So, you’re fretting about your incoming renovation and can’t decide on any great ideas even though you’ve pinned tons of images on your Pinterest board? Welcome to renovation central – you’re going to be here awhile. But to make things easier for you – only if just in the conceptual phase – here’s a list of 5 ideas to make your home classier:
1. Light for dominant, dark for accents
The secret recipe to a classy interior design lies first and foremost in its colour scheme. Here’s the thing; the dominant palette needs to contain the lightest shade in order for the space to look really classy. But the magic really happens when you complement it with bolder accents. He living room in this image is an excellent example of this concept where the dark and light shades work well together.
2. Juxtaposed furniture
Classical design elements have an inherent beauty, but sadly they aren’t used as much in contemporary interior designs. However, this is one of those additions that can make your spaces seem infinitely graceful. Even when the rest of your ambiance is very sleek and modern, it’s still going to make a gorgeous backdrop to your classical style statement furniture.
3. A very large expanse of white
Nothing is classier than an all-white interior design. But using it extensively in public spaces can be a bit of a hazard – especially if you’re planning on, or already have a growing family. But the one space that you can easily use it in is the kitchen. High gloss laminates on cabinets, white countertops, backsplashes, and more can be easily cleaned up and look classier than ever.
4. Taupe my love
Taupe is a totally understated colour but it has so much charisma. It’s also incredibly elegant and looks absolutely classy when used within the context of a right interior design style. Usually modernism or contemporary aesthetic work really well with this color scheme. You can see an excellent example of it in this image, where the headboard, bed covers, area rug, and even the sheer curtains have been dressed in the best version of taupe.
5. Mirrors and lighting
If you’re looking for something simple and minimalist, then going for a stylish mirror and backlighting concept is going to be your best shot. Take the home gym in this image as an example. It uses the mirror and recessed lights to create a gorgeous accent wall without any frou-frou accoutrements – totally classy!