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How to Add a Luxury Feel to the Home

Wondering how to add a luxury feel to your home? In an ideal world, we would all have an interior designer at our disposal to make our home exude luxury, but many of us don’t have the purse strings that will allow such pleasure. Fear not, we’ve teamed up with the interior gurus over at LIV for Interiors to find out their top tricks, styling techniques and simple tips which will help you to achieve an instantly luxurious interior décor scheme.

 Add Luxurious Colour Combinations

Nothing exudes a luxury feel like rich deep shades; think purple, gold, dark hues of blue and even darker tones of green. Back in Roman times, dying clothes and home furnishings was extremely expensive to do and something that was only possible for the ultra wealthy. Emitting a regal feel, purple and gold sit in striking contrast when paired together. Synonymous with glamour, wealth and sophistication, the combination of these shades has been used within The Royal Family for decades, so is a long-established luxury colour combination. Adding bold elements of these sumptuous colour palettes will instantly transform living spaces into lavish places. Don’t be afraid to be bold, as this will make the most impact. If you want luxury, think maximalist and be brave!

Our first key tip is to pair rich tones of burgundy with dark navy, but don’t forget lighting is key. Playing with darker tones can make rooms feel smaller, and feel a lot darker, so it’s important to add light where possible. To bring in light, add plenty of mirrors to your living space to bounce light around the room. For cosy, more intimate spaces simply add an elegant desk lamp in a complementing brushed brass effect to add some brightness. In the kitchen open for a gorgeous shade of plum with matching tiles for an indulgent feel.

In the kitchen, go for darker tones and rich accent shades. Opt for a coordinating surface with an element of detail to catch the light – Lundhs Emerald is a beautiful dark 100% natural stone with wonderful light-catching crystals embedded into the surface which is great for adding depth. Keep walls free of units and instead go for modern shelving solutions to keep the room open and spacious as darker colours can make a space feel enclosed.

In the bathroom, create contrast by pairing white ceramics with navy walls and adorn with old prints for a touch of vintage charm. A dark shade will help the bath pop in its setting, creating a striking focal point which will exude elegance and grandeur.

 Luxury Statement Furniture

Now we’ve briefed you on the colours to incorporate into your home, it’s time to add in the big pieces. Luxury furniture is all about statement items that grab your attention on arrival. From freestanding baths in unusual shapes and gorgeous velvet sofas, to sumptuous beds and wood burning stoves in luxury colours, there are numerous statement pieces that will make your home feel even more lavish. Opt for plush fabrics, such as velvet in those rich shades and don’t be afraid to mix colours and fabrics for a bold approach.

Add Luxury Accessories

Now you’ve got your base colours and your furniture sorted it’s time to accessorise your home. From beautifully smelling candles to cushions, curtains and bed linen, combine sumptuous dark shades in the same tone and offset with elements of regal gold or orange to create the perfect contrast. Choose cushions with fringing and opt for long drop curtains in complementing designs to create the perfect interior that’s guaranteed to wow.

For a quick and simple refresh in the kitchen, update your hardware to gold. The perfect pairing for dark navy units, gold is the ultimate in decadence so go wild and match your door hardware with your electrical switches and sockets for an elegant and sleek look.

If budget allows, add some luxury to the exterior of your home and replace your front door with a traditional, timeless frame with grand knockers and striking handles to showcase sophisticated style both inside and out.

We hope we’ve inspired you to add a luxury touch to your home and hope our simple tips will do just the trick and transform your home into a wonderful luxurious oasis in which to relax and unwind in after a long and busy day!