Natural Materials in Interior Design
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Every aspect of our life has seen an increase in environmental consciousness, and interior design is no different. Natural materials have been increasingly popular in interior design over the past few years, appealing to both designers and homeowners. They are less harmful to the environment, decompose better and most often last longer – not to mention that they have an aesthetic look that attracts the eye like no other!
We at COR London, are extremely passionate about material materials. They always look elegant and timeless, regardless of whether it's for furniture, coffee tables, side tables, or decorative accessories. Above all, they help bringing a bit of the outside inside, making us feel hugged by the nature, and bring warmth, cosiness and relaxation to the spaces they are in.
Benefits of Natural Materials
Sustainability. Natural materials are inherently more eco-friendly than their artificial counterparts such as plastic. Additionally, solid wood can be always upcycled or get a different coat if we wish to change the style.
Improving your well-being. Our health can be significantly impacted by the materials that are in our immediate environment. Using a lot of chemicals and toxins in a home is affecting our health. Even while some processing is necessary for natural materials to serve as furniture, there are significantly fewer toxins.
Affordable but durable and easy to maintain. This is an important factor for many people when choosing material for their flooring or furniture.
Easy to style. Natural materials fit in most styles starting from Rustic with some terracotta and wood materials, all the way to Modern style with metal and concrete elements.
What Exactly are Natural Materials?
Starting with stone. It is one of the most popular natural materials to use in interior design. It comes in many forms that are in vogue, such as granite, marble, onyx, limestone and quartzite, just to mention a few. This variable material, which is available in distinctive patterns and colours, is a fantastic solution for countertops, backsplashes, bath, flooring or even a form of small side table and easily become a statement piece of the room. Stone finishes have high durability, and water and heat resistance.
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When we think of metal, the first thing that comes to mind is its elegance mixed with its rawness and coldness. A fantastic approach to adding depth, balance, and definition to a space is using mixed metal accents. Metals can be classified into two categories. One, cool metals include silver, nickel, chrome, stainless steel, and aluminium, and two, warm metals are gold, brass and copper. Metal can carry heavy loads well despite appearing to be light. Additionally, it is resistant to chemical, atmospheric, and physical damage.
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Rattan comes from nature however, you need to be aware of synthetic rattan, which is plastic. Adding character to your home whilst creating a modern climate and harmony with the interior. Rattan furniture can be easily curved or bent and because of this, it can take on some extremely lovely forms and shapes in furniture.
Wool has a long history in interiors that keeps its popularity even today. Wool blankets are perfect solutions for both summer and winter as they keep the heat on hot days and keep it cool for freezing winter days. They are also used as rugs and are well-liked in form of sheepskin throws too.
The fibres used to make linen come from the flax plant's stems. Due to their crystalline structure, flax fibres are extraordinarily strong, up to three times stronger than cotton. This structure changes into a sturdy, long-lasting linen fabric. Ideal for different upholsteries such as bed sheets, tablecloths and curtains.