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New Year, New Home, New You: Give Your Home a Subtle Luxurious Feel

This is a contributed post by Cooper Klein, smoothdecorator.com 

In just a couple of weeks, you’ll have an opportunity to start fresh. If you want to introduce a sense of novelty into your home, you can start by updating its look. Implementing certain changes and freshening up your home décor can have a great effect on your state of mind. You’ll be able to live in a new and improved home environment that you truly love. There’s no better time to indulge yourself in some simple luxuries than New Year, and designing a home that you deserve is the way to do it.

Simplify your décor

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There’s no need for excessiveness, exaggeration or clutter in a luxurious, elegant home. Simplicity is what contributes to the unique sense of effortless beauty of a glamorous home environment. You should take some time to create a fresh base by simplifying your décor and eliminating clutter. Once you create an understated backdrop, every beautiful feature will be able to stand out and contribute to the luxurious atmosphere in your home.

Choose rich colors

Going with a neutral color scheme is always a great way to set the tone of elegance and sophistication in a home. Whites, off-whites, beiges, subtle greys and other neutral hues create a classic, timeless look. In addition, a lovely open palette will make your space seem brighter, airier and more enjoyable. Therefore, you should choose neutral shades and muted tones to give your space a subtle touch of luxury.

Layer lush textiles

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A luxurious home ambiance appeals to all of your senses and provides you with an enticing tactile experience. Introducing and layering rich textiles, such as velvet, sheepskin, silk and satin will create a rich, textured look that exudes coziness and elegance. There are plenty of inspiring ways to introduce these materials to your home, from window treatments to throw cushions and covers.

Embellish with gold accents

For a truly glamorous and luxurious look, you should introduce a few accents with a gold finish. Gold has always been one of the most luxurious and glamorous trends, so it can truly elevate your home décor. Of course, you shouldn’t go overboard with gold decorations, but simply introduce a few hand-picked details that will help you create a “wow” effect. For instance, you can use fabrics with hints of gold or embellish your space with gold features, such as frames, candlesticks, lighting fixtures, etc.

Spa up your bathroom

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A luxurious home atmosphere is about both style and relaxation. It should feature elegant appeal while also providing you with a feeling of peacefulness and serenity. A simple way to merge both factors is by creating a spa-inspired bathroom where you’ll introduce indulgent features and create a glamorous look. You should create a minimalist home spa embellished with indoor plants, lush towels, luxurious bathing products and scented candles. Of course, modern and elegant freestanding baths are the perfect option for spa-inspired bathrooms that feature simple, yet infinitely sophisticated designs. Implementing such a tub in your bathroom will provide you with a true feeling of relaxation while simultaneously dominating the entire space with its subtle elegance. Clean, simple lines, natural stone and a sleek look are all perfect features for your tranquil spa sanctuary. So, if you want to treat yourself for New Year, make this piece your primary choice because it’s definitely worth the investment.

Treat your feet

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A lovely plush rug will provide your feet with a royal treatment, so don’t forget to introduce one or two into your home. Sheepskin rugs are the perfect option for adding a touch of glamour to your home. Not only can you use them to embellish your floors and introduce a feeling of coziness, but you can also experiment with their placement and try out some other decorating ideas. For instance, you can place a sheepskin rug on a chair or hang it as a wall embellishment. What’s more, you can create an even better look if you set such a plush, soft rug against, for instance, a leather armchair. This will juxtapose the two materials, accentuate their texture and create a striking contrast.

Use extravagant mirrors

Mirrors are gorgeous embellishments that can help you beautify your space. You can use them to reflect natural light throughout your home and make it seem more open and spacious. Mirrors can also visually expand your space, which is why they are frequently used in small spaces. However, these elements also provide you with an opportunity to elevate your home décor. You can pick mirrors with ornate, extravagant frames and let them stand out in your elegant home.

Pick impactful art

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As one of the most inspiring and mesmerizing home embellishments, the artwork will undoubtedly style up your home. A single oversized painting can be the focal point of an entire room, creating an impactful, awe-inspiring look. You can pick an enticing art piece and use it as a décor statement in your luxurious home.

New Year is the perfect time to introduce a sense of novelty in both your home and life. You can use these lush ideas to create a subtle, yet luxurious home and welcome the following year in style.

Bio: Cooper Klein is an entrepreneur with a degree in Marketing and a regular contributor to many online magazines. In order to spend more time with his family, Cooper decided to take a break, and he’s currently working from home as a blogger. You can find him on Twitter.

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Karen LeBlanc

Karen LeBlanc is a travel host and writer with a popular travel show, The Design Tourist, and a companion lifestyle blog. As a widely published travel journalist and content creator, Karen is a member of the North American Travel Journalists Association. She also serves as the Design and Travel editor of the national lifestyle magazine, LaPalme. Karen believes that every destination has a story to tell through its local art, architecture, culture, and craft. This immersive creative exploration begins with authentic accommodations where the narrative of place unfolds through art, accessories, accouterments, furnishings, fixtures, and food. 

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