3 Ways to Add Extra Sophistication to Your Home

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Are you looking to add that extra “oomph” to your home? Are you wanting something that looks mature and feels timeless? Well, sophistication is going to take you a long way. While nowadays, fast homeware runs rampant, you’re simply never going to go wrong with sticking with something more traditional or contemporary. So, what are some ways you can add that extra bit of sophistication to your home? While you don’t necessarily need to hire an architect to transform your home, sometimes just focusing on the interior can be more than enough. So, here are three things you can do today to ramp up the sophistication.

Start Off By Incorporating Artwork

Artwork gallery wall hung above a brown leather sofa

Adding artwork to your home is one of the easiest ways to add elegance. The right art piece can tell a story about your interests and values while also adding a pop of colour. If you don’t want to hang a full gallery wall, try smaller prints or framed photographs instead. A few pieces of the same style can create a cohesive look and elevate your space without looking overdone.

If you’re going for a bold, sophisticated aesthetic, large geometric and floral prints can make a huge impact. However, you can always go with something more pictorial if that’s what speaks to you more.

This can even be statues or busts, but overall, artwork adds sophistication, and it has a way of making a home appear more expensive. You can always search online or even head to your local antique shop for ideas. 

Be sure to consider lighting when choosing your art – you’ll want to make sure it looks its best!

Texture is Everything

Texture in a living room designed by Karen Knox of Making Spaces

Interior Designer Karen Knox of Making Spaces chose Folded Paper from Anaglypta for her client’s living room

They say that lighting and colour are what impact the atmosphere in a space, but honestly, you can’t skip out on the texture either. Adding texture to your space is a favourite design trend that can take your space from bland to gorgeous. It can feel tricky to successfully incorporate texture into your decor without it feeling overwhelming or disjointed, but this simple decor trick is an easy way to transform any room.

Mix a variety of textures to create visual interest. For example, a modern art print framed in a vintage frame or a flatweave basket on a shelf can add an interesting contrast to the smooth lines of modern furniture and décor. 

Using natural materials in the home, such as rattan, jute, and linen can add depth and dimension to any space. Whether you’re decorating with vintage finds or new home furnishings, layering different materials and textures is an easy way to elevate your decor. It’s not just about being trendy, but this is also going to nail the style that you’re going for. An example, industrial decor offers “cold and hard” textures while boho style offers more soft textures due to the natural homewares available. 

Go for Something Glamorous

Art Deco Interiors Eichholtz Aldgate Sofa - Ecru Velvet from Sweetpea & Willow

Eichholtz Aldgate Sofa Ecru Velvet

Sophistication isn’t always about being rigid and clean; sometimes, it’s also about going bold and having something glamorous. Choosing furniture with a luxe fabric like velvet can add a touch of sophistication to your home. This luxurious material is soft to the touch and easy to clean, making it a great choice for homes with kids.

You can also play with animal motifs in your decor with tiger, zebra, or cheetah print rugs or accent pillows to create a glamorous look. Adding metallic finishes can also be a great way to elevate your space.

 This can be done with gold sconces, mercury glass vases, or even a mirrored accent table. Just make sure you don’t go too overboard; you want some pops here and there unless you’re after something more eclectic, that is.

I’d love to know how you have added sophistication to your home and what that means to you so please do leave a comment below.

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