Who wouldn’t want to live in a Decadent Sanctuary?
Sep 18, 2020
As an interior style, Decadent Sanctuary is all about understated elegance. Think of a luxury hotel that is indulgent and embraces glamour.
Being contemporary is about marrying form and function. Form is one of the foundation elements of contemporary design, but all elements must be functional as well.
Simple palette delivering drama and luxury
Neutral shades are the cornerstone of contemporary design – blacks, whites, tans and greys are soft and blend seamlessly. Timber or timber look cabinetry and furniture also work well with this neutral colour scheme.
To create visual interest within a room, you can add a splash of rich colour or layers of texture to complement the colour scheme. Alternatively, the use of mixed metals like stainless steel and chrome or brass and copper will bring a touch of glamour to your home.
Quality over quantity
In general, it is a minimalist style where it’s important to invest in quality pieces and to use a variety or textures and materials. An occasional chair in rich velvet or suede material or a variety of textured scatter cushions would look right at home.
Pare back the items in a room and find a standout piece of furniture and let it shine. Build a story in the room with lamps, plants and art. Avoid the temptation to fill space with furniture, instead allow space to breathe and leave room to relax without clutter.
Refined richness with care in the finer details
Layering light sources is also important, especially natural light. When natural light isn’t in abundance, look at ambient, accent and task lighting to help create the right mood.
Wallpaper is also a great way to create drama and luxury. Pay attention to both texture and colour when selecting the right option to bring this interior theme to life.