Quick and Easy Ways to Make a Room Look Luxurious

author/source: Niki Harvey

Photo Courtesy of Pexels Lincense CC0It can be quite a challenge to make a room look more luxurious, but with some expert guidance, you can do it in a breeze. And the best part is you don’t need to break the bank. So, from finding good art pieces to the finishing touches, here are some handy suggestions.

Add Natural Materials

Natural materials are always a go-to feature for adding a touch of elegance to any room. Mixing natural with artificial is quite a skill, but it comes off rather decadent when you nail it. Lighting, fittings, and furniture are all good examples. And if your bathroom comes off a little harsh and uninviting, try adding a rust red shower curtain to warm and soften the clinical, sanitized, and cold feel of hard tile. Small additions like this can make you feel like you want to be in the room.

Find Art You Feel Complements the Room

Wall art is probably the most subjective medium there is. Whether you are looking to get into investment pieces or just want something to tie the room together, you can’t go wrong if it is complementary. From thrift store $5 pieces to art that costs thousands of dollars, it is how it makes you feel that matters. The reason for this is that anyone viewing the art is likely to feel differently than you, so the rule here is to go with your gut and consider the impact Photo Courtesy of Akram Huseynyou want.

Less is More to Make a Room Look Luxurious

Clutter is the enemy of modern, spacious, and inviting home decor. Like a well-dressed movie set, everything in your room should be there for a reason. Whether it’s to draw attention and focus, practicality, or sentimental feelings, there needs to be a joyous association with an item. But clutter can begin to accumulate without even knowing it, so you need to keep tabs on it. Really think about what item will add or remove from the room when deciding to buy.

Try a Few Finishing Touches

There are many simple finishing touches you can do to take a room to another level. The key is making sure you add these only when necessary and in the right way so they don’t feel like clutter. For example, a trio of tealights on a dresser can add a wonderful ambiance to a room without detracting from the decor. Flowers with complementary colors in front of a window can give a room an instant facelift but avoid fake plants and vinyl flowers at all costs.

Don’t Forget the Windows

Window dressing is one of the most overlooked parts of room decor. Curtains and blinds should always be included as part of the design rather than an afterthought. After all, the window is a large focal point and can, therefore, impose itself on a room. Additionally, the style of window dressing must match the rest of the decor, or it will look out of place. Eclectic and Bohemian styles have their place, but they often don’t exude or convey luxury in most types of rooms.


Natural materials like wood and linens can make a room look luxurious pretty easily. Yet you must also pay attention to clutter, and don’t forget about the window dressing of the room.