There’s nothing quite like getting home and feeling a sense of pride in the place where you live. But with a busy work schedule and other family members to consider, it’s easy for your house to become a little battle weary over the years. What can you do to help make the home feel fresh, elegant, and stylish once again? Here are some of the top ways to create a little more luxury in your home.
Whether it’s using the natural light that surrounds you to add more depth to the spaces, or placing some LED strip lights into your bathroom cabinets to make a stylish vanity unit, the proper lighting can transform any room in the house.
Look into some of the benefits of LED lighting, like the available changeable hues and colours, and consider using it to accentuate a focal point in the living room or beneath your furniture. These small changes help to create an elegant but inviting space.
Your garden space is one of the most important parts of elevating the look of your home. Start with the basics, like a adding new coat of paint across your sheds, fences, and benches. Then look at creating ‘zones’ in the garden (perhaps a water area, or even a smart and stylish reading nook). This helps to let the garden space breathe and feel larger. Now that the foundations of colour and zoning are complete, it’s just a matter of adding those hanging baskets, potted plants, and other features that help to cultivate class and serenity.
Your decorative colours
Many people make the mistake of confusing trends with elegance. And when you’re choosing the colours you wish to decorate with, this can be tricky. There’s nothing wrong with following a trend, as long as you’re aware of the shelf-life the looks you’ve chosen will have.
As we know, your decor says a lot about you as a person. For longer-lasting colours that work well with those decor choices, it’s best to stick with neutral colours. Not only are they easier to accessorise with and build upon, but their tones don’t distract from the overall ambience of the rooms.
Avoid placing your sofas and chairs too close to the walls. It may feel counterintuitive, but it adds more space to your room without pulling your eyes away from the art and other features on the wall.
Aim for a mix of modern and contemporary, with at least one colourful focal point (perhaps an ornament or a piece of wall art). And finally, to avoid the coldness many elegant homes create, be sure to add those final flourishes of warmth and personality to the living spaces.
With these ideas and insights, your home will have the perfect foundation on which to develop your very own unique blend of warmth, class and elegance. And when your living space has that elevated feel to it, you’ll soon be getting compliments from guests and gaining that ultimate sense of pride and satisfaction in your home.
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