Everybody wants to make a great impression in their home, and there’s no better way to do this than to design your home to appear as sophisticated as possible. In this article, we’re going to look at six great ways to make your home more sophisticated, from choosing a colour theme to installing roller blinds. It’s your complete guide to residential sophistication.
1. Choose a colour theme
The most important thing to remember about sophistication is that you don’t have to spend a lot of money to achieve it. There are basic rules to follow: most importantly, your colours must be cohesive. When choosing a colour theme for your home, select two or three main colours and stick to them. It’s always good to have a feature wall in bedrooms and loungerooms; for example, three cream walls with one blue wall.
2. Install a chandelier
We might have pointed out that you don’t have to spend money to be sophisticated, but we won’t go as far as to say spending money is a bad idea altogether! Chandeliers, while not known for being a cheap addition to your decor, are about as sophisticated as it gets. Hang one in your dining room or living area and your home will appear both elegant and chic.
3. Go wireless
With so many electrical appliances in our home these days, the wires that connect them to the wall can become overwhelming. Wires were always fairly unsightly but were also considered necessary, but with wireless technologies taking over these days, wired connections are becoming less and less necessary. From computers to TVs, if it involves electricity then stop and ask yourself: can I find a wireless replacement for this?
4. Window furnishings
Windows are one of the keys to making your home seem more sophisticated. Not so much the windows themselves, but rather the role they play. During the day, you’ll want to achieve sophistication by letting light and air into the house by opening the windows; at night time, however, sophistication can be achieved through window coverings. Roller blinds are a great option as they can shift between blocking light out and letting light in, in no time at all. You could also try installing electric blinds for a more modern look — and yes, in case you were wondering, these blinds are wireless!
5. Minimise clutter
Nothing ruins the sophistication levels of your home by mess and clutter taking over the place. Make sure there’s a place for everything; if you don’t have a place, then head to a storage store to find some storage solutions. If you’re a bit of a hoarder too, consider getting rid of some of the more unnecessary items — it’s only going to sap the sophistication of your home.
6. Hang artwork
Interesting or beautiful artwork screams sophistication; it can be anything from a picturesque panoramic landscape to a fascinating portrait or even some quirky modern art. Or perhaps you want to include some photos of family and friends in lovely frames? Whatever the case, adding artwork to your home is a great way to make the home seem more warm, welcoming and sophisticated.