The eye can't help but be drawn to the pretty pastel wall art in this living room. You don't even miss the TV. A cool, neutral color palette keeps this living room simply chic. An area rug is one thing, but painting an entire section of wall in a contrasting color really drives home the point that this living room is separate from the rest of the home.
Bathrooms lend themselves to personalization due to the function they serve. A bathroom should be a place where an individual, alone and at rest, feels completely comfortable, content and calm, no matter what image the greater space endeavors to project. Here are the ones that caught our attention lately.
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.
Decorating with grey is a clear thing as this color is good for everything: walls, ceilings, floors, furniture, upholstery and accessories, just vary the shades to get what you like. If you want something airy and neutral, choose dove grey, if not – charcoal grey is right what you need. Black will also look good and contrasting with grey and yellow; if you want a lighter look and airy feel, add white or cream. As for yellow, this color is more difficult to use it right and not to get a tasteless result or not to make your living room too bold. If you already have a gray living room, you can add just some yellow accents that can be changed for other when you are tired of them: a console table, a couple of frames, a mantel, pillows and throws. You can also add some bold yellow artworks and stools or ottomans to enliven the room.
The next step is to determine how much work, cost and house renovating it will take to convert your attic into a master bedroom. For older houses, the heating, ventilating and air conditioning will have to be run to the attic and possibly plumbing pipes. For many home owners, the expense of having to run new services to the attic is minimal in comparison to the benefit of added space and functionality. Before you get started, ask a contractor or a home improvement professional to assist you in estimating the costs. Remember return on investment (ROI) could bring you back more money than you invested into the initial conversion.
This French-style living room has an eclectic design that's familiar, but is unified with a color story that is springy and pretty. The use of concrete and wood turn this modern living room into a testament to mid-century design. This teak wood living room is perfect for a living room that doubles as an outdoor entertaining space. A spacious living room dominated by a soft gray sectional is perfect for a family that wants to relax in style.
There is no question that how you start your day can set the tone for how the rest of your day goes. While our mothers have long told us that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, too many modern families rush through it or skip it altogether. But with a beautiful place to drink a cup of coffee and nibble on something nutritious, it becomes that much easier to start your day with clarity and calm. The breakfast nooks featured in this post all show different ways that you can bring this kind of beauty and tranquility into your own morning.
This bathroom takes on a garden theme, bringing what lies beyond the sliding doors inside. Lush greenery covers the wall just behind the white oval bathtub. The sink has been designed in a unique barrel shape and the water flows from a stainless faucet that comes from above and out of a mirrored stone wall. The open roof and glass doors allow ample natural lighting. Drop pendant lighting is added for after the sun goes down. To make a head-turning bathroom there are many Beautiful Bathtubs to choose from.
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).