Many successful artists and designers draw on the past for their innovative breakthroughs, and this principal certainly extends to interior decor too. It's hard to browse through design magazines without coming across a modern room that incorporates a standout Mid-Century chair, or an industrial kitchen that relies on the exciting colors of vintage appliances. This post examines 30 fabulous living rooms that infuse their contemporary sensibilities with classical design inspiration - these throwbacks range from architectural features to upholstery patterns and, most often, vintage-inspired furniture.
It’s easy to change the look of a bedroom on any budget, whether that means bringing in new furniture pieces, adding a few splashes of color or altering the lighting to be more soothing. There are many different styles and aesthetics that you can emulate in order to produce a space that works for you. If you're wondering where to start, here are some bedroom decorating ideas to help you turn your bedroom into one of your favorite rooms in the house.
Sleep is a beautiful thing. In the warmth and comfort of your own bed, sleep can help you stay healthy, improve mental dexterity and recharge for whatever tomorrow holds. While finding your perfect mattress is essential to a good night's rest, it's all for naught without a great pillow to rest your head.
First of all, choose your style. Dark colors can fit almost any décor style: modern, minimalist, vintage and they are traditional for masculine spaces. Second, choose the colors. Dark and moody spaces do not always mean black, it can be grey, dark green, purple or blue. Molding on the walls looks very good, especially in graphite grey or black. Accent walls are not necessary because they there will be many more other accents in the room.
If you have the space, float a dresser, cabinet or desk in the room with enough space to open the drawers on one side and with the back of the furniture piece as your headboard. The best part is that you can sit lamps or other objects on the dresser to shine over you when reading in bed. If you're dresser back is unfinished, paint it or line it with wallpaper.
Finding the right pillow — as well as sleeping on the wrong one — can be a real pain in the neck. Ironically, choosing your perfect pillow can force you to sacrifice precious sleep as you peruse the far reaches of the internet in the night in search of the right one (we've all been there).
The difficulty in any review like this one is that every person has a unique preference. For example, some people are side sleepers, while others sleep on their back, and there are specific types of pillows to facilitate each type of sleeper.
In this bright and modern living room, we also get a view of a spacious dining area and sunny kitchen. The open floorplan ensures that the home is welcoming from any angle. The patterns in this lovely living room from visualizer Gaurav are a bit whimsical and distinctly feminine. From the delicate wallpaper to the bold zebra print rug, each piece plays together for a cozy bohemian feel. This next living room is also from Gaurav but uses various soothing shades of blue to make visitors feel like they are drifting across a cool blue ocean.
A contemporary atmosphere is hidden in the details. For an exhilarating effect,choose an open canopy bed to go with your large windows. This way the light can flow freely and flood every corner of the room without interruption, just like the example above, designed by Cleare Interiors.
Tranquility can be found in this understated bathroom. The window looks out on the peaceful scenery. Traditional carpets are placed on a wood planked floor. The rectangular freestanding tub sits next to a marble wall opposite a double sink bathroom vanity. These grey concrete walls border a sleek bathroom with marble vanity and round vessel sink. The shower features a teak wood floor. The ceiling is open and this is where greenery encroaches upon the room. This look keeps it simple with both grey and taupe tile surrounding the bathroom. A rainfall showerhead keeps with the straight lines of the entire design.