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How to Make Your Home Look High-End: Mastering the Art of Layering and Texture

Do you dream of giving your home a high-end look that’s both luxurious and inviting? Perhaps you’ve admired the interiors of well-designed homes and wondered how you could achieve the same level of sophistication in your own space.

So what is the secret to making a home look high-end?

Hint: it's not about throwing a bunch of money it!

The secret lies in the art of layering and adding different textures and patterns. In this post, I’ll dive into the keys to achieving a high-end look through an expert understanding of scale, texture, and layering.

Read on to discover how these elements can take your home to the next level.

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Scale Your Patterns

One of the most common slip-ups when designing an interior is choosing patterns and prints that are too small for the space. When you use small-scale patterns on large surfaces, they get lost and fail to make an impact.

Instead, choose patterns that are large enough to create a visual impact, yet not so large that they become overwhelming. Using wallpaper with a large-scale pattern will add depth to your living space, making it look more inviting and expensive.

Add Texture

Texture adds interest and depth to any room. A high-end interior uses various textures and materials to add layers of richness and soothing contrasts.

Consider incorporating different textures such as polished and matte stones, brick, roman clay, or even sustainable cork to achieve a layered and high-end look. When using fabrics, mix and match different materials to add dimension to bedspreads, pillows, and window treatments.

Create Layers

Layering is key to designing an interior that looks high-end. Using different textures, patterns, and styles, with a thoughtful approach to placement and layering, elevates the look of your home.

Adding layered elements such as throw blankets, accent pillows and window coverings can effortlessly transform your space. By adding these textile elements at the end of a major renovation project, it will soften the interior space and make it feel both luxurious and cozy.

Stay Neutral

To create a high-end look, sticking to a neutral color palette is often the preferred choice. Using neutral colors on walls and large pieces of furniture serves as a backdrop for bold accents such as colorful pillows, rugs, and artwork.

Neutral tones like beige, white, gray tones, and browns create an elegant and sophisticated atmosphere. Neutral backgrounds also prolong the lifespan of room décor, saving you time and resources.

Invest in Quality

Quality materials last longer and give your interiors a polished look. Investing in quality pieces will not only save you money in the long run but also makes a powerful statement about your style.

Consider upgrading high-traffic areas like entryways, living rooms, or kitchens but remember only to upgrade items used frequently, so your investment would be beneficial. Whether it's a statement art piece, a stunning quartz countertop, a unique chandelier, or luxurious bedding, choose items that will last and impress for years to come.

Final Thoughts

If you’re ready to elevate the look of your home and create a high-end space that reflects your style, mastering the art of layering, texture, and pattern is essential. By using a thoughtful approach to placement and layering, choosing quality finishes, and using neutral tones, you can achieve a high-end look that’s timeless and inviting.

Whether you take one tip or incorporate them all, the results will be breathtaking and impressive. Start incorporating the tips today and transform your house into the home of your dreams!

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Hi, I'm Amy, and I help clients design their dream home. With streamlined interior design services that focus on personalized designs and project management, we'll take the stress out of building a new home or large renovation project. Let's create a home that is designed perfectly for you and make your dream home a reality.


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