As one of the spaces that people spend most of their free time in, homes have the ability to impact your wellbeing and mental state. Being intentional about the way you decorate, and curate the spaces in your home can make them become sources of joy, inspiration, and peace.
With summer just around the corner, and people getting ready to spend more time hosting friends and family, enhancing your space can make these moments even more memorable.
Figuring out what interior design trends resonate with you is a lifelong process. The more you learn about yourself, the easier it is to define, but elevating your space to make it more luxurious can be done with these helpful tips as well.
- Get inspiration from interior designers to bring your vision to life.
Inspiration is all around us, and the easiest way to find it and use it to make your space more luxurious is to constantly look for it. An easy way to do this is to follow interior designers whose work you like on social media, or in architecture and design magazines and websites.
- Keep up with interior design trends to get inspiration.
Keeping up with design trends is an easy way to make your home more luxurious and
style forward. Examples of this can include popular colours in your home, or including work from up-and-coming designers, and furniture companies. The more you experiment, the easier it will be to determine what trending design elements work best for your space.
- Consider hiring an interior designer.
Sometimes, the best way to get tailored expert advice is to speak to the experts directly. Interior designers are the best people to speak with for specific ways to make your home more luxurious. They can practically guide you depending on the vision you have and your budget.
- Enhance the green space you have access to.
Having greenery in your home is an easy way to add style and character to it, while simultaneously improving the air quality of your space. If you don’t have plants in your home, consider buying a few, and if you do have some, consider changing the pots you have them in, to update them. If you have a garden, remodeling it is another way to give your home a new outlook. You could also consider adding new garden or patio furniture to make your green space more luxurious.
- Consider a minimalist approach to organizing your space.
One of the interesting characteristics of luxury spaces, like hotels, is that they often do not have a lot of furniture in them, depending on their style and location. As minimalism trends in the interior design world, luxury is also becoming synonymous with a less is more approach. Minimal furniture also forces you to prioritize functionality, and makes your space more organized.
- Consider automating some parts of your home.
Smart homes have been trending in the last couple of years, but it is possible to enjoy some of the benefits of a smart home system without fully automating your whole home. Some ways you can incorporate this is by making the lighting or sound system in your home remote controlled, or adjustable from your phone. Another way this can be done is by installing a smart security system.
- Invest in the lighting in your space.
The lighting in a room makes a big difference in the way you see a space, and how it feels. Most lighting in rooms tends to be overhead lighting, but investing in more lamps in a space, for example, is another way to elevate the lighting in your home. Another way this can be done is by including different coloured accent lighting. Different lamp shades, for example, affect the way light is distributed throughout a space.
- Find ways to redecorate/redesign space in your home.
Luxury does not always have to mean investing in a completely new space or changing it all the time. Making subtle changes to your space can make it more luxurious and give it a whole new feel. One way to do this is to buy new curtains for your home, for example. Another way this is possible is to change the knobs and handles in your home. Metallic finishes generally tend to make a space look more luxurious.
- Add classic vintage furniture
Timeless vintage furniture can elevate a space and add functionality to it as well, depending on the furniture you decide to buy. Sourcing vintage furniture is one way to do this. Oftentimes, depending on what you buy, you can end up with furniture that is longer lasting, and better quality than modern furniture, because of the quality of the materials it was made with. Investing in vintage furniture contributes to the circular economy, and potentially helps with reducing overproduction and consumption.
- Invest in statement art pieces.
Pieces of art can completely change the focal point of any room. Having statement art pieces in your home is another way to add character and sentimental value to your home. Hanging framed pictures on your walls or having sculptural pieces on different surfaces are two easy ways to do this.
Afua Mfodwo | Contributing Writer