Do you want to live in luxury? What a silly question – everyone wants to live in luxury! The problem is that transforming a house into a lavish home isn’t simple. And, it’s not because of the money. Nope, it’s because the term has evolved over the years to mean something different. Nowadays, lots of homeowners think that luxury is all about the aesthetics. Well, that simply isn’t true. To add pure opulence to your home, you need to consider the following. These four tips will put you back on the right path.
Don’t Fake It
The first thing that comes up when you search luxury online is how to do it on a budget. Or, there will be a post about sneaking luxury into your home. Although it’s tempting, you should avoid it like the plague. If you’re serious about being luxurious, then you can’t do it on a shoestring budget. The truly affluent homes that spring to mind aren’t pretending to be something else. They are luxurious because they knew they had to spend money and splash out. Anyone that isn’t ready to do that is only pretending. Sorry if it sounds snobby, but it is true.
Import, Don’t Buy Homemade
Why do you need to spend money? It’s because people with a keen interior design eye will be able to spot a fake from a mile away. Sure, the fakes do have a resemblance, but there are features which are dead giveaways. And, that is the reason luxury is imported and not bought in-country. In reality, it’s nearly impossible to recreate imported Italian home décor without shipping it in from Italy. The same goes for French, British, and Oriental décor or any furnishings that aren’t a cheap rip off. Just remember that an imitation isn’t the real deal.
All The Small Things
In the immortal words of Blink 182, it’s all about the small things. Okay, so they probably didn’t have luxury décor in mind when they wrote the lyrics, but they are still spot on. You see, anyone can buy an imported piece of furniture and add it to a room. And, anyone can spend money on expensive fittings and fixtures if they are ready to pull the trigger. What most people can’t do is supplement a room by taking care of the small details. That means thinking about ‘insignificant’ details like the lighting in the bathroom or the window dressing. People like to cut corners because they believe these features don’t matter, but the small things are a huge deal.
Interior design is a world that is full of modern trends which change every year. Luxury, however, isn’t one of them. The reason is that luxury is a classic style that is timeless. It doesn’t matter what you try because if you get it right, the transition will be seamless. So, when you come across a ‘new’ luxury trend for 2017, take it with a pinch of salt. The odds are that it isn’t luxury at all, and that isn’t good news.
Hopefully, these tips will help you hit your target.