Giving your home a makeover holds so many opportunities. You might be looking to add an element of luxury to your cosy spaces to make them more elegant and sophisticated.
There are various steps you can take to achieve a more elegant look, from revamping the entire room completely, to simply adding in some luxurious details around the room. Here are some simple ideas for your high-end living room.
Touches of Gold
We all associate luxury with gold accents, which makes this an easy addition to your new, elegant living room. Gold is easy to pair with most colour palettes and can make any room feel a little more glam. The trick is to not overdo it, since too much gold can end up looking cheap which is the opposite of the effect you’re aiming for.
Think of tiny details like a brass clock on your mantlepiece, a gold-framed mirror or even a gold accent coffee table.
While a chandelier is the height of luxury when it comes to interior decorating, there are plenty of options and ideas for a dramatic light fixture in your living room.
You could opt for standing pieces, overhead fixtures, modern lighting pieces or something with a vintage feel. When it comes to glamorous lighting, going bold is in your best interests and this will add something exciting and eye-catching to the room as well.
Height adds drama, so try to hang your curtains or drapes as high as possible on the wall, or even from the ceiling if possible. This creates the illusion of more space, and a bigger room will always feel more luxurious.
Try to opt for solid colours that are darker than your walls. This contrast creates a bold and elegant look, giving the room a high-end feeling.
A touch of ‘something old’ really does feel elegant and glamourous. Incorporate vintage pieces in the form of furniture, mirrors, throw pillows, décor or trinkets, whichever suits your personal style and preferences.
There’s simply something special about décor and furniture that has history. So long as the piece is well-chosen and fits well with the overall style of your room, it can add a hint of elegance and luxury, even to the most modern spaces.
Just like with the curtains, creating the illusion of space will make your room look bigger, more luxurious and more mature. Adding big, dramatic mirrors along your walls can do a lot for the look and feel of your space.
Big, bold mirrors will also bring light to your space and serve as an elegant, expensive-feeling backdrop over your beautiful furniture.
Even if you’re not really spending any big money, large, soft and luxurious throw cushions can do wonders for a budget-friendly elegant living room. As with anything in the realm of luxury, bigger is better, so opt for an oversized feel when it comes to your cushions and throws.
Choosing your accessories in a beautiful material like velvet or faux fur can add that extra elegant touch and make a simple addition to your sofa really steal the show.
Large Art Pieces
Big, bold, beautiful. Let your art speak for you, places above the sofa or a statement feature like your living room fireplace. Bigger artwork gives the feeling of being in an art gallery – does it get more sophisticated than that?
You can apply the rule of the gold and the bold to your artwork too – metallic touches and deep, rich colours will feel rich and luxurious, no matter how much the art piece actually cost.
A big rug that fits under your furniture will make your room feel larger and give you a soft and homey feeling under your feet. Elegance and luxury don’t need to equate to the absence of comfort and warmth, and showing those soft touches can add a lot to your room.
Soft, fluffy rugs can feel homey and warm, yet still dramatic and glamorous at the same time: the ultimate combination for a cosy, high-end living room.
Brightening your room with bright, fresh flowers or even some indoor plants is a wonderful way to add an elegant touch. This brings some colour and freshness to the room without cheapening it.
You can use bold and beautiful vases to show off bouquets of roses or peonies to make your room feel lived in and loved with a touch of glamorous sophistication.