Last Updated: 22/03/2017
Tags: Natural Materials For The Home
Whether or not you are swayed by trends natural materials are great for enhancing any home. Cork is supposed to be on the rise again and not only is it a stylish material that adds warmth and texture to spaces, it’s also ideal for absorbing noise in our increasingly large, open plan homes. Renewable, durable, mold-resistant, and modern, cork is the interior decorating material that’s all the rage for 2017 say some.
Typically, cork has been chosen for the kitchen, bathrooms, and the laundry rooms in homes because of its anti-microbial and eco-friendly properties it’s great, where moisture is most commonly found. But it has great utility as a functional and stylish floor for other parts of the home. “It’s so easy to walk on, and nice for babies to crawl over,” says interior design expert Jeffrey Weldler. Cork gives your kitchen flooring a comfortable layer under your feet, so, as a home cook, you’ll notice the difference in your back and knees. It’s also much warmer than wood or tiles.
Cork has even made a bit more of a colourful comeback “Traditionally, you’d think of cork as being beige and bland, but the panelling that’s made today comes in a vast selection of styles and colours, including ebony, dark brown, grey, or white,” says Weldler. You could use grey cork panelling on the walls of your dining room as an alternative to wallpaper. Or as a giant notice board, a cork wall is ideal for a home office or child’s bedroom. Cork walls are not only trendy, they’re practical; all of your mementos, reminder notes, and household works of art can be pinned up and organized to look good.