Spice Up Your Space With Lattice

Monday, March 05, 2007

Lattice can create architectural interest in an otherwise bland space. Primarily for outdoor use, lattice is becoming a popular indoor material and decorating tool. It is ideal for making quick home improvement projects, which will take no more than a day to complete in most cases. It is readily available in various styles. The slats can be shaped into interesting images and the wood itself can be filigreed. Here are some ideas on how to incorporate lattice into your decorating scheme.

1. You can position a lattice against a wall, on the ceiling or around windows to create architectural interest and make an impact in a room that lacks interest. It will create a focal point in an otherwise boring room.

2. If you want to conceal an unsightly view from a window, adding a lattice window will solve the problem. Add a simple windowsill at the bottom of the lattice to create an architectural detail. You can accessorise by placing a basket of flower on the windowsill or a pot of live plant.

3. Instead of just placing wallpapers, create a three dimensional appeal by adding a lattice to a wall. It can hide wall imperfections and uneven surface. It can also create room texture and interest. Add a molding to form a chair rail. Voila! You have now an interesting wall with details that a paint or wallpaper can't create.

4. Instead of the regular shutter designs, try using lattice as shutters. It can create that English garden feel right inside your own home.

5. If you get tired of either your kitchen or your bathroom cabinets, try removing the cabinet doors while leaving the frame intact. Replace the wood with lattice and you have a new cabinet look.

6. Use lattice as screens. If you want to divide a space in your living room or create a separate private nook for reading, a lattice screen can provide that decorating solution. You can also hang your favorite picture frames on the lattice to add zest.

7. You can use lattice shelves for storage or for displaying accessories like frames and vases.

8. Use lattice as a frame to hang your herbs and flowers. It will create a nice country look to your kitchen. It is a perfect framework for displaying your garden's bounty. For a more rustic and rough look, leave the wood unsanded.

9. To create a garden inspired bedroom, use a lattice headboard. A whitewash lattice is reminiscent of gardens from days gone by. To complete the garden inspiration, use floral prints and garden accessories.

Lattice is relatively easy to create and work with. You can make a lattice screen, shutter or window as a weekend project. Materials are readily available in your home improvement stores. This is actually a low cost solution to your decorating dilemmas.

Article Source: Interior Design Guide

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