We all design our homes with the intention of making them not just a space for self-expression and entertaining, but also a safe haven that we can escape to at the close of every day. In truth, we deserve to feel comfortable and catered to in our own homes, which is exactly why more and more people are prioritising personal luxury over pure functionality in interior design.
Read on for a few tips on how to welcome personal luxury into your own interiors.
1. Freshen your home’s facade
One of the simplest, easiest ways of greatly boosting the feel of your home is by updating how it looks from your street. You can do this by pruning your hedges to make your front garden greenery stand out or even by installing new curtains! Adding new window coverings can be a fantastic first addition to any luxury living transformation as it will set the tone for the rest of your interior design plans.
2. Reinvigorate with colour
Speaking of setting a tone, you may find that the colour of your window coverings or even the kinds of plants you incorporate in your front garden, will play a role in the colour scheme of your home. Think about what kind of colour scheme you’d like to experiment with and how the chosen colours contribute to the atmosphere you’re looking to cultivate. It’s also worth making sure that you adhere to the well-known 60-30-10 colour rule of interior design to ensure that your interiors stay nice and balanced unless your artistic eye is feeling rebellious! Either way, follow your instincts!
3. Upgrade your kitchen
There are two rooms in our home where luxury tends to be no question: the kitchen and bathroom. These spaces are generally where we do the bulk of our daily self-care, so feel free to let yourself incorporate accents and amenities that are especially for you and your family to enjoy. For instance, there’s nothing like freshly brewed coffee from a quality coffee machine to start your day right or a top of the range food processor that will help minimise time spent on food preparation as well as encouraging your family to consume healthier wholefoods at mealtimes.
4. Health and wellbeing amenities
Prioritising your personal health and wellbeing in your home environment doesn’t need to stop at your kitchen and bathroom spaces. It’s becoming increasingly common for families to invest in home gym equipment to ensure that you also have the opportunity for self-improvement even during your downtime at home. If you want to make the most of your exercise machines, be sure to invest in the most modern and up-to-date smart home gym equipment. These products tend to have more accurate data and user-friendly options than their predecessors.
5. Go smart!
It’s been said that the future of luxury real estate is largely dictated by smart home technology. This is true in some aspects, namely that the more modern and efficient a home’s design, the more comfortable its occupants are likely to be. However, it’s important to note that incorporating smart home technology for the sake of having it, isn’t a great method to follow. With the myriad of smart home products and devices that are now at our disposal, it’s worth communicating with your family to see what products are most likely to enhance your personal living style.
6. Art and other accents
Finally, the most powerful way we can make our home our very own is through decorations. It’s lovely to hang up family photographs that show the family’s development through the ages, but you should also feel encouraged to hang art, display bookshelves full of meaningful titles, souvenirs, and other trinkets, and make some space on your window sills for happy, little indoor plants!
Keep in mind that luxury can mean different things to different households. It’s all about finding ways to ensure that your home is better equipped to be a place of comfort and refuge for you and all of your loved ones!