Neutrals or moodies? Choose the shades of grey to your liking: from very light and subtle to dark charcoals and almost black to create an ambience that you like. It will be a perfect base for further decorating, and then choose shades of green that you like: emerald, mint, sage, lime or else, it depends on your taste and mood you want to create.
Back in the days, wealthy people would add their luxuriously carved canopy beds to the will, leaving their beloved dreamland to be enjoyed and admired by future generations. Now, we get to enjoy past examples and contribute our own designs to the history of this fascinating bed.
Sometimes choosing a theme for a room can be the best inspiration for getting it to feel exactly how you'd like it. For bedrooms, one great theme is going with a country vibe that will make you forget the bustle of life outside the bedroom door. Keep the walls sunny and bright by choosing a pale yellow paint color and decorate with landscape photographs and light wooden furniture. Use antique touches, like a delicate chandelier and curvy nightstands to make sure the room doesn't feel too old-fashioned or frumpy.
The bedroom; one of the most sacred rooms of the house and one of the rooms where we spend the most time (even if it's to merely sleep). It can also be one of the few room where you can design and decorate it to meet your particular tastes, and not have to worry what Tom, Dick and Harry thinks, as they'll never see it. For couples, there needs to be a balance, a juggling act, sacrificing personal extremes and coming to an agreement on a design that works for both.
While there certainly was a time when the home kitchen was seen as the domain of women, that's far from the case today. From self-sufficient bachelors to egalitarian couples to wannabe celebrity chefs, more men than ever are cooking for themselves and for their loved ones. Of course, not many of these men want their kitchens covered in pictures of kittens in chef's hats or even the bright, spastic yellows or quaint ginghams of "country chic" and designers are catching on. These modern kitchens are sleek and ready for any style-conscious man to get to work.
What's characteristic of feminine coffee tables is that they very often double as ottomans, which is a smart idea. Choose a cute upholstered ottoman and coffee table in one in some girlish color like pink, blush, lavender or just white, it will create an inviting ambience. To add a glam feel to your space, choose a glass coffee table with gilded legs and framing. If you have a modern living room, why not try trendy and edgy acrylic coffee tables? They can have metallic corners for a chic look or be just sheer and seem to disappear in the air.
Giving the breakfast bar area a separate wood finish creates a relaxing separation from the kitchen’s countertop and a comfortable place for guests to relax while dinner is being prepared. A butcher block countertop is a dream come true for any chef, making quick work of chopping and aging beautifully over time. Black and white is always chic as evidenced in this kitchen/breakfast bar space that’s perfect for one (or hopefully two.
This calm kitchen design with understated features gets a quick zing of color, with a run of green kitchen units beneath a long central island. Inspiration has been taken from the hues within an antique run in this kitchen diner space, leading to an unusual choice of orange larder units and TV console cabinets. The zesty cupboards work perfectly against the muted blue backdrop and crisp white fronts of the smaller units.
Sifting through the labyrinth to find the right mattress, however, can cause even the savviest of shoppers to forfeit precious sleep researching competitive brands into the wee hours of the morning. Fortunately, you can rest easy; we have definitively chosen the mattresses that dreams are made of.
When it comes to sleep, comfort is not a luxury, it's a necessity. For many, finding the right mattress can be the difference between waking up well-rested and “stay out of my way, there literally isn't enough coffee in the world.”