5 Ways To Make Your Living Room More Luxurious

We all want our homes to look as luxurious as possible. The living room is the heart of the home. It is where you entertain guests, spend quality time with friends and family, and go to relax and unwind. Therefor when considering making changes to the interior layout of your home, it can be daunting.

Creating a luxury living room is no mean feat and is often best executed with the specialist help of interior designers, however, here are some top tips you can consider when planning improvements to your living area to make it feel more luxurious, spacious and welcoming.

Layered Lighting

Lighting is key to creating a welcoming and relaxing living space. Layered lighting is a technique used by interior designers which involves the use of multiple lighting types around the room to set the atmosphere and achieve a consistent level of light throughout a space.

Layered lighting is split into three types:

  • Ambient Lighting is considered the room's primary lighting source. This could be recessed ceiling lights, spotlights, chandeliers, pendant lighting, table lamps, floor lamps and natural light through windows. Most luxury living spaces carefully consider Ambient Lighting as this acts as the foundation and enhances the feel of the room.
  • Accent Lighting is lighting that is typically focused on a particular area or object. For example, if you have artwork or a display cabinet in your living area, Accent Lighting will help you illuminate the area to create visual interest. Spotlights and picture lights are typical Accent Lighting examples.
  • Task Lighting is used to illuminate a space being used for a specific purpose. For example, a living room with a reading corner should consider Task Lighting to ensure there is ample light for reading, whereas a home bar would incorporate Task Lighting such as directional down-lights or pendant lights.

By considering the purpose of your lighting. You can create a more purposeful space and create greater visual interest throughout the room by using the layered lighting technique.

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Full-Length Curtains

Full-length curtains are a clever way to not only make your room look more luxurious, but bigger too. As a rule of thumb, a curtain should extend well past your window and land just above the floor. By doing this, you create the illusion of taller ceilings and more space around the room.

There are many options for curtain headings which dramatically change the appearance of the curtain itself. Pinch Pleats, Pencil Pleats, Goblet Pleats and Wave Headings are some of the most common headings used in high-end living spaces, adding a further touch of luxury.

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Oversized Wall Art

Oversized artwork will bring together the elements of a room by becoming a focal point that will not only set the atmosphere for the ambiance, but will also help you add depth, character and the illusion of more space.

A good rule is to hang your artwork so that the centre of the piece is at eye level. Artwork should not be overlooked when creating your luxurious living space. Areas to consider hanging artwork include above sideboards, console tables, behind sofas and seating areas.

When searching for new artwork for your living space, the piece should fill 60-70% of the wall space above the furniture to appear balanced.

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Soft Furnishings

Soft furnishings, including cushions, rugs and throws play an important role in bringing a luxury living room to life. Soft furnishings give you the opportunity to inject texture, colour and personality into the space, making the living area feel homely, inviting and relaxing.

Consider introducing large feather filled cushions to your seating areas. Not only will these add comfort to your interior, but they will also add a luxe look to your space and can easily be changed to adapt with the changing seasons. Rugs set the tone of a room and add the illusion of space, warmth and most importantly, texture.

Throws are perfect for adding accents of colour and texture to your living area whilst providing an extra layer of comfort and warmth. Consider draping a soft fur throw off the edge of a sofa for a luxe, dramatic effect.

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Accessories are the perfect way to complete your luxury living space - no high-end interior is complete without them. Accessories should never be an afterthought, they often are the difference between a complete room and a space that looks unfinished.

Consider the use of large planters and vases, designer coffee table books, table trays, candle holders and storm lamps, floral arrangements, sculptures and bowls.

When choosing accessories for your luxury living room, try not to clutter your space or space choose accessories that are unified as this could throw the interior off balance.

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We hope you feel inspired to create your own luxurious living space with these five top tips. As specialists in luxury interior design, Touched Interiors has a wealth of knowledge and expertise turning our client's dream interiors into reality.

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