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Add and Subtract for that Luxurious Décor Feeling

You can make your home feel a little more luxuriant by taking a few simple actions: either by adding something subtle, or by taking something away. We’ll give you five examples below.

By the way, this is the fourth part in this series. If you missed the previous parts, you can read them here on our blog:

Part 1: Design a Luxurious Home without Breaking the Bank

Part 2: Luxurious Interior Design through Simplicity and Cohesion

Part 3: Luxurious Interior Design through Deception

Are you ready for five more simple tips to help you give your home that luxury feel? We hope so, because here they come.

16. Fresh Flowers

Placing fresh flowers around your home is possibly the cheapest and most delightful way of making it look and feel a little special. One of the reasons is that we often associate flowers with special occasions or luxury events.

For many of us, having flowers in the home might only be limited to birthdays, anniversaries or maybe Mother’s Day. And we might only see them outside of the house at weddings or elegant hotels and restaurants. So seeing them triggers a sense of something special.

Flowers don’t have to cost the world. In the warmer months of the year, you can pick them from nature or your garden for free. Or, if you don’t have a garden, you can grow them on a balcony or window sill, and place them throughout your home when they are mature.

And you don’t need huge bouquets to create some luxury sparkle. A couple of sunflowers in a room works wonders, for instance.

17. Scents

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Something you may have noticed in luxury venues is a pleasant scent. It could just be the polish used to clean the furniture, a bowl of potpourri, or it might be a scented candle. Regardless, when you pick up a pleasing fragrance in a space, it gives you a feeling of elegance and style. (It’s why we wear perfume and cologne, as well.) Doing the same in your home will give it a similar lift. But don’t go overboard. You don’t want the scent to overwhelm you.

The great thing about scents is that you can tailor them to the mood you want to create. For example, in the evenings, you can have a calming, mellow scent. Whereas in the morning, you might want something with a bit of pep.

Be aware that you will need to switch things up. After a while, you’ll become accustomed to a particular a scent and you’ll dial it out. Changing it will reset your sense of smell.

18. Decorations

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Just like flowers, we tend to associate decorations with special occasions. Birthdays, Christmas and Halloween are prime examples. But you can use decorations at any time of the year to give your home a hint of luxury.

We’re not talking about extensive decorations, though. You don’t need to go mad, like you might at Christmas.

For example, you can buy or make a decorative door wreath out of seasonal flowers. For instance, a lavender wreath is both beautiful and gives you a lovely hit of that smell when you open the door.

Alternatively, you could use some plain fairy lights to brighten up a darkish corridor or hallway. And they always look appealing draped around a mirror in a hallway.

19. Mirrors

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Talking of mirrors, they are another excellent way of adding some glamour and luxury to your home. And they’re not just for checking yourself before you head out. The right size mirror in the right place can really lift a space.

If you position a mirror in the right place, it will pick up the lines and depth of other rooms, giving you a sense of space in cramped areas like a narrow hallway.

But don’t expect miracles from a small mirror that’s barely big enough to reflect your face. It needs to be big enough, and the right shape, to catch the reflection of the opposite space and project it effectively to give you a sense of added depth. Planning is key here.

20. Declutter

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And last, but not least, a tip you might be able to implement right away, without leaving your home. Declutter.

To be clear, this isn’t the same as tidying up. First, we wouldn’t want to suggest that your home needs a tidy up. Second, a tidy home can still be cluttered.

Sometimes, we just have too many things in too small a space. It is all too easy to end up with overstocked bookshelves, packed dressers, bulging display cabinets and overwhelmed sideboards.

Often less is more, simply because when you have so much on display, the eye doesn’t know what it’s supposed to look at. Everything just blends together. The mishmash becomes the focal point, rather than the individual items.

Also, when a bookcase is overfilled, it looks uncoordinated and unsettling. Limiting yourself to the number of books that can fit comfortably in a bookcase or on a bookshelf gives a sense of harmony and elegance—and therefore luxury.

We’re not finished yet

We really hope you’ve found something among the 20 tips to help you give your home a luxurious feel without breaking the bank.

In the next post, we’re going to look at the lifecycle of trends and how to avoid skipping aimlessly from one interior design trend to another, or being caught out by a short-lived fad.