Whether you are building your dream home or undergoing a remodel, there are some materials and features that can really add an extra dimension to your decorating. Consider adding one or more of these four natural materials the next time you change up your home’s look.
There are so many creative and artistic ways to incorporate wood into your remodel. You can opt for exposed beams to complement a rustic or industrial design. Solid wood furniture, left natural or painted, can offer a sturdy and functional focal piece for a room. Wood shutters and blinds can offer privacy and filter light to help you create privacy within your space.
If sustainability is important to you, consider using cork wood on floors. It is not only attractive, durable, and sustainably harvested, but cork also provides a slight cushion which can be incredibly pleasant to walk on.
Not many building materials say luxury like stone can. If your project includes a kitchen remodel, be sure to check out the many stone countertop options available like granite and marble. They may require sealing, so be aware of any special maintenance that your stone countertops will need in the future to ensure they stay attractive for years to come.
Walls or fireplace surrounds covered with fieldstone or soapstone mantles can really add a classic and upscale look to your room. If you prefer to keep it underfoot, natural stone pavers can be a great addition to a great room or nearby patio.
Glass is for more than windows and shower enclosures. If your design tastes run more modern, then glass can help you add a touch of sophistication to your décor. Don’t be afraid to play with design ideas and shapes here either.
A glass tabletop or counter extension can offer a luxurious surface for your meals and entertaining. Use a glass entry table to help create the illusion of space in your front hall. Another luxurious option is to add glass partitions between rooms which can help spaces appear larger and brighter.
Let plants and nature take center stage by installing a living wall in your home or office Living walls are unique, bold, and absolutely stunning decorating features. They are basically vertical gardens that utilize hydroponics technology to create towers or wall coverings.
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No matter how you choose to incorporate natural materials into your home, they can help add luxury and depth to your décor.