Creating a luxury home environment means adopting particular dictates of design.
How to Successfully Create a Luxury Home Environment
A luxury home is the sum of many parts. Whether it’s the addition of a chandelier in the cloakroom, or a cashmere throw over a favorite sofa; approaches to creating a luxury home need a few considerations.
Maximize on space and light
Creating a sense of luxury is not as daunting as it might first appear. Maximizing on the available space and natural light within the home environment is a good start. Even small rooms can appear spacious and luxurious if treated carefully. Create an air of luxury by paring back cluttered areas, since open spaces have the potential to exude a calm and relaxing atmosphere. Try not to compromise the effects of natural light in a room. Windows need careful dressing with materials which enhance the effects of light rather than draining it.
Commitment to quality
Unadulterated luxury does not have to come at a price, since there are lots of quality fixtures and fittings on the market. Luxury bathrooms are high on the list of fittings which are available in a range of designs to suit even the most discerning home designer. From rain showers to whirlpool baths, luxury bathrooms can emanate a spa environment in even the smallest space. Creating a luxury bathroom needs a commitment to quality throughout; and it’s often the smaller items which suggest a sense of something extra special, like taps or towel rails, so resist the temptation to skimp on the quality of these. Likewise, choose styles which are in keeping with the overall design, be it contemporary or traditional, for example.
Harmony and luxury with colour
Colour is a matter of individual taste when creating a sense of luxury. Decorating ideas come and go as new trends take over, so aim for the longer term. Understated luxury can be achieved with the right choice of colours, be it pure white combined with neutral shades, or a palette of the bold and theatrical. Take time to consider other influencing factors such as the period of the building, natural light sources, room size and ceiling height. Thoughtful choice of colour schemes should harmonise with and compliment other, decorative aspects of a room, such as architectural moldings and trims, or natural wooden hickory flooring.
Form and function.
Famously said of art and design: “Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful.”
Creating a luxury home environment means adopting particular dictates of design. Form and function are necessary considerations when choosing accessories and appliances which should also compliment the overall scheme. If such items are not useful or they fail to add to the aesthetics of the luxury home environment in a positive way, then it’s difficult to understand why they are there in the first place. Mirrors can create an illusion of space and come in a range of beautiful designs. Focal points such as statement lighting, wall-hangings and the placing of furniture also deserve care and attention in creating that sense of luxury within the home.