Texture is everything and can play a vital role in how you layer the look and feel of a space in your home. Just remember that moderation is key. Knowing where to start is important, but so is knowing when to stop.
Decide a Look
Hewn wooden ceiling beams are accented by a weathered-wood farm table.
Do you want a cozy look and feel? Then select woods, plush fabrics, woven surfaces and natural fabrics for the floors and surfaces to add texture to a room. However if a streamlined look is what you want, then introduce lacquer, plastics, metals and glass. Just remember that balance is key. The best rooms have a perfect mix of both.
Thick, twisty tree branch and vase filled with freshly cut winding twigs.
Nature can play an interesting role in the home. It’s the perfect place to draw inspiration. Try using shells, stones, horns, feathers, and the unexpected, like cotton blossoms and birch branches, as decorative objects.
Make it an Accent
Leather Ceiling Tiles
Replace your accent colors with textures and surfaces. Texture can be used in place of color in a monochromatic scheme. And don’t forget the walls. Whether you include high-gloss paints, shell, leather wall tiles or Venetian plaster… walls are a great surface to play up texture.
Adjust the Lights
Your lighting scheme is just as crucial as the textural surfaces you add. Be aware of the materials and objects that reflect light or create visually interesting shadows.
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In the home, colors play an important role by adding personality, depth and beauty. This winter, forget about drab colors and freshen up your favorite rooms with these energetic colors.
When you paint a room lavender, you introduce an added layer of depth. The rich hue reflects light well and provides a cheerful note to your space that you are sure to enjoy.
For a chic look in your home, turquoise adds an intensity you’ll love. It’s a color that is ultra saturated giving any room a modern architectural feel.
By painting the walls a soft green, you mimic the wonderful feel of nature. A fascinating color, green is both warm and cool at the same time. Unlike many other colors, this shade isn’t grayed down, so it feels more yellow during the day. At night when the sun goes down, it becomes more blue.
Cheer up any home with a basic, clean shade of white. The color has the ability to lift a dark room and revitalize its energy by reflecting light all around, much like a prism.
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With a new year comes new design trends for the home. This year, homeowners are opting to renovate their kitchens with a more modern design than in years past. They are moving away from the traditional styles and designing unique spaces that fit their everyday lifestyles. For today’s hottest kitchens, consider these five trends to help you achieve a contemporary and functional design.
Glass Kitchen Cabinets
Move away from cabinet doors that hide what is in your cabinetry, and install frosted or stained glass doors. The design trend is perfect for above-the-counter cabinetry. It’s a beautiful look that opens up your kitchen and will display the items in your cabinets.
Neutrals continue to be popular, but consider adding a burst of color with either your dishes, a rug, or napkins. The pop of color delivers the perfect fresh and crisp look to a modern kitchen. If you’re brave enough, you can incorporate bold colors into your cabinetry and countertop.
Contemporary Kitchen Decor
Today’s modern kitchen design is all about simplicity and bright cheerful prints. You can even bring a new look to your kitchen with vivid wall paint or pair contemporary tiles for a backsplash. Adding a few open shelves either for display or for everyday use is appealing and modern. Small changes like cabinet handles that are more modern, or even hidden, are popular now.
Save money and energy by installing a wide range of today’s top kitchen technologies in your home. It’s hard to not purchase an energy saving freezer-bottom refrigerator, water saving faucets and eco-friendly dishwashers.
Modern Kitchen Furniture
Blend the look of your kitchen and living room to create one open floor plan. This growing trend helps to elevate comfort in the kitchen. Today, the kitchen is no longer just a place to cook, but also to entertain, work and unwind. For smaller kitchens, consider adding a small sofa in a nook for watching TV, reading or homework.
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