If you plan on moving into a new luxury apartment, or you’re already moved in, you may be wondering how you can best plan the décor for your space. There are tons to think about – from the kitchen, to the bedroom, to the living room and foyer, you want your living space to give off a sophisticated and luxurious air.
For those of you who may be a bit bashful when it comes to design, don’t fret! We will walk you through what you need to know to ensure you have an impressive and gorgeous apartment space you’re sure to enjoy.
Boost your natural light
There’s just nothing that compares to allowing ample natural light to enter your space. While having a few mood lamps, and even a couple functional bright lights in larger areas, can be good for evenings, reading, and relaxing, you won’t want to hang out in your apartment if it’s dark and dreary inside all day.
Make sure that you replace unsightly blinds with luxurious and design-forward curtains, especially gauzy ones that allow light in while still affording you the privacy you need. Arrange furniture so that it doesn’t block out light. If you have a bookshelf obscuring the window light, for instance, move it to another wall for maximum luminance.
Pick a design motif
The smartest designs always follow a consistent theme, or motif. Do you have a mid-century couch paired with a Victorian coffee table, Navajo print rug, and South Asian tapestry? Eclectic, sure, but not exactly on-point design wise. If you want to have a seriously impressive pad, consider a steady go-to aesthetic:
- Mid-century modern
- Pseudo-Scandinavian minimalist
- Turkish yurt chic
- Post-modern futurist
Choose clever details
Having a cool couch or an expensive coffee table can definitely start to bring the aesthetic of your space together, but to really round it out, details matter. Think clocks, paintings, rugs, timeless flowers in a vase, and decorative items to put on tables and bookshelves.
The key to choosing the right detail pieces is to keep it in line with the general design aesthetic you’ve chosen. If you’re unsure, there are plenty of sites that offer categorized décor listings so you know how to keep your detail pieces on-theme.
Make it comfy
You want your space to be as welcoming and inviting as possible. Personalized pillows, weighted blankets and fluffy throws, and tons of cushions for cozy floor-sitting are all great options. Having soft places to sit and lay your head is the most important part of making a comfy space, but it’s not all of it.
Add plenty of comfy details, too: carpets, twinkly hang lights, candles, and lush green plants! These will make you and your guests feel so much more at home as you settle in for a comfy dinner or movie night.
Don’t be shy about tech
One of the greatest luxuries in a modern apartment is the opportunity to make it smart. Whether that’s with a security-focused camera doorbell, light dimmers that know when it’s your bedtime, or a coffee maker that knows when you turn on your morning shower. Pair with that some smart speakers that will play music when you get home. Even a fridge that reminds you when it’s time to stock up.
Adding plenty of tech accoutrements to your apartment will make it luxurious in a way that’s ready for the 21st century.
Less is more
One of the keys to clever design is knowing when to stop. Cute furniture and details are important, but having too many means that your place will look cluttered and unwelcoming.
These days, the vibe is all about tasteful minimalism. Not so little that the space looks bare and cold, but minimal enough that you can fill the space with fun and friends! Always stop just before you think you’ve added the right detail – that’s how you know you’ve done it right.
Self-care space is key
There’s no greater luxury than spending time taking care of yourself, first and foremost. That’s why your luxury décor should include an area where you can take it easy and take care of yourself.
For instance, a dedicated yoga studio with a top of the line yoga mat, or painting room, or prayer space are all excellent options. Whatever helps you take the edge off and enjoy your you-time is key.
Designing the right space may seem like a challenge, but by following these tips, you’re well on your way!