Guest post by Chloe Taylor
Everyone deserves a bit of pampering. However, if you feel like your home is not stylish or elegant enough, give it a glamorous makeover and turn it into a luxurious sanctuary for you and your family.
1. Decorate with lush pillows for ultimate comfort
This is an old decorators’ secret, but throw pillows really make all the difference when it comes to styling your home. Invest in a few pillows made of luxurious and elegant materials such as silk, linen, and cotton, and avoid cheap polyester. You can place them on your sofa for an elegant look or add a big one to your favorite reading armchair for extra comfort.
2. Go fancy with lighting
Interesting and elegant lighting fixtures are a great way to add luxury to your home. Replace your old bulky chandeliers with contemporary fixtures and add a few standing lamps for extra light layering. They can make great accent pieces and make your place look well thought-out. If you want to provide your home with extra natural light, you can install excellent skylights that are becoming increasingly popular.
3. Add art for a touch of sophistication
Nothing says luxury and sophistication like art. So, replace your small pictures with a single big painting that will attract attention and show your art-appreciation. Don’t be scared to go really big with a piece that takes up almost the entire wall. Add an attractive frame to a cheaper piece to make it look more luxe, or opt for a more expensive option and visit a few galleries and art auctions and get a painting from a renowned artist. It will be a great conversation-starter and it will instantly add to the value and luxury of your home.
4. Give yourself a place to relax
If you work hard, all you want to do when you come home is relax and unwind. Give yourself a luxury relaxation experience by building a meditation room or a sauna. On the other hand, if you enjoy watching movies with your friends and family, think about transforming one room into a home cinema.
5. Turn your bathroom into a luxe spa
Not every bathroom can fit a Jacuzzi for 6, but stylish bathtubs always give it a luxurious vibe. You can also improve the look of your cabinets and install luxe marble floors. Floor heating is an especially good addition that will provide you with a warm touch of luxury with every step.
6. Treat your floors to a remodel
There’s nothing luxe about scratched floors with a dull finish so, give your flooring a bit of a shine. Call a floor maintenance service to restore your floor to its former glory and cover it with a nice glossy finish. Also, you can replace your traditional tiles and hardwood with glamorous mosaic floor tiles or show your love for the environment with chic floors made of reclaimed or repurposed wood. For a touch of coziness, find a soft rug that will complement and anchor the room and increase comfort. However, make sure it’s the right size and shape for your home.
So, give your home a makeover and enjoy luxury throughout the day. You deserve it!
About the author: Chloe is an art historian and recreational ballet dancer. Her biggest dream is to travel the whole world and take stunning photographs of beautiful places. She also enjoys learning and writing about home design, since she is crazy about aesthetics. She is a regular contributor to Smooth Decorator. You can also find her on Facebook and Twitter.