The interior and exterior of a home can be mesmerizing, but when you visit somebody who has a great view of their surroundings, chances are it’s the real showpiece that they want to share with you. If you’re lucky enough to have one of those breathtaking panoramic views, it’s important that you play up your home’s design the right way. A good architectural firm can help you with that, but there are some things you can do on your own just as a homeowner. Use this guide from Gelotte Hommas Architecture to help you design panoramic home views.
- Don’t clutter the living space that has a great view with tons of furniture and decorative elements. It can be tempting to want to pile tons of seating and beautiful pieces of art or sculpture in a room with a view to make it look even better, but you want the focus to be on your view. Keep it simple with geometrically sound pieces of furniture and a limited color scheme.
- Use natural looking elements to highlight your view of nature. For example, unfinished wood and stone work very well in rooms that have an impressive view of nature. Natural finishings work because they feel like a continuation of nature, even if you’re in your perfectly temperature controlled home.
- Make sure the space in your home that has the view has plenty of light. During the day you will probably get enough natural light, but at night, that view may not be much of anything without some soft lighting in your home. It’s an easy mistake that many homeowners make, but it’s relatively easy to remedy by adding some wall sconces or floor lights to the area.
Contact Gelotte Hommas Architecture for more information about designing a house with panoramic home views.