13 Tips for Designing Your Luxurious House
Luxury home prices are declining, dropping 30% in January 2023 alone. So there is no better time to buy a luxurious house than now. If you are in the market for a luxury property, you shouldn't have to compromise on the features and amenities you want. But if your new home doesn't check every box, you can always redesign it. Today, we want to help you design the luxury home of your dreams. Below, we're bringing you the top trends in luxury home designs for 2023.

1. Floor-to-Ceiling Windows

This one is a no-brainer, which is why it's the first on our list. Floor-to-ceiling windows cost up to $1,600 per foot. So, only the most luxurious homeowners can afford them throughout the home. Floor-to-ceiling windows are essential for homes with beautiful views. They also let in plenty of natural light, another must-have for your luxury dream home. They will enhance your home's curb appeal, too. The only downsides? Floor-to-ceiling windows may not work with traditional-style interiors. Additionally, they may not have the best privacy, so consider adding a one-way tint to keep nosy neighbors from seeing inside.

2. Unique Gardens

Gardens were once a staple on the properties of aristocrats around the world. Today, gardens are still indicative of luxury. But we are not talking about your grandparents' gardens. In 2023, gardens must be unique. Whether that means a unique shape or unique vegetation, your garden must stand apart from the rest. And if you're buying a home, don't worry; you can always add on a unique outdoor space. Homeowners who love to entertain can add outdoor dining and recreational areas to suit their needs. Consider a bespoke maze, covered pathways, and privacy bushes for a one-of-a-kind outdoor space your neighbors will envy.

3. Fluted Accent Walls

Fluting made a big splash in furniture a few years ago. This year, fluted wood has made its way to accent walls throughout the home. Also known as reeding, ribbing, or grooving, fluting adds texture and detail to an otherwise plain room. This style originated in Baroque and Rococo interior designs. But it made a re-emergence in the Art Deco of the 1920s and mid-century modern of the 1950s and '60s. That makes fluted walls perfect for a variety of interior design styles. And fluted accent walls are not just for your interior. Consider adding fluted wood to your backyard. Just make sure to use water-resistant wood like teak, redwood, or cedar.

4. Free-Standing Bathtubs

Free-standing tubs emerged as a trend a handful of years ago. Many designers believed it would only be a passing trend. Yet, in 2023, homeowners across the country are scrambling to get this decor trend into their bathrooms. You can go for a claw foot tub for a more traditional look. Or try a sleek pedestal tub or Japanese soaking tub to go with contemporary and modern-inspired designs. This could be due, in part, to the spa and retreat trends taking over home interiors. We will talk more about spa-like interiors next.

5. Spa-Like Everything

During the pandemic, people across the US spent more time at home than ever. The pandemic may be over, but this trend still lives on. Homeowners in 2023 want relaxing spa-like environments in the comfort of their own homes. But using tranquil paint colors and nature-inspired materials is not enough to get on board with this trend. You must also consider the amenities luxury homeowners can't live without. For example, could you incorporate a dedicated massage room into your blueprint? Or perhaps you would prefer a quick steam in your very own in-home sauna.

6. Wine Cellar

Do you need somewhere to store your vintage wine collection? What better place than a wine cellar in your home's basement? Wine cellars are temperature-controlled spaces with built-in wine racks. An in-home wine cellar can keep your wine in good condition for longer. And you don't need a massive, cavernous space, either. A dedicated room in your home's basement should suffice. If you are an Arizona wine investor, a home wine cellar can increase your ROI. It may even up your home's value when you sell. So, don't skip this tip when designing your home.

7. Parquet Wood Floors

There's a new trend in wood flooring. Ditch simple wide planks for parquet flooring. Parquet flooring is a mid-century modern staple that requires craftsmen to lay the wood panels in unique shapes and designs. Some of the most popular parquet flooring patterns include herringbone, chevron, basketweave, and mosaic. Parquet de Versailles, Bordeaux, and Chantilly designs will bring in some European flare. Of course, parquet flooring will cost you. It takes a true craftsman to lay parquet flooring in an elegant and luxurious way. But trust us, it will be money well spent.

8. Elevated Pools

Maintaining a pool year-round is luxurious in and of itself. But in 2023, a chlorinated pool is not good enough for your high-end home. You need an elevated pool consisting of the latest technology. Consider a saltwater pool, which feels smoother and may be good for your skin and hair. Cold plunge pools offer health benefits like improving your circulation and boosting your resilience to stress. The most luxurious choice of all is the oxygenated pool. Oxygenated pools don't require chlorine, which prevents drying out your skin. They are also safe for children, even if they ingest the water.

9. Electric Car-Friendly Garage

Only 2% of Americans own an electric vehicle (EV). But 36% of Americans say they are planning to get an EV in the near future. If you're one of them, you're going to need a place to charge your new car. That's where in-home car charging stations come in. You can install these streamlined battery chargers in your garage. That way, you'll ensure your new EV never runs out of juice.

10. Game Rooms

Game rooms are not just for the kids. Whether you have a family or not, game rooms are the perfect place to relax and unwind or entertain your friends and neighbors. Make room for a movie theater equipped for gaming. Add a pool table or your favorite vintage arcade game for family fun. And don't forget to build a snack bar for game breaks. Homeowners can elevate the game room for adult fun, too. Create a club vibe with stages and blackout curtains. Add a wet bar, a dry bar, or both so you and your guests can enjoy cocktails while you play.

11. Dark Marble Accent Walls

Fluted wood is not the only high-end material making appearances on luxury home accent walls. Dark-colored marble is becoming a main feature in kitchens, bathrooms, and entryways of the country's most luxurious homes. And this is not the dark marble of the 90s and early 2000s. Today's dark marble features striking veining in contrasting colors and high-gloss finishes for an unmistakably contemporary look. Don't be afraid to throw up a marble accent wall where you least expect it. Dark marble can add drama to even the plainest of spaces.

12. Whole-House Water Purifiers

Part of having a luxury home is making it as eco-friendly as possible. One way to do that is with a whole-house water filtration system. These systems remove toxins and minerals in the local water. But they don't purify the water in your kitchen sink. They will filter the water throughout your entire home. That way, you won't have to deal with the negative effects of bathing and ingesting hard water. Additionally, you'll reduce your use of plastic water bottles. You will save money, and the Earth will thank you for it.

13. Quiet Luxury

According to Homes and Gardens, "quiet luxury" is one of the top interior trends for 2023. This trend emphasizes timeless home decorations, high-end materials, and understated elegance. Like minimalist trends of years past, quiet luxury encourages simplicity. But unlike minimalism, this style discards the cold and clinical for warmth, calmness, and sophistication. To get the look in your dream home, incorporate the following quiet luxury staples:
  • Warm, minimal colors
  • Cozy and calm environments
  • Nature-inspired colors and textures
  • Comfortable furniture
  • High-end decor
Put most of your focus on bathrooms and bedrooms. Making these areas as cozy as possible is integral to a home that screams quiet luxury.

Your Luxurious House Awaits You in Arizona

These 13 tips can help you buy and redesign the luxurious house you've been dreaming about. Your home will be the envy of the neighborhood. Plus, it will be the perfect place to kick back and relax in the lap of luxury. Are you looking for your dream home in Arizona? The experienced real estate agents at Segovia Properties are here to help. Contact us to find the luxury home of your dreams.

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