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Adding more style to a luxury home

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While most high-end homes already exude style and sophistication, we always want things to look fresh and exciting. When it comes to sprucing up a luxury home, you don’t need to hire a world-class designer or spend a fortune just to create a new look.

There are many ways to enhance a luxury home’s appearance just by using strategic styling techniques and a few simple adjustments in order to create a polished look without needing costly, time-consuming renovations.

Here are a few effective ways to add more style to your luxury home:

Add throw pillows to create more variety

Sofas, chairs, drapes, and throw pillows that all have the same fabric and design will make any space look drab and boring. To add more dimension, replace any bland-looking throw pillows with ones in a variety of sizes and textures. If you’re color-averse, you don’t need to go all out – just look for shades that have a subtle variation of the space’s neutrals to create a livelier look.

Hues such as mustard, lilac, and dusty pink are terrific choices if you want to create a fresher, brighter look without needing a brighter palette.


It sounds simple, but decluttering is one of the best ways to spruce up your home’s appearance. Look at areas like your bookshelf or mantelpiece, and try to reduce the number of items it currently has. Too much stuff can create a chaotic, unorganized look.

Reduce the number of accessories and collected possessions and try to retain only a few favorites that match perfectly with the space.

Add a fresh coat of paint

A new color for your walls can help create a custom, personalized look. Adding a fresh coat of paint to a room or a single wall is an easy DIY project that can revitalize any space.

You’ll be surprised by how much of a transformative effect a crisp off-white or a cool gray shade can have on a space.

Freshen up with some flowers

You don’t need to look for an extravagant flower arrangement to add more sophistication to your space. Even a simple bouquet from your local grocery store can be enough to add some style. Arranging the flowers and selecting the right vase is key. Separate the bouquet by stem type so you can create simple, small flower arrangements which you can use to decorate different rooms around your home.

It’s a simple, budget-friendly trick that can create a significant impact on your home. In case you can’t find bouquets at the grocery, try to get a few trimmings from trees or plants in your backyard, and place them in a floor or table vase. Adding more greenery is an excellent way to brighten up your space and create a cozy, comfortable vibe.

Use curtains to accentuate ceiling height

Many high-end homes feature natural light-filled interiors with soaring ceilings. To achieve the same look and feel, attach a curtain rod as close to the ceiling as possible, not a few inches above the actual window frame. This draws the eye higher towards the ceiling, allowing you to maximize your space’s ceiling height and create a loftier look.

Use surface styling

One of the most widely used trends today in professional interior design is surface styling, an excellent way to create that inviting, lived-in look. From your fireplace mantel to nightstand, bookcase to coffee table, it’s those simple yet elegant touches that can define any space’s overall look.

Edit down the number of decorative accessories in each room. Once you’ve selected your favorites, arrange them in a stylish manner. If you’re surface styling a coffee table, candles, books, and small accessories are perfect. Remember to think about scale, as pieces that are too small might seem insignificant, and could make your table look disorganized. Larger pieces on the other hand, tend to overwhelm the table, creating a cluttered look.

Buy new lamp shades

Look for alternatives to replace the stock shade bundled with your lamp to add more dimension and customize the look of standard store-bought lamps. It’s a great, affordable way to create a more personalized style for any room, and can help you fine-tune your overall design just by choosing a lampshade that matches the room’s look and feel.

In the market for the best luxury waterfront homes in Long Beach Island? If you’re looking for the perfect home in the area, call Craig and Sharon Stefanoni of Berkshire Hathaway Zack Shore Realtors today! Get in touch with the team at 609.432.1104, or send an email to CStefanoni(at)ZackShore(dotted)com.