The tile wall of this bathroom was broken up with texturing. The vessel sink on the marble counter and pendant lamp bring in contrast against the crème. This white bathroom has an added flash of dramatic red marble, creating a shocking contrast. The strokes of grey in the marble floor is picked up in white and grey in the wall. Straight lines repeat in the commodes, bathtub, and sink.
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.
A living room needs to be a place where families can kick their feet up. Where they can convene, entertain, and enjoy each other. But for those people who pride themselves on design, it also needs to be able to tie a home together. In these 25 living rooms, modern concepts take precedence with sleek sofas and towering windows creating a heart for these homes.
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.
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 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.
While the idea of attic living sounds fabulous, ensure that you are ready for the transition from the main floor. While many people enjoy their master bedroom at the top of the house for the serenity, many don't enjoy the climb up the stairs. If you have small children, you may not want to be far removed on another floor. While if you have teenagers and a large family, the attic may be exactly what you need! Assess your family lifestyle and the layout of your attic in relation to other parts of the home to decide if a master bedroom attic will fit.
The pitched roof in this stylish home from visualizer Vizuall gives the living room a bit of height. Coupled with the low, angular sofa and modern sling chairs, the contrast creates visual interest while serving its practical purpose. Speaking of creative roofs and ceilings, the exposed brick ceiling in this living room from the same visualizer is so stunning that it's easy to get lost in it. It stands again in contrast to the simplicity and clean lines of the neutral colored furnishings.
There's a teepee in the corner, which is a favorite space for the kids to play, and a cool glass cabinet filled with colorful toys. The dining zone features a large shelving unit and a dining table with chairs.
Don't be afraid to get creative; consider side tables or end tables as options. A Moroccan pouf or cube ottoman with a tray on top also are alternatives to traditional nightstands. Finally, keep in mind your mattress height; you'll want to make sure your table isn't too high or low.