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Thinking Outside the Box: How Houston Homeowners Can Completely Transform Their Living Space

white couch beside brown wooden table
modern living room with black steel sliding doors

Whether you recently moved to Houston or you’ve been enraptured by the serenity of the balmy city, we’re sure you’ve picked up on the city’s passion for residential design and décor. 

When it comes to accessorizing their homes, Houston homeowners are known to pull out all the stops. From magnetizing curb appeal to impressive interior aesthetic appeal, Houston homes are a visual treat. 

If you’ve been considering sprucing up your space to ensure it fits the classic Houston scheme, we’ve rounded up some design tips to help you get started!

1. Take Down Obstructive Walls 

Houston properties are known for their classic open, airy, and expansive look and feel. If your home features a substantial number of bulky walls that weigh down your space, it may be time to take them down. 

Start by identifying which walls make your space appear more compact and crammed. Pay close attention to your living room. Take down unnecessary walls between your living room and kitchen, living room and dining room, and living room and patio. This simple yet effective touch will transform your space by making it appear more inviting, engaging, and relaxing. 

If you still want to create a barrier between certain spaces, consider opting for modern steel sliding doors. Unlike obstructive walls, these gliding doors will seamlessly section off interior spaces without appearing bulky. 

2. Steal the Show with Bi-Fold/Accordion Doors

modern dining room with bi-fold/accordion doors by Pinky’s Iron Doors

When it comes to transforming your living space, bi-fold/accordion doors take the cake. While you can choose from a wide range of iron patio doors, bi-fold doors stand out for their aesthetic appeal, functionality, and versatility. 

Here’s how they work. The lightweight—albeit heavy-duty—doors are fitted to runners and glide open/close in a zigzag motion.Watching them in action is a visual treat

If you plan on indulging in a pair of bi-fold doors, don’t forget to accessorize your space to ensure it complements the new addition. Opt for a stunning lighting fixture, dynamic artwork, and mahogany furnishings to add a touch of modern charm to your living space. 

If you’re looking for more door variations in the same vein, check out pocket steel doors, steel French doors, and double wrought iron doors. 

3. Prioritize Comfort and Aesthetic Appeal Will Follow… 

white couch and white table
relaxing and aesthetically appealing patio

Houston homeowners pride themselves on designing interior and exterior spaces that exude comfort. However, not all residents are known to prioritize comfort.

While solely focusing on aesthetic appeal may sound like a great idea, it’ll end up making your home appear uninviting, ornate, and impractical. These factors, in turn, will diminish overall homeliness. 

As a rule of thumb, prioritize comfort and aesthetic appeal will follow. Indulge in plush sectionals that pack comfort and elegance in equal measure. In addition, indulge in variegated throw pillows to add a pop of color to your exterior space.

4. Incorporate Hanging Elements Into Your Space 

white paper document on white table
modern bedroom with hanging chair and steel French doors

Whether you opt for hanging lighting fixtures, furniture, potted plants, or accessories, opting for anything that hangs from your ceiling is a pro move. Simply put, it’s the easiest way to transform your space, and we mean really transform your space, on a budget. 

Incorporate fresh, modern, and exuberant hanging elements into your space to jazz it up. You can’t go wrong here so feel free to let your creative juices flow! 

If you’re looking to go the extra mile, coat your walls in a fresh layer of matte or high-gloss paint to make your space appear renewed. Pair the makeover with modern steel windows and doors that fit your revamped space to perfection. 

5. Let Arched Steel French Doors Do All the Talking! 

white sofa chair near fireplace
arched black steel windows in white and tawny living room

Take a quick look around your space. Do you see too many straight-edged accessories and furnishings? 

If your home is brimming with harsh geometric elements, it may appear too structured andnondescript. 

Spruce up your space by indulging in arched black steel windows that add a beautiful touch of softness, sophistication, and serenity to your living room. The elegant curves and bends will also make your space feel more modern. 

If you want to make your living room appear more expansive and inviting, opt for factory-style steel windows that minimize wall space and maximize outdoor views. Depending on your interior aesthetic palette and scheme, feel free to incorporate unique elements into the space, e.g. vaulted ceilings, tawny mantelpiece accessories, beige sofas and sectionals, mahogany or oak floors, potted plants, hand-woven wool rugs, and more. 

About the Author

The author is an established door designer at Pinky’s Iron Doors. The company specializes in designing and manufacturing black steel doors, iron French doors, custom iron doors, custom steel doors, and double iron doors, among others. Houston residents can keep up with their blog for weekly interior design and décor inspiration.

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