It’s easy to dream of luxury. But making that vision a reality is a different ball game altogether.
It’s true that a feeling of luxury comes spontaneously in a home with huge spaces and grand interiors. But there are a few other things that need to be taken care of.
Are you designing a luxury living room for your home or a client?
Here are some key elements that need your special attention.
A luxury living room should be huge in all three dimensions.
People usually plan the living room with a larger perimeter than the other rooms. What they often miss out on is the ceiling height.
A cathedral or double-height ceiling contributes to a dramatic effect that characterizes any grand architecture. When the walls of a living room soar way higher than the rest of the rooms, of course, they look MAJESTIC!
With a high ceiling, your living room would also get ample natural light from big-sized windows.
Colors can impart a unique identity to any space. The choice of colors will be crucial when you’re planning on giving your living room a touch of class.
You need to step away from the ordinary, the usual beige or cream-colored walls and upholstery. Instead, think of colors that stand out but still look elegant, like royal blue, bottle green, deep maroon, or black.
These colors will give character to the room and naturally elevate the standard for the rest of the interiors.
Take inspiration from how the SEIDO collection was displayed at Milano Salone by Curiosity. The dark, almost black backdrop is an ideal setting for showcasing sophisticated furniture pieces in gray tones.
Don’t worry about the place looking spooky. Your high-ceilinged living room will look bright and impressive, no matter how dark the walls are.
But if you only prefer lighter tones, then mint or sage green, coral, or a muted rust color would make up for a good choice.
Pure white walls with decorative trims and moldings look classy too.
Choose a color scheme that reflects your individuality. That’s the only way to make the room homely.
Lights and Focus
A central light is mandatory for a luxury living room’s design. Besides illuminating the room, it doubles up as elegant decor.
An expensive chandelier is the first thing that comes to mind when we visualize a spectacularly decorated living room. But that’s not where your alternatives end.
If you’re attempting a modern look, you can choose designer pendant lights too. Whether you go for a single giant piece or a cluster of pendant lights, the effect would be just as mesmerizing. The rule of three or five works best for clustered pendant lights.
When purchasing a chandelier or pendant light, consciously select a piece that’s a fine work of art too.
Get one custom-designed if you’re not satisfied with what’s readily available.
Glass and Metallic Accents
Glass and metal both have the quality of reflecting light, also reflecting good vibes all around.
Include glass and metal accents in the interiors of your living room to add grandeur.
Intricately carved or etched glasswork and large-sized mirrors are suitable for a vintage look. For a modern profile, glass wall accents in geometric designs and glass panels are ideal.
A hint of gold will add an oomph factor. Gilded accents on the furniture, the flooring, or the walls are aesthetically very appealing.
An accent wall or feature wall is a visual delight, an element that instantly attracts and intrigues the onlooker. It’s a great way to prime your efforts for giving a luxurious finish to the living room.
To create your feature wall, simply raise a wall of natural stones or carved wood to create a texture. You can also go all out and paint the wall with optical illusions or put wallpaper to that effect.
Styling options for the feature wall are as extensive as your imagination.
You can put up valuable artwork that complements the wall. Or make a beautiful picture gallery with family photographs.
The feature wall is a canvas for expressing your creativity!
The Final Word
Creating a luxurious ambiance requires more than a will to splurge on expensive items.
A rich taste should inspire and guide your vision.
Not very confident in your choices?
Hiring a professional will be a better idea. A reputable architect or interior designer will help you bring your dreams to reality.