Luxury Finishing Touches your Home Needs this Season
Season’s greetings! We are getting closer to the festivities now, so it’s the perfect time to embrace all the golds, luxurious surfaces, textiles, textures and more. Which is why I’m delighted to be partnering with luxury interior design specialists, Juliettes Interiors, on a post all about adding those all important finishing touches to your home.
This exclusive design house leads the way in high end interior design, contemporary furniture, luxury lighting, glamorous occasional pieces and home accessories. Visit the showroom in Chelsea or browse online where their new website is filled with amazing products to inspire you. Although the majority of pieces are made specially to order, if you’re keen to enhance your home before the Christmas guests arrive, make sure to check the ‘In Stock‘ collection where you can order items more quickly.
In the meantime, let’s delve a into the ways you can easily enhance the luxe level in your home:
Gold adds warmth to a room and a gorgeous glow, so below I’ve picked out a few pieces from Juliettes Interiors that effortlessly achieve this:
Introducing gold can give a high end and luxurious look to your home, but there is a balance as to how much gold you want to layer into your home.
To keep things classic, it’s best not to overdo the metallic look and maybe consider pairing it with a darker colour for contrast. Gold looks particularly good against black if you are trying to achieve a tasteful and exclusive look.
Lamps with gold bases, gleaming vases and dishes are all ideal decorative details to place around a room. Another idea is to display gold framed mirrors or paintings. You could serve cocktails from a brass bar cart, or decorate your Christmas tree with gilded accessories and gift-wrapped presents beneath.
Create An Inviting Ambience
At this time of year, you wish your guests to have a memorable time. So the front of house should make a really good impression on arrival. Decorate the front door with a charming garland or door wreath. Dried hydrangeas and eucalyptus are popular this year, but a traditional holly wreath never fails to deliver also. Trees can be adorned with twinkling lights to give a festive welcome. Large candle lanterns nestled together on the doorstep add a magical quality and beckon guests into your festive home.
Enjoying a luxury-style Christmas is all about comfort and being indulgent. To make a trip to your abode extra special for guests, consider those little touches that will leave a long-lasting impression and add to everyone’s enjoyment. It could be details such as giving a very personal welcome gift on arrival, lighting some beautifully scented candles or adding sumptuous faux fur throws to the sofa where guests can relax.
It’s the finishing touches in a room that brings everything together; art work on the walls, vases with flowers and exquisite cushions, such these beautiful large Star cushions – and a pair could be yours in Juliettes Interiors Christmas Giveaway:
This fantastic giveaway prize is a pair of stunning, co-ordinating luxury star cushions with a retail value of £132 each. All entry details can be found here and the competition closes at midnight on Monday 16th December. (One name will be drawn at random at 9.00 am on Tuesday 17th and the cushions will be dispatched on Wednesday 18th December.)
Other finishing touches could be the addition of a new armchair in buttoned velvet; it could be just the style statement your living room needs. Or alternatively, an eye-catching mirror for the wall or a plush rug could help in adding a finished feel to your room.
Juliettes Interiors says: “There’s nothing better than a luxury rug to finish a room. Our beautiful rugs feel amazing under foot — a luxurious statement of style and quality.”
Make sure you have the fire roaring and surfaces such as side tables, coffee tables and sideboards are adorned with tealights and dishes holding snacks and luxury chocolates.
If people are staying over, make an extra special effort in the guest room. Make the bed as luxurious as you can with boutique hotel bedding, a luxurious throw and extra items such as fluffy towels. A selection of snacks such as indulgent biscuits, chocolates, bottle of water and maybe some fizz would be thoughtful. In the bathroom, put your very best hand towels and soap. (A luxury handcream is a nice touch, too.)
Entertaining with Style
If you are lucky you may have a home bar which will come into its own when entertaining at this time of year. Alternatively, a selection of favourite tipples looks so much nicer in elegant glass decanters. Collect a few together on a beautiful decorative tray and serve cocktails from a chic drinks trolley. I love this Contemporary Stainless Steel Trolley with Black Glassfrom Juliettes Interiors:
The dining table is somewhere you can go to town to impress guests. Lovely table linens, your finest tableware and cutlery, glasses polished to perfection and a stunning floral centrepiece with candleabra. These are all wonderful elements for guests to savour whilst enjoying a festive meal.
Juliettes Interiors says: “From large hurricane lamps to ornate, nickel-finish candelabra, no matter what you are looking for, our experts can find the right candle holders, lanterns and candelabra to create the perfect look for your home.”
You could add individual place cards with a small gift on each plate for a truly special touch. Consider dressing your dining chairs with shimmering fabric bows. You might want to upgrade your seating with a couple of new dining chairs.
Choose luxurious Christmas crackers for an upmarket look in colours to complement your table’s overall scheme. Or even make your own, placing thoughtful trinkets inside.
I hope you enjoyed this post and that it has given you some ideas for your home. Why not pin this post for later? Or for more inspiration, head over to my latest Pinterest board, Create a Luxe Home. You could also have a read of Juliettes Interiors lovely Finishing Touches blog post.