Creating a luxurious living space is about more than just cost. It’s about defining your space that reflects your lifestyle and the things that are important to you. To achieve this, you need to have a plan that includes what renovations may be required and how your decor can enhance the work you have done. Luxury doesn’t have to be over the top, but rather a state of mind and a transformative experience for the homeowner. Nothing is more satisfying than watching a dull and ordinary living space become an opulent and luxurious place to unwind and relax with friends and family.
A luxurious living space should also capture your vision and who you are with details and furnishings that show how much time and energy you have put into your collections and treasures. With the right lighting and accessories, you can quickly create a modern gallery-inspired space that allows your guests to get to know you better while enjoying the luxurious experience you have created.
Establish Your Luxury Design Style
Before you make any changes to your space, it’s important to establish what design you’d like in your home. Are you looking for a minimalist and modern look? Or do you prefer a rich and maximalist experience? No matter what style you choose, this will dictate the kind of accent pieces and furnishings your space will need to reflect your design inspiration.
Remember to choose pieces that will be in style for a while. Creating a luxurious space requires investing in quality and durable materials. So it’s important to create a budget that reflects the kind of investment you are going to need to make to achieve your desired look. Don’t forget there are lots of great places where you can get high-end and luxury furnishings at a great price such as antique stores and auctions. Take the time to do your research so you can fill your space with pieces and design elements that will match your vision exactly.
Add Large Pieces
Creating a luxurious space starts with quality fine furnishings. Large pieces give the look and feel of grandeur. Remember to choose pieces that you can easily layer and that allows you to build a look around. A beautiful plush sofa in a neutral colour will allow you to build other design elements into your look. Grand side tables and bookcases will also give you the opportunity to showcase your collections, so choose pieces that are large enough to become showcases for your treasures.
Don’t be afraid to think outside the box when choosing large pieces for your home. Sculptural pieces are a great way to have an impact, while only taking up vertical space rather than horizontal space. This allows you to add impactful design elements to your home without having to encroach on floor space. This can also be applied to the exterior of your home, adding a museum-like quality to your landscape as people arrive at your home.
Build a Focal Point
It can often be difficult to discern where the focal point begins in a large space. That is why it’s important to create clearly defined areas, including a focal point in the room. This can be achieved by choosing an area as the central feature of your room and then building the rest of your space around that. A fireplace is an excellent focal point. It becomes a space where you can build a sitting area around as well as use the mantle above to place collections or pieces of art. Once this space is defined, then guests and family will immediately know what area of the room to gather for conversation and reconnecting.
A focal point in each room is also a great way to create an impact as people move through your home. A fine art piece, fireplace or unique architectural design element can draw the eye and control the flow of your space.
Add Texture to a Space
We mentioned earlier that choosing pieces that allow you to build and layer, is a great starting point for building more luxury into your home. Textured pieces add dimension and character to your room. Choose a variety of materials and colours to build texture into your room.
Choose silk, satin, velvet, and linens to create multiple textured experiences. Remember that furnishings can also be a form of texture. For example, choosing a nightstand that has fine detailing or multiple wood materials used in its construction. Texture can also be the addition of accent pieces such as plants, books, and candles, which each have their own textures and materials.
Add Signature Details or Hardware
The grandest homes pay close attention to detail. This means choosing hardware and fixtures that seamlessly flow throughout the home. This can be achieved by choosing a theme such as brushed metal, stainless steel, or gold. From there, build your design plan featuring elements of this throughout your home. If you choose brushed metal for your kitchen fixtures, then match this with the draw pulls, door handles, and other hardware.
Carry this look through your entire home, into the bathroom where you can also have brushed metal fixtures and hardware. Your contractor will be able to help you find the right signature detail that you can build throughout your home to ‘brand’ your home space and give it a feeling of continuity.
Gold and Platinum Metal Accents
Nothing says luxury like gold and platinum. It would be impractical to cover every inch of your home in these materials, however, you can easily incorporate this luxurious element into your home through accent pieces. The number of ways you can include gold and platinum in your space is endless. Add gold and platinum fixtures and finishings, or go with a more traditional look of metal accents carefully placed around your home. For example, you could add elegant gold and platinum decorative accent pieces to your shelves or side tables.
You can also incorporate these metals into your lamps, hardware and lighting. This will allow you to create a central colour for your decor, allowing you to future enhance the look with gold-coloured accent pillows or platinum sculptures. These colours are so versatile and easy to work into your decor that they make creating luxury room design easy and fun.
Layer with Different Textures
We mentioned how important it is to have different textures in your space, but do you know how to properly layer them to achieve a rich luxury interior? Start with a base like a modern simple sofa in a neutral colour. Next, add pillows of different materials and structures. Use the colours in your room to choose the colours of the pillows. For example, if you have a painting on the wall that has yellow and blue highlights, then choose pillows that incorporate various of these colours. Next, add a throw that might also include these colours or a colour from another piece of artwork or furniture.
These simple additions of texture and colour have allowed you to build up the level of comfort and plushness of your room, making it more inviting and relaxing. Remember, these layers can be achieved in countless ways. You may have a side table next to your couch. Layers can be created here by placing a couple of books on their side and then placing a glass paperweight or metal accent piece on or near the books. You are not only creating layers with the material but also levels of dimension too creating the illusion of space.
Use Luxury Colours
Luxury colours can be defined by their richness. They are also a great way to add layers and texture to a room too. Think richness and darkness and warmth when choosing luxury colours. Deep greens and blues, or rich purples and reds are a great place to start. You can create a focal point or feature wall by painting it in one of these colours. Or achieve layering by using a rich-coloured throw or pillows on a neutral-coloured sofa.
Luxury colours can also be used in finishings and hardware. Make a statement in your modern white kitchen by adding luxurious gold hardware to your drawers or fixtures. This makes a bold and powerful statement, and it helps to enhance the feeling of high-end luxury in your space.
Modern Interior Lighting
Interior lighting is one of the best ways to create a luxurious home interior. Choose lighting options that reflect the design you want to achieve in each room. For example, a dining room can be enhanced with an industrial-style chandelier that allows you to raise or dim the lighting depending on the ambience you want to create. In your kitchen you want bright, modern lighting making recessed or pot lights a great and functional choice.
In the bathroom, you will want lighting options that allow you to have brightness when you get ready and low light when you want to soak in the tub. Remember to consider customizable lighting options that let you highlight specific areas. This might include lighting that is positioned to showcase a piece of art or sculpture.
Art is one of the best investments you can make in your home. Be discerning in your choice to ensure you get the best value for your investment. Don’t be afraid to invest in new and up-and-coming artists. These pieces can grow significantly in value over time. IT is also a great way to discover what style and mediums you like best. Auctions are also a great place to find statement art. Oftentimes, this will allow you to invest in some truly valuable pieces at a price that fits your budget.
Remember, art is subjective and interpretive. Don’t be afraid to experiment or bring in different types of statement art to create defined areas within your home. Art is more than just hanging paintings on a wall. It can be installations, sculptures, and even large pieces of the rare gemstones. Use these pieces to help draw colour for accent pieces and layers around your home. Before you know it, you will have a colour palette and uniform look that gives your home the feeling of elegance and refinement.
Similar to statement art, high-end furniture can be a quick way to enhance a luxury interior design. Make sure to select pieces that will last a long time. This means high-quality, well-made investment pieces. Choose luxury materials that will create a feeling of warmth and comfort in your home. Carefully source your furniture to ensure you are getting value for money.
You should be able to identify the maker and source the materials whenever possible. Consider custom pieces whenever possible. This will allow you to create furniture that is truly meant for your home. A great place to start is with custom dining tables, custom sofas, and even a custom bed. This allows you to create a piece that reflects your lifestyle and design preferences. It also lets you create uniformity in style and design throughout your home.
If you are ready to make luxury design a part of your home, contact our team of professionals at NICKS Developments. We specialize in creating spaces that reflect your personality and design goals. We know how important it is to use the finest and highest quality materials. We work with you throughout the construction process from the initial design to the final finishes. We believe in creating relationships without our clients that are friendly, professional and result-focused. Our team of contractors and trades are the best in the business with years of experience and knowledge that is applied to your design goals.
We believe in exceeding your expectations with the highest level of customer service. Details matter to us – that’s why we build a strong level of communication with our clients and provide you with daily reports and feedback on the progress of your renovation.
Contact us today for a consultation and let us help you create your luxury living space.