When visiting a high-end property, we expect the decor to live up to the big price tag. And yet, there are occasions when we walk away disappointed. 

 

The thing is that a house listed at a premium price will likely have a hard time finding a buyer if the interior doesn’t correspond to how much the owners are asking for. If you own a luxury residence, here are some tips to make sure your home’s decor comes up to scratch. In fact, this advice is applicable to all types of properties, no matter its market value. We can all turn our homes into castles!

Solid wood furnishings, cabinets and decor accessories strike just the right chord in a high-end residence.
Solid wood furnishings, cabinets and decor accessories strike just the right chord in a high-end residence.

Opt for Materials That Stand Out

Luxury homes go hand in hand with top-of-the-line materials. They give a noble character to any interior.

- This means forgetting about carpeting, cheap tiles and laminate flooring in favour of solid wood in exotic species of the best quality. Moreover, this natural material will add depth and distinction to a room when used as panelling over the walls.

- The kitchen’s workspace must be made of a high-end stone, like marble, for that deluxe touch, and the backsplash should cover the entire wall and not be a simple strip above the countertop.

-The furnishings should likewise embrace the motto “wood everywhere,” mixing the ebonymahogany and walnut, all complemented by well-balanced metal accents in various shimmering shades of gold, silver or copper, glamming and lightening up spaces that might feel heavy otherwise. 

Choose Stand-Out Pieces

Prestige homes gain their unique character through a minimalist style of decor in which each room is designed to showcase a few choice components. For example, rooms will be discretely decorated so that the focus is centred on a beautiful work of artaccent colours in exotic hues will be added to a white or grey scheme, and the height of a ceiling or the expansiveness of an open-concept space will be highlighted by carefully selecting the furniture to avoid the clutter that might impede the room’s comfort and functionality. Are you an art lover? Display your paintings, sculptures and other artworks sparingly to allow them—and the talent of the artists who created them—to shine.

Architectural features like exposed beams and coffered ceilings give a luxury residence extra cachet.
Architectural features like exposed beams and coffered ceilings give a luxury residence extra cachet.

Use a Timeless Decor Style as Your Backdrop

Trends come and go, and their artifacts are often best forgotten. Ideally, to avoid being a decor fashion victim, focus on styles that have withstood the test of time, adding a few up-to-date accessories, as necessary. In a large open-concept room, a modern built-in fireplace is both elegant and compact. A sober dark leather couch will make any room more opulent. A grand one-of-a-kind chandelier can grace the entryway or living room with panache without compromising the natural light coming in through the windows. A collection of antiques—sometimes acquired at high cost—can easily be granted a second life and add a touch of old-world sophistication. The ceiling can also become an important component of a luxurious decor: coffers and exposed beams give an otherwise simple room gravitas. Let us not forget to bring Mother Nature into this abundance of riches by placing here and there massive floral arrangements, the colours of the blooms chosen to complement those of the decorative elements.

Wide open spaces naturally feel more sumptuous and prestigious.
Wide open spaces naturally feel more sumptuous and prestigious.

Looks that You Can Easily Replicate

A lavish decor can be achieved in a number of ways! By keeping these rules in mind, you can easily create the style you want:

- a very bright or very dark bathroom, with a few sparkly accents

- a uniformly white room in which one wall has been entirely decorated with a bold and colourful mural

- a throw or cushions that remind one of a plush velvety headboard

- a top-quality wallpaper on the small wall of the restroom

- sumptuous wide pleated drapes that elegantly graze the floor

- generously stuffed furnishings that speak of superior comfort 

Do you now feel better equipped to give your home the high-end look?