Advice For Making Your Home Look Luxurious
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Somewhere deep inside us, most of us dream of living a life of luxury. This is one of the reasons we are always so drawn to the homes of the rich and famous. Living in a mansion is the ultimate status symbol.
Opening in 2013 and operating in more than a dozen countries, Lottoland has created a lot of millionaires and big lottery winners. With a customer base of more than 6-million people, they know the desires of people who suddenly strike it rich. Among the top items, these winners want to buy a beautiful and luxurious home. But, even if you never become a millionaire, you can still take steps to make your home look luxurious and expensive. Keep reading as, Below, we are going to give you some tips that will help you achieve that goal.
Less is more
Before you begin decorating your home, take some time to undecorate. One of the biggest mistakes people make when decorating their home is overdoing it. In this regard, it is much like fashion. When a person of wealth, status, or fame attends an event, they are elegant. An evening dress, simple jewelry, and accessories are understated. A person with less status tends to over-accessorize. In an attempt to look more put together, they cheapen their look.
A home for the wealthy looks spacious. While it is not bare, it has plenty of room. A single color will monopolize an area with pops of color to give the illusion of open space. Before you begin to decorate a room, empty it of all unnecessary items. Maximize the look of a room using different shades of the same color. Gray is a good example of a color that can expand the look of space while creating style with shades and the look of texture. Various shades of cream and beige can work well on a medium size wall but stay clear of bright white.
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Choose one or two high-quality items for a room and use them for a focal point. Select that single item that really means something to you and splurge. It is your building block for the room. The eye will be drawn to the high-quality item and your estate sale throw will look like a high-end find. If the room you are working on is a living room, concentrate on a great sofa. Stay away from trendy fabrics or patterns. Stay with timeless looks. Use a leather sofa instead of vinyl. Deep browns, black, cream, or white and not orange, bright red, or florals. If your focus is a desk, table, or shelving system, use deep-colored wood.
Crown molding is a must-have for a high-end home. But, if you have even limited DIY skills you can add crown molding to a room. Finish off your room with interesting ceiling lights to show off the crown molding and you have instantly given your room a high-end look.
Another idea for a beautiful ceiling is a ceiling medallion. They were made to play off the ceiling lights and look beautiful in a study, entry hall, or living room.
Textures and matching pieces
Do not feel that you have to match everything. Wealthy homes are decorated to taste and not like catalog cutouts. Your sofa does not have to look like a large version of your love seat. Your carpet does not have to match the thread in your throw pillows.
Go with different textures to give the room interest. Deep wool rugs or wall hangings, thick shaggy carpet, or polished concrete floors are often just the right combinations to make a room interesting. Again stay with timeless designs. Black and white tile, hardwoods, and marble. These materials never go out of style and can work in any room.
To add definition to a room, you need height. The taller the room appears, the better. There are several ways to accomplish this. Window treatments are probably the easiest way. Vertical blinds made of softwood or bamboo create light and height. Do not limit yourself to the top of or the bottom of the window. Go as high as you dare and always go to the floor.
Most millionaires avoid draperies. But, if you just have to have them, make sure you have enough material to create a flow and make sure they have a thick backing. Let them drape down as if they were poured to the floor. It is best to avoid bold patterns here and go with solid colors.
Art – Go Big
When placing artwork behind a sofa or on a large wall, go big. Oversize art always looks expensive. It can be abstract or oil or even photography but you want the large scale to take up space. If you need to add more to the piece you want to hang, consider adding a border to the art or add a larger frame. Note: a thrift store frame can look beautiful with a coat of gold spray paint. Just paint it and allow it to dry before you frame your art. Hang the art to take up as much space as possible on the wall.
The Rule of 3
The rule of three is very simple. Any time you are grouping items on a wall, shelf, or table, group them in threes to make them more interesting. But do not stop there. If you have large areas (like bookshelves) or winding stairs, bump it up to the rule of 5, 7, or 9. This helps drag the eye in the area you want it to go as it will naturally look for the next item.
There are a lot of ways to decorate your home to make it look like you have a much larger budget than you actually have. Take advantage of these tips but don’t forget to have fun. If there is one thing the rich and famous do it is they show their style and personality in their home decor. This is important. This is what makes them unique and adding your style and personality to your home is what makes you unique too. This is the one point you and they have in common. Make your house a home that is designed by you and just for you.
Whatever you have won the lottery or not, if you want more tips on how to make you home looks luxurious, Lottoland invites you to read this article written by the award-winning DIY and interior design expert Kimberly Duran to share her 10 best tips to make your place look like the lap of luxury without having to fork out a small fortune.
Best of luck!