The new HomeStyle magazine from Gyprock is a great place to start if you
are looking for ideas to create stylish interiors in your home.
Gyprock’s HomeStyle magazine is an impressive resource for creative
concepts, encouraging homeowners to step away from the normal and add drama to
their walls and ceilings. Space, light and clever building design elements can
be combined to create a stylish look that is both practical and beautiful.
When building a new home or revamping the existing space, it is important
to remember that walls and ceilings do not have to be flat. There are many ways
to add visual interest to home interiors that create focal points, additional
storage or privacy areas while retaining the spatial effect.
Light and airy
Visual interest can be created with varying ceiling heights, bulkheads
and raked ceilings, offering practical ways to give direction to the free flow
of an open plan space or to create a new look for an existing home. Raked
ceilings that follow the line of the rafters provide a great sense of space,
light and freedom. A coffered ceiling or bulkheads on the other hand, can add definition
and a unique architectural dimension to a room. These ceilings are great for
delineating space, particularly in modern open plan homes.
Niches on the walls are a great way to showcase prized and personal possessions
such as family photos, artworks or collectables. A niche is also great for a
large screen television as it can cleverly conceal the nest of cables and
provide a beautiful flush finish. Adding architectural depth, they also provide
smart storage without consuming valuable floor space.
Nib and dwarf walls can create separations for additional privacy while
maintaining a sense of space. Nib walls are short sections of wall that can be
used for visual separation without losing the sense of spatial flow from one
area to the other. Dwarf walls are ideal for adding privacy in bathrooms and
While home interiors are designed for the visual impact, it is also
important to integrate practical aspects such as comfort and ease of
maintenance into the plan. Gyprock plasterboard can help reduce noise transfer,
resist knocks and bumps, and even protect against fire and moisture.
Gyprock has introduced an interactive room visualiser tool to help
homeowners visualise how a new cornice would look in a variety of room styles
with choice of wall colour, ceiling height and lighting.