If you’re in the process of decorating a new home or have the urge to revamp your current one, you should tackle the indoor design first. It sets the tone for the house’s aesthetic and vibe; and the best part is: it’s the space where you get to exercise the most creative when brainstorming how to make your vision a reality.
Consider trying out these unique indoor design features in your home:
1. French doors
You can never add too many elegant and sophisticated touches in a space! One of the best ways to start is by replacing your basic wooden doors with French doors. However, they should not be restricted to only acting as an entryway into the backyard or patio; they can work as room separators and dividers as well! French doors maximize natural light and warmth because they feature windowpanes throughout its length, allowing you to welcome as much sunshine into the home as you desire. At the same time, implementing French doors saves energy since you rely less on artificial light to brighten a room. But don’t let the vulnerable look of a French door fool you. They’re actually highly durable because the glass that makes up its windows can be triple-paned with insulating gas.
2. Subway tiles
Originally, subway tiles were created by New York designers Christopher Grant La Farge and George C. Heins to simply cover subway station floors. However, what they did not expect is that their invention would also become a staple in American kitchens and bathrooms years later. The reason being: subway tiles complement most aesthetics due to its versatility and timelessness, and they come in a variety of patterns and colors! Cross-hatch, diagonal, triangular – you name it. Whether you enjoy the dark and moody aesthetic or a bright one, there’s a subway tile out there that will unquestionably elevate the atmosphere and attitude of a space.
3. Accent wall or ceiling
Accent walls aren’t limited to simply being a pop of color in an otherwise muted-hued room. They can be an explosion of multiple colors, patterns, and textures. You can take it one step further and add embellishments to it such as stones and tiles, mirrors, photos, and tapestries. Moreover, there’s the alternative option of an accent ceiling. Naturally, our eyes will travel to the elements that grab our attention. But in this case, you give off the illusion that your ceiling is sky-high and the real superstar of the room.
4. Luxurious kitchen countertops
When choosing a kitchen countertop, you not only want to think about opting a sleek and impressive design that is pleasing to look at every morning when brewing a cup of coffee, but know that the countertop itself will be reliable for years to come. It is the area where you store the majority of your kitchen appliances and cook meals after all! Take into account the multiple materials of countertops: quartz, marble, recycled glass, or granite. Each is unique in design and can satisfy the needs of a household, but some will prove to be more durable than others. For example, quartz is more resistant to staining, but granite is less susceptible to scratching. Think twice about the aesthetic versus functionality.
5. Stainless steel appliances
Last but not least, upgrade to stainless steel appliances if you haven’t already. They are sure to outlive your expectations and last about a decade. Also, stainless steel appliances are a breeze to clean and corrosion-resistant. They can also handle exposure to harsh chemicals. A problem, however, is that stainless steel appliances are expensive and sometimes deter buyers away from their price. But they are worth the investment considering how long they last and sustain their quality. Plus, they are 100% recyclable and help reduce your carbon footprint on the planet which positively impacts the environment!
Author: Rachel O’Conner