HOW TO USE METAL TO ENHANCE YOUR HOUSE DESIGN

Metal has always been used in construction because of its strength and durability. Traditionally, metal has been utilized for roofing, siding, and strengthening building structures. But over the years, it has found its way into home décor as well. 

As a construction material, metal has become quite popular in home design because of its versatility, as well as ability to match multiple architectural styles and tastes. Perforated metal used in reinforced glass can also be used in ventilation grilles and chimney fire screens, for example. 

Metals come in different styles: they can be rustic, luxurious, classy, or the like. In other words, having metals in your home design can easily enhance the sophistication and detail of your property. 

If you’re thinking of trying out this neutral decorative tool, here are some ways you could use metal to enhance your home design: 

RUSTIC APPEAL

You could use metal to enhance your rustic house design. One way to do this can be by using bare metals designed to keep aging with time. Also, you could use iron poles and sheets painted with warm colors to give your home a countrified and friendly atmosphere.

MODERN DESIGN

Most designers prefer metal for interior décor because it can manipulate natural light to produce a clean, modern design with open spaces. Metal can also be used to create a classical interior design. For this, you could use some galvanized steel and other interior metals.

Industrial Look

You could also consider giving your house an industrial look. Some raw metal could be used to create a unique industrial design fit for your home. Metal tables and cupboards with metallic colors could also turn your kitchen into a food lover’s marvel. 

To enhance the designs mentioned above, here are nine ways you could use metal to enhance your house’s design:

1. FURNITURE

Metal comes in many different forms and shapes. Apart from just focusing on using metal for construction projects, you could use different metal types to make some first-rate pieces of furniture. For example, you could design and create a state-of-the-art table, headboard, or shelving for your house. The sky is the limit if you have the suitable material for your creative idea.

2. WINDOW TREATMENTS

Traditional window treatments seem to be slowly taking second place to the tin valance. Iron window valance offers an excellent aesthetic for those creating clean, minimalistic designs. Metal curtain rods, for instance, are simpler and stronger. They can be fitted in any room in your house. Moreover, they’re less bulky than the traditional pelmets and useful in small spaces. 

3. STORAGE

For an industrial design, you could also utilize some metal lockers. These can be turned into the dining room, kitchen, or bedroom storage. With the right coat of paint, metal lockers can be used to create vintage designs. All you need to make it work is a creative mind and a house to design and decorate.

4. SURFACES

For some practical home décor, you could try metal tables and counters. Metal surfaces come with various advantages. They’re solid and durable, easy to clean, heat and water resistant, and so forth. 

5. WALLS

Another creative way to use metal to enhance your home design is by incorporating it into your wall designs. Over the years, metal sheets have been used in shower rooms. But recently, metal sheets have been used to replace wallpaper for some extra-bold statements. Metal wall panels come in different profiles to suit your taste. 

6. CEILINGS

Did you know that you could use metal tiles not only on walls but also on ceilings? You could add a metal chandelier backdrop or a pendant light for a superb vintage home design to create a unique classic charm. 

7. RAILINGS

Metal is one of the common materials used to make railings. Whatever theme you want your interior décor to go with, metal can be used to create some exclusive railings to suit your home design. Although railings offer the primary purpose of providing safety, you could customize them to suit your overall home décor.

8. ORNAMENTS

You could use metal ornaments and silverware to enhance your house design too. Ornaments create cozy, intimate settings when used in home design. For example, you could use them to create a cozy farmhouse look in your house. 

Silverware is often handed from one generation to another, which can be sentimental and become family heirloom pieces in the future. 

9. SINKS

You could consider using metal sinks if you plan to renovate your bathroom or laundry room. If installed well, metal sinks could also create a fine industrial design in the kitchen area. 

Conclusion

Metal is a neutral decorative tool that can create any finish. Whatever your preference: chrome, silver, gold, or copper, metal can bring it to life. All it takes is the right creativity and a splash of paint. There are many ways to use metal to enhance your home design. The few ideas discussed here are just a scape on the surface. With some bold creativity, the sky can be your limit.

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