When you are designing a home, there are a multitude of aspects and details to consider. While you are planning the design itself, you have to factor in the different materials you want to use. These will impact how your home looks and feels. If you want to achieve a luxurious design, here are a few materials to think about.
Think about anytime you enter a large home and one of the first things you will always look at or notice is the flooring. Oftentimes, it is hardwood, and that is for good reason. Hardwood flooring is one of the materials that always showcases the luxury of a home. It provides a feeling of cleanliness and quality associated with a house and how it is built. It is an escape from the craze that was carpeted flooring, as many homeowners peeled back the carpets to showcase a beautiful warm base. If you want to keep it simple but luxurious, hardwood floors are always a great way to start.
If you want the hardwood aesthetics of your interior but don’t quite have the money for it, laminate is another great option. It provides the same look as hardwood to a certain degree and is quite durable and long-lasting. This is great for people with families and pets that might potentially damage a wooden floor. Additionally, it is a material that is much more easily installed, making it a great option for people that are redecorating on their own and on tight budgets.
Brick And Stone
Depending on how you implement it, brick can be a great showcase for a luxury home. This is a more complicated material to use, however, as it is often associated with the exterior of a home and has a rougher texture. You don’t want to create an entire home interior with a brick design. However, if you utilize brick on a single large wall, this can give you a unique interior that is unlike many other homes. For exteriors, brick can still provide a luxury feel, and is still a quality building material. Stone is another material to consider using if you are able to think creatively and outside the box. Not as common, it also is another unique interior choice as it can provide a different feeling indoors wherever it is implemented.
When it comes to accentuating your home, there are a wide variety of different materials you can select from to give you a different look and feel for each room. If you want to create a cozy or comfortable vibe, linens of different materials should always be an option for you. The flexibility of textured linen provides you options for the look and feel that you desire, but always results in a welcoming, cozy feeling. This is ideal for throws, covers, blankets, and sheets that you will want to spend a great deal of time relaxing on. Visually, they simply look as inviting as they feel. Additionally, linens are also perfect for curtains, table runners, and other accessories around the home and in rooms where you want to add a touch of flair.
For decorative choices, glass is a material that should be considered when outfitting the interior of your home. The properties of glass and other reflective materials like mirrors create a shine or gleam to it, which people will associate with luxury. Obviously, you will utilize glass for your windows, but you can also look at different colored and designed pieces that can add personality and life to your interior. Some examples of this application are chandeliers or paneling on furniture and doors that add a touch of elegance to your home, stepping above the minimalist plain designs.
Another material that provides quality as well as luxury is stainless steel. This might not be an opinion that many share, as stainless steel, especially in a kitchen setting, is often associated with industrial and commercial spaces. However, the fact is that such large kitchens use this steel because of the importance of cleanliness to their business, and that cleanliness translating to your home kitchen creates that new sense of luxury. This is especially effective if your kitchen appliances match as well, with refrigerators, stovetops, and washers all being able to match the steel aesthetic. Conversely, stainless steel can also act in a complementary manner if you pair it with hardwood or marble in your home kitchen.
The choice of materials will play just as big of a role in how a home looks as the design of it. Different materials provide a specific look, while others have a different feel to them. Consider how different materials work together to provide the vibe you are trying to achieve.