Unfettered grace, stylistic appeal, and understated beauty – these are three things that every chic home has. But these are all abstract concepts. How do you actually emulate this elegant vibe in your homes? What design elements do you need to make this aesthetic tangible? Well, today we’ve compiled a list of 5 design elements that all chic homes have in common for your perusal. Let’s take a look:
1. Understated colours
Everybody knows that neutral colour schemes are the epitome of trendy, but very few people understand that these understated colours can make your spaces look inherently chic. There’s a very effortless grace in the intensity of neutral hues that makes the spaces look neat and sophisticated. So, this is the first design element that you must partake in to ensure a chic vibe.
2. Accenting with shapes
When it comes to accents, most homeowners only opt for the conventional bold colours to add some contrast. But did you know that there is a better way to add a chic aura to your homes? It’s by using shapely accents. These include stylish statement light fixtures, carvings on furniture elements, patterned or carved wall décor, etc.
3. Unexpected boldness
While the neutral palette is used to emulate a sense of understated sophistication, having an unexpected bold statement element can enhance this chic appeal. It can be introduced in the form of a large statement art piece, a drop chandelier, a stunning aluminum-glass door, or something else entirely. Try to be as unpredictable as possible in your interpretations.
4. Natural textures always win
Natural textures like jute, sisal, hemp, wood, and more have the ability to make a space look very organic. This seamless sophistication can be complemented by a minimal or modern look to deliver a unique take on chic visuals. You can also complement these textures with innovative lighting techniques to imbue them with a sense of glamour.
5. Mirrors never fail
Lastly, there’s another fail-safe way to make your homes as glam as possible: it’s by using reflective mirrors as a design element. These are incredibly attractive, make the space look larger than it actually is, and are pretty attractive on the whole.