Have you ever thought about what you can do to create a luxurious feel in your home?
Recently, Home and Garden TV’s Design Star had two teams create model condos for Donald Trump with a luxurious feel. One team really got it – the space was amazingly luxurious. The other team simply lost sight of the goal, the condo was mediocre at best, and two of the three team members were eliminated.
Let’s take a look at what the winning team understood, and what you can do to create a sense of luxury in your home.
Luxury is all about texture, color and sheen. From a texture standpoint, carpeting, fabrics, and rugs that combine and layer textures create a feel of luxury. For carpeting, think plush or the rich variety of sculptured options available. No matter your flooring choice, thick, soft rugs layered on top add a sense of lavishness to your décor.
When you’re picking fabrics, select silks and wools, which combine a wealth of textures with fibers that take color like no other fabrics. A dupioni silk has a natural depth of color because silk takes dye so well. Add in the nubs and uneven weave natural to that fabric, and it’s the very essence of luxury. For contrast, add in a faux fur throw or a leather or suede pillow.
For accessories, it’s time to kick up the sheen factor. Mirrors and metallics of all kinds create that sense of sumptuousness. Consider mercury glass candlesticks, a mirrored dresser or a collection of small mirrors with different shapes and frames along one wall.
Just pick up a few fabrics and accessories and you can take your space to a new level of luxury.