Parquet remains one of the most popular floor coverings both for private houses and apartments...
Parquet remains one of the most popular floor coverings both for private houses and apartments. Parquet makes the interior more elegant and cosy, helps to keep warmth in winter, and has excellent sound insulation as well. The wooden floor is an important element of design: for example, in a living room, designed in the classical style, such a floor will look especially impressive if combined with inclusions of marble. When creating modern interiors, it is worth paying attention to the parquet “with history”, i.e. artificially aged boards which refer us to the shabby chic style.
However, designers still take into account the authentic vintage as well as the recycled wood. Among various options there are oak coverings made of boards that once lay in old houses or of an array that previously had a completely different purpose. The undoubted advantages of such a parquet are its environmentally friendly nature and unique charm, because if you entrust the wood processing to experienced craftsmen, the result can go beyond all your expectations.
The floor with designer’s ornaments will perfectly suit the most elegant interiors. This can be engraving, prints or applications. One of the most popular trends is images with the 3D effect. When choosing the ideal floor covering, you should not be afraid of colours. Who told you that the parquet should be only beige or brown? Designers bravely experiment with pink, yellow or green colours that can make any room brighter and add a pronounced individuality to it. This option is ideal for those who dream of a wooden floor but want to avoid excessive rigor, which the parquet can give to the interior.
By the way, true admirers of this type of covering don’t need to limit themselves to coating only the floor. For instance, one of the walls in a living room or in a bedroom covered with the noble wood will help you place accents in the interior. The main point is not to exaggerate and let other walls “breathe”. Too many parquet panels can visually change the size of the room, distort the natural light entering the room, and make the space close like a box.
Since the cold weather is arriving, in the next article we are going to speak about fireplaces
The smart room lighting contains a number of nuances, many of which are not as obvious as it may seem at first glance...
The smart room lighting contains a number of nuances, many of which are not as obvious as it may seem at first glance. Wall lamps were often ignored not so long ago, but now they are increasingly being used to decorate modern houses and apartments, which is not surprising. Firstly, thanks to designers’ efforts now there are very interesting and stylish models in the market that can add a touch to any interior. Secondly, sconces are an excellent option for those who want to completely hide the wires from the corridor or the living room. Finally, if you efficiently set small lamps, they will create a unique trick of light and shadows that will bring a piece of magic to your house. You certainly should not expect these lamps to have the same power as the pendant ones. Sconces are the best solution to light narrow spaces such as corridors or attics with a low sloping ceiling, or to create a “soffit effect” that can illuminate a picture, a luxurious sofa or any other item of furniture which you want to accentuate.
When it comes to lighting the living room, floor models still hold the lead. It is hard to imagine a reading corner without them. It may seem that choosing such a simple element of the interior will not be difficult, but there are several factors to consider. For example, you should think of how such a floor lamp will look, if you decide to bring it to another room or to change furniture in the room where it was before. For this reason, it is better to choose neutral options that fit easily into any environment. At the same time, there are still a lot of solutions: following the trends, you can choose a LED model of a geometric shape, a classic floor lamp that looks like an arch or a real designer masterpiece – a lamp in the form of a saxophone. For those who value functionality, the ideal solution can be a mobile lampshade and the possibility to adjust the height, which makes it easy to change the angle of light. When choosing a floor lamp, do not limit yourselves to the living room – designers offer the comfortable use of such floor lamps in other rooms as well. For example, in the kitchen a floor lamp can add a bit of romance or soften the strict interior.
The last thing we are going to speak about in this article is chandeliers. Even though in modern apartments and houses the alternative ways of lighting are preferred nowadays (such as LED tapes and others), chandeliers can create a unique atmosphere. Many manufacturers offer unique models that can even become the key point of design of the entire premise. Designer chandeliers with Swarovski crystals, handmade items made of famous Murano glass, lamps that resembles branches of a tree, metal structures decorated with shiny semi-precious stones – you can choose anything you like.
In the next article we will speak about parquet.
The eco way of life is getting more and more popular not only among Europeans, but also among residents of other parts of the world...
The eco way of life is getting more and more popular not only among Europeans, but also among residents of other parts of the world. Some people collect waste separately, others try to save water and energy or buy clothes made only of organic materials. “Why should the interior design be behind this widespread trend?” – furniture and decoration items manufacturers asked themselves, offering their own ecological solutions.
Thus, in the eco-friendly design wood comes into the picture – now it is one of the basic materials not only for tables and chairs, but also for lamps, items of décor, as well as for decoration of bathrooms. Besides, not only wood itself can be used: pine needles, for example, can result in excellent carpets or stools and the cork bark can be used for floor laying and wall panels. This stylish and above all ecological solution gets more and more admirers both among designers and customers.
Another “green” trend is to decorate walls with grass and leaves. Basically, this is a surface completely covered with plants planted in the ground. Such a living element contributes to the natural purification of air in the room and creates a sense of spring, even when it is freezing cold outside. The only drawback for the ecological lifestyle supporters can be the one that having a “vertical garden” in the house it is problematic to save water.
A secondary use of waste and unnecessary items in the interior design serves as an unlimited source of inspiration and fantasy for designers. Glass bottles, for instance, can turn to a stylish lamp and warehouse wooden boxes or a gasoline canister can have their second life in the form of an original table for the living room. To complete the interior design, it is a good idea to choose textiles made of seaweed.
In the next article, we will talk about the secrets of effective lighting in the house.
Today, the interior design does not virtually have clear stylistic frameworks, which allows designers and their customers to realise their ideas with maximum freedom...
Today, the interior design does not virtually have clear stylistic frameworks, which allows designers and their customers to realise their ideas with maximum freedom – from minimalistic single-coloured interiors to eclectic projects and skilful interspersion of ethnic elements. Anyway, whatever design you choose, keeping in mind the current trends is still worth it – to make the result more comprehensive and relevant.
The 80’s are back to our houses, even though interpreted in the modern manner. Collections of leading furniture manufacturers offer many shiny varnish surfaces, noble materials such as velvet and damask fabrics, and carpets and tapestries as well. At the same time, the 70’s do not come out of fashion and along with them cheerful colours and geometric lines that look particularly impressive on wallpaper and other wall coverings made in the 3D-technology.
As for earth materials, marble does not give up its position and increasingly appears in houses not only in the form of tiles or partitions, but also in lamps, vases and impregnation in furniture.
Speaking about the colour palette, different shades of blue come into the picture – from sky blue to the saturated almost gray colour. Designers actively use it for both bedrooms and kitchens. The undoubted advantages of these shades are that they can be easily combined with almost all colours and do not reduce the space visually, as it happens, for example, with the black colour.
As for the final touches in the interior, such as vases and other items of decoration, there can be seen a long-awaited shift away from spontaneous purchases of accessories for the house via Instagram or Pinterest. The online trend has now been replaced by the interest in craftsmanship and by the desire to possess a truly unique handmade thing made by using ancient techniques. So, an important role is again played by products made of wood, glass and porcelain.
In the next article, we will talk about the eco-friendly interior design trend.