Glamorous Decorating Ideas for the Modern Home

Ever dreamed of living in a space that oozes Hollywood glamour, but worried it might cost a fortune? Fear not, darling! This post is your one-stop guide with oodles of glamorous decorating ideas that you can use without breaking the bank. We’ll explore everything from dazzling lighting and luxurious fabrics to statement furniture and budget-friendly DIY tricks. 

Get ready to transform your ordinary rooms into extraordinary glam havens, perfect for entertaining or simply indulging in a little everyday luxury.

A gold metallic wire bowl is a glamorous home accent decorating idea.

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The Glam in My Head

You’ve seen those “How I Imagine Myself” videos? 

The ones where you have a vision in your head of what you look like in all situations. 

It is usually followed by footage of “What I Actually Look Like!”

 And it is usually a serious reality check!

I would love to think that I am accessorized each day with beautiful gold earrings.

However, I’m more likely to be wearing safety glasses and glow in the dark work gloves!

Missy wearing gold earrings.
Missy tearing up carpet.

The same can be true of your home…especially if you want to imagine yourself living effortlessly in a beautifully glam interior.

​Your dream can become a reality!

​Glam Design Can Be Your Reality

Today, we’re diving headfirst into the world of all things glamorous!

 You know that feeling of stepping into a luxurious hotel suite or a movie star’s mansion? 

That’s the kind of vibe we’re aiming to create – but without breaking the bank, of course!

Glam decor isn’t just about piles of glitter and blinding sequins (although, a touch can be fun!). It’s about creating a space that feels sophisticated, luxurious, and undeniably chic. It’s about making you feel like a million bucks every time you walk in the door!

So, whether you’re a full-blown glam queen or just want to add a touch of Hollywood magic to your home, buckle up! We’re going to explore some of the easiest ways to incorporate glam style into any room.

Let There Be Light (and Sparkle!)

Lighting is a major player in creating a glam room look. 

Think sparkling crystal chandeliers – the OG of glam lighting!

 A statement chandelier above your dining table or a brilliant gold chandelier in your entryway instantly sets the mood.

Glamorous decorating ideas include this metallic gold sputnik chandelier.

But don’t stop there! Layered lighting is key with a variety of light fixtures.

Add some sleek sconces on either side of a fireplace, table lamps with metallic bases on your end table, and strategically placed floor lamps for a warm and inviting glow. 

Mixed metallic orb and gold lamp are glamorous decorating ideas.

Don’t forget the magic of candles – their soft flickering light adds a touch of romance and luxury to any space.

Color Me Glam

There are two main approaches to color in a glam space: bold and beautiful, or elegantly neutral colors. The choice depends on your personal preference and the room’s function.

For a dramatic look, consider a bold color scheme. Think deep jewel tones like emerald green or sapphire blue, or a rich plum for an instant dose of sophistication. Pair these with metallic accents like gold or silver for an extra touch of glam.

glamorous decorating ideas include bold colors like this cobalt blue velvet chair, gold pillow, and blue and white abstract rug.

If you prefer a more calming feel, neutral shades like whites, creams, and grays are your best friends. 

These neutral tones create a clean foundation that allows your glamorous furniture and accessories to take center stage. Don’t be afraid to add pops of color with throw pillows, artwork, or a fabulous floral arrangement.

Luxurious Material for a Glamorous Vibe

Glam is all about creating a sense of luxury. So seek out high-quality materials to fill your living space.

Rich fabrics can be used in a variety of ways to let your own personal style shine.

Think plush velvet sofas that feel amazing to sink into, silky throws draped casually over a chair, and shimmering metallic accents.

Our dog, Bentley, is living his best life on this minty blue velvet sofa!

Bentley the dog sitting on a mint colored velvet sofa.

A faux fur throw blanket or rug adds a touch of unexpected glamour (and are surprisingly cozy!).

A faux fur rug on top of a piano bench.

Don’t forget the power of luxurious fabrics like velvet, satin, and silk. Use them for upholstery, curtains, or even throw pillows to add a touch of opulence to any room.  

Take it a step further and include sumptuous fabrics in bold patterns or a pop of color.

Even a simple lampshade in a luxurious fabric can make a big difference!

Furniture Fit for a Star

When it comes to furniture, think sleek lines, high-gloss finishes, and statement pieces. 

A tufted headboard in a glam bedroom instantly elevates the space. 

Glamorous decorating ideas such as this pink velvet tufted headboard.

A velvet sofa in the living room or home office is a cozy and glamorous centerpiece. 

In your dining room, consider chairs with metallic accents or a glass table that reflects the light and makes the room feel bigger.

Whichever room you are furnishing, include a statement piece such as a unique chair, a bold tufted sofa, or even a glossy black piano!

A shiny black baby grand piano surrounded by glamorous decorating ideas like bold wall art, oversized mirror, and textured bead garland.

Accessorize Like a Pro: The Finishing Touches

Now comes the fun part: accessorizing! This is where you can really let your personality shine through!

 Here are some glam decor ideas to get you started:

  • Glamorous bar cart: Every glam room needs a place to create fancy cocktails. Invest in a chic bar cart and stock it with beautiful glassware and your favorite drinks.
A gold bar cart filled with glamorous decorating ideas of glass vases, crystal drink glasses, a gold head bust, and. single magnolia bloom.
  • Mirror, Mirror on the Wall:  Mirrors are a great way to add light, create the illusion of space, and make your room feel more glamorous. A large statement mirror or a collection of smaller ones on a gallery wall can really elevate the look.
  • Crystal Clear Elegance:  Crystal accents are a classic way to add a touch of glam.  A crystal vase filled with fresh flowers, a set of crystal coasters, or even some glamorous cabinet knobs can make a big difference.
Crystal glass tray and glass jar filled with bath salts and sugar scrub.
  • Metallic Marvels:  Don’t be afraid to embrace metallic decor finishes! A gold-framed mirror, a silver lamp base, or even some metallic picture frames can add a touch of glamour to any room.
  • Artwork with Wow Factor:  Wall art is a great way to add personality and visual interest to your space. Look for pieces with bold colors, metallic accents, or glamorous subject matter.
A bold fuschia flamingo wall art piece.
  • Coffee Table Conversation Starters:  Your coffee table is a prime spot to showcase your glamorous style. A beautiful tray holding candles and decorative objects, a stack of coffee table books with stunning covers, or a sculptural centerpiece can make a big statement.
A stack of interior design books sitting on top of. glamorous gold coffee table.

Glam by Room: Spotlight on Every Space

We’ve covered the general principles of glam decor, but let’s get specific! Here are some ideas to glam up each room in your house:

Living Room: The Heart of Glamorous Entertaining

  • Focal Point Power:  Create a focal point in your living room with a gallery wall of glamorous artwork, a bold accent wall in a rich jewel tone, or a stunning fireplace surround.
Glamorous decorating ideas include a red, blue, and yellow abstract wall art piece, velvet chairs, gold and glass accents, and embroidered pillows.
  • Seating for Stars:  Invest in comfortable yet stylish seating. A plush velvet sofa is a classic choice, but don’t be afraid to add some accent chairs with unique shapes, metallic finishes, or rich colors or patterns.
A glamorous living room with turquoise and gold furniture pieces.
  • Coffee Table Charisma:  Your coffee table is a prime spot for showcasing your personality. Layer a beautiful rug underneath, add a stylish tray to corral decorative objects, and don’t forget some glamorous coasters.

Dining Room: Dinner Parties Fit for Royalty

  • Set the Stage:  A glam dining room is all about creating a luxurious dining experience. Invest in a beautiful table with a statement base, elegant chairs with plush upholstery, and high-quality tableware.
  • Light Up the Night:  Chandeliers are a must-have in a glam dining room. Choose one that complements the size and style of your table. Don’t forget to add some candles for a touch of ambiance.
Bold wallpaper in a dining room and a capiz shell chandelier- Sonata Home Design
  • Shine On:  Glam dining is all about sparkle. Use silver or gold accents on your table setting, like silver napkin rings or gold flatware. Crystal wine glasses are another great way to add a touch of luxury.

Bedroom: A Glamorous Retreat

  • Headboard Heaven:  A statement headboard is a must-have in a glam bedroom. Choose one with a tufted design, a high gloss finish, or even an upholstered headboard with metallic nailhead trim.
A blue tufted headboard and luxurious bedding are ideas to decorate a glamorous bedroom.
  • Luxurious Layers:  Bedding is key to creating a luxurious feel. Invest in high-quality sheets in a soft, breathable fabric like Egyptian cotton. Layer on a plush comforter, a decorative throw blanket in a luxurious fabric, and some glam throw pillows.
  • Light it Right:  Glam bedrooms benefit from layered lighting. Opt for a statement chandelier or pendant light, add some sconces on either side of the bed for reading, and don’t forget to incorporate table lamps for a warm and inviting feel.

Bathroom: A Spa-Like Escape

  • Mirror, Mirror on the Wall:  A large statement mirror above your vanity can instantly elevate the look of your bathroom and make it feel more spacious.
  • Metallic Marvels:  Metallic finishes can add a touch of glam to your bathroom. Consider hardware in gold or silver, a metallic candle holder, or even a shower curtain with a subtle metallic sheen.
  • Towel Power:  Don’t underestimate the power of luxurious towels. Invest in plush towels in a rich color or pristine white with an embroidered monogram to create a spa-like feel.
A silver mirror frame.
Monogrammed white towel.

Don’t Forget the Finishing Touches: Glam on a Budget

Creating a glam space doesn’t have to break the bank. Here are some easy and affordable ways to add a touch of glam to your home:

  • DIY Glam:  Get crafty! Give old furniture a glam makeover with a fresh coat of paint or by reupholstering it in a luxurious fabric. Add some metallic spray paint or gold leaf to picture frames or lamp bases for an instant update. 
  • Thrift Store Treasures:  Hit the thrift stores or flea markets! You can find amazing vintage finds that can be easily incorporated into your glam decor. A unique mirror, a glam picture frame, or even a piece of crystal or a glass vase can add a touch of personality and history to your space.
  • The Power of Plants:  Fresh flowers and greenery can instantly elevate any room and add a touch of life. Look for flowers with dramatic colors or interesting textures, or opt for elegant greenery in a beautiful vase. Even one single bold bloom can add just the right touch of glam!
A glamorous bar cart styled with crystal glasses, gold and white vases, and unique liquor bottles.

 Now that you’re armed with these ideas, all you need is a sprinkle of your unique personality to create a space that truly wows. 

Remember, glam decor is all about creating a space that reflects your personality and makes you feel fabulous. Don’t be afraid to experiment, have fun, and let your inner starlet shine through!


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Go Glam!


  1. Love all of your glam ideas! I really need to glam things up a bit this year. I’m going to add some wallpaper soon.

  2. DIY make overs take patience. Yours look gorgeous. I would not be able to do something like this. I would have to get someone like you to do it!!

    Thank you for sharing at Gma’sPhoto | ge•ner•ic Linkup Party . Looking forward to seeing you next Friday!
    Take care and best wishes.

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