Materials in many interior environments serve as the icing on the cake. Materials can add interest, color and texture. Looking for ideas? Here are some hot trends.
This material is a staple for those looking for an edgy, industrial vibe. From countertops to flooring and even furniture, concrete is a modern material. Two tables with concrete bases add an industrial element to the living space pictured here.
Wood adds instant warmth and texture. Looking for something unique? Consider using a large slab piece of wood with an organic edge or a wood accent piece. A solid wood slab table adds an organic element to a dining area.
Faux fur is a go-to for many interior designers. From toss pillows to furniture, faux fur adds instant texture and a touch of glamour.
While it may be a little bit more difficult to clean than matte finishes, lacquer adds a sense of shine and sheen.
From mirrors to accent pieces and even furniture, faux bone can add a global element.
Texture adds a lot of interest to a space, and woven textures tend to be near the top of the list.
Soft and sumptuous, sheepskin can be a great alternative to traditional rugs.
When looking for upholstery options, consider velvet. Velvet is not only long-lasting and durable, it also adds a sense of elegance.
Brass materials and finishes are here to stay. Whether an accent or the primary finish, you can't go wrong with brass if you are looking for an elegant touch.
Faux or "stamped" materials help add a sense of texture and depth.
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