5 simple ways to make your sanctuary feel more luxurious

LUXE: Stick to using neutral colours, as they're sleek and timeless. Photo: Getty Images
LUXE: Stick to using neutral colours, as they're sleek and timeless. Photo: Getty Images

If you're growing tired of looking at the four walls around you, there are clever ways to make your house feel fresh, and even more opulent.

Not sure where to begin? Interior designer Naomi Brand shares five tips for making your home feel more luxurious.

Reduce what you have

The first step to creating a more luxurious feeling at home is to assess what you currently have and remove anything that you don't love.

Get rid of any unnecessary items and replace them with things that better suit your style and this will automatically make your space feel better and more curated.

Another great tip is to limit clutter in your home and invest in your storage so that everything has a place and isn't left out to leave your space looking disorganised.

For a more luxurious feel, splurge on one of the bigger items in your home that draw attention - think lounges, dining tables and appliances.

Stick to one colour scheme and furniture style

If you're looking to make your home feel more aesthetically attractive and create flow, a simple trick is to find a colour scheme and furniture style that you like and use it consistently around your home.

Take your time to find inspiration and think about the styles and colours that you want in your home so that you can develop a mood board for your luxe interior look.

An easy way to make your home feel more stylish is to stick to neutral colours throughout the home as they are sleek and timeless.

Look at adding colour pops in the smaller items like decorative cushions, accessories and artworks. These are also easily swapped out if your style changes over time.

Adding quality items

For a more luxurious feel, splurge on one of the bigger items in your home that draw attention - think lounges, dining tables and appliances. Consider what is most important to you and then invest in that item.

For some this may mean purchasing the expensive neutral lounge that will be the centre of their living space, and for others this may mean upgrading their appliances to make sure they have a matching fridge, microwave and dishwasher.

Add art and decor

Once you have decided on your colour scheme and furnishings you can create beautiful aesthetics through your home decor.

Nothing says perfection like a great piece of artwork that fits perfectly in your home. And when it comes to making a statement in the home, the bigger the better!

Invest in a statement piece of art that can become a feature point in your home and a quality piece that you can keep forever

Curate the luxe feeling in your living space further with throw cushions and blankets, a matching table setting or an aesthetic coffee table book stack.

These decor items are a great way to add personality and colour to your home.

Install smart technology

For the ultimate convenience and style in your home, install smart technology to give you a home assistant and the ability to control your home with voice commands.

The best thing of all is that these innovative technologies are designed to fit so perfectly into modern, luxuriously styled interiors. The Echo Dot and the Echo Show 8 are two of my favourites and both are available in glacier white and charcoal for a sleek finish that is timeless and blends in with existing decor.

To further extend capabilities of smart technology, find compatible smart home devices such as SwitchBot that can do things like turn off your lights, start your coffee machine or open your blinds, all by asking Alexa.

Because what is more amazing than having your lights turn off as soon as you head to bed, your favourite music just a voice command away, or your coffee machine turning on without you even having to ask?

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