You probably associate natural home building materials with old-fashioned homes. However, when used the right way, natural and environmentally friendly building supplies can enhance the modern look of your house.
Use these tips and tricks to integrate natural materials into your home’s modern architecture:
- Live edge slab tables are becoming quite common in modern homes. Live edge slabs are slices of wood cut from fallen trees; the edges are left natural. They have a very rustic look, but compliment minimalist decor and are also an environmentally-friendly alternative to tables made from milled wood.
- Using textured, natural wooden beams to create exposed ceiling beams in a kitchen or dining room adds instant character to your room. The beams can be finished with a clear, natural finish for protection that does not cause discoloration.
- There is nothing more natural than a full view of nature. If you have a beautiful backyard, or even a nice front yard, consider installing a floor-to-ceiling window so that you can enjoy the nice view through every season. Use long, full curtains to frame the window and to shut out light at night.
- A fireplace is perfect for curling up on a chilly winter night. Many of today’s fireplaces are made with synthetic materials, but you can have one built with natural wood for a rustic feeling. To make it look more modern, choose a design that reaches from floor to ceiling.
- Enhance the look of the natural wood in your home by installing plenty of lighting. Using modern industrial-style fixtures, such as simple stainless steel pendant fixtures, keeps your home looking chic.
Are you considering remodeling your home or building a new one? Contact us at Gelotte Hommas Architecture, and learn more about our modern architecture and interior decorating services that include natural materials.