If you love sophisticated, modern homes that exude style and elegance (while still feeling comfortable and inviting), then read on to discover seven simple ways to make your home feel luxurious (with just a few easy, effortless accents). From contemporary artwork and metallic finishes to luxe-looking decorative touches, in today’s home decorating guide, learn how to elevate the look of your home with key pieces.
Opt for Lush Fresh Flowers
A stunning floral arrangement in a contemporary vase makes an impressive statement in an entryway or living room. Budget-friendly flowers (like dramatic, tropical-looking gladiolus) not only create a luxe-looking focal point, but they are surprisingly well-priced. As an example, the bouquet shown above costs under $10 from a local farmer’s market.
Use Decorative Storage Boxes
To store precious mementos (such as anniversary cards) or everyday essentials (like your keys), a beautiful decorative storage box keeps your belongings organized and tucked away while still adding a polished look to your space. As an example, this lacquered storage box makes a gorgeous decorative accent on our entry table, while holding some random (but cherished) items, like love letters and birthday cards from family members.
Opt for Sumptuous Textiles
The reason why some people don’t love modern homes is that they instantly assume that they feel cold and uninviting. But, modern homes can actually be incredibly cozy and comfortable. The key to making your home feel luxurious and warm is to incorporate sumptuous textiles (like faux-fur blankets, cloth sofas, and oversized throw pillows) into the space.
Add Designer Coffee Table Books as Decor
To instantly elevate any home, designer coffee table books (especially those that focus on fashion, interior design, or travel) are a simple way to make any home feel luxurious. As an example, a candle placed on top of a stack of chic books makes a bedroom dresser instantly look finished.
Metallic Finishes Add a Luxe Touch
A large-scale, gilded abstract painting, a gleaming marble tray, and shimmery metallic pillows are a few stylish pieces that add a luxe touch to any home. Mixing metals (like gold and silver) is also an effortless way to create visual interest in a modern home.
Upscale Magazines Entertain Guests
In common spaces (like your living room), an easy way to make your home feel luxurious while entertaining guests is by having a stack of upscale magazines tucked neatly in a storage box or magazine holder. Inspiring travel, fashion, and interior design-focused magazines (such as Architectural Digest, Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, and even local tourism-centric magazines, such as Pebble Beach Magazine and Carmel Magazine) add an elevated touch to your space. Plus, they keep guests happily occupied while you’re busy in the kitchen preparing wine and appetizers.
Prominently Display Wines or Spirits
Whether you prefer a chic bar cart or a simple wine rack, an easy way to make your home feel luxurious is by prominently displaying your favorite wines and spirits. Plus, these storage tools make it easier for you to entertain in style when whipping up refreshing libations for guests.
When shopping for luxe-looking, modern home decor, a few of our favorite places to shop online are CB2, AllModern, Wayfair, and West Elm. For more inspiring ideas, visit the Home Decorating section on Inspirations & Celebrations.
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