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.
Depending on the shades of blue and brown you take, you can decorated a modern, coastal, mid-century modern, vintage, industrial or any other room. Wanna something neutral? Opt for beige and soft brown shades, add some aqua accessories and a couple of pillows to reach a soft yet refreshed look. looking for dramatic ideas? Decorate in navy and then add some rich brown furniture and textiles.
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.
This ultra modern living room uses its clean lines to create an overwhelming atmosphere that is clean and serene. The round columns in this living room divide the room and give an otherwise industrial apartment a bit of a romantic spin. In this smaller living room, the white color scheme makes things feel more open.
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.
Be careful with blues: they can refresh the room décor or make it tasteless if you take a wrong shade. Spruce up a calm beige interior with a teal accent wall, pillows and accessories, and you'll refresh it. Combine rich brown and navy touches for a bold room with a moody atmosphere. Make a room more vivacious with cool blue draperies and a rug, even the most peaceful brown room will look livelier. If you are looking for luxurious combos, choose navy or dazzling blue and tan leather furniture and ocher wooden pieces, you are sure to impress everyone.
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.
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.
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.
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.