Elegance is one of the most valued qualities for interior designers just as it is one of the most pleasing for the home owners to show off their property when they open their doors to guests. We usually tend to think that a sophisticated or elegant home requires a lot of money being spent on its interior decoration. But the truth is that any property can convey an image of elegance by applying a series of simple and inexpensive tips. These recommendations are equally valid for those who had never considered giving this impression to their home but wish to change its interior all the same.
We have already insisted on this point on other occasions but we will not stop remembering that good lighting is key in any decoration task. Natural light transmits a great feeling of peace in every room as well as throughout the house. Windows and other sources of natural light should be used to the maximum by leaving the doors open and removing any obstructions that may block the light from entering the rooms. However, it must be said that not all properties benefit from much natural light. In these cases, warm-light spotlights are used as the most suitable solution to achieve brightness with utmost elegance.
Expanding a little more from the previous note, colours also play an essential role in creating a more refined home. In fact, any tone can be elegant if it is combined with other elements, such as the style of furniture or lighting. In any case, light or neutral colours are the most used by interior decorators who seek the same sensation that we've talked about. This pattern is repeated with special interest in the bedrooms, since it has been proven that light colours contribute to relaxation and, therefore, help one rest. In the other rooms, everything will depend on the decorative style that you wish to implement.
How to create a more sophisticated home
If we read the articles about the most exclusive homes, one of the biggest emphasis is on creating a feeling of order. Apart from other fixtures and fittings, which may be of higher or lower quality, an organised home is deeply elegant. It is a task that does not require any financial investment, since it is enough to put everything in its place, otherwise it will be the residents who will not have much space. This does not mean getting rid of the cushions, ornaments or picture frames; they must simply be placed in the right order in every room.
Just as it is important for everything to be in the right place, no less relevant is knowing how to make the most of the available space. On many occasions, a larger property can convey a feeling of clutter by concentrating most of its features on a single point. Failing this, the almost empty spaces leave an impression of abandonment or lack of the cosiness that's expected from a home. Since harmony is essential in a truly elegant home, consider changing the layout of your home in order to make it more balanced.
Although the phrase "less is more" is the one that enjoys greater acceptance to create a sophisticated home, it is possible that some home owners like to combine different styles. This does not have to be inharmonious, as long as the fixtures and fittings that will be included in the decoration are carefully selected. Combining modern sofas with antique furniture or rustic style items can surprise the guests without losing elegance. Keep in mind that all the fixtures and fittings must match, either by their sizes or by their colours, otherwise the house will give the feeling of having been decorated in a random way.
Finally, we cannot forget that any decoration style or theme is dependent on the structural features of the property. A house with high ceilings can benefit from hanging lamps or windows that allow more natural light to enter the rooms. Smaller-sized houses have to make a virtue out of necessity and resort to modular types of furniture.