Your renovations, your choices of materials, and color schemes require a lot of careful selection, and the wrong color or material choice can leave you with a room you are not happy with. If you have decided to renovate your home DIY style, then there are a few things you can take into consideration when making the right choices.
The Organic Trend
These days, organic look and feel is a trend that is very prominent, and a lot of interior designers will lean towards timbers to bring a slice of nature to your inside spaces during a renovation, but tiles can play a huge role and act as a great substitute for natural wood.
Stone tiles might be a clear choice but there are a number of other options that deliver a warm, textured and organic look and feel, if that is what you are looking for.
One of these options that are becoming very popular is a combination tile layout of wood and stone or tiles. Combining recycled timber and tiles can set the mood of a room, and can give a relaxed or comfortable feel for years to come. When it comes to renovating, you want to get it right so your money isn’t wasted, so here’s a few tips to help you get the choices right.
Use The Natural Light Of The Sun
Even though the sun is millions of miles away, it provides many benefits that you can utilize during a renovation not only to save you on energy, but to add an extra natural element. From windows to skylights, solar tubes and fiber optic sunlight transport devices there are many ways to use sunlight to visually maximize your renovation. Work with your space, not against it. Try to work out ways to maximize the natural light but don’t forget about the natural airflow. A soft matte or organic neutral color tiled backdrop sets the scene for a very luxurious space, and timber feature cabinets can add an extra layer of neutral tones to enrich the space. Using your natural light will enhance a beautifully planned out room.
Use Contrast To Your Advantage
If you enjoy a beautifully mastered white room, you will notice that there are some elements that can make the room really come alive. When choosing an all-white room you can run the risk of producing a space that feels cold and clinical rather than the clean and crisp look you might have been going for.
Inserting a little contrast into your scheme will help to break up the clinical feel and will add some character to the space. Balancing colors in a white room can make or break a space. Go for something neutral yet appealing, like blues or greens combined with dark grey tiles. Feature walls are always going to add a special highlight for the space, but you want to choose something you are going to be able to enjoy for years to come, so choose wisely.
Another way to add contrasts, but in a more subtle, yet appealing way, is by choosing an opposing color of grout for your tiles. A dark grout on a light tile can create a completely different energy in the room, and when using natural organic colors on feature tiles, or some timber features you will enjoy the room a lot more.
Keep it simple
One basic rule worth remembering to is to never use more than three shades or color in a room. Distinct, modest colors provide the perfect base to grow on, and create the prefect living space.