Beautiful, private mountain retreats, with cozy living spaces, plenty of warm colors, and fireplaces are the perfect place to burrow for the winter holidays. Retreating to one of these cozy spaces, you can plan your whole day completely devoted to reading in front of the fire, curling up with a good book and watching the snow fall through floor-length windows, with a mug of hot cocoa in hand. We have put together for you an extensive collection of snowy retreats that will help put you in the mood of Christmas, wherever in the world you live. Some of the retreats we have featured have links to view the entire home if you would like further inspiration. Be prepared to be blown away by these fabulous homes. If you prefer burrowing in blankets of chenille to blankets of snow, these contemporary winter getaways boasting sweeping views will be right up your alley!
This light-filled living room owned by Estee Lauder’s global creative director, Aerin Lauder, is a fabulous getaway for the winter. Floor-to-ceiling windows, awesome 60s-inspired rattan chairs, and throws and pillows make the white and natural space warm and personal in Aspen, Colorado.
In Montana’s Yellowstone Club, a getaway home showcases the Old West vernacular with an industrial edge. To see more of this spectacular home, check here.
Four-Cornered Villa is an 840 square foot home situated on a horse shoe shaped island in Virrat, Finland.
This alpine chalet is a contemporary barnlike structure located on a cul-de-sac in a private ski club development in Collingwood, Ontario, Canada. Ceilings that reach for the stars belong in a home with plenty of windows and bring the outdoors in, sans the uncomfortable cold and wet aftermath of actually being outdoors. A cantilevered fireplace is the showstopper here, keeping you warm when you do head home after a day on the slopes.
Nottawasaga Bay in Ontario, Canada looks like a fine place to cozy up with a book. A stark contrast to the black exterior, the snow-white interior boasts a minimalist, frameless fireplace, and an assortment of furniture with ultra-sleek lines.
This super stunning concrete mountain retreat captures snowy views at every turn in Snowmass, Colorado. The rest of the home can be viewed here.
Enjoying mountain views throughout this home in the old village of Sugar Bowl in Norden, California, the windows frame views of horizontal snow drifts and vertical stands of pine trees. To see more of this stunning home, have a look here.
This contemporary Lower Foxtail Residence hovers in the pines stretching laterally to take full advantage of the bold mountain views in Big Sky, Montana.
At 15,000 square feet, this contemporary mountain home in Aspen, Colorado’s exclusive Star Mesa enclave is warm and approachable from the start, as can be seen here.
This gorgeous modern mountain home is set amongst the woods in Martis Camp, North Lake Tahoe. The rest of the home can be viewed here.
Nestled into the mountainside, with spectacular views of the resort and surrounding scenery, Chalet Trois Couronnes is a private Alpine Estate in Verbier, Swiss Alps, Switzerland.
This snowy retreat was constructed of steel, concrete, timber and locally quarried stone, built within the scenic Australian mountains in one of Victoria’s premier ski resorts, the Dinner Plain Village, overlooking Mount Hotham.
“Ski On Home” is a single-family home built for a young family of four avid skiers and snowboarders (mom and dad are also both world-class skydivers). It is located on the main ski run in Squaw Valley, CA and nestled into the mountain, naturally protected by the earth from avalanches and other extreme weather. The year-round residence has ski-in / ski-out access on all levels and sleeps up to 17 guests at a time (extended family and a constellation of friends).
This incredibly stunning modern rustic mountain retreat was built as a family compound in Telluride, Colorado, which can be viewed here.
When you have a kitchen like this, bake up a storm for your friends that come to visit you during the holidays. The huge floor-to-ceiling window will make you feel like you are in the great snowy outdoors sans the cold weather.
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It’s that time of the year again to get started decorating your front porch and front door for Christmas, welcoming your guests into your holiday home. With plenty of festivities over the winter holidays, you want to make sure your home looks its best, and the best way to get started is with your entrance. There are numerous ways to decorate your front porch and spread a festive atmosphere and holiday joy all around. Either done by yourself or with family, we are providing you with creative ideas of Christmas porch decorations to help you get inspired. Porch decorations usually include garlands, staircases, wreaths and any other suitable items for the place around your homestead. Even if you’re living in a narrow place where you don’t have much of a porch, you can create a bright look on your doorway with the simplest homemade ornaments.
For the best looks, always begin your work with wreaths and some garlands. They are the simplest ornaments and they can provide you with some sudden ideas while fixing them. Try buying garlands with fine ornaments or making them at home with glitter Christmas balls, organza flowers and glitter pinecones. Use artificial greenery and spray some Christmas scents to generate a stunning impact for anyone entering into your house. Light displays can be the most important thing to include within your arrangements; they give a wonderful look, and showcase many bright colors to highlight your holiday home.
Once you sweep away all those fall leaves and put away the fall decor, how will you dress your front door for the holidays? Have a look at all of the inspiration we have gathered together for you. Once you are done, get inspired to decorate indoors, have a look at some of our past articles to help get you started, Christmas decorating ideas to create a stylish home and Brilliant Scandinavian Christmas decorating ideas. Enjoy and happy holidays!
Urn planters could play a good role too. Bring some wide red ribbon and make a huge bow tie around the urn then place on top some pinecones and colorful balls; use artificial Christmas branches if you wish. Wrap the long garlands around your front porch pillars and hang the smaller ones with small bow-ribbons over your homestead fences. Use the same ideas with your front door to hang the garlands from the ceiling and fix them all around the door. Display much light on the same positions to enhance the look.
A bright red door means you’re halfway there without any decorations. This one uses a star in lieu of a wreath, while a long swag and lighted potted trees frame the door.
Celebrate the holidays with fresh greenery around your front door. You may have to drag your family and guests in as they linger on your front porch surrounded in the wonderful scent of cedar and pine.
Celebrate winter with ice skates and a vintage sled. Monogrammed stockings are a whimsical touch and look great filled with greenery.
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Scandinavian Christmas decorating can create a peaceful and tranquil atmosphere in your holiday home. We all have some typical style for decorating our homes for Christmas each year, but why not try something totally new this holiday season? In the past we have featured Scandinavian style Christmas homes such as, Beautiful Scandinavian Christmas home, Beautiful Norway home with Scandinavian interiors and School house converted into fabulous family home, where you can find some additional inspiration. We have gathered together for you a vast collection of an assortment of Scandinavian-inspired holiday interiors that will help you to emulate your own Nordic Christmas.
For a classic holiday with a fresh twist, go Scandinavian with homespun touches in red, white and wheat. Create a pleasing mix of creams, whites, silver, gold and reds, which offers such a clean approach to holiday decorating. It feels fresh, yet comfortable in a way that simply modern style can struggle with. Scandinavia is comprised of Denmark, Norway and Sweden (and usually Finland and Iceland) and thus has a wonderful European flair intertwined with deep-rooted history. There is a definite focus on nature and the use of greenery, candle light and handmade treasures. Where it differs from homespun decorating is, again, the use of light colors and keeping accessories to a minimum. Simplicity is the key to carrying off a true Scandinavian decor scheme, nothing too flashy or glitzy.
Deck the table with sprigs of green. Looking for supersimple table decoration ideas? Try this: Snip branch tips from your Christmas tree (or use rosemary branches) and place one in a clear glass votive at each place. Sprinkle a handful of small vintage ornaments in silver and gold randomly down the center of the table, and ground the arrangement with a few tall candles.
Decorate a mini Christmas tree. When you put up the big tree, snip off a piece of branch (from a place that won’t be noticeable) and place it in water to create a pint-size Christmas tree for the tabletop. It could be placed in the guest room to welcome holiday visitors.
Create this playful reindeer project with a couple of corrugated cardboard boxes and a handy template that can be found here.
Make a scrap-wood Advent calendar. Feeling crafty? Try creating a Nordic-style tree out of small wood scraps. It would look beautiful on its own, either painted or left bare, but you can also attach small packages to turn it into an Advent calendar.
Embellish branches. Another way to bring in a touch of the woods is with an armful of bare branches. Simply plunk them in a nice big vase (no water needed) and attach ornaments, holiday cards, or any embellishments you wish.
Dress the table in red and white. If you already have a set of basic white dishes and table linens, all you need to re-create this look are a few red accents. If you use items that are not too holiday-specific, you can reuse most of the items throughout the year.
Hang delicate window wreaths. Welcome visitors in from the cold with candlelight and simple green wreaths hung from each window. You can create these quite easily using wreath forms from a local crafts supply shop and greenery snipped from the trees outside.
Set the scene with a smorgasbord of cool, crisp trimmings — from store-bought straw stars to mock “cross-stitched” ornaments (get the how-tos). Completing the look: a tree skirt of sheepskin and gifts in solid-hued paper.
A row of sweater stockings — stitched up quickly from secondhand cable knits — are ready to be stuffed with presents, while silver glass holders glow on the mantel (for safety, use LED candles). Store-bought and homemade wheat wreaths, staggered on the wall above. To make these clever stockings, use old sweaters from your basement or a consignment shop.
Plant paperwhites. Any sort of blooming flowers are most welcome in winter, and the delicate white blooms of paperwhites look especially fitting alongside natural holiday decor. Cluster pots full of the blooming bulbs in the center of the dining table or along a buffet or entry table. Just be aware that paperwhites have a strong fragrance once in full bloom, so if you are sensitive to flower fragrances, you might want to choose a different plant.
To make this no-fuss natural centerpiece, loosely cinch craft-store wheat stalks with red and white ribbon. Place faux snow inside clear glass vases and nestle stalks on top. Surround with almonds in the shell and evergreen cuttings for easy organic elegance.
Use twinkle lights liberally. Don’t limit yourself to the tree — white Christmas lights (with white cords) can be draped on shelves and mantels, coiled inside glass vessels or wooden birdcages, or hung vertically in the corner of a room. Covered twinkle lights make lovely accents, too, so keep an eye out for interesting versions.
Bring in the woods with potted tree cuttings. Cluster a group of vintage containers and fill them with fresh tree cuttings for a display that will last for months when cared for properly.
Throw a Scandinavian-inspired holiday fete. Looking for something different to spice up your holiday party this year? Get inspired by Scandinavian traditions and serve spiced cookies along with warm glogg instead of eggnog, or light real candles on the tree — just be sure to use a fresh tree and have someone standing by to douse flames if need be!
When in doubt, add a sheepskin. Whether you choose faux or the real deal, sheepskins are incredibly effective at cozifying any space. Place one where you can sink your toes into it upon waking in the morning, drape one over your sofa or place one at every seat around the dining table. Just looking at them will make you feel warmer.
Stick with a simple palette. Much of the appeal of the Scandinavian approach to decorating comes from the pared-down, neutral palette. Putty gray, natural wood and white plus a metallic hue create a peaceful mood; red, white and wood are cheery and fun.
Decorate with cut wood. Wood in all its forms is an essential element of Scandinavian decorating at all times of year, and even more so during winter. f you have a working fireplace or woodstove, you can make an attractive and useful display with the logs you plan to use, such as placing them in a large basket.
Make an ice wreath. This unique Scandinavian tradition would be the perfect project for a snowy day, and it would look splendid outside at a holiday party. Just fill a container with water, then place a second smaller container inside it. Use a few rocks in the smaller container to displace water until the top is roughly at water level, then gently arrange leaves, berries and acorns in the water below. Set the containers outdoors to freeze overnight, then unmold.
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Christmas decorating your home should be all about bringing the spirit of Christmas into the spaces throughout your interiors. As we get closer to the holiday season and it is time to start thinking about how you are going to decorate your home. It’s time to turn your home into a miniature festival of joy, get into the holiday spirit! We have gathered together a vast assortment of beautiful holiday interiors featuring charming decor for every room in your home. If you would like to see more, be sure to check out a few of our past inspiring homes that feature Christmas decorating ideas, such as Beautifully decorated Christmas home in Norway and School house converted into fabulous family home.
Transforming your home into any style that you desire can create a warm, cozy and colorful interior, creating lots of holiday cheer. Each of the spaces presented in this article exudes a happy feeling and seems ready to entertain many cheerful guests. Whether it is a fireplace with stockings that brings warmth to an interior, a decorated Christmas tree, a colorful lighting installation, or creating DIY snowflakes hanging from the ceiling or your mantel, we have something that will help to inspire you to create the perfect holiday look. Have a look through the photos and get inspired and please share with us your holiday decorating ideas.
Craft stick snowflakes
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Looking for living room design ideas and inspiration? We have gathered together a showcase of amazing contemporary living room interiors that are complemented with beautiful materials, textures and decorations. In the past we have featured other inspiring living room ideas including, Absolutely amazing living room design ideas, and Incredibly inspirational living rooms and now we are bringing you further inspiration to help you with your living room remodel project. It is imperative that the living room be your showcase space since this is generally where you do most of your entertaining, and where families come together to end their day, relax after a long workweek or to enjoy a television program together. When planning a living room design, the first and most important factor to decide is the purpose of the room. One thing to remember when designing your living area is that you have to be comfortable in the room and like the style since you will most likely be spending a lot of your time in this space. This living room showcase is sure to give you some fresh ideas and inspirations to help you create your dream living room interior. Browse through all of the photos and get inspired and don’t forget to let us know which one is your favorite!
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Creating a bathroom with a fireplace can be a decadent retreat that is cozy and soothing — the ultimate relaxing refuge! Although the bathroom may not be the first room in your home that you would think of installing a fireplace in, it could be the most heavenly experience and really add to your home’s overall design aesthetic. You could create the perfect spa oasis, right in the comfort of your own home. We have already given you some other fabulous design ideas for the implementation of a fireplace in your home, with Spectacular and cozy bedroom fireplaces and Clean and modern showcase fireplace designs, now we want to help you bring the fireplace into your bathroom, so lets get started!
The ultimate bathroom experience is having a fireplace near your tub in the bathroom. Nothing says luxury more than sitting in a bubble bath, glass of wine in hand while a fireplace burns. The warm fire, the crackling of burning wood, and the soft glow are perfect to create a relaxing mood. A fireplace in the bathroom is one of those dream house details that seems out of reach of the average home-dweller, but it is always fun to dream. If you don’t have one already installed and you cannot afford to put one in, think outside the box by using lots of candles and incense; create the mood without the fireplace. You can have a woven basket in your bathroom with some firewood to create a warm look. There are also less expensive alternatives such as electric or bioethanol fireplaces such as EcoSmart Fire. You could have one that hangs right on your wall or sits on your floor, limitless possibilities if you dare to dream! Have a look at the collection of inspiring bathroom fireplace ideas and let us know which one is your favorite!
Everything in this bathroom has grand proportions — even the extra-large fireplace with a huge mantel. The fireplace sits in front of a two-person tub, while walls of vanities peak out from behind. This bathroom has just about everything you’d need for a spa-style afternoon. Tip: Go above and beyond by adding a remote control to the fireplace so you can turn it on and off while in the tub.
Cool and contemporary. A sleek stainless steel fireplace at tub level allows you to enjoy the view without craning your neck during a long soak. Tip: Make sure to allow for plenty of room to walk between the tub and the fireplace. Many fireplaces become very hot.
Clean and classic. The simple lines say classic, and the crisp color says clean. The traditional fireplace uses real wood, the smell helps to create an extra-cozy vibe and the firewood stacked in the wall is right on trend!
Inside-outside connection. Bring the outside right indoors with a desert fire of your very own. This is earth, wind and fire working in complete unison. Tip: When purchasing a gas fireplace, look for the option to have glass or stones set inside the fireplace for an accent — stone would look beautiful here.
Create old-world charm. The stacked stone and exposed wood ceiling transport this bathroom to another time and place. A rustic chandelier and simple tub complete the old-world feel. Tip: The fireplace ledge here is also a functional place for a glass of wine, candles or bathing supplies.
In true Victorian fashion, lavish details unfold all throughout this master bathroom, including on the floor-to-ceiling carved fireplace surround, which marries perfectly with the adjacent freestanding undermount tub. Tip: Place furniture around the fireplace for a posh pre- or postbath lounge area. A good book and a fluffy robe would turn this spot into paradise.
Timeless traditional. Symmetrically separating his-and-her vanities, this fireplace stands front and center. Traditional white painted wood allows the design to stay timeless for years to come. Tip: For total design cohesion, make the mantel the same material as the countertops.
Last but not least, this incredible bathroom gives you an example of how to create a romantic bathroom setting with candles instead of a fireplace. It creates the same kind of ambiance, and a lot of relaxation…and the smell is always wonderful!
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Create a glowing master bedroom retreat with the addition of a cozy fireplace design to keep you warm on cool winter nights. Last week we brought to you Clean and modern showcase fireplace designs and for today we have gathered together a collection of fireplace design ideas for your bedroom, with designs ranging from minimalist to rustic and traditional styles and everything in-between. Incorporating a fireplace into your bedroom design scheme can be a great luxury and there are a variety of ways to bring your design into fruition. Fireplaces come in all shapes and sizes but how they are finished can make all the difference in how the room comes together and reflects your style. They can be the main focal point of a room and hold great grandeur and style. In addition to providing warmth, fireplaces these days have become a fashion statement. The emphasis is not merely just on functionality but more on form and expression. Have a look at these beautiful and functional master bedroom fireplaces for inspiration and don’t forget to let us know which one is your favorite!
Design Tip: Place the recessed lights so they are clustered to highlight the a asymmetrical elements vs. a traditional grid.
The fireplace shown here is delicately placed below a television of almost the same dimensions. Offset shelves and a rustic mantel make it so unobtrusive, it almost could go entirely unnoticed. Design tip: Paint or tile the slight bump-out around the fireplace box if you want it to stand out more.
The fireplace surround is custom made- the interior border is by Walker Zanger, and the chocolate bar liner and chair rail molding used to finish the edges is from them as well.
Create fully integrated design. This low-lying fireplace gives way to a wall-mounted TV on paneling, which travels over and across the ceiling to a symmetrically placed bed. Everything in the room works together in this beautiful design. Design tip: Try mimicking the ceiling’s wood paneling on the floor using two different patterns and colors of carpet.
In a room full of windows, this strategically placed fireplace has the maximum effect, thanks to the all-black window casings and fireplace tile. Design tip: A double-sided design in this room would turn the fireplace opening into another window.
A chrome-trimmed fireplace adds to the upbeat, contemporary feel of this room and infuses it with a hint of glamour.
This rustic look is pitch-perfect for the cabin-style setting. The window seat creates a cozy environment next to the fireplace. The fireplace doors have built-in mesh panels, eliminating the need for a screen.
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Set your living spaces aglow with clean and modern showcase fireplace designs that will add warmth and a cozy ambiance. Most of you seem to be big fans of sleek and chic modern design—think clean lines with unexpected touches. Even though a space is modern does not mean that it cannot feel warm, inviting and comfortable to spend time in, it just needs the right touches—such as a warmly lit fireplace. We have gathered together a collection of 56 amazing modern fireplace designs showcased in various spaces throughout the home. Having a fireplace in your home not only creates warmth but creates the perfect space for gathering and entertaining and acts as the perfect focal point. Design comfortable seating arrangement facing the fireplace to make the most of the space. Most fireplace designs are custom, but a lot of the ideas we have presented can be easily adapted into your home at any price point. Enjoy the photos and fireplace design tips below and please let us know which one most inspires you!
In the photo above: run the stone tile to the ceiling to create drama and accentuate the vertical. Charcoal gray and black stone are always great ways to de-emphasize the black box that is a trademark of gas fireplaces.
Let the fireplace create ambiance. Install inexpensive dimmers to overhead lights. When the fire is lit, dim the lights to let the room glow.
The bold modern fireplace is the first thing that catches the eye in this stunning photo. This six-foot fireplace is accented by a simple gray wallpaper, which almost has the appearance of stone tile.
The tiles around this fireplace are by Heath Ceramics – a popular modern classic in contemporary design.
Work of Art. This living room artistically combines the television and fireplace on one wall. The television is offset by the hearth for balance, while the streamlined fireplace almost disappears under the recessed cavity when it’s not on. Design tip: A surround like this can easily be customized into full-overlay doors for extra living room storage.
A stacked stone hearth works with the modern fireplace to add edgy architecture to this open floor plan.
This statement-making fireplace was custom designed and fabricated by Concretework‘s Mark Rogero. The steel-and-concrete fireplace reflects light from the 36 hanging Bocci pendants in the neighboring dining room, and the flickering glow from the fire provides warm illumination.
A gray and purple color scheme and bold but sleek design elements, such as the large concrete fireplace, make this room elegant and comfortable. The fireplace also serves as a room divider.
Fireplaces in the bedroom should also come equipped with seating. Turn on a holiday movie for the kids and escape to this spot for a much-deserved break.
A minimal metal wall around the fire makes a strong statement.
Spark interest to this non-working fireplace by filling it with wabi-sabi decorative logs. They hint at coziness, aren’t too formal and require no matches.
Expand the width. A fire burns just as well in fireplaces that are shaped outside of the norm. This extra wide fireplace takes advantage of this wall’s broad space, spreading the warmth and the eye-catching appeal.
Metal chimney technology allows the fireplace to be a floating object unconnected to the ground. The Fireorb by architect Doug Garofalo takes the prefab metal fireplace to a whole new level. Allowing a 360-degree rotation, this is a fireplace that can be placed anywhere in a space.
This modern application uses two types of stone: a mix of charcoal gray and white marble. The simple detail of the raised hearth and peek of white marble underneath is very modern and sculptural.
Mix and match. Mix several materials together in a fireplace design. Tile, stone and stainless steel are all expertly matched for complete design cohesion here. All the natural-looking materials in a home can be broken up with a stainless steel mantel, make sure that it’s not placed too close to the fire, since this material can heat up quickly. Tip: Take the fireplace surround all the way to the ceiling to make the ceiling feel taller.
This copper cladded fireplace surround amplifies the warm glow of the fire.
Clever lighting adds coziness to this living room. The rock wall is a textural backdrop for candle light and an illuminated floor lamp. The fireplace adds visual and tactile warmth, and accent lights direct your attention to an interesting art piece.
This slab installation in gorgeous Calacatta marble, is just slightly raised from the plane of the wall. This is perfect for the office, so you can get full view of the fireplace at all times from behind your desk.
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Creating an art gallery wall in your home to transform it into a stylish place to live is an ambitious and achievable design project, all you need to know is where to start. Surround your home with large collections of art and photographs that will add style and color to your walls. It always makes a big impact visually and can be accomplished even on a small budget, if you’re creative. If you don’t have any art collections for a gallery wall, try picking up some unique finds at flea markets, auctions, yard sales, craigslist and mix them with a few key pieces that you have purchased from a store or from travels. You can also use old calendars and magazine photos and frame them, or pictures that you have taken and increase their size and have them framed. If you don’t want to pay for expensive framing, there are plenty of inexpensive options such as using an old window to frame objects, check out one of our articles on Creative Decorating Ideas for Old Windows for some ideas. Have a look through our extensive collection of images for inspiration and tips on different ways that you can create your own art gallery wall. Don’t forget to let us know which one most inspires you and tell us why!
In the above picture, the art grouping helps to balance the tall photograph and help bridge the distance between the furniture and the ceiling in what is obviously a tall space.
Rules of Thumb for Hanging Art Work
- For a single piece of art, the center of the image should be at 56″ – 60″ from the floor, which places it at eye level. The larger the piece of art, the closer to 56″ it should be.
- When hanging two pieces of artwork, one above another, treat them as one large picture – find the center point between them and use the 56″ – 60″ rule.
- For larger pieces of art hung on the same wall, use a spacing of about 2″ between them. Smaller pieces can be hung a little closer together.
- When hanging art pieces above a sofa or other piece of furniture, the grouping should ideally be about 2/3 the width of the furniture below it. (For example, if an art grouping is being hung over a 60″ sofa, the ideal grouping would about 40″ in length.)
- When hanging artwork over a sofa or other piece of furniture, leave 4″- 8″ of space between the top of the sofa/furniture and the bottom of the art. No higher!
This art gallery wall was designed by Emma from the blog “A Beautiful Mess“. Her tip for designing an art gallery wall is the following:
Choose Art You Love. If you are planning to hang a gallery wall in your home, don’t feel like you have to make it look like anyone else’s. You can include original art, art prints, kiddo art, family photos, personal photo projects or even found objects that get framed in shadow boxes (if needed). Hang what you love and what has meaning to you. If it helps you to get choosing with your color scheme then pick your color story before you start purchasing art or printing photos. You can use the color of the photo frames to help tie everything together if needed (like how I used all black frames).
Here is another clever idea that Emma had to plan out her art gallery wall. She cut out the shapes out of each frame with poster board and taped them to the wall. This way they can be moved around for placement to get the arrangement that you are looking for before hanging your art and creating unnecessary holes in your wall. Here is her sources for where she found her artwork with the excepting of personal photos and Polaroids: a pug portrait made by Hope (Katie’s sweet daughter), prints from UO, Pretty Little Thieves, Clare Elsaesser, Lisa Congdon, Vivienne Strauss, Hands Workshop, Ashley Goldberg and United Thread.
Create a Theme. Themed walls can be appropriate in certain contexts. A nautical inspired art wall in a beach house incorporates found objects such as oars and decorative fish hangings in a blue and white color scheme.
Create an Eclectic Mix. Most gallery walls feature an eclectic mix of modern art, old photographs, small prints and random items. Our personalities are so multi-faceted that the gallery wall becomes a reflection of everything we like and want to share with our visitors. Anything and everything can make the cut in a colorful and mixed collection of interesting images and objects.
This photo grouping works well with high ceilings, bringing down the ceiling height as well as adding visual interest. When choosing a mat for photographs, go with a wider mat (more than three inches wide) in white or off-white for a crisp look. It will look sleek and contemporary in a gallery-like grouping.
Picture Rail Displays. Picture rails are a great way to display collections of small images or photos. You get the effect of the gallery wall without committing to one composition and many nail holes. You can easily rotate images by swapping out the frames only.
Create a Personal Space. A combination of picture rails, mirrors, and typography make for a nice arrangement that feels very personal to this family.
The living room is a great space for a wall art gallery. It’s usually the largest room in the house so it has big walls. So you can even cover an entire wall if you have enough materials. You can combine frames portraits with painted artwork.
A gallery wall looks great above a sofa. The horizontal furniture piece begs for large horizontal art above. A gallery wall allows you to create a large display out of smaller images for a fraction of the cost of one giant and expensive piece. Note the clean horizontal edge along the bottom that unifies and contains the collection.
You could also use more than just one wall. You can two adjacent walls from the living room for example. Create a cozy sitting corner and delineate the space with the help of wall art. It’s a nice idea especially if you also have a sectional that goes along those walls.
Draw Inspiration from your Gallery Wall. Gallery walls do inspire. You can start one above a desk/work area and center it around a framed memo board. The memo board becomes a constantly changing mini-gallery that fits in with the larger composition.
Have a Showcase Wall. A good gallery wall should be able to grow and grow without anyone being able to tell where it started. If you are keen on starting one, make sure you picked a large wall so you aren’t limited in your search for small and beautiful framed images.
You can mix and combine all sorts of various artwork. For example, you can display painting along with framed photos, DIY pieces and even posters. This is an example of an eclectic wall art gallery with a casual look and a mix of colors, textures, styles and designs.
The homeowner filled a gallery wall on the second floor by the staircase landing with vintage prints, Etsy finds and a skull.
Symmetrical Art. Achieve a controlled look with horizontal rows of identically sized frames. This approach is less organic and more architecturally minded.
Black and white family photos makes for a beautiful art gallery collection in the hallway and keeps memories alive.
By displaying artwork on a white wall you allow the elements showcased to stand out more. There are no distractions of any kind and the eye only focuses on what’s displayed on the wall. If you want you can also accessorize that part of the room with matching white furniture.
Larger Art Mixed with Smaller Prints. It turns out you actually do have one large-format piece of art to display above your sofa, but you still yearn for a gallery wall for some of your smaller images. Here is a nice example of how that can be achieved with a balanced and symmetrical arrangement.
The use of crisp white mats unifies a colorful gallery of framed pieces of art. The consistent band of color will also add height and width to each piece, allowing your eye to focus on each individual piece of art.
We saved this eclectic media room for last; it’s an impressive gallery wall that showcases memories of the family who lives here. What do you think, do you love the idea or do you find it cluttered and chaotic?
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The kitchen is the heart of the home, which should be functional, well organized and look fabulous all at the same time. We have presented several other articles in the past about inspiring kitchen ideas, such as Bright and colorful kitchen design inspirations, Gorgeous and inspirational kitchens, and Vintage chic kitchens from Marchi Cucine, and Extremely creative small kitchen design ideas. What everyone needs in a kitchen is storage, preferably a well stocked pantry that is well organized so when you are cooking, you can easily find what you are looking for. What can be stored in a pantry is up to you, canned goods, baking supplies, cookbooks, wines, jams, noodles, baskets of non-perishable items, glass containers of dry goods, spices, whatever your heart desires. You can even make the pantry a walk-in and have it be multi-functional, with a washing machine, iron and ironing board or even have a desk work space.
There are several different approaches to creating the perfect pantry design to fit your needs. You may want your pantry to be a separate room, or you may want it to be a walk-in where you can add doors to make it look like it is a built-in cabinet to create uniformity in your kitchen, or you can simply add a curtain to separate the space. The pantry can also be a large cabinet with everything labeled inside for organization. Whatever design decisions you chose to make, be sure to make a checklist of what you need a pantry for before you start building one to ensure that you have one that will work for you. Below you will find tips to create a pantry that you will love and that makes your life easier.
Don’t forget to let us know which kitchen pantry you love the most and why!
If it’s pretty, show it off. Pantries are not typically thought of as really beautiful spaces, but why not create one that you’re willing to show off? Simple white shelving, pendant light and a set of pocket doors with inset glass makes this pantry a showcase.
Group your food storage. Aside from the efficiency of putting groceries away, placing all food storage in the same region of the kitchen also makes life easier when cooking. Just be sure to have some counter space in that area as a landing spot when putting groceries away or during food prep.
Special hardware accessories are great for full utilization of a space. This seemingly complicated storage system provides one simple function: use nearly every square inch of this space for storage. Racks on the doors are perfect for spice containers. The other shelves hold larger items. By using this type of system, you can create a deep pantry and still get to items in the very back without having to crawl into your cupboards.
Provide easy access. You don’t want to lose things in the back of your pantry, so create an opening to your pantry that allows you to see the entire pantry at the same time.
Here is another great example of how to design a pantry that is very accessible. Creating two sets of double doors that match the cabinetry makes for a nice-sized pantry. By using cabinet doors on the outside, this pantry feels right at home in this contemporary kitchen.
For a walk-in pantry, look for a way to incorporate your pantry into the existing cabinetry. There is a huge number of pantries out there that are small rooms within a room. If you have one like that, take this room out and incorporate the pantry into the cabinetry layout. This photo shows a completely different take on that idea, leaving the walk-in part intact and disguising the pantry door as part of the cabinetry.
Take the idea of “pantry” to a new level. Less pantry, more wow! There is something so romantic about a small room completely outfitted with all you’d need to bake a cake or can the year’s yield of cucumbers. Do you have an unused closet or small room by your kitchen that might serve this kind of purpose? It could change the way you view your kitchen completely.
Use Creative Storage Solutions. Some kitchens just don’t have the space for a large pantry. If yours is one of those, consider using a wire frame shelving system like you see above that you can find at the Container Store or home hardware store, allowing you to be organized and see what’s in your pantry. This can also be done on a wall in the laundry room if there is no accessible space in your kitchen.
Look for under-utilized space. Often the space at the end of a cabinetry run is difficult to fill with functional storage. In the past several years, we’ve been seeing large pull-out pantries used in locations like this. It’s a perfect use of this space. In this kitchen, the pull-out is used to store spices and baking supplies next to the cooking area.
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