How to Spell Luxury
Add a level of elegance, charm or luxury to your furnished property with a few select details. Your executive guests will appreciate the styling and comfort efforts put into the property which translates into value and therefore the price you can charge. These add-ons need not be expensive notwithstanding the quality standard you are after and can really bring the property up a notch or two.
Instead of artwork (or too much of it) try gorgeous mirrors. Strategically placed, mirrors can provide a “soul” into the property enhancing the illusion of space and/or reflecting an inspiring view.
Add Some Bling
Add some “bling” to either a dining area (chandelier), bedroom or bath (ceiling light fixture) or new fixtures to replace boring ceiling pendants. The prefered spot is over the dining table but I have seen bathrooms and bedrooms come alive with this addition. The new fixture beautifully captures and reflects light, creating a perfect ambiance anywhere you put it. This blingy bright spot need not be an expensive crystal chandelier – a simpler style with a bit of bling will certainly do. The example shows a drum chandelier with shade.
Comfort is Luxury
Add a padded headboard to your bed set-up. This will be far more comfortable for your guests than trying to prop up pillows so one can sit in bed and read or watch TV.
Again, this need not be expensive. Something practical and colour coordinated with your existing scheme will work well and add that extra touch of luxury that beds without lack.
Adequate lighting, especially in the living room will be a big bonus to your property. Unless your space is unusually large, ditch the old fashioned lamps on end tables that you may be using now, especially if your space is compact. A decent floor lamp, with arching tree-like branches or arms will provide everything the room will need while embracing modern trends.
These pieces come in usually 3 or 5 bulb configurations. For task lighting where you need sufficient light for reading, writing or working on your devices all bulbs can be on at once. Then, when more ambient lighting is needed, only one or two bulbs need be lit to provide that. These lamps do not take up much space and the arms or branches can be twisted and turned as needed to provide the best light, Highly recommended especially for small spaces.
Add a Pop of Colour
If you have chosen light or grey colours as part of your living room scheme try adding a pop of colour with select decorator cushions. Not too many, like one or two (matching) in total. Colour brings a little life into the picture and it shows your guests you have put some thought and care into enhancing their environment. If your colors are dark you might go for a contrasting balance when choosing your decorator cushions.
Do not buy faux fur/fur pillows – never! They may look cute at first, but over time they will start to look dirty as some are hard to clean plus the wear and tear will make they look ratty. They will remind people of a pet that is not cared for so I would avoid.