Whether brand new or decades old, many luxury properties in Southern California have been built with a certain classic elegance in mind and their interiors should often reflect that. Designing the luxury interior of a home may sound like a challenge, but when the project is broken down into minute tasks and objectives you will be pleasantly surprised to see everything come together in a way that not only exudes luxury, but also your own personal style.
If you’re looking to instill a sense of sophistication that will stand the test of time, read on for a few tips.
Root your design.
The first place that many interior designers start when tackling a room is thinking about what they want to accomplish with the space. Design isn’t simply about making a space look good, it’s about solving a problem. Whatever the solution may be, it should be personal so that it works for you.
Take the living room as an example. Perhaps the ultimate goal you want to achieve is to create an inviting space that inspires conversation and relaxation. Once you determine what you ultimately want out of your space, you can get started designing.
Start with good “bones.”
Accents such as wall colors, accessories, pillows and art can all be easily changed out as styles come and go, but the “bones” of your home cannot be changed out so easily. Design the “bones,” or the walls, floors and ceilings, of your home to be permanent. Opt for finishes and materials that you will be able to live with for a long time and that will easily blend and complement different decor styles.
Natural materials, such as stone, fine woods and marbles, are considered some of the most versatile materials that will convey a sense of beauty for many years to come. Incorporate these materials throughout your home and let the natural beauty exude throughout your home.
Keep it clean.
It is nearly impossible for your home to seem luxurious and timeless if the space is cluttered with furniture, trinkets, books or papers. Keeping your home open, spacious and as organized as possible is a surefire way to keep its look refined. This doesn’t mean you have to break your neck keeping every surface clean, but it’s rather a systematic approach to your life. Keep your furniture minimal and purposeful. Don’t let yourself be bogged down by the amount of stuff you have.
Keep it personal.
Perhaps the most important rule to timeless luxury design is to keep it close to your heart. Trends are changing all the time, but that doesn’t mean you have to go chasing a new one every time. You don’t have to incorporate Pantone’s color of the year or any “in” pattern if it doesn’t fit with your personal style, in fact it’s better if you don’t. Keep your home’s design personal and you’ll love it for much longer.
Are you looking for a Laguna Beach luxury home to personalize to your own tastes? If so, contact us today. Our property experts are ready to help you find your dream home.