Most planned housing societies flaunt houses identical to each other. As much as one resembles the next in superstructure, façade, elevation and outlook; the interiors ultimately make a difference. But, styling your house is not an easy job. How about some advice from the top interior designers around the world? Here are a few tips to style your home interiors like a pro:
Gauri Khan, India
French doors with their large glass panels create the illusion of an open space beyond the room. You can be a bit more inventive by adding some bright light in the space beyond the doors as a perfect substitute for sunlight. For a wall window, use the wall that separates the windowless room from another that has natural light.
Elizabeth Pyne, New York
Small living spaces don’t have to look cramped. Make sure that your living room chairs have small arms so that most of their square footage is given to the seat, so you can curl up in them. They feel luxurious and roomy even though they’re not big.
Nate Berkus, Chicago
Your home tells your story and who you aspire to be. We represent ourselves through the things we own. I don’t believe in trends. I believe in collecting things that you connect with. We should surround ourselves with things we care about, that have meaning.
Angie Hranowsky, Charleston, SC
Eye catching tiles can make a statement in the kitchen as well as the bathroom. Cover as much of the wall as your budget allows.
Designing your home is a never-ending process that needs creativity to flow. However, there’s no one way to go about it – your thinking cap must always be on. The marketplace is rife with deals and offers to get you thinking –from floor tiles and sanitaryware to bed sheets and furniture. Brands like Somany Ceramics with a whole range of décor solutions are a great way to get started.Read More »
Planning to redo your bathroom and give it a touch of modern elegance? Finding the latest technologies and innovations is surely a good way to start; however, with so many options out there, it’s important that what you pick seamlessly blends functionality with aesthetics to keep your space looking sublime – like our newly launched French collection of luxury Sanitaryware.
The new product line is not only inspired by French heritage, but also takes care of à la mode designing to be truly world class. France, with its rich arts and culture heritage, has always inspired brands from across the world to set new creative benchmarks, and our new collection is a prime example.
Designed to blend art, style, functionality and comfort, it defines the next level in contemporary sanitaryware. With the demand for smart bathrooms spiking worldwide, touchless faucet segments with built-in advanced technologies for energy conservation and organic hygiene are the next big thing in an environment conscious day and age.
Drifting away from traditional sanitaryware, the sleek design blends in perfectly with modern-day interiors and has been infused with state-of-the-art technology to create modern sanitary marvels. Discover all that and more in a very contemporary mix of smart toilets, automatic flush systems, and sanitary paraphernalia with our Somany Ceramics’ French collection.Read More »
When it comes to home décor, there’s no better way to make a style statement than adding a feature wall. It can add glamour to any space and will uplift the overall ambience of your home. As its colours and textures can entirely transform the personality of a room, it’s often difficult to decide where to begin.
Timber is an excellent option if you’re looking to give a cozy, earthy or artisanal feel to a room. It is preferable to use timber-look tiles instead of real wood because they are relatively low maintenance and yet they offer the same look and feel.
Feature walls are also popular for bathrooms. The designs vary from huge strips of geometric shaped wall tiles to small mosaics closer to the floor. It’s surprising how feature walls can transform even the simplest of bathrooms by lending a lavish touch. Further, they can make a small room look bigger with colour and finishing, especially with high gloss large format tiles.
Using colour as the primary feature is a designer’s dream. In the kitchen, a solid tone such as dark blue or grey looks both grand and stylish. For bedrooms, bright colours such as electric blue, fluorescent orange etc. create a joyous and lively environment.
Playing around with different lay patterns is another way to make your room look unique. In bathrooms as well as kitchens, the usage of vertical brick bond or diagonal herringbone can reflect your unique style.
If you are fond of customizing spaces, lay patterns are your safest bet. So, think bold and let our designs work wonders on your walls. For any assistance, you can always rope in a tile consultant to guide you in creating the perfect feature wall for your dream home.Read More »
Tile layout is crucial for bathroom renovation and significantly enhances the overall ambiance of your home. Planning the layout carefully from the beginning can simplify the entire process. Selecting tile material, style and colour can be daunting, so here are a few simple tips that will help you create your own bathroom bliss:
Add a Trending Touch or Two
Trending design ideas for bathrooms include larger-sized tiles for floors, showers, and walls. Tiles made from repurposed glass are also gaining popularity due to their eco-friendliness and compelling look.
There can only be one star element
The décor of your bathroom is an extension of your personality and there is a wide
range of beautiful tiles that will go perfectly with your personal style. You can take a risk with a fun colour or pattern on your tiles. However, if you are going for it, keep it to one show stopper. This will make your look timeless and create the wow factor that you are going for, since it won’t be competing with the other elements in the room.
No More Than Three Different Tile Designs
Once your focal point has been established, you’ll want to organise the rest of your bathroom design around it. Again, the floor and walls near the bath tub are ideal areas for tiles but you must consider tiling the bottom half of the walls as well. An important guideline to keep in mind is to never use more than three distinct tile types.
Bear in mind that certain tile types are easier to clean and maintain than others. Small sized tiles with a lot of grout lines may be more difficult to clean; this applies to non-glossy tile types like slate as well, unless it is sealed and finished. The most user-friendly tile materials for bathrooms are ceramic, porcelain and glass. You can make cleaning easier by opting for any of these materials.Read More »
As they say, home is where the heart is and at Somany we make that extra effort to make it beautiful. As life gets busier and more hectic; homes have become our sanctuaries. Centered on simplicity, serenity and seamlessness, the 2016 interior reflects our need to switch off and detox. Warm but calming colours are complimented by natural textures and soft shapes while furniture is becoming ever more tailored and intuitive, both at home and in the office.
Here is a lowdown of the styles that gained popularity:
Outdoor fabric used indoors
Outdoor fabrics are becoming increasingly hard to distinguish from traditional indoor fabrics, and many home owners are bringing them inside, where their durability makes them perfect for high-traffic dining room and living room furniture.
Statement mirrors in bathrooms
So long, medicine cabinets! Hello, statement mirrors!Large wood-framed beauties, backlit modern marvels and ornate vintage gems that boost style in a bathroom are the future.
Barely there kitchens
As kitchen layouts become more open, spatial identifiers like walls of cabinetry and full-size appliances fade away, leaving behind airy, fluid spaces that serve multiple functions.
Looking for a little added luxury in the kitchen? Steam ovens promise to cook food more thoroughly and healthily than microwaves; warming drawers give cooks a little wiggle room to deliver hot meals to their family and guests; induction cooktops save space and are safer for homes with young kids; and kimchi refrigerators offer fans of the popular Korean condiment a chance to make their own at home.
A sunroom is a dream space for many homeowners. Even those who don’t have the luxury of having or adding one are finding ways to carve out a special sun-drenched corner in their homes.
Tile sizes continue to grow each year. The bigger, the better in this case. The improvements in tile manufacturing technology by companies like Somany Ceramics and others are producing larger square and rectangular formats that are quickly becoming popular with designers and owners. Home owners are installing larger tiles to achieve a contemporary style and reduce the amount of grout lines to clean.
Tiles are versatile, attractive and can be used in rooms all around the house. Whether you’re installing tiles in your kitchen, bathroom or as a backsplash, you want to make sure what you’re adding is in style and enhances the aesthetics of your home. And who can understand customers’ needs better than tile manufacturer companies like Somany Ceramics that are known for their finest quality of tiles?Read More »
As land and property become heavier on our pockets, the growing trend towards smaller homes has become apparent. Be it an apartment or a house, spaces are shrinking – but this doesn’t mean our lifestyles need to! With a few tips and tricks, even the smallest of spaces can look larger, bringing a feeling of spaciousness where it is needed.
Floor tiles bringa handsome, easy-to-maintain surface to floors in rooms both large and small. Whether vinyl, ceramic or cut stone, tiles can define the texture of a room, emphasizing the cool crispness or soft warmth of your overall decor. The wide variety of styles and sizes available can make choosing the right tile challenging. Follow handy tips to make a choice you will love.
With the possible exception of 24-inch tiles, professionals generally agree that large tiles convey a sense of greater space. Small tiles and increased grout lines can create a floor that looks busy or fussy. To increase the visual expanse of a floor, designers suggest using grout that is the same or nearly the same colour as the tile.
While many designers assert that light colours convey a sense of greater space than darkertones, the impact of floor colour will depend on colours used in the room. One can experiment with colours to see what works best in the overall decorating scheme. Like an accent wall in a vivid colour, a strong contrast in colour and tone between the floor and the room can make space seem constricted or cramped. A possible compromise might be using small coloured accent tiles at the corner junctions of neutral ones. Remember, the larger the tile, the longer the distance the eye travels from one accent to the next.
Mixing square and rectangular tiles in the same colour and texture provides subtle visual variety without drastically affecting the sense of space. Constructing a seemingly random pattern of various tile sizes takes some skill, but will expand visual space more effectively than creating borders or edgings. You may wish to seek professional help in mixing sizes, so that all tiles are of the same thickness or calibre.
One of the most effective strategies for using large tiles in small spaces is to lay them diagonally. A diamond pattern, rather than a checkerboard, prevents the viewer from measuring space in tiles down vs. tiles across. The only limit to diagonal patterns is a room with many alcoves, doorways or other interruptions of wall space. A room with frequently interrupted wall space presents many challenges to laying tiles diagonally.
What becomes imperative is to choose the right colour and size of the tile. SOMANY CERAMICS offer a wide variety of floor tiles, to ensure that you build your dream home with no compromise.Read More »
Choosing tiles for your bathroom could be a daunting thought for you to find the right style for your home when starting from the very beginning. However, with the help of appropriate inspiration and advice you can achieve a contemporary style that keeps you satisfied for upcoming years. Mentioned below are some tricks and tips to ensure your bathroom tile choice ticks all the boxes.
Create a moodboard according to your choice
A moodboard is simply a collection of idea or you can say it is something which contains a whole booklet of colour, pattern, layout, tile samples and pictures which can help you to visualize the final look of your desired designs. With the help of your moodboard you can identify ideal colour combinations of tiles. As well as you can create an appropriate layout for your bathroom and personalised lifestyle.
Research and conduct experimentation according to your mood and lifestyle. Just go through the different catalogues of different brands and try to mix and match different patterns into a design. Through this, you can sort your selection of appealing bathrooms and see which bathrooms are similar with the size and layout. Ceramic tiles are the best option available for the indoor purpose and they create a vibrant pattern of the interiors.
Select the best size of tile
Roomier bathrooms need large tile sizes to highlight the space and add an ambience of luxury. There is no hard and fast rule that you have to use small tiles in bathrooms. Lighter colours of rectangular tiles laid vertically can enhance the spacious look of the bathroom. Or, if you want a bathroom to give an exaggerated appearance then you can lay rectangular tiles in vertical patterns. For indoor purpose you can use vitrified tiles which are available in the leading stores.Read More »
Nowadays, most of the people are looking for the best tips to beautify their home surroundings and they are very keen regarding their home interiors. Gone were those days when people used to apply marble and granite in their home interiors.
•Now, people use tiles and that too designer ones. The reason for the shift of expensive stones towards ceramics was generally the cost of application and durability.
•Marble and granite are the long pieces of stones which are not easy to transport and install, therefore not everyone can afford the extra cost applicable.
•As a replacement, the tiles took over the market of expensive stones and it is turning out to be the best option for décor.
As all of us know that in our homes, not every room is big – the challenge before the interior decorator is to design the interiors of small spaces like bathroom, kitchenette and styling them is often the hardest task due to their small dimensions.
Choosing the right tile for small space needs an attention because it includes lots of wastage in the cutting of tiles, and most of the people want to save money while decorating their home. The main concern arises to maximize the beauty of interiors while saving loads of money.
Bathroom tiles are the best option available because they come in different sizes and designs according to the use.
The main concern before people arises is that they want to exhilarate the beauty of their bathroom which is not easy without any expert supervision. Tiles turned out to be the best solution for home interiors and designer wall tiles are considered as the best replacement for emulsion and paints because they are easy to clean and maintain.
If you are looking for the best option for your home décor then tiles are the best replacement for any kind of stone or material.Read More »
When it comes to the tile segment, the layout and pattern is the king in any bathroom interior decoration. If you are planning to install tiles in your bathroom, then you should go for the vital aids like framing changes to niche locations, fixture locations and lighting locations. In absence of a proper plan, there might be a possibility that you get the slight idea of design, but not exactly the same design you wanted. There are lots of options to choose for tiles and you can look for bathroom tiles online.Read More »
When it comes to the ceramic industry, tiles are the most appreciated and widely used product because of its durability and longevity. Buyers prefers to select the most affordable and durable product because of the wide range of products.
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When it comes to the bathroom designs, tiles play a major role in the beautification of the design and if tiles are applied properly, it can enhance the look of the surroundings. Bathroom is considered as the important part of the home and it should be properly designed according to taste of the home owner. One should apply the right vanity ideas for bathroom designs and they are really easy and not challenging as it seems. You just need some good guidance and appropriate designing methods to improve the look of the bathroom.Read More »
Small rooms can be decorated with bright colours instead of dull ones. Vibrant colours are recommended instead of the soft ones. While designing a small room there are some things which should be taken care of. These factors can help you to achieve the best results and vibrant visibility in your room. Some of the factors you should take care of while designing your small rooms are mentioned below:
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