The lockdowns of 2020 and 2021 might feel like a distant memory by now, but the work from home revolution that they gave rise to is here to stay. Since many of us discovered we are happier and more productive when allowed to stay home at least a few days of the week, if not full time, we have been looking at our interior design with a more critical eye. For many, this has meant that the interior design choices we may have made three or more years ago will no longer feel like the best representation of our personal style and is putting us in the mood for some remodelling and redesigning of our homes.
The good thing is, you don’t need to spend a lot of money to freshen up your home and sometimes a lick of new paint is all that’s needed to update your space. Sometimes, this just won’t cut it and more drastic changes may be needed to give your home the look you want. In fact, if you are someone who is now spending a lot of time at home you may be feeling something more luxurious and indulgent than simply repairing the walls.
The word luxury means different things to different people and anything that makes us feel like we’re being spoiled or pampered can be considered a luxury. In the world of interior design, there are many styles, features and elements that can fall under the luxury category and this article will take a look at some of the best to implement in your home without having to spend a fortune.
Luxurious finishing touches
If you are already pretty happy with your interior design style but you think it just needs a little sprucing up to make it feel fresher then you’ll want to pay special attention to your finishing touches. Even if your walls are the perfect colour and your furniture looks exactly how you want it to look, there are still many more things you can incorporate into your home design to make it feel complete, as well as giving it a luxurious edge. Choose tasteful touches for your decor such as adding some art you love, incorporating a layered look with your area rugs, adding some strategically placed houseplants, or upgrading your lighting.
Upgrade your entryway
Your entryway is the first and last port of call for anyone visiting your home and if it is looking a little tired or outdated it can set the wrong tone for your entire home. If you want your entryway to make a big impression then you can think about installing something as grand as a cantilever stone staircase if you have the budget for it. If you are not looking to spend quite so much, think about having some modern stone or ceramic tile flooring fitted, or treat your home to a new front door with some high end hardware.
Install a new, luxury bathroom
Our bathrooms often go underappreciated in our homes and they are remodelled less frequently than even kitchens are. Having a new bathroom installed can elevate your interiors and shows that you are willing to pay attention to even the most overlooked aspects of your home. A new bathroom set will instantly update the space, and some new wall coverings and floorings will go a long way to complete the look. For the ultimate everyday luxury, choose a whirlpool bath, a monsoon or waterfall shower head, and some ambient lighting.
Fit some underfloor heating
If you love hardwood and tiled floors but don’t like how cold they can get then installing underfloor heating will give your home a cosier, more luxurious feel. Underfloor heating can be pricey depending on the amount and type of space it is being installed in, but it is well worth the effort and expense.
This kind of heating is especially good for conservatories, garden rooms, extensions, and orangeries because heat rises and is lost easily in these structures. By heating them from the ground up you will feel more of the benefits of your central heating and it will make these rooms much more comfortable to use in the winter.