As you might imagine, creating the ultimate luxury interior design doesn’t happen overnight. In fact, it takes careful planning and foresight to create the perfect space that appeals to your client’s aesthetic sensibilities while also being practical enough to withstand the test of time and be used by future owners of your space. With this in mind, here are seven tips to help you create an interior that will turn heads and stand out in any crowd.
1) Set the Mood
Mood is a critical factor in interior design. The right mood can create an elegant, luxurious space that beckons residents to stay and linger. On the other hand, a room with a bad vibe can make even a penthouse feel cramped and stuffy. Whether you’re designing a hotel or your own home, it’s important to consider how colors affect our emotions, as well as what kind of materials might invoke feelings of coziness or elegance.
2) Get Good Quality Furniture
If you’re investing in good-quality furniture, you shouldn’t cut corners by purchasing things that look cheap. Avoid lamp shades made of flimsy materials, buy mirrors with sturdy frames instead of those composed of plain glass, and choose chippendale furniture over imitation antiques. Rather than spending more money on cheap furniture that will soon need to be replaced, consider quality as an investment that is likely to last for a long time.
3) Pay Attention To Detail
When you’re designing a home or office, every detail matters. From what material you select for your flooring, to how well lit your space is, choosing quality materials and maintaining good lighting will make all of the difference in how functional and aesthetically pleasing a room is. In some cases, it might even raise property value.
4) Hang Art In The Right Places
Positioning art on walls is an extremely important design decision. Put them too high and they’ll dwarf your furniture and make smaller spaces appear cavernous; too low and they’ll get lost in tall furniture. Plus, it’s easy to overstuff a wall with art, causing visual clutter. Instead, place large-scale pieces above eye level—you can still enjoy them from afar, but guests will be forced to look up at them as they enter your space.
5) Lighting Makes A Huge Difference
Lighting is often overlooked when it comes to interior design, but changing a room’s lighting can have a huge impact on its appearance. Good lighting in a room creates mood, accentuates or softens different textures in a space and makes everything appear better than it did before. When you’re thinking about what kind of lighting works best for you space, consider how you want people to feel while they’re in there. Then do some research online—you can find plenty of good ideas with little effort.
Lighting plays a crucial role in creating a luxury interior. Invest in modern interior lighting fixtures such as LED lights, which are energy-efficient, long-lasting, and have a wide range of dimming options. Task lighting, ambient lighting, and accent lighting can also be used to create a warm and inviting atmosphere.
6) Plants Work Wonders
Having a plant or two in your home not only makes it feel more welcoming, but research has shown that having plants in your house increases productivity by up to 15%. On top of that, they can provide a calming influence and help you de-stress after a long day. So don’t be afraid to include plants throughout your home—your body will thank you!
7) Keep Things Fresh
One of the biggest mistakes I see when people decorate a home is that they get stuck in a rut. They may like a color scheme or particular pattern, so they continue to use it throughout their house over and over again. While you’re not going to change your entire interior just because you get tired of something, it’s important to mix up pieces and colors from room to room and season to season.