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A luxe look: 5 luxury home improvements

Breathe new life into your luxury home with improvements such as adding interior doors, having a bit of dimension, and even emphasizing on outdoor living.



A solid foundation in interior design principles and basics can have a dramatic effect on both the feel and the aesthetic of a space. With the basics in mind, you can add designer-inspired touches to your luxury home. From chic interior doors to architectural details, here is how you can give your home a luxurious look.

Install interior doors

If you are searching for a surefire way to elevate your home’s unique style, consider adding pocket doors to your interior. These beautiful, space-saving interior doors are anything but boring. Not only can refreshed interior doors provide privacy, but these styles of doors also make for interesting and versatile architectural elements. Plus, pocket doors can be used to create separation throughout homes with open floor plans.

Add dimension

Adding dimension to your interior living space is just one of the ways that you can create a luxury look throughout your home. To add dimension to your living space, simply give your plain interior walls a paneled look with the addition of narrow strips of molding. Called picture framing by interior experts, this treatment draws the eye to specific areas in the space. When undergoing this minor improvement, be sure to keep the edges aligned and the spacing even for an eye-pleasing and symmetrical appearance that looks like it was taken from the pages of a luxury interior design magazine.

Consider architectural details

In addition to adding dimension to your interior living spaces, considering the architectural details of the space is equally important. Architectural details give the space a luxe look. And one good place to start is the ceiling. Transform your ceiling into a focal point by embellishing the area around a light fixture attachment with a ceiling medallion. Available in various sizes and styles, ceiling medallions can be painted to complement your existing design scheme throughout your home.

Adding architectural details will give your space a luxe look. (Photo by Sandra Cohen-Rose and Colin Rose via Flickr. CC BY-SA 2.0.)

Emphasize outdoor living

Indoor-outdoor living is customary in many regions. If you have the luxury of living in a place where the weather is optimal from season to season, consider adding to your outdoor areas. Create a space to entertain or unwind with a glass of wine with a chic pergola. These outdoor additions can be used to define spaces across your landscape and can seamlessly blend the transition between the inside of your home and your outdoor living space. There are many styles and varying sizes of pergolas available, consider a style that is suited to your designscape and style of home.

Be bold with paint color

Color can say a lot about you and your home. Why opt for a neutral scheme when you can say so much more with a bold color? For the daring, consider hues of black. This color can elevate any living space in an instant and can add a touch of sophistication to any room, whether it is your home library or your kitchen. Consider pairing luxe black marble with a matte black paint color in the bathroom for a moody aesthetic. Or pair black walls with a soft-toned wood floor to add interest to a bedroom. The possibilities are endless.

Whether you opt to add drama with a dark hue like bold black paint or if you accentuate your outdoor living space with the addition of a stylish pergola, these design tips can give your luxury home a fresh designer look, no matter your budget.

DISCLAIMER: This article expresses my own ideas and opinions. Any information I have shared are from sources that I believe to be reliable and accurate. I did not receive any financial compensation for writing this post, nor do I own any shares in any company I’ve mentioned. I encourage any reader to do their own diligent research first before making any investment decisions.

Doron Levy is a Toronto-based business consultant and journalist. During his 15 year tenure working deep in the operations and marketing sides of the retail industry, Doron was impressed at the resilience and dynamics of the luxury category and began covering the industry through trade articles in 2010., That same year, he launched as a web magazine dedicated to covering all aspects of the business of luxury. The portfolio of informational websites has grown under the umbrella brand, TheTopTier Digital Media. Doron is still in the consulting business delivering training, marketing and operational solutions to up and coming elite and luxury brands.