How to Achieve a Luxurious Interior Design


Home improvement is an American pastime. Its popularity has only accelerated throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. As of 2018, the average American homeowner spends $7,560 annually on improving their homes.

Achieving a luxurious interior design is about more than just buying expensive furniture. Designs must be cohesive across your entire abode. Of course, great interior design is easier said than done. If you’re wondering how to achieve a luxurious interior design, here’s your guide on how to do it.

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Declutter Your Home

The definition of luxury has changed over the years. The early to mid-20th century years saw luxury defined by massive cabinets filled with curiosities. Today, things have changed.

Modern luxury interiors all have one thing in common: a significant lack of clutter.

Keep your design simple. With three out of four Americans completing a home improvement project since the start of COVID-19, now has never been a better time to check what’s in your home and what needs to go.

Removing clutter can be as simple as removing stacks of mail and magazines, but if you want to go further, it might be time to remove bigger items from your home.

For example, does it make sense to have two wardrobes if you only use one of those wardrobes daily?

Decluttering means thinking about what you use semi-regularly and anything not falling into this category needs to go.

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Add Bespoke Furniture to Your Home

Any home improvement magazine will have images of interior designs that make your mouth water. But what makes these homes different from yours?

You may notice natural focal points forming on these images. Most of the time, this is because of a particular element within the image. Often, it’s a type of custom furniture.

Bespoke furniture makes a living space truly yours. It’s a hallmark of luxury because few people have the time and trouble of having their furniture made from scratch.

Engage a custom furniture maker in your area to discuss your ideas. Bespoke furniture is designed to last and acts as a talking point for guests visiting.

Your furniture maker can run through a range of ideas and incorporate 3D modeling to give you an idea of what your home could look like with a piece of custom furniture.

For example, if you’re thinking about custom Amish furniture, your furniture maker can use augmented reality technology to examine what your room might look like. It’s a process that saves you both time and resources.

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Brighten Up Your Throw Pillows

Throw pillows are the secret weapon of the interior designer. They can add color, texture, and patterns to an otherwise bland room.

Mix your design with attractive scatter cushions, such as patterned fabrics, metallic fabrics, or a new texture. Just make sure you stick to your established color scheme.

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Change Out the Fixtures

The little details make all the difference in a home’s interior design. One of the simplest ways to obtain a luxury home interior is to add some opulence through your fixtures.

Switching out some of the lights, whether it involves splurging on a chandelier or upgrading the look to something more contemporary, is a cost-effective way of transforming your home.

The same goes for some of your existing furniture pieces. For example, polishing or upgrading the handles or feet are small embellishments that take your home design to the next level.

Create More Light

Luxury implies space to spread your wings. While knocking out an exterior wall and expanding your home’s total living space may be a step too far for your budget, you can still give off the impression of a more spacious home with the way you utilize light.

Lighter areas make spaces feel bigger than they really are. Bringing in more natural light, painting the walls in lighter colors, and adding an ornate mirror are just some statement alterations you can make.

Update Your Window Dressing

One of the pillars of luxurious interior design is beautifully dressed windows. Within luxury homes, you will nearly always see windowsills with trim or dress curtains framing the windowpanes.

Try moving the curtain rail as close to the ceiling as possible to add height to a room. Then, dress the window using extended-length curtains to reinforce the impression further. For a chic look, stick with neutral-colored curtains.

Window trim is another option if curtains aren’t for you. Select a dark wood or charcoal trim to create a fantastic contrast throughout the room.

Give Your Home a New Coat of Paint

A new coat of paint can go a long way to improving your home. Changing dark walls to light and light walls to dark is an easy way of revitalizing a tired home design.

Be mindful that if you decide to lighten some dark-colored walls, you’ll need more coats of paint to cover everything up.

Try to avoid bold colors. Wall colors work best when they sit within the neutral area of the spectrum. For example, beige, grey, and cinnamon are colors that work within any home.

Consider adding a colorful backsplash or retiling the walls for your kitchen or bathroom.

Incorporate Underfoot Luxury

What makes a luxury interior design?

Your home shouldn’t just look luxurious. It should be luxurious. How you feel is just as important as the first impression someone gets when walking into your living room.

Splurge on a plush area rug to centralize the design of a room. Get the best you can afford and follow these rules on rug placement:

·        Ensure an area rug is 36” wider than a table on all sides to avoid coming into contact with any chairs.

·        The rug should be big enough in the living room so that the furniture’s front legs can stand on top of it.

·        Room-sized rugs should have 16” to 24” of space between the edge of the rug and the wall on all sides.


Beautifying your home doesn’t have to mean tearing out the walls and replacing every piece of furniture. Instead, simple changes go a long way to transforming the look and feel of any home. Thanks to Craftsman Amish Furniture for consulting.

What are your top tips for taking your home’s décor to the next level?


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