Tips to Make Your Apartment Feel More Luxurious

Luxury is in the eye of the beholder. While it may seem like you have less flexibility to decorate your apartment, you can still make the space unique if you’re creative.

Adding touches of opulence and paying attention to detail will help you design the luxury apartment of your dreams.

The living room of a luxury apartment with rugs, furniture, plants, and wooden flooring

Install Mirrors

Hanging mirrors in a room makes the space feel bigger, especially when the mirrors face windows and reflect natural light. Set up a gallery wall with mirrors of different shapes and sizes. Stick with simple frames for a clean look or try a maximalist approach with ornate frames. Then, play with the angles by installing a floor-length mirror in a corner instead of flush against a wall.

Decorate the Walls

If your landlord or property management team doesn’t allow painting, you’ll need to think outside the box to create the transformational magic of paint.

You could use stick-on wall art and decals that are easy to peel off. Or try temporary wallpaper in rich jewel tones and intricate patterns for an extra touch of luxury.

Hanging tapestries is another way to quickly enhance the style of a room. Choose from images, abstract art or textured fabric to add visual appeal.

Update Lighting

Swap existing lighting fixtures for something more intricate or modern in metallic, antique or matte finishes. Exchange single-hanging bulbs for chandeliers and multi-bulb lamps for basic free-standing lights.

Traditional apartment lighting can be harsh, leaving your home feeling cold and sterile. So, install yellow-tone bulbs to create warmth. Replace traditional table and floor lamps with wall sconces or strings of lights.

Use Different Textures

Take your pillows, blankets, drapes and area rugs to the next level by swapping cotton and linen for more luxurious fabrics.

Here are some examples:

  • Chiffon or velvet drapes
  • Silk or velvet pillows
  • Cashmere blankets
  • Leather ottomans
  • Fur or cashmere rugs
  • Silk lampshades

Experiment with metallic fabrics, embroidery and fringe to add dimension to your apartment.

Add Fragrance

Add more sensory layers to your environment with candles, oil diffusers, wax melts, incense or aroma sticks. Placing candles in front of mirrors creates a soft glow. Just consult your landlord regarding the policy on open flames before lighting candles.

Switch scents to suit your mood or the season. Try woody or amber notes if you want something musky; citrus and florals are brighter scents.

Keep Houseplants

Surrounding yourself with houseplants can positively impact your health as well as your aesthetic. Greenery makes your apartment feel more open, vibrant and literally more alive. Keep it simple with green leaves and vines or include bright colors with flowering plants. If you’re away for long periods and can’t care for live plants, buy high-quality silk plants.

As long as the sunlight is sufficient, you can keep houseplants virtually anywhere in your apartment. Position them at different heights to draw the eye and create interest.

That could include placing plants:

  • In a floor stand
  • On your coffee table
  • Atop your fridge or cabinets
  • In bookshelves
  • On windowsills

Customize Your Apartment at Ardent Communities

Are you looking for an apartment in Columbus, Ohio? At Ardent, we have several luxury living communities in and around the Columbus metropolitan area. Each suite is a blank slate and has plenty of space so you can customize your apartment to your preference. View our apartments and schedule a tour.

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