Living in Luxury: Regal and Grand Style Tips
A beautiful, luxurious home doesn’t have to be on a 100-acre plot of land or carry pristine marble statues. Adjusting various things such as soaring ceiling lights, elegant tile work, beautiful woodwork; these are things that create drama in architecture.
Luxurious sheets. One of the easiest ways to jazz up your bedroom is to outfit your bed with crisp white sheets, that are at least 300 thread count.
Elegant, flowy drapes. Think of the priceless antiques or sky-high ceilings that scream elegance and opulence. Add that same attention to detail with flowy, regal drapes.
Molding and Trim. Molding and trim are two of the most common tactics used to transform a room from a boring room into a more comfortable space. There are some few trims you could consider adding into your home:
- Crown molding
- Chair rails
When you do choose your molding, make sure to get the proper measurements. Once you finished the installation, take care of it by matching paint or stain on all your molding in order to achieve a more cohesive look.
Symmetrical home design. One of the most distinguishing features in a luxurious home is the symmetry of windows, furnitures, artwork or flooring. They are often arranged in exact pairs on a straight axis around the room.
A central focal point draws the eyes in a formal styled interior. Perhaps it’s a beautiful picture window looking out to a perfect horizon, or a fireplace in the center of the longest wall, or perhaps it’s one exquisite piece of furniture.
Paint, color matters. Perhaps one of the most difficult decisions to make when decorating a room is paint color. Red is a symbolic color for nobility, and it’s bold and scholarly. Reds or maybe a tinge of orange can work well on home accents, some pieces of furniture, or doors. Darker or purple-ish reds can word well as throw blankets, rugs, or accent walls.
Comfort and elegance of pillows. The comfort aspects of pillows speak for itself, that is, if you choose pillows that are large enough to rest on and are soft. Large and overstuffed pillows can create a very plush, luxurious appearance.
Don’t skimp out on accessories. Decorative accessories are used to add a formal look to a room. Add ruffles and tassels on accessories such as tablecloths and table-runners. Choose shiny metals, plates, vases, or leather-bound books to decorate your shelves. Wooden inlay and marquetry, gold ornamentation, and polished brass hardware are all hallmarks of formal pieces.
If you like an elegant and luxurious formal style, find ways to incorporate some of it into your home!