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6 Tips to Spruce up Your Luxury Home Interior Design

Luxury Home Interior DesignOne of the best parts about having a luxury home, besides getting to live in it every day, is keeping up with the latest in luxury home design trends.

When your home is a work of art itself, it probably doesn’t need too much interior design on a day to day basis—but switching things up can keep your home décor interesting, and it’ll surely impress your guests.

 

Read on for 6 tips to spruce up your luxury home’s interior design and get started with your mini interior transformations today!

Add molding & trim

If you’re loving the luxury feel, but some rooms in your home just aren’t as impressive as others, one quick and relatively inexpensive way to make a room feel grander is to add molding and trim.

Baseboards start at the floor and run the perimeter of the room; you can choose baseboards that are anywhere from 3 to 8 inches high. If you have ceilings that are higher than the usual 8 feet, go with a larger baseboard.

Casing is a trim that frames windows and door frames. Think of casing as a way to spice up the entrance from one room to the next.

Crown molding is the trim that runs along the space in the room where the walls meet the ceiling. Choose a crown molding that’s about an inch thicker than your baseboard, with a similar cut-out design.

To give your room a truly regal feel, add a chair or picture rail. Picture rails are a thin molding that go a few feet higher than your head and were traditionally used to hang photos in older homes, hence the name. Chair rails run around the room at chair height, about 36 inches off the ground, and will give your room a formal feel.

Highlight a focal pointHighlight a Focal Point in Your Luxury Home

Chances are, the rooms in your luxury home are quite large; this can make decorating them a little bit difficult and result in a slightly non-cohesive design. To make sure you’re decorating your rooms in a way to highlight their grandeur and beauty, choose a focal point in each room to highlight.

Focal points can often be an architectural detail, such as a fireplace or a large bay window. Choose the focal point in each room and center the décor around that feature. Choose colors and styles that compliment and point to those features, and even arrange furniture to be facing towards that specific piece of architecture.

Consider the lighting

According to HGTV, one quick way to make a room feel instantly luxurious is to adjust the lighting. Consider this when you choose curtains: you want the sunlight to stream in, but you may also want a heavier material for privacy. Consider two layers of curtains.

Also, it’s a good idea to have a dimmer on every switch to be able to take the space from comfortable to cozy and romantic with just the click of a button.

Fill your spaces with lamps and candles, too, so that there are plenty of options when it comes to your lighting, depending on the occasion!

Fresh flowers & plants

How to Decorate a Luxury Home with PlantsA simple vase of fresh flowers, or a potted plant or two in the kitchen and living area, can completely transform your home. Pick up some flowers at the local farmers’ market every week and keep them in rotation at your home. Your home will feel more like a luxury spa than just your home, and your guests are sure to be impressed.

Choose warm color palettes

When it comes to the colors in your home, luxury is often synonymous with warmth. So, choose warm colors, like beige, saturated red, and even deep greens.

Don’t be afraid to accent with white paint (in the moldings, especially), and don’t be afraid to try something new in a room that isn’t making you feel your best.

Upgrade your furniture

Furniture is about 80% of the design of any given room, so if you want to give your home a truly luxurious feel, you’ll need to pick out some luxurious furniture!

Go for pieces that are plush and oversized, choosing large sectionals that are big and comfy, chairs for the sitting area that you can curl up in, and plush rugs to keep the space cozy. You might think of furniture in a luxury home as ultra-sleek, modern pieces, but it will actually up the luxury ante if you choose lush upholstery and large, comfy, inviting pieces.

Check out our blog for more tips on perfecting your luxury home design! And if you’re looking to buy or sell your luxury home, call on Mandi Lee at Fripp and Harbor Island Properties. Lee will help you find the perfect home for you and your family. Click here to view our luxury listings and call 843-301-0819 today to speak with Lee today!

5 Tips to Help You Sell Your Luxury Home

Selling Your Luxury Home on Fripp IslandSelling a luxury home can feel like an uphill battle, especially in a buyer’s market. Getting buyers to pay top dollar for your luxury home, even if it’s the nicest in the area, can be tricky: the key to a quick and successful sale is to get your potential buyers to see the value that the home truly has.

At Fripp & Harbor Island Properties, we understand the luxury home selling process all too well and if you’re looking to upgrade your home, relocate, or move inland, then here are some tips that will help you find success on the market!

#1: Stage your luxury home for success

Sure, your luxury home has all of the most sought-after features and is in a great location, but it will sit on the market if a potential buyer can’t picture themselves in the home, and that’s where staging comes in.

Staging is even more important with a high dollar value luxury home because there are amazing features to showcase and, like with any home, you have to give each room a purpose.

You may think that your home is objectively gorgeous (and we probably wouldn’t disagree) but selling a luxury home appeals to a very specific clientele. Think back to when you made the purchase; what was it about the home that caught your eye and was enticing enough to reel you in?

Stagers will recommend that you remove personal effects, so that the home feels like a blank slate that potential buyers can picture themselves vacationing in.

It’s important that you’re showcasing the home’s many amenities during the staging process. Make sure that the formal dining room has a large, elegant table that can host many. That soaking tub in the master bathroom should be the focal point of the space and make sure to highlight walk-in closets with seating and mirrored vanity tables.

#2: Marketing tactics to help you on the housing market

Highlight the Unique Features of Your Luxury HomeOnce your home is staged, it’s important to make sure it’s properly marketed to the right people. To get started with your marketing, make sure that your home has professional photos taken, and consider asking your photographer to build a virtual tour.

Professional lighting and design are key to creating photographs that will entice luxury home buyers from around the country. Highlight your home’s unique features, and don’t forget to snap some photos of the incredible views.

Part of your marketing plan may or may not include an open house—some experts say that having an open house at a luxury home for sale can actually diminish its perceived value. Talk with your real estate agent before you decide, but don’t be over eager and schedule an open house right away.

Chances are, it’ll be a great opportunity for nosy neighbors to check out your guest bathrooms, and serious buyers won’t attend.

#3: When is the optimal time to sell your luxury home?

Selling a luxury home has a lot to do with good timing: choose the most optimal time of year depending on the weather to sell your home.

Listing your home at the most opportune time means that more buyers will be interested to see it—if you list during a lull in the market, you run the risk of sitting on the market for too long. Once those buyers come around during the better weather, they may wonder why your home has been on the market for so long.

#4: Why should people want to live there?

Just as important as the number of bedrooms, bathrooms and amenities is the lifestyle that your home and neighborhood will offer to buyers. If your home is in a private community that offers tennis courts, swimming pools, and a golf course to members, make sure that those items are called out in the listing.

Remember that your buyers are looking for a certain kind of lifestyle when they purchase your home, so be sure to call out the top-rated restaurants, local shopping, and other leisurely activities that buyers will enjoy when they move to the area.

#5: Is the price right for the luxury home market?

Pricing your Luxury HomeFinally, in order to quickly sell your home, but ensure that you get the best return on your investment, it’s important to price your home fairly. If you’re unaware of what the market has been looking like in recent months, ask your realtor to advise.

It’s important to forego the typical pricing methods, like price per square foot, since luxury homes are so unique, even to one another in the same neighborhood.

Make sure you get the price right: a reduction won’t look good to buyers and remember that your pool of potential buyers will be smaller than if your home were a bit less expensive.

If you’re looking to sell your luxury home in the Fripp Island area, contact Mandi Lee at Fripp & Harbor Island Properties today. She will not only navigate the housing market with you, she will expertly advertise and stage your home. Lee’s knowledge and experience in this market will ensure that you get top dollar for your luxury home. Give Lee a call at 843-301-0819 today to learn more about selling your Fripp Island home!