4 High End Interior Design Ideas For Your Home | Highlighted

While luxury interior design can mean different things to different people, one thing is certain: it’s not just about price. It’s about creating the perfect atmosphere for your home space that maximizes comfort and class.

Much of high-end design focuses on using luxury amenities to bring out the best in your home. As you’ll see from the selection of design ideas we’ve gathered, the most important additions to your home will be high quality. Yet they will also have a personality and a story behind them.

If you’re thinking of further honing your living space but aren’t sure where to start, read on for our list of the best high-end items that will transform your home.

1. Original work

An interior design staple, buying an original painting or other piece of art can seem daunting, especially if you don’t know much about art. While it’s true that anyone with the right amount of money can buy art and hang it, it takes time, effort, and knowledge to make a purchase you’ll be happy with. Ultimately, the great painting should have a meaningful connection to who you are or a theme you want to evoke in the space you hang it in.

On this point, it has been claimed that being in the presence of art can significantly enrich your quality of life, as artwork can pierce our emotional bubbles and provide a way to connect with others. Specifically, some philosophers have even suggested that only Originals have that special “aura” that can communicate its unique qualities.

As for what you should buy, we recommend consulting a professional art consultant who can advise you on how best to build your collection and match it to your home decor. Depending on which gallery you buy from, your practical needs may also be met. The Willow Gallery in London, for example, says that during the buying process: “advice can also be given regarding framing, cleaning and conservation”. In other words, it’s a major purchase, which means it comes with a duty of care that art advisors can help you with.

2. Home bar

Perhaps the most social luxury of all, who can argue with having your bar? You’ll have hand-picked liqueurs, spirits and mixers for the perfect evening – all without leaving your front door. It shouldn’t even be considered particularly luxurious or indulgent. During a lockdown, it was reported that Britons had collectively spent £2.2billion building home bars. This equates to around £300 total costs, excluding stock (around £115 on mixers, spirits and other alcoholic beverages).

If you want to invest in a bespoke luxury bar, there are ways to spend more than several thousand pounds. These can come with features like brass countertops, mirrors, panels and lights, and modern bar cabinets. When you think about how much money you’ll save hosting a party, the big budget you’ll need can be weighed against the expense of the city’s nightlife.

3. Antiques

Antiquity is an exciting category not defined by any particular trait. In the words of Westland London, they are described as anything of historical significance, age, rarity, beauty, quality, utility, and personal or emotional significance.

In fgeneral; however, an antique will usually be over 100 years old. So we can safely say that one of the main reasons to include them in your interiors is the powerful lure of nostalgia and how it can drastically transform the mood of your home. Antique objects evoke a distant past while being chosen for their precious know-how and their delicate beauty.

It’s not just a matter of aesthetics either. Many new pieces of furniture are not built to last (which explains their affordability). In contrast, antique furniture, at the more expensive end of the spectrum, was nonetheless designed to last for tens or even hundreds of years. It’s also a fantastic investment, as its value is linked to its age, provided it meets the right criteria. Just activate Antiques Roadshow and you’ll know what we’re talking about.

4. Grand piano

Let’s face it: the grand piano is a truly amazing edition of an already miraculous invention. Imagine smoothing your hand over that ebony hardwood, gently pressing those cool ivory keys that are sturdy and as delicate as glass.

Grand pianos deserve this name only by their design. Yet they are also unique in that they offer better responsiveness, crisper quality, and more balanced tones than other models. It is widely believed that the action on grand piano strings also makes them more reliable at playing repeated notes. Whether your household is musical or not, this is your best bet for a richly rewarding instrument. No matter what level you or your children aspire to, all professionals tend to eventually turn to a grand piano. If it’s within your budget, why not go for the best?

However, this should not be considered an easy purchase, as there are many second-rate grand pianos out there. You should go as tall as possible in terms of height – we’re talking length, not height here, as that gives you a lot more tonal range than a tall baby. Still, you should try before you buy if possible to get a feel for your approach to keys and pedals. If you’re not totally uninhibited when it comes to spending, do some research. The difference in quality between a classic Steinway Model A, for example, and a Yamaha C3X is probably very small, but the former is usually more expensive.

Betty K. Park