How to Add a Touch of Luxury to your Living Room
The style of your living room sets the tone for the rest of the house. A messy room will soon spread its clutter through the whole house. Conversely, if you create a luxurious, calm atmosphere in your living room, the rest of your house will follow, too.
The easiest way to add a touch of luxury to your living room?
Moody, emotive colours such as voluptuous violet, passionate red, and tumultuous turquoise are no longer banished from our living rooms. Neither are deep blue, emerald green, or rich purple.
Modern living rooms take to colour as easily as high-ceilinged Georgian and Victorian spaces, and statement walls, feature walls, exposed brickwork or colour blocking are design techniques you can use to give your living room a luxurious vibe.
Colour blocking has become especially popular. This technique relies on using contrasting colours to create a visually striking room. Create a bold accent wall or use a brightly coloured rug to make a statement in your living room. Colour blocking works well for furniture, too. Why not choose a brightly coloured sofa, and then pick out chairs in a contrasting colour.
Another way to add a touch of luxury to your living room is through the use of metals and metallic accents. Use gold, silver, or copper - depending on your primary colour scheme - for light fittings, picture frames, plant pots, and accessories.
And don't forget fabrics and textures when planning your luxurious living room. Plush materials like velvet can add both colour and texture. Knitted throws and blankets make the room feel cosy and warm. And if you're particularly adventurous, why not use textured wallpaper on a feature wall or all around the room.
Choose your furniture wisely. Give each piece room to breathe and remember that when it comes to a luxurious living room, less is definitely more - especially if you're working with a bold colour palette.
Finally, lighting has a significant impact on the vibe in a room. Soft, dimmed light can help you create a cosy atmosphere, and statement lamps or ornate light fixtures bring that extra touch of luxury.
Creating a luxury living room doesn't have to break the bank. A splash of colour, carefully chosen textiles, lights, and accessories combine to give beautiful results. And if you're worried about your interior design chops, then why not start with a mood board or come visit us in store? We're always happy to chat.
- Gary Anderson