Want to create a home that looks straight out of an interior design magazine? A place that welcomes you, in the folds of its luxury, after a long day at work? We have 14 amazing home design ideas that will make your living space look like a million bucks. So, let’s begin.
1. Create a glamorous entryway
Your house’s entryway is the first and the last thing that your guests will see. You’d better make sure your foyer makes a huge impact! Since the entrance reflects the overall vibe of your home, it’s a good idea to make it as lavish as possible.
As a starting point, you can decorate the entryway with tall planters. There’s something very warm and welcoming about plants, not to forget that they give the area an exotic look.
As the foyer begins, set a small entryway table or a large round table — depending upon the square footage available. Place a beautiful flower arrangement and the entrance will look great without a doubt. Think hotel lobbies.
Add a ritzy starburst mirror, an ornate lamp, dim lighting, a lovely artwork — and you are set. Want to up the luxe quotient even more? Set a comfortable plump chair that matches the rest of the home decor.
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2. Flaunt an art wall
Your living room will look absolutely spectacular with an oversized piece of art on one of the walls. To be honest, this chic and high-impact look requires very little effort. But, packs a punch!
Keep an eye out for great artwork at flea market sales or your local art gallery. Choose a classy art piece that’s sure to become a lovely focal point. Make sure it’s the only fixture on that particular wall.
3. Opt for a minimalistic but classy home design
When it comes to creating a classy and luxurious home, remember that less is more. Each and every article of furniture or furnishings should be selected very carefully. It should be aesthetically appealing while being functional.
Whether it’s your living room, dining room, master bedroom, or a guest room — avoid a cluttered, over-accessorized space. You want the area to reflect sophistication, not look messy and disorganized.
Keep only those home decor items that truly belong in that space. Stay away from unnecessary elements. Avoid piles of magazines on the table, unappealing footwear, or clothing lying around. Keep them out of sight in a closet.
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4. Add stylish molding
Your walls can make or break the look of your living space. Give them an elegant touch-up by adding crown molding. In addition to lending a bit of dimension to the room, moldings will make your space look like a royal abode.
You can add them to the baseboards, chair rails, or ceiling for a truly luxurious home. Choose a typical Victorian-style molding or a simple, single-shape, single-depth piece — your choice.
5. Make your master bedroom a luxurious retreat
Your bedroom is one place where you spend most of your time. It better be as fancy as those luxe hotels you see on TV. Designing and decorating a luxurious retreat does come at a price but it’s worth every dime!
Imagine, you’re lolling in a super-comfy stately bed with a plush headboard. Egyptian cotton sheets (higher the thread count, the more luxurious they’ll be), matching puffed up pillows, a down comforter, and ethereal curtains.
And, as you step out of bed, your feet touch a velvety Persian carpet or a furry rug. Mmm, dreamy! Your room won’t just look luxurious, it will feel like a luxury too. And, you, will feel like royalty.
Plan out your bedroom design meticulously. Bring in two side tables and side lamps, two cozy chairs with a quaint table between them.
Make sure your television is kept well-hidden inside a beautiful armoire or cabinet. An in-your-face TV can suck the glamour out of your room quicker than you can count Mississippi!
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6. Get hardwood flooring
Nothing makes a house look more luxe (and, may we say, expensive) than real wood flooring. Replace all your carpeting with hardwood floors. It’ll make your space feel bigger — giving it a modern, updated look.
In any case, floor-to-floor carpets tend to trap in dust and absorb moisture — leaving behind a musty odor. Wood flooring, on the other hand, is easier to clean and adds more visual interest with its earthy feel.
7. Give the illusion of higher ceilings with window treatment
We understand that you can’t raise the roof, literally, to give your room a more airy, open look. The next best thing is to raise your window treatments. Elevate your window panels to create an illusion of height and give the room a grander feel.
Furthermore, the kind of window coverings you choose is of immense importance when you want to create a luxury home. Pick fabrics that suit your decor. Think silks, damasks, sheers, or linen for an opulent-looking house. We also love the ornate Roman shades that are convenient as well as beautiful.
Let the rich curtains, drapes, and shades open the window to the home of your dreams.
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8. Work with textures
Without a doubt, a layered mix of materials and textures will give your space a well-put-together, luxurious look.
As you let your creative juices flow and try out different textures, your unique house decorating skills are bound to be noticed. Mix metals, glass, wood, and fabrics to create a dynamic, inviting space.
A word of advice though: don’t overdo it. Let the room come together naturally, and not look forced or trying-hard-to-look-trendy.
9. Get colossal mirrors: the bigger the better
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Gargantuan mirrors look splendid. Period. They add a lavish touch to your living space — making it appear upscale, brighter, and bigger. With careful mirror arrangement, your eyes are tricked into thinking that the area is larger than it actually is. In fact, twice its actual size.
The enormous mirrors (don’t go more than two) will reflect the room back, making it appear almost palatial.
10. Let your lighting talk
You’ll always find a beautiful mix of natural lighting and source lighting in a true-blue luxurious house. You can get inspired too and bring in the most suitable lighting fixtures.
Keep in mind that your home lighting should be subtle. It mustn’t blind you or your guests with its glaring brightness.
Think warm LED strip lighting (especially under a mirror), indirect lighting, crystal lamps, and classy chandeliers. These beautiful accents will completely transform your space.
A piece of advice: do not block windows. Let the warm sunlight brighten up your house during the day…and your mood.
11. Opt for timeless neutral wall colors
Classic neutrals always look gorgeous. Always. Colors such as beige, gray, greige, and white have a timeless charm. What’s more, they pair well with any kind of decor or style of the house.
Limit using bold wall colors. Use vivid color schemes only to accessorize your home in the form of upholstery or décor items. Let the neutral walls provide the perfect classy background for these bright shades.
12. Create a gallery wall
Your gallery wall should reflect beautiful memories through pictures, plaques, and mementos. However, whichever means you use, the wall must be well-composed and organized. Only then will it exude elegance and stand out. You don’t want your wall to look like a hodgepodge of unrelated items, do you?
Create a cohesive look with frames that work and look good together. Stick to colors such as black and gold (or silver and white) to help the display look coordinated and stylish.
13. Replicate a spa-like bathroom
When it comes to upping the luxe quotient of your house, why should your bathroom be neglected? Create an equally serene and posh decor for this room too. After all, this is where you start your day or wash all your tiredness away.
Think luxurious hotel bathrooms and replicate the same opulence with carefully chosen fixtures and design ideas.
We love glass-enclosed walk-in showers (with full-body jets, please!) or grand jacuzzi tubs. Sweet dreams are indeed made of these!
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Get a pair of deep sinks with large mirrors and plush wall sconces. Let’s not forget the puffy and soft towels, heated towel racks, and some scented candles.
Run a bubble bath, dim the bathroom lights, and feel heavenly.
14. Update your kitchen
Did we forget the most important part of the house, the kitchen? No, we didn’t. A luxurious home deserves an upscale kitchen. Paint over all the drab kitchen walls and change those outdated knobs and hardware.
Extend your kitchen cabinets or shelves all the way from the floor to the ceiling. Fixtures that span an entire wall will almost always look plusher than stand-alone ones.
Get the latest kitchen gadgets and fit them in your cooking space in the most natural and convenient way.
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Everyone dreams of a luxurious house. With proper planning and great home design ideas, you too can give your abode the perfect makeover. Making your home look luxurious doesn’t necessarily require too much trouble and time. Hire a professional interior designer if you need help with the renovation project.
We hope these tricks and home design ideas help you create a living space that’s elegant, glamorous, and super-luxurious. Get inspired and build a house you’d always desired.