How to Get the Luxury Look

If you're a fan of all things fancy you surely want the look of luxury to your home. Designer Lisa Worth shares her tips on how to get the luxe look with your home decor.

Fabulous Fabrics: Velvets and Metallics

Fabric can add a very tactile element of luxury to your home. To get the luxe look consider fabrics like velvet and sequin. The richness of velvet is the ulitmate classic look of luxury. A hit of sparkle with sequin has a presence that is anything but understated. It creates drama and makes a statement in the room.

Fabulous Fabrics: Velvets and Metallics

Dramatic Wallpaper

Dramatic wallpaper has been used in the most glamorous of spaces as far back as the 18th century. Wallpaper can add colour, texture and pattern to a space and give a room an entire new life. This wallpaper from Crown by Phillip Jeffries is glamouros with a navy high gloss finish. Paired with gold and black the look is livable luxury.

Dramatic Wallpaper and Artwork

Always Include Artwork

Art is another fabulous way to create drama, and drama plays a large role for a glam look. Consider photography like these two pieces from Cara Barer at Bau-Xi Gallery. They are statement pieces that create interest and set the tone for a look that's curated and sophisticated.

Rugs with Sheen

When price is no object, a silk rug is the ultimate luxury. A silk hand woven rug is a considerable investment but it's almost a must in any room that aims to feel glamorous and luxurious. If you are on a budget, consider a viscose rug, which has the lustre of silk and at a fraction of the price. These rugs by Weavers Art are great examples of how the perfect rug reads as very polished and refined.

Get the Luxury Look: Rugs

A Great Chair

A wonderful chair with sinuous lines and a great leg makes for a glamorous look in any room. When you are shopping for chairs, keep the structure of the chair in mind. Look at the construction of the chair and seek interesting designs in the frame and legs. If your chair is mostly upholstered then you need to give much consideration to the fabric to ensure it will give you the luxe look you desire. These chairs from South Hill Home are a great example of a timeless elegant luxury look.

Get the Luxe Look: Elegant Chairs

Glass or Crystal Light Fixtures

A healthy dose of glass and crystal is a must for any glam space. If you're on a budget, go for light fixtures made of glass and if you want to take it to the next level, choose crystal. Interesting sculptural light fixtures are also a great way to add another layer of luxury to your living room, dining room or entryway.

Get the Luxury Look: Glass or Crystal Light Fixtures

Sources: console, two small occasional tables, bench, chandelier, two chairs, candleholder by South Hill Home; sconce, mirror, four fabric wings, two lamps by Primavera; viscose rug and silk rugs by Weavers Art; Art by Cara Barer from Bau-Xi Gallery

Lisa Worth with Steven and Chris

 

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