focus on your regular old light bulbs either, filament light bulbs, a.k.a. Edison bulbs are still in. Invest in good lamps, and even use string lights to create a cozy vibe.
Pull Your Furniture Away From The Wall
One of the worst things you can do to ruin the look of a home is push all of your furniture flat against the wall. Having your furniture against the wall and the rest of your decor based around this is just plain basic! And lavish homes are not basic!
An easy fix – add a console table behind your sofa, it will add dimension to your living room. Even if you just pull your furniture away by a few inches, it’ll look so much better. Test out new layouts where your furniture is nowhere near the wall and see what you can come up with.
Let me know what you think of these tips and if there are any you would like to try out!