10 Elegant Exterior Design Ideas

The exterior part of any establishment creates a certain impression. It is important to not mess it up but rather add a touch of elegance. Proper lighting, updated safety features, lining pattern of the exterior walls, and other things should be taken care of. The exposed space should strike a balance between comfort, safety, style and reliability. One may take a hint from the mentioned below exterior design ideas:

Exterior colour combination  

colour combination

colour combination

Colour choice as interior decoration is an important factor while designing the exterior. Selecting two shades or tints out of the same colour could be an effective approach. Dark colours on rooftop and lighter shades on the outer bottom body can be refreshing to the eye.

Balance of shape with the symmetry

Balance of shape with the symmetry

Balance of shape with the symmetry

Balance and symmetry will play a decisive role in achieving a properly designed outer space. Facade of an establishment requires some semblance of symmetry for eye catching exterior.

Raw materials and textures

Raw materials and textures

Raw materials and textures

The materials to be used for constructing the exterior should balance look and durability. There are options like vinyl siding, cedar shingles, wood, aluminium, brick, steel, etc. Cedar shingles and tumbled stone may suit a person has roots in countryside.

Form should compliment functionality

Form should compliment functionality

Form should compliment functionality

Purpose of building the establishment should be considered prior to designing. The needs of family members should be taken into account. For example, a paint artist can have large windows to get the natural light while painting.

Landscaping patterns

Landscaping patterns

Landscaping patterns

Well placed plants and trees are a decorating point for home exteriors. It is important to research on availability before planting. Lush landscape and bits and pieces greenery both look good with modern homes.

Lighting

Lighting

Lighting

The lantern shaped chandeliers hanging above a shielded entryway suit the classic homes. For modern homes, angular steel lights installed at entryways gives a grand appeal.

Doors

Doors

Doors

Clean wooden doors, cosy carriage design doors, classic steel door, and there is more variety. Garage door, store room door, main door and balcony doors are available in a range of styles to choose from.

Windows

Windows

Windows

Massive sized floor to ceiling windows suit the modern houses. Rectangular and white paned windows look better with traditional homes. Outdoor views, cleaning convenience, ventilation, and privacy should be taken into account.

Roof

Roof

Roof

Metal and slate would suit a wide range of designs and so will asphalt shingles. Colours and aesthetics are also important in this regard. It should follow the functionality of the establishment.

 Entryway

Entryway

Entryway

Lighting, door knobs, plants, rugs, door knocker and other aspects of entry point can be styled in both darker and lighter shades.

Leave a comment