Friday, May 2, 2014
Over the past few years, there has been a growing trend of using cutouts in interior design for both commercial and residential spaces. Improved technology and availability in the market has made all sorts of designs possible and within easy reach of local designers and homeowners alike.
Cutout designs are made from different materials such as metal or wood, with MDF (medium density fiberboard) being most popular. Some designs are ready-made available, but some suppliers also offer custom-made design services, making for limitless pattern design possibilities. Today’s trends favor geometric patterns, offering a fresh, linear appeal in home interiors. Here are some inspirational ideas...
A cutout panel may be used as a divider for different home areas. Most use regular partitions that completely cut off the view of the two areas and limit air flow. For a more free-flowing room design, a cutout divider can be a great option. This can work particularly well between the living and dining areas.
Cutouts may also be used for stair railings for a one-of-a-kind design. Cutouts on stair railings provide function while adding a unique style. For stairs that serve as an architectural feature in the living room or foyer, a cutout railing application can add to its dramatic impact.
With the use of different materials, cutout designs can make for a great accent wall feature. You may paint your accent wall a bright color and install a neutral wood or white cutout over this for textural and graphic interest. You may even experiment with different combinations of materials such as mirror and metal for a cool look or dark wood and mirror for a more sophisticated vibe. This can be a great feature in long hallways and headboards.