But just as transitional design fuses classic architectural design with modern materials, cutting-edge components are seamlessly merged within tried-and-true planning to give us the best of both worlds.
Natural textures, retro touches, spa-like bathrooms, and large kitchen islands are only part of the latest statement design trends. Inspire yourself with some great ideas and turn your home into a real piece of art!
Modern bathrooms with a spa-like appearance can really make a statement. More and more people are following the trend of creating a feeling of total harmony, peace, and relaxation in their bath.
Consider using serene neutral colors, combined with different metals. Mixing warmer metals like brass and gold, with cooler metals like nickel or chrome will give your bathroom a luxurious look and a wonderful boutique feel.
Next thing you should consider is replacing your shower head and make it more spa-like. A shower head that offers a massage capability, transforms the ways in which water is delivered, or filters the water are all great options that will give you the feeling of luxury and tranquility.
To maximize relaxation, consider adding or replacing your old bathtub with a hydromassage tub, which mixes powerful jets and soothing air bubbles. The combination gives you the ultimate experience of both Air Bath and Hydro Massage Jets.
To bring nature in, use complementary greenery. It will increase oxygen levels in the air, lowering blood pressure and heart rate, and will also reduce fatigue and help in decreasing anxiety.
Furthermore, go for soft glows and mood lighting controlled by a dimmer switch. This will allow you to adjust the brightness and change the atmosphere in the room in seconds. From morning wake up to total relaxation with minimal effort.
Last but not least, add scented candles to enhance your bathing experience. For ultimate relaxation, the best scents to choose are lavender and vanilla. These are the traditional aromas used for relaxation in aromatherapy.
On the other side, if you’re looking for something a little more unusual, you could also try papaya, or something scented with cider as these are also calming and soothing.
The kitchen is the heart of the home. Whether for meal prep or parties, we naturally gravitate toward it. That’s why grand-sized islands are so popular right now. They provide maximum gathering and working space.
You can place four bar stools along the island and you will easily have another dining area, or set up a laptop to turn it into your personal office.
Besides functionality, islands have one more important characteristic. They can serve as a design element. With the right choice of materials and colors, your island can become a real showpiece.
If you are wondering which are the most popular materials – granite, quartz, and marble are still the leaders, with soapstone and ceramic tile making their ways into the trend.
Furthermore, you can utilize your island by installing some additions like a small sink or hob to involve everyone in the food prep process.
Outdoor Living Rooms
Unsurprisingly, adding an outdoor living room has become an increasingly popular home upgrade, especially in states with warm weather year around like California, Hawaii, Texas, Florida, and Arizona.
First of all, it is a relatively straightforward and stylish way to create more space for everyone in your home. Plus, it creates an additional entertainment area.
The appearance of the space is entirely up to you. It might be a little artfully done seating area to encourage conversation or an extravagant space, boasting everything from outdoor kitchens to huge cinema setups.
Whatever you choose, outdoor living rooms are designed to make a statement.
A statement ceiling was the ultimate sign of luxury for centuries. Sadly, this practice fell out of fashion by the 1940s and almost fully disappeared in the following Modernist and Minimalist decades that followed.
The great news is that this trend is making a comeback! Modern statement ceilings can be described as the fifth wall and can be used as a great way to occupy space.
They can come in the form of geometric patterns or bold colors, a great addition to the design of your floors and walls. There is also a variety of materials that you can use for your ceilings. From popular options like drywall, wood paneling, and planks, corrugated metals, and beadboard, to more innovative alternatives such as cotton fiber, graphene nanocoating, colored conductive inks, and Tethonite.
Ceilings are definitely a great way to make a statement without being too extravagant.
A smart home means that all of the systems are connected and can be controlled remotely. From appliances, audio, video, and lighting to thermostats, security systems, and even window coverings, you can control your home through an app on your phone!
The best part is that new additions arrive on the market daily. Due to this fact, we can make our home smart and comfortable by automating plenty of different processes to save time and energy.
For example, MyQ Smart Garage App helps you manage your garage by checking the status of all smart devices inside your garage and your home and notifying you when an action happens on any of your smart devices. This gives you the choice to open or close the garage door remotely.
Philips Hue is another useful application that allows you to control the entire range of Philips Hue smart bulbs. There is a variety of different smart apps to control your garage and home, lighting, security systems, etc.
Having an ultra-modern smart home can really make a statement and impress your friends, relatives, and neighbors. Along with that, it can save you a significant amount of money, which you can put towards a renovation or improvement of the home or a vacation for you and your family!
This is great too!
I would research the most popular apps people are using for their smart homes. Also, maybe discuss how this can be a cost-effective method to control your homes electricity etc.