We all like a bit of luxury in our lives, and it makes us feel good to bring a touch of the good life into our homes. We can give even the smallest apartment a high-end look without over-stretching our wallets. Here are 4 ways to give your apartment a high-class look
First Impressions Count
The look of your apartment’s exterior does make an immediate impression, so it makes sense to buy in a good area and to keep the entrance to your home as neat and tidy as you possibly can.
For a genuine touch of luxury, you could invest in an apartment with great views, amenities and in a good area such as luxury high-rise apartments in Downtown New Brunswick, NJ, or a beachfront property in Miami. If you can, save as much as you can to buy in a great area as the location is of utmost importance when you invest in property.
Less is More
When decorating your apartment with a luxurious look, think about 5 Star hotels and how they give the impression of high class. These buildings usually have clutter-free rooms with sleek lines and clear surfaces. Clutter can make a room look unkempt and messy. A tidy room is easier to keep clean, and large, unobstructed surfaces will reflect light and will shine.
Quality Before Quantity
Don’t be tempted to buy lots of inferior products that will need to be replaced in no time. Invest your money in two or three quality products that will serve their purpose to a high standard. Always think, ‘if you buy cheap, you buy twice.’
High-quality kitchen appliances will not only look good and give your workspace a classy look but will carry out their function at a high level. For example, a Bosch conventional oven, grill, and microwave in one will do the job of three separate appliances and will probably be more reliable.
Instead of having lots of mismatched cutlery, plates, and ovenware, buy a classic white dinnerware set that will always look classy when you host dinner parties – as will some beautiful crystal wine glasses and champagne flutes. Nobody wants to drink Dom Perignon from a cloudy drinking vessel
Classy Colors and Textures
Neutral tones of grey, cream, beige and white will give a room a clean, classy look. Clashing bright colors can tend to look flashy, loud, and messy. When you are decorating your apartment – base your decor on clothes that are considered timeless such as a crisp, white cotton shirt, a little black dress, and a camel coat.
Blend softly toned painted and wallpapered walls with touches of gold or polished chrome by adding beautiful light fittings, door handles, and kitchen cabinet furniture. Lighting can create a mood and impression brilliantly. A fabulous glass chandelier will always look classier than a paper lampshade.
Sumptuous fabrics such as velvet, silk, and faux fur create a luxurious, tactile element to any space. A deep pile wall-to-wall carpet or rug will add to the opulence.