What better way is there to change the mood and ambiance of a room than with lighting? From cute tea lights to taper candles and the ubiquitous pillar candles, these nifty items can be an effective way to tickle the senses with inviting beauty and gorgeous scents.
We’ll start the week off exploring one of our favourite lighting accessories – candles. We’ve rounded up a few ways to style these effortlessly.
Spruce up the coffee table: Candles arranged alongside vases, books and other decorative accessories add that extra personality to a coffee table any day any time. We like the visual weight created by the collective presence of the items.
Create an inviting bathroom: With the warm, fuzzy glow they give, candles transform these bathrooms into tranquil sanctuaries. Using candles of the same colour work particularly well to create harmony.
Make way for beautiful dining: Let’s not forget the dining room. Whilst candles might not always be used for all mealtimes, their presence especially at night may be just what you need to enhance your dining experience.
Using glass in interior design is a brilliant way of decorating, furnishing or partitioning your space, while still allowing for a lot of light to enter and circulate. In particular, textured glass surfaces allow the light to bounce and create fascinating glares and shimmers, adding a flare of elegance and mystery to your space.
We’ve come across a few example of using textured glass for partitioning spaces, which works great in commercial, open-plan spaces:
Textured glass adds visual interest and varying levels of opacity, which makes it a good choice for residential interior designs as well. A few of our chosen examples include:
When it comes to accessories, the options are endless. The most popular ones that come to mind are the elegant glasses that feature textured design.
There’s something magical about glass, and using in decorating interior spaces results in a sophisticated, elegant and modern look.
As we’ve been talking about textured walls this month, it’s about time we cover one interior design style that all of us have seen at some point: exposed brick walls. Most often you might be able to see these in public spaces, such as halls, restaurants and cafes. Here are a few examples:
Yet exposed brick walls can sit quite nicely in a home interior as well in most rooms: from kitchens to bedroom, from dining areas to bathrooms:
If you’re one to think that exposed brick walls come only in one colour – you are in for a treat! Either you’re looking to create a high contrast or something that easily ‘blends in’ with the rest of the room, there are plenty of creative options you can chose from. Here are some of our favourite ones:
While opting for a wallcovering that imitates brick might seem an easy option to recreate this look within a low budget, we are quite reserved about it. In our vision, the strength of exposed brick walls comes from their coarse, unfinished, rugged appearance and trying to imitate this might turn into a tacky interior design. Best to stick to the original, or try something completely different.