We all want our home to look its best, but more importantly, we want it to express our individual characteristics and tastes. Just like when we get a new phone and immediately change the image on the home and lock screen, when we buy a home, we immediately start to brainstorm design ideas for the its interior and exterior.
When it comes to designing a home, the ultimate goal is to create something that is unique, as nobody sets out to design a home that looks exactly like their neighbours. Fortunately, there are incomparable options out there for every facet of home improvement, from furniture to tiles, to give your home a distinct look, and leave an indelible impression on any guest to your home. So without further ado, here are seven unique items you won’t find in many places.
Going with silk plaster isn’t always the first thing on people’s minds when they’re thinking about wall coverings. Our minds typically direct us towards paint and wallpaper first, but silk plaster can add a interesting texture to walls that isn’t seen too often.
Unlike paint and wallpaper, silk plaster isn’t flat. Instead it’s bumpier, but it doesn’t jump off a surface like popcorn ceilings – it’s far more subtle than that. Silk plaster can also come in a variety of colours, like a vibrant red or a more subdued green; and because it is super easy to apply, the plaster lends itself to mixing and matching different colours. Additionally, silk plaster deftly hides any blemishes on a wall with just a single coat, like cracks, dents and nail holes.
Apart from the aesthetic and functionality of silk plaster, it’s also environmentally friendly. It is made from natural components, and it is free of volatile organic compounds (VOCs).
Ok, so when you saw the word ‘lights’ above this sentence, you probably thought to yourself, “How exactly are lights unique?” Generally speaking, lights aren’t very unique, but there are some pretty unique things being done with light fixtures.
You might not initially classify the light in the image above as a chandelier, but it is. This is just one example of the way in which a light fixture can add a creative design element to a room. Not only is this light fixture creative, but it is also appealing to the eye, and it can serve as an impressive focal point for any space in your home.
3D Ceiling Tiles
Decorative 3D ceiling tiles are a great way to turn a plain ceiling into something imaginative. Whether you have a flat ceiling or a popcorn ceiling, a ceiling adorned with 3D ceiling tiles can enhance a room in a remarkable way.
These ceiling tiles provide a design element that is rarely seen in people’s homes, making them the perfect solution for people looking to shake up their interior design game. 3D ceiling tiles can maintain a classy and sophisticated aesthetic, while evoking that wow reaction from people who see it for the first time.
Wood Exterior Doors
Before you say anything, yes wood doors are fairly common. However, there aren’t many wood doors that look as grand, or as resplendent, as the one in the picture below.
I imagine that having a front door like the one in the picture above must surely make the owner feel like a king from Game of Thrones. The quality of the wood, and the diligent craftsmanship of these doors are truly something to behold. With its intricate design, this lavish wood door surpasses what most people believe is possible with a wooden exterior or interior door.
Wrought Iron Gates
Not every home has custom-made, wrought iron fences or railings for staircases. It’s not something we tend to think about when designing the exterior of our home, but it’s an element that can truly separate your home from others on your street.
You can tell that the designs for each of these regal gates are imbued with the personal touch. As you can see from the image above, the designs for these wrought iron gates are very intricate, showcasing the meticulousness, and attention-to-detail, of the designer’s work. With these unique designs, you can be confident that you have something created just for you.
Artistic Wall Coverings
People often like to hang pieces of art on walls as a way of expressing their individuality and tastes through interior design. There are, however, ways to take that a step further and have the walls of a room become the piece of art. You can even go a step further and embed that wall with specs of crystals, shells, minerals, and epoxy.
Working with an interior designer, you can get an artistic design for your walls that is special and idiosyncratic. You can have a design that shines not just because it is adorned with crystals, but because it is a design that reflects who you are as an individual.
There aren’t many deck options out there that require little to no maintenance and can reduce your environmental footprint; but those are the key characteristics of a composite deck. Along with its sleek, polished look, a composite deck is highly durable and doesn’t need painting, staining or sealing. Additionally, you don’t have to worry about a number of small inconveniences like splinters, slivers, revealing nails, rot, or mold.
One of the best features of these composite decks is that they are made from 95% recycled material, which is a great way save some trees and reduce our impact on the environment.
Making your home look unique can be a very fun endeavour, especially when you know where to look. Whether you think one of these products will work for your home, or all of them, you can visit Improve Canada to peruse the showrooms of the companies that design these wonderfully unique products.