Walk into a house and one of the first things you will notice—yes even before the furniture, the walls or the decorative items—is the flooring. Be it stone, wood, tile or linoleum the flooring is the canvas on which you build up the art work that you call home. So it is an extremely important aspect of any home and as such, care must be given not just in identifying the right colour and material for your house, but also the texture, the durability and ease of maintenance of the flooring material you choose. Pet owners might like to consider flooring choices that are skid resistant but at the same time scratch free. Materials like terracotta are best avoided if you have pets as they might absorb pet urine very fast and leave a smell. Great care to flooring must also be given by those who have elderly people in the house. The need to have non-slippery surfaces that also add to the aesthetics of the house is paramount. Even when you do not have any such constraints, it would make sense to give due consideration to durability and ease of maintenance when choosing your flooring.
One aspect of a house that had always been overlooked all this while is the ceiling. The ceiling is mostly left bare and white, but those days are far gone. Now is the age to prep up even the ceilings with false ceiling designs, PoP work and concealed lighting that can give the Taj Mahal a run for its money. Ornate carvings in PoP, classic straight lines, geometric designs as a ceiling centerpiece are all trending. But remember, dust, cobwebs, mildew and the like have been around for centuries. So, no matter what exotic design you choose to decorate your ceilings with, make sure they are easy to clean and maintain in pristine conditions. Deciding to go for waterproofing treatment or waterproof paint is also a smart decision, especially for those living in apartments. Another point to consider when you pick out your ceiling designs is to ensure that it blends with the rest of the look of the house or complements it well.
Now that you are armed with all the info, have fun picking and choosing