Decorating a stylish bedroom with a black and white theme has a timeless quality, creating a dramatic contrasting statement that is aesthetically pleasing. There is something very appealing about styling a bedroom with a black and white color combination. The simplicity of style and serene monochromatic palette creates a very inviting bedroom scheme, making you want to spend more time in this space enjoying your relaxing environment. This color scheme can work well in many different styles, from Art Deco, to modern and minimalist spaces and even traditional, there are just so many options. A black and white themed bedroom can look amazing when it is combined with varying shades of gray. You can paint your walls in all black, all white or a combination of both, as seen in the image above. If you are looking for a more sophisticated look, such as a hotel style aesthetic, consider painting your walls in a bright white as a pared down backdrop. Select silky bed linens and plush pillows and add some black silk cushions. To finish the look, add black night tables and lampshades, adding drama and style. A black and white would also go great in a guest bedroom, since it is gender neutral, it would fit both masculine or feminine tastes. Keep the walls white and add some additional style by hanging a large mirror, creating a sense of spaciousness and reflect natural light. Pair this decor with some pinstriped bed linens and sumptuous velvety cushions in black.
If you are looking to go more minimal with your monochromatic style, try adding a platform bed for some drama. Add some clean white bed linens and keep accessories pared down. If you really want to keep the space looking clean lined, be sure to purchase a bed that has concealed storage in its frame. Finally, if you want to keep the space more traditional, try adding pops of bright accent colors. Add a custom headboard and a black floor lamp, completing the look. Have a look through the image gallery below to see how amazing black and white bedrooms look! Let us know which one is your favorite in the comments section below.
Looking for more bedroom inspiration here on 1 Kindesign? You are in luck, we have featured plenty of amazing inspiration here, including a couple we are sharing with you here: 38 Unbelievable barn style bedroom design ideas and 55 Spectacular and cozy bedroom fireplaces. And if you are looking for more black and white inspiration, look no further than this: Black and White: 45+ Sensational kitchens to inspire.
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A bright and airy light-filled living room would be delightful for entertaining family and friends and connecting to the outdoors, drawing nature in. Having luminous interiors can help to boost your mood and reduces the need for using artificial lighting. It also helps to enhance the color and aesthetic of the design elements within your room. Light infused spaces in newer homes is very much on trend. Unfortunately there are a lot of older homes that are more dark, so you have to find creative ways to draw light in. If you are not lucky enough to have floor to ceiling walls of windows in your home, you can still bring light in with some clever tricks. Painting your walls white not only makes your room feel more spacious, it also helps to bounce light throughout your space. Placing mirrors in your room helps to reflect natural light, tricking your eyes into thinking a room is more spacious and bright. Additionally, you want to de-clutter your room as much as possible, the better the flow around your space, the more it feels open and light. One other thing you may want to consider if you have it in your budget is to install skylights or a Solatube tubular daylighting device; an alternative solution for when traditional skylights and windows just cannot work in your design and space constraints. Whatever your needs might be, we have put together a wonderful collection of inspiration for you to enjoy. So prepare to be inspired, whether you are looking for ideas for a new build, renovating your living room, or just enjoy looking at some incredible interior spaces, we have something for everyone. Enjoy!
Looking for some more incredible living room inspiration? We have many features here on 1 Kindesign that are filled with ideas, have a look at a couple of popular ones: 40 Absolutely amazing living room design ideas and 55 Awe-inspiring rustic living room design ideas.
If you love the design style of this luminous living room, we have featured other homes from this designer, Artistic Designs for Living, have a look at these contemporary homes.
With an emphasis on indoor-outdoor connections, this rustic farmhouse in Scottsdale, Arizona was featured awhile back here on 1 Kindesign. Have a look at the photo tour here.
A stunning modern tree house on Kiawah Island, South Carolina beautifully embraces nature. Are you intrigued to see more of this home? We have it for you, take a look!
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Creating your own little slice of heaven with an outdoor nook doesn’t have to be a major overhaul, the perfect reading space can be all yours with just a little ingenuity. It can be as simple as a giant cushions with some pillows, a throw in case you get chilly and maybe even a mosquito net to keep those pesky things from interrupting a deliciously good novel. Whatever you decide to create for your outdoor space, it should reflect your personality and be a quite place where you can escape, even just for a little while.
Have a look at some other super cool outdoor inspiration that we have featured in the past here on 1 Kindesign and be prepared to get mega-inspired! 58 Amazing bright and colorful outdoor living spaces and 54 Cool and relaxing outdoor living spaces to welcome summer.
Steps lead down to a beautiful garden reading nook.
Tucked in a garden is this cozy little hideaway that provides great shade for reading a book. String some inexpensive fairy lights to provide some ambiance and an oval bevelled glass mirror adds some sparkle and depth. Complete the look with some outdoor toss pillows, maybe a seat cushion for extra comfort and a throw to keep you warm on a cool day. You could design the top of the seat to open and store pillows when not in use.
A hanging Papasan chair would be a simple DIY project to make. The idea is to hang a papasan chair in an outdoor area of your choosing (try World Market or Pier 1, or even a flea market), get some heavy duty rope to suspend it and toss in some cozy throw pillows and maybe even a throw. The perfect idea for a comfy little reading nook to enjoy the great outdoors! Maybe even a great place to take a nap?
Design a covered bench in your outdoor space for reading on your patio or garden space. If you want to add extra comfort, stack cushion or pillows.
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Get outdoor ready to have family and friends over for entertaining, or create a personal oasis of relaxation and surrender to the sights and sounds of nature. Your perfect outdoor space might be a stone deck with a fireplace and koi pond, or a suspended nest above the water, maybe a cozy living area sheltered from the sun thats tucked next to a trickling waterfall, the skies the limit! Outdoor spaces are generally enjoyed during the warmer summer months, but with fireplaces and outdoor space heaters, the length of enjoyment can even to spring and fall. Be sure to add lighting to any outdoor space, whether it be lanterns, candles, fairy lights, tiki torches, outdoor chandeliers or installed lighting that illuminates pathways, water features and greenery. Lighting creates a beautiful ambiance in the evening time and helps set the mood when you are dining al fresco. Outdoor spaces make entertaining more enjoyable, and allows more space when you are having a big gathering. We can’t think of any reason why you would not want some type of cozy outdoor space to retreat to on your property. If you live in an apartment or condo, please have a look at a past feature we put together for inspiration on how you can have a cozy outdoor balcony space. Below we have put together a collection of seriously amazing outdoor spaces that will surely blow you away. Have a look through the inspiring ideas below and get your pin button ready for some serious pinning!
If you are looking for more outdoor inspiration, we have featured plenty here on 1 Kindesign, have a look: 54 Cool and relaxing outdoor living spaces to welcome summer and 47 Irresistible hot tub spa designs for your backyard.
In this outdoor-scape, water bubbles over a beautiful urn, trickling down into a below ground reservoir.
We love the Nestrest by Dedon, a suspended sanctuary thats perfect for relaxation and even meditation. A private little nest, it shelters you from the sun, but allows you to enjoy the views of nature through the opening. Its a very playful concept, especially hanging above the water. What do you think, could you read a book here?
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Livable, cozy and stylish are just a few words to describe the interior living spaces of the fascinating Barcelona, Spain based interior designer Silvia Rademakers. Not too long ago we featured a home here on 1 Kindesign that was renovated with a vintage industrial charm by the designer, you can have a look at this home to gather more inspirational ideas from this fashionably creative designer. We think this designer has a lovely sense of style, creating spaces that feel like home instead of being cold and clinical. What do you think, do you like this designer’s sense of style? We would love to hear your thoughts, let us know your opinions in the comments section below!
Looking for inspiration from other interior designers? We have featured the works of a some very talented ones here on 1 Kindesign, have a look at a couple: 38 Brilliant interiors by Jeffers Design Group and 30 Breathtaking interiors by Adeeni Design Group.
We know this space isn’t quite interior, but an extension of the interior. We couldn’t resist adding this one because it is so stylish and who doesn’t love outdoor dining spaces? At least in the warmer months and no bugs allowed!
Photos: Courtesy of Silvia Rademakers
If you are renovating or designing a bathroom, you should contemplate styling your space with an Asian inspired design, which is very soothing and elegant. These spaces typically showcase traditional Japanese influenced architecture, design and art. Paired up with modern and contemporary decor, bathrooms in this style can be ultra luxurious and extremely relaxing. A traditional Asian style bathroom incorporates plenty of natural materials into the design. Specifically, wood and stone are utilized interchangeably for surfaces such as flooring, and sink tops and can draw the outside in through the use of untreated wood and rough-hewn or matte stone. Additional outdoor elements that can be incorporated into your design scheme includes fountains, rock gardens, ferns, orchids and other natural elements.
Furnishings are typically comprised of high-quality hardwoods, usually left unfinished or stained to enrich the natural appearance of the wood. Furniture is incorporated to anchor the design style, such as dressing tables, benches and chairs. Shoji and other screens are also a common component applied not only as a decorative element, but also for privacy. These thin, wood-framed design pieces can help to delineate areas in the bathroom and are effortlessly portable. The screens have a light and airy design that balances well with the bulkier design elements consisting of stone or wood in the sinks, countertops and tubs. The screens may also showcase intricately printed designs that depicts historical interpretations of Japanese culture, flora and fauna or even landscapes.
Have a look through the images below, where we offer you an amazing array of ideas that will hopefully help you to find inspiration for your Asian-inspired bathroom. If you are looking for more bathroom inspiration here on 1 Kindesign, have a look at: How to turn your bathroom into a spa sanctuary and 39 Mesmerizing bathrooms welcoming in nature.
To add softness to the design, flowing curves in sinks and tubs helps to counterbalance hard-edged furnishings, countertops and pedestals for sinks and tubs. Basin or bowl-shaped bathtubs in Asian influenced bathrooms are typically crafted from wood, porcelain or metal, asserting bold, wave-like curves and substantial design. Bathroom sinks are comprised of materials such as wood, porcelain, glass or even metal, and typically emulate a similar fluid, curvaceous design. This sleek yet relaxing design style for the bathroom fixtures creates a beautiful contrast to rough-hewn surfaces and bulkier designs applied to the countertops, flooring and potted plants.
One of the principle elements of Asian style bathroom design is creating an open flow from one area of the space to the next. To create this aesthetic, you should consider using screens or pony walls (half walls) to delineate the space, or design with glass instead of a full wall to visually connect yet segment spaces. A glass-enclosed shower can help to keep the space feeling open and airy, completing the look of an Asian style bathroom. All in all, your space should reflect a clean lined aesthetic with minimalist decor, a soothing color scheme and natural materials.
This Asian style master bathroom features a carved stone soaker tub and wash basins. The flooring is green slate with a pebble flooring on the platform area and black granite on the countertops. Other notable features to this stunning space is a rainforest slab shower and windows framed with stained wood.
This bathroom feature rich earthy tones, creating a masculine aesthetic. The color scheme of the room was selected to blend with the existing woodwork, featuring a warm mahogany stain. To soften this small bathroom’s darker color palette, a furniture-like, open construction vanity was added.
This clean-lined bathroom encompasses plenty of warmth, with delicate Asian-contemporary details. A bamboo ladder is used as a towel rack. Wood paneling in the walls and windows creates structure and balance, with light flooding through the space.
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When decorating a condo or apartment, oftentimes the balcony gets overlooked, but when decorated properly, it can be a charming oasis to enjoy the summer. Whether you have a small terrace or balcony, incorporating a table and some type of seating is integral to the design process. This way you can enjoy your views and have somewhere to place a drink and a book, or even potted plants and flowers. If your outdoor space is not sheltered, consider an umbrella to shade you from the hot sun in the warm summer months. Furnishings should be versatile, small but comfortable. Before purchasing, make sure you check the sizing of your space to make sure everything will fit properly. Consider even stackable or folding chairs if you don’t have a lot of space, that way they can be placed out of the way when not in use. If you select furnishings in bright hues, you will add a playful, vibrant feel to your outdoor space. Plants are a must to creating your little outdoor oasis, whether you create a vertical garden, place plants in pots on the ground or on a table, or hang them from the ceiling. Consider a small herb garden so that when you cook you will have some fresh herbs to add to your dinner! Enjoy romantic dining outside under the stars, on your balcony space, and even if you don’t have room for a table and chairs, you can always add a large floor pillow, they are lots of places that sell outdoor pillows, such as World Market and Pier 1 Imports. You could even affix a hammock on your balcony and enjoy an afternoon siesta. If you have enough space, you could also consider placing a love seat or small sofa and a throw to keep you cozy and comfortable while enjoying a good book.
And last but not least, don’t forget your lighting to create some welcoming ambiance. Try hanging string lights, cool lanterns, candles, the skies the limit. These items can be found at Ikea, West Elm, Urban Outfitters, Pottery Barn, etc., it all is contingent on your budget. If you are the creative type, scouring flea markets and Goodwill can be a very inexpensive option. You can create a very stylish and cozy outdoor atmosphere, have a look at the inspiration that we have gathered for you below to get some fabulous ideas! Don’t forget to let us know in the comments section below which ones are most inspiring to you.
Have a look at some other outdoor inspiration we have featured here on 1 Kindesign, such as 54 Cool and relaxing outdoor living spaces to welcome summer and 58 Amazing bright and colorful outdoor living spaces.
According to the homeowner, here are the costs for this small outdoor balcony project in Seattle, Washington: All plants: $75 (Home Depot, Ravenna Gardens), Planters: $80 (Home Depot and Seattle Goodwill), Soil: $12, Outdoor seating: $300 (Pier 1 Imports), Outdoor pillows: $21 (30% off at Pier 1 Imports).
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Outdoor fire pits make a great design feature to your backyard escape, perfect for entertaining and creating an inviting ambiance to a crisp evening. Its wonderful to just sit around and stare at a burning fire, plus you can enjoy cooking marshmallows and making s’mores as an added bonus. Not to mention, you can have the enjoyment of one in your backyard for a lot less than you think. Whether you DIY yours or have a professional come and design one for you, fire pits are a welcoming feature that anyone with an outdoor space can enjoy. If you love spending time outdoors, this is a great solution so that you no longer have to vacate to the indoors on chilly nights or forgo al fresco dining because you are just too cold. If you decide you want to tackle the responsibility of constructing your own, there are a lot of things to consider. These details include the location of the fire pit, size, how much its going to cost for materials, the type of stone you want to use and a lot of research on how to DIY your fire pit. An average cost of a DIY fire pit is anywhere from $100 – $500, and if you go down to image #8, you will see a great example of one that cost $450. So add some excitement to your deck or backyard with one of these outdoor fire pit ideas that we have collected for you. Enjoy the photo tour, we hope your get inspired!
Do you have a backyard fire pit? Share with us which one is your favorite featured here and what you have or would like to have on your own property. Have a look at some past outdoor inspiration that we have featured here on 1 Kindesign, such as: 53 Most amazing outdoor fireplace designs ever and 52 Spectacular outdoor string lights to illuminate your patio.
A built-in stone circular bench surrounds a matching stone fire pit. The seating has space underneath for storing firewood. The natural setting and beautiful pond makes this the ultimate backyard escape!
Backyard Fire Pit: The perfect addition to your outdoor living space is a seating wall surrounding a fire pit.
A simple design that can be incorporated into any backyard design, a perfect DIY weekend project! A sunken fire pit with a stone-surround, just add some wood and you have warmth and ambiance.
This gas fire pit adds a contemporary aesthetic with eco-glass, made of post-industrial glass melted down and dyed to produce a multitude of colors. There are many other ideas you can use to top off your fire pit, such as lava rock and treated river stones. Tip: Do not use untreated stones or materials not approved for use in a fire pit, as they could shatter in the fire.
Stacked Stone Fire Pit: This cool backyard deck is perfect for outdoor gatherings with a freestanding fire pit. The existing deck incorporates this fire pit by being extended into an organic shape.
This fire pit measures 5 feet wide by 18 inches tall and is comprised of concrete (4 – 5 bags), mortar (5-6 bags), rebar (10 pieces x 24 inches in length), Sandy creek flagstone and steppers (1,600 pounds) and Fire brick (50 bricks).
Try adding beach sand to your backyard living space, complete with beach chairs, built-in seating and a fire pit.
If you have a wood burning fire pit, consider using logs comprised of alternative materials. Today there are logs made of renewable resources that emit 80 percent less emissions than regular fire wood. This means less carbon monoxide emitted into the air and less creosote build-up in your fire pit. There are several options, including logs made from soy, switchgrass, recycled sawdust, used coffee beans and non-petroleum natural wax.
Outdoor Living with a Stone Fire Pit: This private backyard oasis is surrounded by a beautiful forested location. A natural stone fire pit is comprised of a Firebrick interior and is topped with Pennsylvania Bluestone. It plays double duty, providing additional seating for outdoor entertaining.
Limestone Fire Pit: This backyard fire pit is veneered with house brick, lined with a fire brick interior and finished with a four-piece thermal bluestone coping. A custom log grate and gas starter is centered in the interior of the fire pit.
Four-Unit Fire Pit: The outdoor living space of HGTV Dream Home 2012, this modern fire pit features four separate gas units. The fire pit itself is clad in Utah limestone with a clear glass surround on top that contains the gas flames while creating a beautiful open fire ambiance.
Fire Pit Bowl: A Gabion bowl was used to create this stylish fire pit feature in this modern backyard. The deck for the fire pit is sunk below the height of the infinity pool so that the benches are level to the pool.
There is nothing more beautiful than a fire pit with a view of water, whether ocean or a lake, it is very peaceful.
This fire pit is set in a natural surrounding, feeling a lot like camping, except for the burning logs. A stone surround keeps the flames at bay.
A built-in stone wall and cozy cushions creates lots of seating and lava rock adds a unique textured appeal to the fire pit.
Flat Stone Fire Pit: This outdoor oasis is custom designed with a picnic table, bluestone patio and a fire pit comprised of Pennsylvania flat stone. The seating around the fire pit is comprised of upcycled whiskey barrel stools and wooden Adirondack chairs for several seating options.
DIY Fire Pit: An outer perimeter of stone, gravel makes up the inner perimeter and the wood burning fire pit is comprised of stacked stone.
An outdoor space built for entertaining, a fire pit is set into the ground, there is also an outdoor pizza oven to cater to all the visiting children to this beautiful home.
This cozy little fire pit area is the perfect spot for making S’mores and enjoying a glass of wine! Ambient outdoor lighting illuminates the walkway and potted plants.
A water feature and a bubbling hot tub is the perfect backyard environment, add a fire pit and some lounge chairs and you have a great setting for entertaining family and friends.
This fire bowl features a natural rustic finish, spun using mild steel like ceramics onto the positive hardwood maple mould. The gas burning fire pit is filled with lava rock. This particular one cost about $ 4,575 to create.
This is a simple DIY backyard space that is cozy and relaxing and spacious enough for family gatherings. String lights add ambiance to the space, a simple wood burning fire pit glows with warmth and Adirondack chairs completes the look.
This outdoor living room is an extension of the indoors with comfortable seating and a built-in, stone clad fire pit.
Playful Fire Pit: A modern double fire pit is framed by a long sectional couch. Adding visual interest to the backyard, dark rock and stone tiles decorate the ground. This nice backyard arrangement allows for a perfect outdoor living room for family gatherings during the summer months and crisp fall evenings.
Beachfront Living: The upstairs deck of this home features a fire bowl that perfectly complements the deck and its beautiful surroundings. Enjoy the sights and sounds of the waves crashing while being kept warm from the cool ocean breezes from the warmth radiating off this open fire pit.
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Whether you use sliding barn doors in your home as a space saving feature or just enjoy their delightful rustic aesthetic, there are many creative ideas for their use. Using barn doors in your home can serve several purposes, whether you have a small space and want to create a more interesting design than a regular door or a pocket door, or you just want to make a visual statement. The downside to barn doors is that since they do not seal the same way that a regular door does, they may not help with sound attenuation, if that is something that is important for you. Obviously if it is a pantry door or closet door, this will probably not even be an issue to consider. In the image above, if the designer had used a regular door, the whole design concept would have to be changed to make room for the door to swing in, which would have to leave about three feet of wall space. A barn door just requires a little DIY and some hardware to install, whereas a pocket door requires demolition to install, so the barn door option just got a little desirable. Barn doors can be used in any style of home, from modern to traditional, you just have to pick the right hardware and door style to fit with your design scheme.
We have put together a collection of examples of using barn doors in your home in various ways to create a beautiful design aesthetic, have a look and enjoy! Want more inspiration, have a look at these: 53 Sensationally rustic kitchens in mountain homes and 55 Awe-inspiring rustic living room design ideas.
The sliding barn door that conceals this Mill Valley, California bedroom is painted white to blend in with its surroundings.
A sliding barn door in this entryway acts as a room divider but also adds visual interest upon entrance into the San Francisco, California home. The brightly colored green door also adds visual appeal against the white walls.
This sliding door in a contemporary Colorado home is a great space saver the way it slides cleverly into the adjacent staircase. Clad in black walnut wood, it creates a seamless look when the door is closed.
These vibrantly colored barn doors adds visual interest to the white walls and cleverly conceals a laundry closet. Want to see more images of this fun and colorful beach house? Have a look: Bright and colorful surfer-chic beach house
When space is at a premium in a kitchen, a custom barn door can slide open to reveal a hidden pantry and cover bookshelves that you would typically want to showcase.
A stylish sliding barn door in this kitchen neatly conceals a walk-in pantry. Wide plank flooring and colorful accents infuses warmth into the space.
This Oregon home demonstrates a great example of using barn doors in an entry area. It breaks up the space between the entry and the great room to create a more formal entryway space for the homeowners.
A barn door can add a burst of color into your space and offer a visual contrast of styles between industrial and a more soft and feminine appeal.
Not only are sliding barn doors beautiful to look at, but when used in a small space that can be very practical (and can be considered instead of a pocket door which isn’t nearly as attractive–as long as you have the wall space). You can see how much space has been saved by not having a door that swings in.
This entryway could have been left as just an opening, yet the addition of a sliding barn door adds beautiful visual interest to the space. Panels of glass in the door lets light filter into the space when the door is shut.
You can use barn doors on a track system like the image above to cleverly conceal a television out of view.
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Some trends come and go when it comes to decorating styles and ideas for your home, but there are some classic designs that never completely fade away. It can be a bit of a design dilemma for anyone looking to give their home a makeover or just wanting to achieve a look of timeless elegance that they are comfortable with. There is no doubt that every decade at least, we see some new decorating trends emerge and what tends to happen is that some of these ideas become established and stick around whilst others get filed under “dated” at some point.
Past pointers to the future
You only have to take a look at some of the trends that we saw in the past to see that some of the design ideas and furnishings in our homes that we updated and discarded, have come back into style, making us wish we had kept the originals in the first place. You can only guess how many homeowners regret ripping out their classic Victorian bathroom fittings in favor of something more vinyl and plastic for example, only to search around recently to try and find what many interior designers now consider to be fashionable.
Some of the space-age and sleek furniture of the 70’s have recently become design classics with huge price tags attached to originals, so which items are likely to demonstrate designer staying power?
There was a time when virtually everyone was painting their walls and wallpaper seemed to have had its day, but that has all changed and many wall coverings have managed to make a monumental comeback in recent times.
Wallpapers that depict a natural scene such as woodlands certainly took their time in the limelight, but the enthusiasm for them may have faded more recently. Simple and symmetrical patterns still hold favor and big graphic patterns are still adorning plenty of walls at the moment, but some designers believe that they may well fall from grace again in a few years.
Mid-century modern design is aesthetically pleasing and its beauty is in its simplicity and the fact that interior designers see it as an ideal way to achieve integration that flows all the way to the outdoors.
It seems that anything mid-century is considered a good design bet at the moment and all the great names like Eames, Nelson and Bertoia have all enjoyed a massive resurgence in the last decade, so it seems that the ideas and designs associated with that period are unlikely to fade away.
The great thing about bean bags is that they are real fun pieces of furniture with the versatility to be used as comfortable seating or simply as casual decor. Bean bags can be considered as one of the basic elements of style in your home that will always work with whatever look you are trying to achieve as they have that enviable quality of being able to fit into any situation, which is why they have an enduring popularity.
What you should remember is that you are really investing in more than just round bean bags, as there many different designs and textures to choose from, which you will soon discover when you visit a site like Comfy Sacks and see how adaptable to any design situation they can be.
To incorporate bean bags into your design ideas remember to choose complementary colors, pick the right size and shape that works best for your room and finally, remember to select the right texture and fabric for a perfect match and a design classic that will stick around.
Classic finishing touches
It is always the classic finishing touches that complete the look that you are looking for and there are several accessories to consider using that tick all of the right boxes. Old globes are considered a staple of modern eclectic design and so many of those old-fashioned globes have an innate attractiveness and appeal to us for sentimental and aesthetic reasons.
If you want to inject a sense of humor and even a sense of irony, you might want to consider fake taxidermy, if you don’t want to be staring at something that used to be real and running around. It seems that fake taxidermy items are very much a product of our time, and whether you prefer the original or fake version, they seem to have stood the test of time by evolving.
If you try to incorporate some basic elements of style into your makeover that have stood the test of time, you will improve your odds of having a home that never seems to look dated.
This guest post is courtesy of Jennifer M. Byron who works as a home decorator. She enjoys writing about home improvement and decor. Her articles can be found mainly on home improvement and DIY sites.
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