Planning a new interior design from scratch is always exciting because then you get to explore all the amazing possibilities and to come up with unique and creative solutions. Wanting to make the space look special is only natural and we know a thing or two about that so today we’ve put together a list of 10 cool design ideas for you to be inspired by.
A sunken lounge is guaranteed to make the living room stand out. It’s a feature that needs to be planned in advance so you need to think carefully about the entire layout of the space and the way everything will be organized. A sunken lounge is a permanent feature. For inspiration, check out this amazing design created by Reitsma and Associates for a house in Queensland, Australia.
This is another cool design feature, one which you can add to the kitchen. This is a dining table which sits flush inside the kitchen island and can be pulled out and extended when needed while the rest of the time it remains unnoticeable and saves space. It’s a design created by studio buck&simple for an apartment in Sydney.
An accent wall is another great feature which can make your interior design stand out and look cool. There are many different ways to go about that. A particularly interesting idea comes from a design which CL3 Architects has created for the Yanlord Clubhouse in Shenzhen, China. The wall is decorated with aluminum panels in different colors which create an abstract pattern inspired by the mountain ranges.
Speaking of accent walls, check out this other amazing design idea featured in this suite inside Hotel Kaktus Playa from Spain. The sculptural backlit accent wall gives the room a very modern and sophisticated look and also has a practical role. The design was done by HI-MACS and can be a great source of inspiration for future home renovations and other such projects.
If you’re looking for that unique, unconventional way to make your house stand out might we suggest stone curtains? It sounds strange but it’s actually real. The stone curtains are a cool design feature which studio ELASTICOSPA+3 came up with when they built this concrete house in the historical centre of San Quirino, Italy. They were made by threading small rocks onto rods.
Some of the coolest design ideas are created out of a need for something, whether it’s more storage space, more natural light or something completely different. In this case, the staircase was designed in such a way that it has a cut out that lets the light from the window flor through while also offering a nice view. There’s also a staircase storage section on one side. This is a design created by Anderson Architecture.
Another interesting idea is to hide some of the spaces and features in your home just to maintain a clean and airy look when you’re not using them. An example is this apartment in Moscow where Studio Bazi designed a custom closet-like structure which contains the kitchen and the laundry area, keeping it when out of sight when not needed.
Some design elements have to be thought through in the early stages of a project. For example, this is a perforated facade which PJV Arquitetura designed for a home in Brazil. It’s made of weathering steel which gives it a nice patina and contrasts with the rest of the house. The perforations let light filter through, creating a surreal visual effect on the other side.
A large window offers many advantages, the main one being the panoramic view which can be enjoyed followed by the large amount of natural light which enters the room. Through certain design features, you can take advantage of the window in other ways as well. For example, check out this window seat and bookcase combo which studio OFFICIAL created for a home in Dallas, Texas.
The last design idea on our list is inspired by the Murphy door concept and is not exactly unconventional. The idea is to put the space beneath the staircase to good use by integrating a series of storage modules hidden behind secret closed doors. There’s even room for a bathroom in there. This is a project completed by Minimal Design.