The term “quiet luxury” is not a new phenomenon. However, it has been gaining more and more traction in the fashion world, led by the Kendall Roy family of the world, and we have also seen it starting to seep into interior trends as well. It’s become the new way to do simplicity – soft, warm and quietly luxurious.
And if there’s any room we think would benefit from some quiet luxury, it’s the entryway, and designers agree. Because even if the house behind it is quietly chaotic, at least your entryway gives off the right vibes.
Entryways can be quick and easy spaces to transform, too. Unlike a living room or bedroom, these smaller spaces can be renovated in a weekend, and you’ll notice the difference with just a few switches. We asked designers for their tips on how to embrace a quiet, luxurious aesthetic in your entryway ideas.
5 ways to bring the quiet luxury trend into your home
The subdued luxury trend is a minimalist trend that you can bring into your home. It’s like minimalism, but warmer, softer and more welcoming. It’s all about neutral colors and lots of layers to create comfortable and sophisticated rooms. The term “quiet luxury” in interior design may not last forever, but the classic aesthetic it represents certainly will.
‘Quiet luxury for me is calm and timeless, easy and carefree. Spaces look put together, cohesive and with a play on neutral colours. For fun, maybe a single color and something unexpected to discover.’ Justine Macfee of Macfee Design explains.
“When we talk about quiet luxury, we’re talking about a timeless, elegant aesthetic that’s not dependent on fashion. He focuses on high-quality textures, classic silhouettes, prints and patterns, and neutral palettes,” explains Tom Root, founder of TR Studios.
“In the entryway, consider a rich wood floor, covered with a neutral sisal or wool rug or a beautiful oak console tastefully supported by nervy-colored coffee table books, multiple candle holders in varying sizes or an oversized clay vase filled with hydrangeas. . Add a piece Large abstract artwork and elegant brass picture lighting and you’ll experience quiet luxury.’
1. Introduce table lamps for softer lighting
Soft luxury in interior design is all about mood lighting. Soft, spreading and never over the top. So a simple way to create a more luxurious and calm entrance is to get rid of the stark overhead lighting of the entrance which is often the perfect solution in these practical spaces and add a table lamp. Or if you don’t have the surface area for a lamp, a standing lamp will have the same effect.
“Adjust your overhead lighting—one pendant will look sad and a ceiling full of sunken spots will create a creepy first impression,” says designer Benji Lewis. Explore using lamps or if that’s not an option, just a few strategically placed dim spots.’
Joanna Plant agrees: “The hallway is the introduction to the house and therefore should be welcoming and at the same time offer some practicality.” The lamp here gives a nice, cozy light that can be kept on when you get home.’
2. Take a simple approach
Minimalism will always be on trend in one form or another, and the way now is to take a softer and warmer approach. Relaxed luxury is exactly that, a more layered and livable version of minimalism, which still has a simple, understated style but is more layered and welcoming.
“The entryway sets the tone for the entire house and is the first impression visitors receive; therefore, it should be calm, inviting and free of clutter,” explains designer Katie Curtis. “A simple approach is often best – a console table with a few coordinated items can, “Maybe a carved bowl or a large lamp, to add a sense of order.”
‘Consider incorporating an entryway mirror, which can create the illusion of space and reflect natural light. A visually light shoe cabinet or bench with hidden storage can reduce clutter and promote serenity. Finally, consider using gentle, neutral color palettes that exude sophistication and calm.’
Katie Curtis is the founder of Katie Curtis Design, a New York City-based design firm specializing in classic design with global influence. Katie founded the studio in 2005 after 12 years working with international architecture and engineering firms.
3. Give the space a focal point with a center table
The table in the center of the entrance is a luxurious addition. It’s so elegant to have a piece of furniture in the center of the space, rather than pushing all the hallway furniture to the edge of the room. So, if you have the space, add a beautiful circular table in the middle of your entryway – even if it could work on a slightly smaller scale. It gives the room an unexpected focal point and provides surface area for adding decor.
“For luxury entryways, I often choose a beautiful entryway table, often custom-made,” explains Mary Flanigan. “Entryways vary greatly in size, making the right proportions essential. Furthermore, simple design always makes an impact. I love antique ceramics with beautiful large branches to bring a touch of nature into the home. Finally, artwork makes the perfect focal point, so invest In a unique and inspiring piece.’
Mary Flanigan is an award-winning interior designer whose passion and accomplishments in design have made her one of the top designers in the country. As a classically trained and experienced architect, Mary unleashes a unique level of depth through her mutual interest in interior design and structure.
4. Upgrade flooring
Since entryways tend to be one of the smallest rooms in the house, and need to be functional spaces as well, when it comes to adding any purely aesthetic decor, it can be difficult. This is why elements like hallway wall and floor colors can have such a big impact as there is often little else in the room to distract from the walls and floors.
So pay close attention to the flooring because it can become a beautiful focal point for a room by adding pattern, texture and subtle layers – all essential for a relaxed, luxurious style.
‘Entryways are the perfect place to showcase quiet luxury. In order to successfully implement a large space in terms of design, but with minimal embellishments, the devil is always in the details.’ Mary explains.
“Since the entryway usually makes the first impression, the finishes will have the biggest impact. I like to change up flooring patterns for an entryway, and often create a beautiful checkerboard pattern with tumbled stone or a herringbone wood pattern. A change in flooring and/or pattern can To raise this space immediately.’
5. Get softness under your feet using a rug
This is a really simple way to add some quiet luxury to your entryway. Throwing a rug will add softness, extra texture, and those important layers.
“If you choose a solid floor finish like stone, soften the acoustics by including a rug, or consider using a fully fitted floor covering – I love a natural, fully fitted texture like sisal with a wool rug on top,” explains Benji Lewis. .
A rug is also a great opportunity to introduce some subtle patterns into a space. Quiet luxury may be more on the minimalist side but the essence of the look is to feel welcoming and sophisticated. Bringing in a touch of neutral style will keep the entryway from feeling like a lavish space with no character.
What is quiet luxury?
Relaxed luxury started in the fashion world and refers to a high-quality, timeless look. It’s simple and effortlessly elegant, nothing stands out as particularly luxurious but the whole look feels sophisticated and considered.
It’s the same in the world of interiors. Soft, simple spaces that look effortless and very coordinated. The color schemes are often neutral and the textures and materials are what add depth and tactile nature to this trend.
Does quiet luxury still exist?
The term “quiet luxury” is a relatively new coinage but the style behind it is not. Quiet luxury is such a classic style that, even if the name doesn’t stick, this effortlessly chic look, whether in fashion or interior design, will be around for decades to come.