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Interior design, decor tips: Ways to add warmth and dimensionality to your home

ByZarafshan Shiraz, New Delhi
Apr 05, 2024 07:17 PM IST

Home decor and interior design experts reveal tips for crafting a home that imbues warmth and dimensionality with aesthetics and a snug ambience.

Adding warmth and dimensionality to your home can transform your living space into a cosy and inviting haven ideal for entertaining as well as those cosy nights in. Home decor and interior design experts reveal that crafting a home that imbues warmth and dimensionality merges aesthetics with a snug ambience.

Interior design, decor tips: Ways to add warmth and dimensionality to your home (Photo by Royal Ambience)
Interior design, decor tips: Ways to add warmth and dimensionality to your home (Photo by Royal Ambience)

In an interview with HT Lifestyle, Sajal Lamba, Co-Founder and Director at Wriver, shared that whether you are starting from scratch or seeking to revamp your existing decor, following are several strategies to infuse your home with character and comfort -

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  1. Creating dynamic spaces: Juxtaposing a variety of textures can add a sense of depth and dynamism to your spaces. For instance, you can integrate various textures into your furniture to create visual interest and tactile appeal. Pairing a sleek leather sofa with plush velvet throw pillows or layering a woven rug over hardwood floors can add depth to your decor and evoke a sense of cosiness. Statement furniture pieces can also add a sense of depth to the space by creating a visual focal point. Another tool to enhance the warmth and dimensionality of your home is incorporating layered lighting solutions. Mix ambient, task, and accent lighting to create depth and highlight different areas of your room. Consider adding table lamps, floor lamps, and pendant lights to create a cosy and inviting atmosphere.
  2. Cosy, Chic and comfortable: When you’re looking to create cosy spaces, look back at the timeless tricks used by designers, such as incorporating wooden furniture pieces to add warmth. Even pieces with wooden accents can do the trick if you opt for a modern and contemporary look. However, just the aesthetic of comfort is not enough; focus on incorporating comfortable furniture pieces to lounge on, so choose furniture that prioritises comfort without compromising style. Opt for plush sofas and armchairs with soft upholstery and ample cushioning. Incorporate oversized throw blankets and decorative cushions to enhance comfort and create a cosy seating area that beckons relaxation.

Bringing his expertise to the same, Akhilesh Chitlangia, Managing Director and CEO at Duroply Industries Limited, suggetsed, “Incorporating wood elements can effortlessly transform any space into a sanctuary of relaxation and warmth. For years, wood has been the quintessential medium for imbuing homes with the essence of nature, elegance, and warmth. There are many possibilities when it comes to working with high-quality wood. Though technically not solid wood, veneers and plywood offer exciting options for integrating the warmth and beauty of wood into home interiors. Veneers, thin slices of natural wood, can cover surfaces like cabinets, countertops, or furniture, providing an elegant appearance at a fraction of the cost of solid wood. Plywood is durable and cost-effective for constructing shelves, partitions, or furniture.”

He added, “Incorporating veneers and plywood into walls and ceilings can also add visual interest and texture to a space. Veneer panels can be applied directly to walls or ceilings to create a luxurious wood-panelled effect, while plywood sheets can be used for cladding or even structural elements. Whether used as accents or as primary materials, veneers and plywood offer flexibility in design and can be stained, painted, or finished to match any aesthetic preference. Their affordability, versatility, and aesthetic appeal make them popular choices for homeowners looking to enhance the warmth and dimensionality of their living spaces with the beauty of wood.”

Highlighting that their clean lines and minimalist aesthetics make them suitable for achieving modern design trends, Akhilesh Chitlangia said, “At the same time, their ability to mimic the look of reclaimed wood adds authenticity to designs. Overall, they offer many benefits for achieving diverse design trends while adding warmth and character to any space. The innate charm of wooden textures makes it the perfect medium for adding warmth and touches to home interiors. The timeless appeal and versatile nature offer various practicalities that enhance the look of living spaces.”

Rajesh Bhandari, Managing Director, A-Class Marble, opined, “In the dynamic world of interior design, where trends come and go, marble stands unwavering, a timeless testament to regality and endurance. Warmth and dimensionality can be effortlessly achieved in a home by strategically integrating marble into the interior design. The organic veining patterns and rich textures of marble effortlessly create visual interest, adding dimensionality to every corner of your home. Consider incorporating marble elements in soft, earthy tones such as white or cream to infuse a sense of cosiness and richness into your living spaces. Whether through countertops, accent walls, or flooring, marble brings an innate elegance that adds depth and character to any room.”

He explained, “The allure of this natural stone adds a multi-dimensional aspect to the living spaces, infusing them with depth, texture, and visual interest that attracts attention and elevates the overall ambience. The fusion of these versatile and vibrant marble stones harmonises style with functionality. Despite being a stone, marble has a distinct warmth in its appearance, particularly in warmer tones like brown, rose, or golden hues. When used in flooring, countertops, or accents, marble reflects light and creates a cosy ambience, contributing to a welcoming atmosphere in any room. Additionally, marble's smooth surface can retain heat, making it comfortable to touch, especially in colder climates. By embracing marble as a cornerstone of your home, you can cultivate a more profound sense of belongingness and connection.”

By incorporating these strategies, you can add warmth and dimensionality to your home, creating a welcoming and visually captivating environment that reflects your style and enhances your everyday!

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