Starting off a new decade with new interior design is a great way to give your home a quick refresh. There are certain raw material trends that can instantly bring good news to your endeavour. Let your interior décor exude a new charisma with durable and sustainable materials. Don’t worry even if some designs have been used for centuries. Most of them are here to stay and all you need is redefine their utility. Behold our top choices to update your style.
Wood, one of the closest materials to nature, is loved for its simplicity and convenience. It comes in a variety of forms that are used differently in interior design. Plywood is a popular type of wood. It is basically a layer of wood veneer sheets bound together. The sheets alternate at 90° to improve durability and minimise warping. This is an affordable choice and a great option for shelving units. A ply-wood board can enhance the dimension of a nightstand. Hardwood is the other type of wood, commonly used in interior flooring. A good example of hardwood is the oak which offers eternal durability and blends seamlessly with just any style. For the love of a traditional style, you may opt for mahogany. Tiger and maple wood are suitable for contemporary interior designs.
2. Mosaic Tiles
The reason mosaic tiles are favourite flooring materials is that they come in varied colours and patterns. Readily available and affordable, mosaic tiles are not only elegant but also timeless. The wisest decision you can make is to pick customised mosaics in unique materials like natural stone. Other design materials for mosaic tiles include sintered glass, ceramic, unglazed porcelain, and vitreous glass. There is no better place to install mosaic riles than a kitchen since it is the heart of every home. They beautify the space whether used on the backsplash or countertop. In the living room, you can create cohesive covers on walls with mosaics. In the bathroom, mosaic tiles make spectacular decors on the walls and around mirrors. The best part is that there is a wide spectrum of patterns to choose from so they won’t cause monotony.
Wax provides a watery but protective coating on any plaster. It can be applied on a black hearth to create a glimmering look. It has a shimmering effect that no paint can achieve. The three major types of natural wax are lanolin, carnauba, and beeswax. Some of the waxes sold on hardware stores are a mixture of oils and waxes. It is usually applied as final treatment to a surface to add sheen and smoothness. Moreover, the wax is water-resistant and very easy to clean. On the floors and furniture, it may need reapplication but is more long-lasting on walls. Some waxes are formulated with pigments to nourish wooden surfaces. These decorative types with pearl and metallic finishes are good for small surfaces.
4. Cinder Blocks
Panelled concrete lends a sophisticated effect on the interior design. The secret is to add a glossy coating so the blocks don’t seem like a warehouse unit. Cinder blocks are not for outdoor use only. In fact, they are more usable indoors. You can build a nifty bedside table with the sturdy blocks instead of buying a new one. It turns out that they also make perfect holders for decorative items, flowers, and lamps. When stacked together, they form an industrial-inspired silhouette. If you often lose your things under the bed, consider raising a bed frame with cinder blocks as storage. Put it under the bed as a propping element and store your stuff there. And when you feel a bit artistic, stack the blocks in various patterns and use them as a bookshelf.
5. Copper Pipes
Among the many raw materials for interior design trends, copper is very distinctive. It takes a little creativity to use this bright-toned metal in various DIY home projects to enhance the interior décor. One of those projects is a geometric lighting fixture. Equal triangles made of copper wire can be stringed together around a pendant. Then there is the pencil holder that can be crafted by dissecting a piece of copper into equal lengths. Those pieces are then hot-glued to form a V shape vessel for holding pencils and pens. That’s not all. The possibilities of copper pipes in making decorative pieces are endless. Copper vases are simple to design. A combination of clay and copper can turn heads if used to hold indoor plants. Copper pipes can also craft brilliant magazine racks and jewellery stands.