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5 materials you might want to use for your interior

5 materials you might want to use for your interior

Each interior space has something unique it offers to their owners/guests. If you happen to visit natural outdoor spaces like a forest, you’ll numerous varieties of textures that come in the form of wooden-barks, ground surfaces, leaves, water, stones etc. Therefore, the material used for interior design to a large extent determines the look and feel of the interior space. Some of the commonly used interior materials in UK include;

1. Glasses (to make Glazed partitions)

When it comes to interior design, you can transform the interior of the house by using a translucent or transparent glass, or even the combination of these two glasses. Using a glass to partition your space gives a sense of increased interior space while also allowing more light into the rooms. When using glass (or glazer partitions), one needs to take into consideration their degree of room privacy and the amount of light they require in the separate partitions.

2. Charming ceramics

Ceramic is increasingly becoming popular for use in interior design in the UK. This is because they are hard, durable, compact, and non-porous. They are used in a number of surfaces as tiled floors or wall coverings. Ceramics can define how you relate to your interior space thereby making an impact on its versatility and livability. In matters interior design, ceramics can also be used to add value to your interior as tableware, kitchenware, toilet bowls, wall ornaments and much more.

3. Wood

 

Wood is the most preferred material for use in interior design. It’s used as furniture, doors and door frames and shutters. Most furniture designers choose wood for interior due to its softness, and its strength to withstand harsh conditions.

4. Cloth

The cloth is a natural choice for the linen and is best suited for interior design due to its ability to give a smooth finish upon painting or printing. Cloth material for interior design is best suited for bedrooms where owners value comfort. One factor that makes cloth a good choice for interior design is its high maintainability; it’s washable.

5. Rubber/Leather

Rubber can be used as a PVC floor. It’s easily available, wash-proof and durable. The rubber material offers rich pattern printing options that are important in the interior design.

4 top resources for furniture in UK

4 top resources for furniture in UK

1. Houzz.com

Houzz.com is known for its ability to offer the largest collection of home furniture that can probably address any home owners’ interior design needs. Its furniture database has in excess of one million pictures. With Houzz.com, users have the ability to make an “idea book” that enables them to favorite and save their images for future reference. Most people argue that, if you cannot find whatever furniture you’re looking for at Houzz.com, you probably won’t get it anywhere in the UK.

2. nttreasurehunt.wordpress.com

Nttreasurehunt.wordpress.com is an inspiring blog that’s dedicated to furniture conservation and restoration. It shows all that happens behind protective clothes at the National Trust properties (Britain). The blog profiles major projects against a series of charming imagery of volunteers restoring textiles and removing imperfections and restoring picture frames from ancient times.

3. icreatived.com

This is a blog that’s dedicated to offering rich advice to interior designers and interior design consumers on different interior design concepts based on fifteen-interesting floating staircases and unique steel chairs that have earned respect. The blog showcases different multipurpose furniture, like the bookcase that’s teardrop-shaped and can be used for reading.

4. homeshoppingspy.com

This is a blog that educates its users on best sales, website, and shops that offer home furnishings. The website majors on stylish furniture buy. Some of the most recent blog posts talk about fast-hand bathroom furniture that’s offered by styling company Loaf.

3 Principles of Interior Design

3 Principles of Interior Design

Before painting and rearranging, spend some time thinking about your family and how you live. Look through magazines for inspiration and pull out ideas or rooms that appeal to you. Gather things from around the house that make you feel good and study them carefully for colour cues and perhaps a clue to the mood you’re looking for in your home. This is the beginning of a well-planned and decorated living area.

Here are the 3 principles of interior design:

 

Function

Decorating is more than just eye appeal. It’s making a room really work for you. Here’s how to do it, element by element:

 

The focal point: Sometimes rooms have natural focal points, places the eyes travel to immediately upon entering a room like the fireplace, a bay window with a view, maybe even a built-in bookcase. If the room doesn’t have a natural focal point, create one with a dynamic piece of art or a colourful area rug.

 

The furniture: Determine whether the furniture satisfies the functions you’ve planned for the room. If a piece isn’t working or if it’s too large or too small for the size of the room, get rid of it or trade it for something else around the house that may be more appropriate.

 

The lighting: Lighting should be selected for the functions of the room as well as for visual appeal. Every task will require either direct lighting from a lamp or indirect lights that simply brighten the room for conversation or TV-watching.

 

The furniture arrangement: Draw your room on graph paper. Measure and mark electrical outlets and switches, vents, windows and doors. Measure your furniture and place it in your floor plan. Be sure to balance high and low pieces as well as heavy and light ones around the room.

 

Mood

The mood or feeling of a room is created by your choice of colours, the style of furnishings, the amount of texture and pattern you choose and your accessories. Since there’s so much to think about when creating a mood, establishing a theme through the selection of an inspiration piece can make this portion of a decorating project much more fun and interesting.

 

Personality

Here’s your chance to put your personal stamp on a well-planned room. Here are some strategies:

 

Accessorizing: Pictures, vases, pillows and area rugs are all integral parts of a great decorating plan. Generally, they should support your theme, but allow more flexibility here; an antique picture frame could add wonderful variety to a contemporary room.

 

Whimsy: This is optional in your decorating scheme, but it can counteract any sterile quality that may have been created by strictly following all the guidelines. A beautiful country sitting room may get some relief from a playful quilt placed over the fireplace.

 

The unexpected: Interest doesn’t have to be whimsical; it can simply be something unexpected in a room, like a brightly-painted ceiling.

 

A beautifully decorated interior not only functions well but it creates a mood or a feeling and shows off the personality of the family that lives there. Its attention to these three important ingredients, that ensures decorating success!