Steel The Show: 7 Ways To Incorporate Stainless Steel In Your Home
Modern-day homes are all about minimal yet eye-catching designs and one material that gives the occupants the freedom to do so is stainless steel. This material that oozes style is available in a wide-variety of colours and finishes, can be moulded into products of different shapes and sizes and instantly adds shine to the contemporary look.
Here is a list of areas where incorporating stainless steel would give your home a shinier look:
Top it with steel
You don't have to go completely industrial to add stainless steel to your kitchen. Rather go minimal. How? Use stainless steel in fractions. Use it for countertop and contrast it with wooden cabinets or cover your cabinets with stainless steel and rather have granite countertops. The choice could be yours. Also, you could opt for black or matte finish stainless steel, the two styles that are in vogue this season. You can accessorise your kitchen with knives, spoons, ladles, bowls and other cookware, made of stainless steel. Want to go extravagant, opt for a stainless steel finish refrigerator, microwave and even chimney to complete the look.
Knock it out!
A trend that has picked up across homes in Indian cities are doors made of stainless steel mixed with wood. While wood gives these doors a classy look, stainless steel brings down the weight of the door, ensures better security, as it is much stronger a material when compared to wood. It can also withstand extreme weather conditions. These doors could be used as your main entrance or for balconies.
What a steel-er
The home décor market these days is full of decorative made of stainless steel, ranging from vases to wallart pieces and coffee mugs to table figurines. This material can be easily painted in various colours, making it a perfect fit for any kind colour scheme. Adding stainless steel as decoratives adds shine to your décor without going overboard.
Up the brightness
One of the most striking features of a contemporary home is its lighting fixtures. So, opt for tall lamps or pendant lights made of stainless steel and are sleek in design. You could opt for the classic silver finish or the latest-in-the-market matte finish based on the colour scheme of your interiors. While the silver finish looks good with a pastel colour scheme, the dark matte finish works well with bright décor.
Climbing up the ladder
One of the most classic ways of using stainless steel is in the staircase railing. While the handrail could be either steel or wood, the rods can be made of stainless steel. So, depending on your décor style you could opt between the two. While the stainless rods ensure safety, this also brings down the weight as well the cost of the railing when compared to completely wooden railing.
Lounge in style
We all have in homes furniture made of wood, but modern homes that are known to be less cluttered, incorporate furniture made of stainless steel. Sofas and dining chairs that are an interesting mix of stainless steel and leather; centre table and dining table with stainless steel legs and glass top; and even poster beds all make for a perfect furniture for a contemporary set up.
A splash of stainless steel
The latest addition to the list of products made of stainless steel is sanitaryware. Though we all have faucets, showers and hand showers made of stainless steel, brands are now coming up with bathtubs made of this material. Available in different finishes, these tubs can instantly add a luxurious look to your bathroom.