4 Upgrades to Make Your Home More Luxurious

Ambient lighting in living room, including recessed lights and task lighting
Pay close attention to a room’s lighting. Mix ambient and task lighting to set the right mood.

3. Create a Multi-Level Lightscape

Lightscaping refers to using light to highlight some areas while darkening others. The art of lightscaping lies in choosing arrangements that go beyond typical task lighting.

This includes adding lamps in reading nooks, a kitchen chandelier that dims for an intimate atmosphere and bathroom lighting that sets the mood for relaxing soaking.

A multi-level lightscape adds instant luxury to your home.


Wainscoting installed over a pale blue wall in a living room.
Give a room two tones and some visual interest with some wainscoting.

4. Add Crown Molding and Wainscoting

Adding crown molding is a great way to give plain walls some visual interest. So is adding wainscoting, which often looks best in pure white. However, the best color will depend on the wall color.

Emma Sturgis is a freelance writer.

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