By Chloe Taylor
Our home is a place where we feel the most comfortable, so it’s safe to say that there’s no place like it. However, in order to actually feel like a home, it should also reflect your personality. So, if you’ve always been a glamorous type that likes big and flashy things, there’s no reason your home should not reflect your personality. Here’s how you can glam up your home’s interior.
Go Bold with Colors
Luxurious homes are about making a statement and the best way to do that is with bold colors. Since it’s a reflection of your personality, choose a color that you like the most, whether it is elegant black, royal purple, or passionate red. Just make sure every room stays balanced – your main color should cover most of the room, a third of it should be in the secondary color, and a very small part should be in the third color you choose. The best way to keep it balanced is to pick a bit more neutral but just as glamorous color as your main, like white porcelain or champagne. This way, your second color can be as bold as you want it to be, and it won’t be difficult on the eyes thanks to the neutral base. Your room will look balanced and much more stylish.
Mirrors can come in handy when it comes to introducing different shapes into your décor. Plus, they are also shiny, elegant and bounce light around a space making it feel larger and more spacious. Therefore, they are not only visually appealing but also very practical. You just need to know how to arrange them throughout your interior in order to achieve the desired effect. If you used properly, they are add to the elegant aspect of your home and make it feel more inviting.
Think About the Shapes
Most traditional homes have heavy boxy furniture that can be comfortable, but are not exactly glamorous. So, to make your home more unique and visually interesting, consider adding more curves and angles. For example, instead of having the usual square styled chairs, get an elegant egg chair with all its sumptuous curves. It would look great in a home office or study because it is a functional piece of art and can become the conversation piece to your home. When it comes to shapes, you should also think about your lighting fixtures, accessories, and smaller decorative details. Sculptural art, for instance, come in so many different shapes and styles that they can make a space more interesting. Just like with colors, you should choose two or three favorite shapes and decorate your home with those shapes.
Accessories are a must in every glamourous home. However, most people make a mistake of either scattering the accessories all around the place or cluttering them in a way that does not allow them to truly stand out. This is why you need to know how to group them properly, whether it’s on your wall or on your favorite coffee table. They need to draw attention but not overwhelm the space. Pair items in arrangements of three to five to create a balanced visual feel. Also, vary the heights to create visual interest and to move the eye around. If you choose them carefully and place them accordingly, they can make any room look like a million bucks.
Make it Shine
You cannot have glamour without glow, which is why you should add some glow to your home. The way to do that is to keep it clean and layer your lighting sources in order to illuminate every corner of the room. Employ shiny materials, like crystals and metals, to add that touch of sparkle and shine. A big shiny crystal chandelier would definitely draw attention to your living room or bedroom.
Choose Glamorous Fabrics
If you want your home to be glamorous, it should not only look that way, but feel that way as well. Soft and luxurious fabrics such as silk, velvet, cashmere, and satin are always viewed as glamourous. For a more durable option find fabrics that are meant to look like these, but are made to be long lasting. Such fabrics can make any upholstered furniture look richer and more sophisticated. They can make your bedroom look like it was meant for royalty. Faux fur or plush rugs and throws are not only practical due to their softness, but also very visually appealing because they add texture to your rooms.
Creating a glamorous space is not about throwing in as many things as your wallet can buy. True, you do need to invest in quality materials, but it’s mostly about finding the balance between the colors, using less traditional shapes, and making your home shine. So, if you want your home to look like it came out of a Hollywood movie, follow these tips, and have no doubt that the results will be worth the effort.
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About the Author:
Chloe is a graduated journalist from Adelaide and a regular contributor to Smooth Decorator. She loves everything related to decor, aesthetic and lifestyle topics. She is also passionate about photography. Her biggest dream is to travel the whole world and take some stunning photographs of beautiful places. Beside all this, she enjoys drinking coffee and reading a beautiful book from time to time.