The galley kitchens found in most homes are just replicas of the small but efficient cooking spaces found on military ships. The design of the kitchen entails a simple two-wall design and the space in-between just wide enough for a few steps backward or forward. Depending on how creative you choose to be, these small kitchens can actually be as stylish, if not more stylish, like several other larger kitchens.
Pendant lights seem like natural and expected additions to any modern kitchen. When used in the right manner they transform even an old and dingy space into a bright and beautiful area. Few décor additions give such a distinctive personality makeover with such relative ease. So, are you tempted to see your kitchen in a whole new light?
Once the paint is dry and only when it’s dry, my dear friend, can you have your new velour chesterfield style sofa in a tan camel tone delivered to your doorstep. Unwrap the protective plastic shield and no it’s not a mirage, it’s color-matching precision. Plump up a long rectangular and round solid purple pillow and the exquisiteness continues to expand.
When designing any room, the best place to start is the paint color. It sets the atmosphere for the entire space – light and bright, beautiful and bold, or dark and cozy. You must also keep in mind that you don’t have to stick to just one color; rather you can get as creative as you want! Think about a feature wall, color blocking, or even a gorgeous ombre. I have gathered plenty of inspiration to get you started on your painting journey!
Below you will find a review of tried and true design tips, as well as a couple of new pointers that will make you rethink the way you fill your space. Does this mean throwing out the pieces you have? Absolutely not. But when you adopt a space-saving mindset, you will make wise design decisions in areas such as living room layout, paint color, and decorative details. Not to mention, when it’s time to purchase new pieces, you will be more likely to choose furnishings that uphold your new-found commitment to making the most of the space you have.
It’s amazing how much seating can fit into a tight space! However, interesting accents such as patterned pillows, a bold throw and captivating artwork steal the show, jazzing up the crisp white sofas and bench. Again, the eye is drawn to the details rather than the close quarters.
I once was of the opinion that gold and silver should rarely be room-mates. Gold and silver bangles were what set me off. They seemed to me to be from the complete opposite sides of the spectrum, but this vibrant color of purple can unite all other royal and rich colors.
A bookshelf can look cluttered. If you don’t need to access its contents on a regular basis, hang a large piece of art from the shelves, as shown in the next space designed by John Dransfield and Geoffrey Ross. Not only is this technique a great way to maximize limited wall space, it stylishly hides the shelf’s contents. In fact, try placing paperwork or other unsightly items behind the canvas!
For our lighting we are going to invite the some gold lampshades with subtle black patterns to break the monotony and allow the simple black side table hosting the large table lamp to mesh well.Some ornate golden framed art and other neutral shaded frames to be supporting actors to the golden nominee and your purple wall will be the red carpet to a collage of mis-matched pictures.
Living room layout is a fascinating area of interior design, because the living room is the place where we spend time entertaining, relaxing, and visiting with others. One of the most visible areas of the home, your living room can set the tone for the entire dwelling. The fact that this part of the house is so much fun to decorate is both exciting and potentially problematic. Why problematic? Because we often cram all of our favorite belongings into the space without considering how the pieces fit together.