I’m seeing the quiet luxury fashion trend making its way around the internet and I like this fashion style. I don’t think it’s a trend, for me it’s an enduring fashion style. But I was reflecting about how do you apply this idea into your interior styling. So I’ve written some tips on how to apply quiet luxury to your interior styling.
Scent for your room
Candles have been synonymous with luxury for aeons. The warmth, the subtle yellow glow and the scent all contribute to create a lovely atmosphere.
Again, don’t think tacky coloured or textured candles or candle holders from Kmart think of a large soy candle with multiple wicks on a brass tray.
I don’t think those scent reeds say quiet luxury but I think a room spray from Aesop does.
Reflecting on what constitutes quiet luxury in a fashion context, it’s about authentic quality pieces. So a wool blazer instead of a polyester blazer. With this in mind I think adding original art work to your interior can communicate quiet luxury.
This doesn’t mean your art needs to be expensive just original. Nothing widely seen, or bulk standard prints but something authentic, personal to you that you love. There are many affordable art options out there, including Etsy.
Sculptural vase with fresh cut foliage
I don’t think quiet luxury requires wearing big brands such as Chanel, I think it’s about a signature or unique style.
For your interior you can also create a signature or unique interior style without big, expensive or well know interior retail brands.
It’s about finding a unique vase made from quality materials and adding fresh cut flowers. The flowers can be from your garden or neighbourhood rather than bought. It can also be foliage like rosemary instead of flowers.
Don’t think of the over used vases or vessels we see in Kmart, think of a ceramic vase made from a local ceramicists instead. And again this is not about expense, it’s about authenticity, uniqueness and quality.
A wool or cotton throw says quiet luxury more than an acrylic or faux fur throw. This is about a good quality material, with either an interesting pattern or colour.
So in general avoid plastic, polypropylene, polyester, anything that isn’t a natural materials such as wool, cotton, linen or timber, ceramic, and glass.
It’s about the heart of your space being filled with quality and authentic materials, rather than lots of artificial materials that take years to decompose.
Ultimately quiet luxury is about making a statement that you don’t need to be ostentatious to communicate that you have style.
Like in fashion, simple, minimal, neutral quality pieces are the foundations to quiet luxury and the same ideas can be applied to your interior styling.
Choosing pieces that are curated with attention and intention rather than what’s on trend. Pieces that you love, that reflect a side of your personality and tell your individual design story.
And quiet luxury in your interior styling is not about a big budget, it is about putting together your interior in a considered way with unique and quality pieces.