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10 décor tips to make your home feel like a luxury hotel

29 Mar 2017

One of the most decadently enjoyable parts of being a tourist is being able to savour and enjoy the stylish indulgence inherent in luxury hotels. 

When decorating, always choose the best quality items that you can afford.

Most of us are willing to sink our hard-earned cash into being granted the opportunity to experience such exquisite luxury, even if it is just for a few days - after all, you are on holiday, and you deserve it. 

However, don’t you think that you deserve to experience this kind of sumptuous comfort on a daily basis - even if it is just in a small way? 

Claire Gibson, from La-Z-Boy, says no matter what your budget, with careful planning and some forethought, it’s possible to achieve a lavish and luxurious lifestyle at home. 

Claire shares some tips…

1. Always use good quality furniture and materials 

When decorating, always choose the best quality items that you can afford. It’s better to have less, but the few items that you do have should be high-end pieces. 

Items that you should never skimp on include flooring, beds and bedding, rugs, window dressings and seating. 

2. Choose a neutral colour palate

When choosing a colour palette, go for gender-neutral choices that are calming and serene. 

When choosing a colour palette, go for gender-neutral choices that are calming and serene.

The colour scheme must scream class and sophistication. Go for hues like soft beige, light grey, pale blues, whites and fauns. You can always add a pop of glamour to your décor by incorporating a dash of metallic or saturated tones such as silver, bronze or gold trimmings. 

3. Err on the side of simplicity 

Always choose timeless and plain furniture over pieces that are overly fussy and intricate. 

You can use pieces with clean, sophisticated lines to create a neutral foundation, which you can spruce up using smaller pieces that can be easily swapped out as fashions and trends change. 

4. Focus on areas of respite 

Be sure to layer these areas with sumptuous materials that are inviting, and to include items of furniture that make the experience comfortable.

Motion furniture is a good example, not only do the high-end models look stylish, but they also make the act of being seated sumptuously comfortable and inviting. 

You can opt for a single recliner in the bedroom for reading, or an entire suite in the living room where you can put your feet up and relax with family or friends.

5. Include a good lighting scheme 

Be sure to include a layered lighting design in every room, where the lighting can be dimmed or made brighter depending on the mood you are going for.

Be sure to include a layered lighting design in every room, where the lighting can be dimmed or made brighter depending on the mood you are going for. 

6. Climate control is a must

Be sure to include adequate air-conditioning and heating in your home for a luxurious feel. 

Fireplaces, whether gas or wood-burning, will take your home’s ambience to the next level. 

7. A sensory experience 

You can transform any space by diffusing it with attractive and inviting smells. This can be achieved by including scented candles, diffusers, flowers, and so on. 

8. Avoid the clutter 

Choose your décor pieces wisely, and be sure to include enough storage so that all your day-to-day items can be neatly stowed out of the way. 

Be sure to amp up your recreational spaces by making the most of your in-home entertainment areas.

9. Bring nature into your space 

Always include flower arrangements in your home, or if you have budget constraints, choose house plants that are both attractive and easy to maintain such as orchids, lilies or delicious monsters.

10. Recreation is key 

Be sure to amp up your recreational spaces by making the most of your in-home entertainment areas. 

You can create a cinema-type vibe by including motion furniture, great lighting and good sound for a memorable home theatre experience.
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