Add Luxury to Your Home With These Easy Tricks

Ian Mutuli
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Ian Mutuli

Ian Mutuli

Founder and Managing Editor of Archute. He is also a graduate architect from The University of Nairobi, Kenya.
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Thinking about adding luxury to your home? Whether you’re looking to fix up your house for the market or you want to update your living space, you can add some touches to your interior easily. There are plenty of ways you can spruce up your inexpensive living space, but if you want to spend that little extra to make your area truly opulent, this list is for you.

Add Real or Fake Houseplants

Plants can bring a lot of life into the room, even if they’re fake. In fact, a good quality faux fan palm tree, eucalyptus stem, or succulent will beat a real plant anytime because you don’t have to spend time caring for it. Simply dush the leaves and keep them in a lovely vase. If you choose to use real plants or flowers, ensure you have enough light in your home to keep them healthy. Roses, hydrangeas, daisies, and lilies are truly opulent choices that stay alive for 2-3 weeks.

Upholster Old Furniture or Buy New

Fabric furniture can start to look ratty throughout the years. Rips, tears, fading color, or stripped materials are common for chairs or couches that are at least 5 years old, especially if you have pets. Take the time to upholster old furniture to make it look like new, and add pillows that match. On the other hand, you could browse Versace Homeware and buy new household items instead, like a throw blanket that can hang off of one of your chairs or couches.

Put Up Adhesive Wallpaper

Installing wallpaper is a complete nightmare. Fussing around with glue and keeping the sheets straight should be left up to an expert, but even when you have the money to get it professionally done, wallpaper is difficult to remove. Adhesive wallpaper provides the best of both worlds because it’s temporary while providing all the benefits of a new look. Choose subtle patterns and lighter colors in a small room to make it feel bigger and less cramped.

Remodel the Bathroom

Surprisingly, the bathroom is often overlooked during a home remodel. Men and women spend over 2 years of their lives in the bathroom, so it’s likely you, your family, and your house guests will visit yours often. Remodel your bathroom by ensuring all plumbing and fixtures are working and up to date, but add modern tiling and recessed lighting for that little bit of luxury.

Paint With Neutral Colors

Neutrals are standard throughout luxurious homes because it makes the space appear bigger while making the room appear cleaner. White, beige, brown, and grey furniture don’t need to be dusted as often as darker shades, and lighter wood flooring reflects more light into the room. Polished Pebble remains one of the most popular colors for its versatility. Overall, you’ll have an interior that screams luxurious, warm, and inviting without adding a single piece of furniture.

Update Light Fixtures

It would be difficult for light to bounce off a neutral-toned home if the light fixtures hanging from your ceiling are old and give off cold hues. To start, always use warm light bulbs to avoid the depressing office space effect of fluorescent blues, then update the fixtures themselves. Add statement lighting, like chandeliers, metallic cages, and retro-chic overarching floor lamps to give each room a more unique flare. Keep a theme to avoid the house looking chaotic.

Less is More

One of the easiest and cheapest ways to make your home feel opulent is to place as little in it as possible. Wide-open spaces scream luxury, which can be achieved by decluttering, rearranging furniture, or throwing out unwanted items. If you feel that your home is too small, or you have children with a lot of stuff, try a home extension. Many homeowners will knock out the wall of their garage or enlarge an existing room, like the bathroom, to add more space.

Ian Mutuli

About the author

Ian Mutuli

Founder and Managing Editor of Archute. He is also a graduate architect from The University of Nairobi, Kenya.