There are a variety of reasons why you should consider incorporating trendy glossy surfaces into your home design. They may provide the appearance of greater space, improve the look of a drab design plan, and are simple to clean. Here are some other reasons to embrace the benefits of gloss.
1. Adding home décor to an accent wall (or ceiling) might give it a little additional kick
If you include some home décor into your space, you can be sure that the high-shine surface will draw attention. Paint your walls (or even just a single accent wall) with a high-gloss paint that draws attention, such as the dramatic black hue seen above. Then accent the remainder of the area with furniture and accessories that have a matte or textured surface to allow the eye to be drawn to the eye-catching wall treatment.
2. It provides interest without the need for you to incorporate colour into the mix
If you are color-phobic and prefer a more subdued neutral palette, introducing home décor is a terrific way to bring visual interest to your space. It’s also something to think about if you don’t want to add any more colours to a space that’s already vibrant and loud in colour. This stylish, modern kitchen is a case study in how high-gloss surfaces can completely change the appearance of a room that would usually be considered neutral. Choose one critical panel to highlight (cabinet, island feature panel, countertop, etc.) and allow it to shine brightly.
3. It makes life a little bit simpler
Glossy surfaces are easy to clean, thanks to their high sheen and wipe-clean finish, which makes them excellent for families with small children who have a propensity to touch objects, as well as high-traffic areas like as the kitchen and bathroom. Once the surface has been cleaned with a wet towel, go over it again with a clean microfiber cloth to remove any remaining dust, lint or water stains.
4. It provides a touch of glitz
Smooth, shiny surfaces exude grandeur and luxury in their appearance, and there is something about them that appeals to the eye. Decorating your room with furniture in glossy black or white finishes will create an elegant and timeless atmosphere. Alternatively, you might make a statement with a statement item in a vibrant colour like lipstick red to draw attention.
5. It gives a contemporary edge to a classic setting
If your traditional-style area is starting to appear a little stale, distributing some high-shine items throughout the room can freshen it up and give it a touch of contemporary flare. This exquisite Victorian residence exemplifies how it should be done. Examine how a hint of contrast and current design is provided by the black glossy coffee table, side tables, and lamp bases without detracting from the room’s traditionally exquisite appearance.
6. It has the effect of making a room look larger
Glossy finishes, with their mirror-like shine, are extremely reflective and bounce light about, making tiny and poorly lit spaces look brighter, more open, and more expansive than they really are.
7. It brings out the best in architectural aspects
Is there a standout design element in your space, such as a fireplace, a sloping ceiling, or a magnificent built-in that deserves to be the centre of attention? If so, read on. A high-gloss paint or lacquer applied to the architectural element will make it stand out and become the focal point of the design plan, enhancing its impact. If you want to make the most of your space, select a glossy colour that is dramatic, demands attention, and stands out against the rest of the room, such as glam black or a vibrant jewel or candy-coloured tone.