It’s easy to see why high-quality natural materials are increasingly in demand: from metal accents to marble countertops and hardwood floors, natural materials can enhance any area.
Finding and selecting just the right materials for a given space helps to ensure that your design and home renovation projects are met with greater success.
Not sure what to look for? Here are some ideas.
Stone and Metal
Decorative accents that incorporate natural stonework or metals that have been unprocessed and unpolished — such as wrought-iron fixtures and granite inlays — could be the perfect addition to your decor.
Materials that have a bit more heft and substance to them can provide an eye-catching decorative accent that is sure to make an impression. The key is walking around your home and determining which rooms would benefit the most from these accents.
While metal and stonework can highlight their surroundings, relying too heavily on them can leave interiors feeling cold or barren.
Natural woods help soften the feel of a room, which can create a warm, cozy atmosphere. While hardwood floors are an obvious way to incorporate quality wood into a design scheme, they are by no means the only option.
Leather, Shell and Glass
While leather furnishings and decorative accents made from stained glass or seashells may not be the dominant feature of a room, they are still versatile enough to complement a range of design schemes.
Leather is the perfect material choice for those seeking a minimal aesthetic while shell and glass offer a playful way to inject a splash of color or much-needed texture into an area.
Rushing into an interior design project can have disastrous results. Patience and careful planning are essential for ensuring that your next home upgrade or interior redesign can produce superior results.
Kara Masterson is a freelance writer.