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HOW TO DESIGN LUXURY WITHOUT BREAKING THE BANK

August 1st, 2016

At Casa Forma we specialise in luxury interior design and have been fortunate enough to work on some of the most captivating buildings and projects the world has ever seen. From luxury apartments in Mayfair, hotels in Saudi Arabia to a private yacht in Monaco the Casa Forma team have worked on some incredible locations and projects.

However you don’t need to break the bank to create a sense of luxury in your home so today we thought we would share some of our best luxury design tips…on a budget.

Luxury Colours

Colours in your home are what create the first, and biggest impression. If you want to create a luxurious feel you need to choose colours well.

Whites and Creams are, perhaps surprisingly for some, some of the best colours to create that luxury feel. They create a sense of space and when you combine them with colours such as black and gold you create an opulent image. Reflective colours and surfaces create a very luxurious feel and even if you can’t splash for white marble floors and black marble walls there are plenty of similarly textured materials available on the market.

 If this style isn’t you then invest in rich dark colours like reds and browns which create the impression of old fashioned riches. These colours work exceptionally for a traditional design rich with antiques and wood trimmings.

Modern Luxury Design

If you are trying to design modern luxury then you don’t have to spend tens of thousands. Many modern materials are relatively cheap to acquire. We’d recommend you start with light and reflective colours and then supplement them with nice clean glass. Glass shelving works brilliantly as do glass coffee tables and mirrors. Once this is in place add in spotlighting around the room with downlights along the edges of walls and within shelving. This will combine to create a wonderfully light area that feels open but also refined and sophisticated.

In terms of furniture and decorations anything clean will work well with these styles of design. Ornaments with one or two rich colours work well though you can still use antiques and art alongside this style of design.

Classical Luxury Design

Classical luxury design can use whites and creams or rich dark colours supplemented with gold gilt and rich ornamentation. If you want to recreate the classical feel of palaces and French opulence then rich dark colours and gilts are for you. You’ll want to look for reproduction baroque furniture with extensive carved ornamentation to really capture that feel – upholstered in rich dark fabrics. If you want a more modest elegance opt for lots of dark woods and traditional leather upholstered furniture. This create the retiring room feel that many of us crave to escape the world.

In terms of ornamentation classical is surprisingly easy – rich vases, gilt framed art and antiques are your friends here and we couldn’t recommend beautiful old books enough!

Hopefully these tips will start inspiring you with your own designs. And if you need help don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Author: Faiza Seth

Casa Forma Luxury Interior Design Console Table & Hallway Mirror
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