When you visit someone's home, one of the first place you will usually be welcomed is the living room. The modern day equivalent of a drawing room, these spaces are set up for conversation, connection, and entertainment. Each living room in this post creates a welcoming atmosphere with plenty of comfortable seating, vibrant colors, and elegant, modern style. They are the type of place you would be glad to show off and just as glad to be welcomed into.
The tricky thing about living room design is that it needs to suit all your own personal quirks while also being welcoming to friends and family. In the modern trend of open floor plans, the living room also has to mesh well with the surrounding rooms while still managing to set itself apart. Overall, living room is much more than a sofa and a television: it's a place where you should feel safe and happy. Where a nap is easy and sometimes getting up is a little hard. Each of these 20 living rooms has its own distinct personality, but all manage to create an amazing space where anyone would be lucky to kick up her feet and spend a few hours.
What could be more relaxing than a nice long soak? The answer: soaking in a tub that looks as good as it feels! When it comes time to unwind, slipping into those shimmering suds feels like a mini-vacation. And compared to hitting the spa for some well-deserved "me time", a luxurious tub is an indulgence that pays for itself time and time again. Whether you're looking for the latest features or just want something that fits your carefully coordinated decor, this curated collection of designer bathtubs is sure to inspire. So dim the lights, put on some soft music, and sink into the tub of your dreams.
Make a mirror wall in the sink area for a gorgeous statement and comfortable using. It may be a limitless sleek mirror all over or big pieces covering the whole wall. Such a piece will fit lots of bathroom styles: modern, minimalist, rustic, industrial, refined and so on, and the touches of your style will be expressed in your tiles, finishes, lamps and counters. To achieve a maximal effect choose a small or very thin counter, which will interrupt this amazing mirror wall just for a little. One more great idea is to enlighten up the mirror with some lights on the sides, or just to attach some lamps right to the mirror.
There's nothing quite as liberating as taking a shower in the great outdoors, but if your location or typical weather forecast doesn't allow this luxury, then how about one of these dual aspect windows that look both out and up, forming a cutaway of your room for an outdoor effect. This master suite really has it all: a serene sleep area, a walk-in closet, and a truly enormous shower taking center stage. Another great application of LEDs make this shower room stand out, but lets hope the inhabitants of the next skyscraper over don't own binoculars.
Admittedly this shower head is of minuscule proportions, but just look at how serene it's sun dappled surroundings are. Another beautiful open air bathing area–though you had better be good at stepping stones if you forget your flip-flops, journeying in and out of the tub over that harsh pebble floor could be painful!
This ultra modern white kitchen has a multi-level island and bar on painted concrete floors. The mini cabinets above the sink house glassware behind sliding doors. This step-down kitchen sits in a multi-level duplex in the Netherlands. The house is brightened with a sunlight above the all-white kitchen which is central in this home. Geometric shapes command attention. This white kitchen shares a space with the living area and adds a pop of grey with the contemporary circle back chairs.
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.
A black and white background allows the yellow kitchen island and cabinetry to stand boldly at center stage. It’s also interesting to note the variety of woods used throughout, different on the bookshelf, countertop, and background cabinets. While the chairs are the only yellow pieces of furniture here, the kitchen itself carries on the theme with a carefully curated collection of yellow storage jars, coffee cups, and other functional additions.
If you have a small closet, you know that keeping it organized and attractive can be a challenge. Despite their importance, closets are rarely well designed. They often are tiny, making it hard to access all the nooks and crannies, and lack good lighting.