Summer is officially here. And while it doesn’t much feel like the typical summer we had all planned and hoped for, things are starting to look up. As we emerge from this global pandemic, we look to the things we can control and improve within our lives. For many of us, that means our surrounding environment, and more specifically, our interiors.
Though we have had an unusual amount of time to ponder our relative spaces, some of us still haven’t bitten off that project, restoration, DIY project, or interior upgrade just yet. Perhaps we’re still struggling with decision making or having a hard time finding the inspiration. Luckily, we’ve got a few of the summer’s hottest interior must-haves fresh from the design gurus across the U.S. For that summer project inspiration you’ve been craving, look no further.
Natural Luxury is a timeless interior design theme, one we see recirculate in big waves every few decades. Luckily, it’s back- and this time, it looks like it’s here to stay. This design blend pairs our beloved creature comforts (the luxury) with striking elemental motifs that come from the great outdoors (the natural). This juxtaposition offers a duality of indoor/outdoor we naturally crave as humans. This concept is one that goes undervalued more often than not, especially for those living in urban cities with less access to wide-sweeping nature. So, what does Natural Luxury look like? For starters, it looks like taking a trip to your local plant shop and spending some serious coin on a plethora of plant varieties. From trendy leafy figs to stunning snake plants, from charming cottage cheese plants to the tall, beautiful Dracaenas, plant shops truly have it all. Succulents, cacti, and birds of paradise are all plants that do exceptionally well indoors and require little maintenance. Integrating plants throughout your home helps to freshen the indoor air quality, add nature into an otherwise lifeless environment, and offers a pleasing aesthetic that’s nearly impossible to replicate.
Piggybacking on the Natural Luxury theme, “bringing the outdoors in” has more meanings than one. When you aim to literally Bring the Outside In, consider replacing your drab windows, pointless Interior Wall Partitions, or old sliding doors with fresh, modern sliding glass doors that offer enhanced spatial flexibility and a contemporary feel to any space. Sit back, relax, and take in your new view, afforded through expansive visibility and overflowing natural light. Integrating floor to ceiling wall partitions is another breezy way to increase your home’s available square footage as if by magic! By increasing visibility and natural light, you expand your space rather than box it in with walls and pointless divide. Your day-to-day spatial needs could be made available by allowing your communal interiors the flexibility they need to flourish.
If you become immediately confused reading “two-toned kitchen” trust me, you’re not alone. Two-tone refers to the chic simplicity of pairing a bright neutral (such as a white, cream, or taupe) with a stark contrast color. That could be anything from elegant sage green, to salmon, royal blue, to something even bolder, like black. Having a sharp contrast is the necessary ingredient involved in creating the ideal two-tone kitchen. Next, pair your considered palette with a sleek countertop, a few evocative wooden accent bar stools, a couple of color pops here and there, et voila! You have yourself a supreme two-tone kitchen, à la mode.
With all of these DIY interior upgrades and ideas for making the most out of your new normal, you’ll sink right into the comforts of home in no time. For more inspiration and space optimizing solutions, don’t hesitate to check out the best sliding closet doors, sliding room dividers, and spatial solutions offered at The Sliding Door Company. Visit Us Online to browse our online viewing catalog and Enjoy A Free Consultation from one of our team members to actualize your vision today!