Every homeowner would get a professional designer to make their spaces exude luxury, comfort, and sophistication in an ideal world. Unfortunately, the reality is that getting such professionals requires money that most people may not have. Nonetheless, there are ways homeowners can give their spaces upscale looks themselves.
As evidenced below, adding value and getting a space to feel cozy is attainable with simple styling techniques and adjustments.
Touching Up the Entryways
Entryways speak to anyone getting into any space, whether it is the main entrance into a house or a door into a room. Doors can differentiate between ‘basic’ and ‘premium’ entryways.
A door can also say a lot about someone’s style, and it can be the center of attention for a space. For example, entryways that use oak doors usually make a space look classier and more elegant with their sleek and quality design.
Additional simple touches like planters on the front door or wreaths on a door can go a long way in making an entryway welcoming.
Updated hardware in a home can add sophistication to the place. Homeowners can choose to update their standard home hardware into something chicer and more modern. Updated hardware can be tried in bathroom vanities, kitchen cabinets, and bedroom furniture like drawer pulls.
Updating hardware can also call for changing the curtain rods, plug covers, and doorknobs. Small details on hardware can make a big difference in any space, and coordinated hardware looks even more elegant.
A Statement Rug
A statement-making rug brings everything together. It also sets the stage for other room additions. A homeowner should be conscious about choosing their rug if they want a space to feel cozy. It adds the required warmth and texture.
The rug’s size must be relative to the space, and its color must also complement or harmoniously contrast the space.
Layering is an easy way to make a space feel cozy. It makes a space feel inviting and chic at the same time. Homeowners should be intentional about layering, for example, by using blankets, throws, pillows, and other comfortable accessories. They should also not shy away from experimenting with color and patterns.
Adding various textures in a room creates a more expensive look and adds dimension. Sofas, chairs, drapes, and throw pillows of a similar texture make a space fall flat. It is best to swap out the textures.
For example, homeowners can add a Turkish rug, add a wood chair on top of it and accessorize with metallic accessories. They can also mix differently textured couch throw pillow covers.
Sheer curtains soften natural light and add a warm cozy feeling that still feels expensive to a space.
Regardless of the texture, things like curtains, bed linen, and blankets need to be clean and crisp.
There is nothing expensive about a disorganized or chaotic interior. Therefore, any homeowner who wants their home to feel cozy and premium must do away with clutter. For example, anything that is not used or no longer wanted can be put in chic bins and storage baskets. Fake built-ins or cabinets work excellently to store books and kitchen items. Wood tones for built-ins give extra warmth, or someone can aim to achieve a fresh look by sticking with the classic white.
Accessories and collections should be pared down to only favorites for a classic and elevated look.
Nothing gives a space a cozy and premium effect like proper lighting, which starts from natural lighting. First, homeowners should allow their space to receive adequate sunlight through doors and windows. Then, artificial lighting can be added for times when the space does not receive natural light.
Artificial lighting like candles or lighting with dimmed or warm colors- pendant lighting, wall sconces, or chandeliers can be added for a cozy feel.
Task lighting is also something homeowners who want cozy and premium homes must have in mind. Lamps excellently help with task lighting. A homeowner can switch from a standard lampshade and get a unique one for a chicer look.
Color tones say a lot about a space. Adding various color hues with slightly different variations livens up a space. For example, those with a neutral interior can add dusty pink or mustard accessories. Homeowners can also try repainting walls with light colors that come together. Usually, dark wall colors do not give a homey appeal.
Greenery brightens any space. A simple but well-arranged flower bouquet can add sophistication to any space. Homeowners can choose to use the bouquet on one spot as a centerpiece or spread out several around the home.
Plants also work excellently to bring life to a space. The trick is to have plants in sizes proportional to their planters and the space they fill.
Nothing stays cozy and premium like a minimalistic space. A space with few quality and statement pieces looks more elevated than one with excessive and lower-quality pieces.
Neutrals are also an excellent way to achieve a minimalist look. Sure, a bold room is good, but neutrals can remain stylish over a long time, unlike bright colors. So even if someone wants to redecorate, they can simply swap out the accessories for a quick refresh.
Neutrals make a space seem more relaxed, and that is why they are used in high-end spaces. Neutrals are particularly excellent for furniture. Colors like beige, taupe, grey, off-white, brown, black, and cream will always be perfect for base pieces.
Having Items in Sets
This is a useful way to give spaces like kitchens and bathrooms a more premium look. For example, a kitchen counter with matching containers or a bathroom vanity with matching soap dispensers or coordinating storage containers looks more organized and attains an elevated look.
Anyone looking to add some character, coziness, and class to their space should try the tips above and see how their home will be transformed immensely. Recreation is all about paying attention to detail and being creative.