Most Commonly Used Materials in Interior Design
There are only two possibilities when you look at the interiors of a house; it’s either good or not so good. A well-constructed house speaks volumes of the materials used in interiordesign that constitute to its final finish. Here are the most commonly used materials in interior design.
Metal in the form of rods, railing, support structure, sheets, cladding, piped are used in bedrooms for specific interior design styles such as industrial, rustic, contemporary.
Medium Density Fiberboard (MDF) is often used in bedrooms as this material isn’t water-resistant and therefore only used in dry spaces. MDF is strong and is ideal to make wardrobes, cots, TV units, study units and decorative pieces of furniture.
Just like MDF, plywood is a common choice for use in bedrooms as they are strong, durable and lightweight. This material is not ideal for wet areas such as kitchens are best suited for to build wardrobe structures.
High-Density Fiberboard is used in bedrooms in place of MDF in an area where increased strength and rigidity is required. Used often in multi-functional furniture that has moving mechanisms, HDF offers durability for Murphy beds, mirror pull-outs and in wardrobes with in-built TV units. This material is more water resistant than MDF.
This material is made by binding together wooden panels made of wood chips using a resin. They are lightweight and are used in place of plywood as they are relatively cheaper. They can be used to build wall partitions, false ceilings, shelves, study desks and cabinets.
Veneers are made from original timber and hence are unique. No two are the same. And is this uniqueness of veneer that makes it an ideal choice for use in a bedroom or master bedroom to be more specific. Veneers come in limited varieties and are quite expensive.
They require more maintenance compared to other finishes, as they require re-polishing once in a while. They are natural and hence give an aura of opulence, class and elegance to a bedroom. Any finish that’s naturally available trumps synthetic finishes like laminates or acrylic. Hence veneers are often used in bedrooms in wardrobes, cots, dressers, TV Units and study areas.
Laminates are designed to mimic real wood or veneers. They come in a wide variety of patterns, colours both in matte and glossy variants. Though they are manufactured in a factory they are ideal when the cost of natural wood or the limited selection of veneers isn’t enough to design the bedroom of your dreams. Laminates require less maintenance and therefore make an excellent choice for use in guest and children’s bedrooms.
Most often used for countertops, granite is a naturally beautiful and incredibly durable material that makes a great surface for preparation. Granite also looks great with lots of different interior styles, and you can pick paint options that will accent the granite’s natural coloration. While polished granite is usually preferred for surfaces that are used to prepare food (or to go on top of vanities), unfinished granite can make a beautiful backsplash.
Though it can be expensive, copper is truly experiencing a comeback. Copper can easily elevate a room, and it works well across many home styles. It’s not always practical to use real copper, however, so you might end up opting for copper-colored materials. As with many materials, less is more when you’re using copper. A small pop of color from an oven hood vent or drawer handles might achieve the look you want without too much effort.
Fabrics like silk, cotton, suede, wool, and others can add a nice finishing touch to a room and bring together the full design in a welcoming, comfortable way.
Often used in kitchens, bathrooms, and other multi-purpose rooms, ceramic tile is preferred for its clean look, easy-care, versatility, and ability to match many different styles.
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