Everyone needs some ‘me’ time once in a while, and you don’t even have to go out of your home to zone out and relax. Conjure up a cosy corner easily with laminates to set the look and cement the design with some choice furnishings. We suggest seven fabulous looks to get you started.
Stone can be perceived as being cold, solid, even boring – but that is far from the truth. Being an organic material, it contains nuances of colour and texture that are delightfully individual. Weathered by the elements, rock surfaces take on a different character. However, stone is not seen as a suitable material for residential wall claddings due to the high cost of material, the challenge of installation, and the labour of maintenance. Now, this intriguing material can easily be a part of home decor, thanks to stone-inspired laminates.
Laminates have perfected the art of mimicry. The level of realism a laminate design can achieve is especially evident in more elaborate patterns, such as that of exotic, expensive marble. These examples from Lamitak certainly capture the grandeur and opulence natural marble can bring to a space. You almost can’t believe the following walls are not marble!
Whether you’re planning to design a relaxing mancave or aiming for upscale hotel-like aesthetics for your space, dark-coloured laminates can help you achieve the look you desire. Look at these seven marvellously moody examples for inspiration.
Laminates are great decorative materials for wardrobes. Their large surfaces make perfect canvases to show off laminate patterns, especially those with large-format designs. With laminates, you can enjoy the appeal of wood, metal, stone, even fabric-inspired surfaces without spending a fortune to achieve those looks! See what we mean with these five wardrobe designs.
The first impression visitors get of your home rests very much on the design of your living room. This is where you set the style of your space, created by the combination of built-in pieces such as storage cabinets, loose furnishings, fixtures such as lights, and display items. The biggest and bulkiest structure in a living area is probably your storage unit (we all need them!). So design your cabinets to enhance your overall decor scheme – here are seven great ideas to get you started!
A black-and-white colour scheme is an elegant and classy choice for the home. However it could all go awry without the right lighting or treatment and come across as cold and clinical. Not in this apartment by I’D Sense though! The designer made the high-contrast colour scheme look cosy and inviting by illuminating the spaces with mood lighting, and also by choosing the right laminates for its various surfaces. Instead of using stark black and white, the surfaces chosen carry subtle pattern and texture, such as marble veining and stone textures. Read on to find out more.