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.
Since attics are at the top of the home, the option for natural light should be priority. While many homes don't have skylights, other options such as dormer windows which are located in the walls of the attic, as opposed to the ceiling, and even solar tubes can be installed to bring light into the master bedroom attic space. Along with natural light, views to the outside should be considered, as humans thrive on seeing daylight and fresh scenery daily. Take full advantage of the height and the views, you are at the top of the world, literally!
Decide on your room style first: modern, minimalist, retro, mid-century or beach. Neutral beige shades will become a perfect soothing backdrop for almost any kind of room. If you are looking for a moody ambience, opt for rich brown shades or dark brown. Brown shades are more often used for walls, floors and furniture, while blue can be added as accents. Coastal-inspired rooms look amazing with brown and blue, opt for rich blue shades and calm brown ones, beige or other neutrals.
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.
The living room is spacious and includes not only a living space but also a dining one and a playroom for the kids. Scandinavian style supposes lots of light and light shades, so the walls were painted white, and the original oak floor was restored. It was sanded, painted and refinished, so the wood grain was still visible. The original large window was also restored to flood the room with light. The fireplace divided the space into two parts: a living room and a dining room.
Contemporary furniture and layout meet a retro-inspired color palette, all united by a single painting in the charming style of 70s graphic design. While the furniture in this living room is perfectly up-to-date, it mimics the low-slung forms popular in Mid Century Modern homes. The wall panels to the right have a touch of Art Deco flair.
Lights and lamps should highlight your décor and make a statement if needed. Refined crystal chandeliers are the most popular ones for a feminine space, they can fit any style from vintage to modern and give an exquisite feel to the space. Sculptural lamps with petals, flowers and butterflies will make a bold girlish statement even in the simplest room. You can also rock various lamps of girlish shades like blush, pink and purple to complement your feminine living room.
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.
A stunning view is an enviable feature in this sleek living room, where even the ceiling opens up into the sky. With an open floor plan, the slightest color shift can mean everything. Here, a beige sofa distinguishes the living area from its stark, white surroundings. WIth sunlight from multiple angles, this living room is a perfect space for basking in a warm glow – of sun and design – at any time of year.
Grey is one of the most popular basic colors that is easy to mix and match and is great for every space. But a grey living room can look too boring and impersonal and adding different hues of greens to it, makes a whole lot of difference. Various shades of green make the space cooler, bolder, fresher and much more eye-catching. Green reminds of natural world around us, and it's perfect if you want to create a fall or a spring mood.