It also adds a tropical and earthy aesthetic to any space. Stone cladding acts as a layer of insulation while also bringing elegance and a vintage charm to your home, says Natasha Aggarwal, Interior Designer & Founder, NACL – Natasha Aggarwal Creative Living.
What kind of materials should one utilize for walling to offset the heat of the sultry summers?
When it comes to the summer season, one should paint walls with light colours, add a green wall and use stone cladding to bring down the temperature as it also adds aesthetic appeal to the place.
Incorporate cool colours
The dry summer conditions are a good time to upgrade your home and paint your walls. Light colours like pastel yellow, aqua, millennial pink, beige and white work well. Painting your house will also allow you to evaluate your walls and prepare them for the monsoon season.
Add a green wall
Green walls are vertical built structures with intentionally grown vegetation. Plants create a microclimate by acting as natural air conditioners keeping your home cool through the summer.
Stone cladding on walls cools down the microclimate while adding a tropical and earthy aesthetic to any space. Stone cladding acts as a layer of insulation while also bringing elegance and a vintage charm to your home.
Having said that, how can walls make a style statement as well and add to the overall aesthetics?
A great way to add some character and style to your space is to steer clear of blank walls and instead explore accent walls. Not only do statement walls add drama to your room but they also uplift the spirits of the room. You can create statement walls by using gallery walls, textured walls and layering.
Filling walls with art or personal artefacts and travel souvenirs is a great way to create an intriguing and wall reflective of personal style.
Using textured paint like concrete, stucco or lime plaster is a great way to add textural variety to your spaces.
Using multiple elements to create a wall statement rather than focusing on only one material, texture or element. For instance, take a wallpaper backdrop in a natural finish like jute or linen and layer it with artwork, a nice big clock and some plants.
With the onset of prefabricated solutions, what kind of additional possibilities do we have when it comes to wall design and making them energy efficient too?
Since the prefabricated walls are already designed and engineered to give a finished look, leaving the walls in an exposed finish adds a rough aesthetic to the spaces. Simple accessorising and layering it with art brings in a minimal yet elegant feel. This helps in reducing the cost of material, use of lesser materials which in turn reduces the carbon footprint.