For some of us, the regular standard of things simply isn’t enough. We want the very best of everything, from the restaurants we dine in all the way to miniscule beauty products. Our homes are certainly no exception to the rule. If you’re about to move into a new home, I’m sure you’re wondering about how you can make it even more luxurious. Here’s a brief guide to help you.
Your entire plan should be rooted in functionality. Look around the space available to you, and think about what you’d like to use it for. Luxury isn’t so much having the most high-end things, and more about having everything built specifically for you. Consider some of the big things you’ll want in your home, and draw off the spaces you’re going to use. Perhaps you’re an avid piano player, and you want your grand to have its own large recital corner. Perhaps you and your clique like to party a little harder than usual, and you want to have a bar set up. Go through absolutely everything you’re going to do in your home, and use this is a framework.
Next, we come to the actual design phase. When I say “luxury”, you probably think of flat, minimalist interiors with spiral staircases and other extravagant touches. Again, there’s more than one way to skin a cat. Many people lean towards a more archaic, Juan Pablo Molyneux style interior, and the results are just as magnificent. Whatever your tastes may be, it’s important to start with the “bones” of your home first. I’m talking about your floors, walls and ceiling. Try to get your paint scheme right the first time, as changing it later can be a huge hassle. Think of something pure and neutral, that acts as a nice foil to the rest of the home. Lighting is another important thing to consider in this early stage. Pick out furniture and décor pieces according to the amount of both natural and artificial light you can exploit. This brings me onto my next point.
When it comes to furniture and materials, capturing a sense of luxury is a lot more straightforward. There are a few styles and motifs you can stick to which will work in almost any space. Try to look for natural materials. Large stone bricks in the walls, marble surfaces, and finely treated woods are all winners. These not only look beautiful, but give the interior a sense of timelessness and prestige. If there’s one combination that screams luxury, then it’s marble and onyx. These two distinct stones look beautiful in good light, and act as potent complements to one another. Having a few décor pieces of furniture in unique woods would also be a good idea. Search for spruce, African Bubinga, and wenge. Just don’t go crazy with your shopping! If you mix too many materials, the whole interior just ends up looking chaotic.
Take this advice, and you’ll be well on your way to a truly luxurious home. When it’s all done, sit back and enjoy!