Whether you’ve moved into a brand new house or are planning on giving your home a lift-up, here are some great tips and tricks to give your home the look of chic elegance and austere luxury.
Colour palette: A good way to start is by determining the colour palette you want. They will represent your aesthetic and taste. You can choose three to four base colours that will rule most of your home. To give your home a chic and elegant look, you don’t have to stick to monochromatic combinations. You can play with bright and muted colours and prints too! A muted or darker red is a classic colour to choose. You can use it with or without patterns and prints and textures. It blends really well with all kinds of colours and tones. Fabrics: Give your home an elevated look by adding different kind of textiles. Plus upholstery, lace curtains, corrugated pillow covers work wonders. You can also add floral and symmetrical prints to the mix!Furniture: Wooden furniture in light and dark tones adds a touch of classic antiquity to your home. With accents such as brass handles for drawers are a great way to amp up the sophistication of the home. Dressers, book shelves, kitchen cabinets, etc in dark wood against muted to rustic colours blends in perfectly.
Accents: Decorative pieces are a great way to make your home feel luxurious and cosy at the same time. While overcrowding tables and shelves with decorative accents looks gaudy, right placement and the right things makes for mesmerizing corners of the home. Use porcelain, antiques, photographs in gilded frames, heirlooms etc are a great way to start. Add a few to empty bookshelves to give it a warm yet grand feel. Lighting: Lighting is another vital component when it comes to home design. Elegant homes usually use softer and warm lighting compared to using glaring white lights. A great way to incorporate warm lights into your home is by using table and floor lamps. You can add candles to the mix with gold plated candle stands as well. Living room: Add carpets that are bold and elegant along with British style wallpapers to your home design. It will add the touch of classic British living and functionality. Armchairs and sofas with a low seat and comfortable cushions are always the best for the living room. Bedroom: For the bedrooms, the bed is going to be the centre piece and the most important element of your home design. A spectacular canopy styled bed with a mix of different fabrics for the sheets, covers and pillow cases will add royalty and still give the calm and comfortable vibe that people seek in a bedroom. Adding different sized pillows, elegant wooden bed side tables, diffused light lamps, and drapes with curtains adds to the entire look. You can play with prints and patterns without going overboard in the bedroom. Chic colours like ivory, midnight blue, rust red, dark toned greens, a touch of gold are all good way to add luxury to the bedroom.