Are you looking for some bedroom design ideas to create a retreat that is a little less ordinary and conceptualize something that is more unique and extraordinary? Well you should get to work on creating your new bedroom design oasis since you spend 25 years of your life in this space sleeping! Since you do spend most of that time in the bedroom sleeping, you should help create a more restful sleep by making your space more comfortable and relaxing and of course, more attractive. There are numerous ways to design a bedroom space. With so many designs to choose from, you need to figure out what your style is. It should flow with the rest of your home, but if you don’t want to aim to any one particular style, going for the eclectic look is always a safe way to go.
If you are looking to set your bedroom apart, we have gathered together a collection of unique bedroom designs for you in various styles that will provide you with the inspiration you need to help get you started. You will see how expansive windows, warm wood, some exposed brick and creative bed designs are important to good design. If you are looking for further bedroom inspiration, have a look at some of our past articles: 1 Kindesign’s 45 most dreamy bedrooms of 2013 and 50 Relaxing ways to decorate your bedroom with bookshelves.
Here are a few tips to help you get started with your unique bedroom design: #1. Try piling on the pillows, mix patterns and colors for a unique look. #2. Add some DIY artwork such as hanging a graphic quilt to a large blank wall. Dress it up with some complementary bed linens pull the design scheme together. #3. If you have a smaller bedroom, try mounting nightstands and adjustable lamps to walls as a smart space-saver. #4. Personalize your space by adding details that are not perfectly symmetrical, such as hanging art that is off center. #5. Have a focal point such as a beautiful piece of furniture angled in the room, which may also create more space efficiency.
More Tips: #6. Add pops of color with your art and accessories. #7. Consider adding an area rug to soften the room. #8. Add warmth with neutrals. #9. Use accents for different roles. If you have a plain bed, drape a colorful quilt or throw over its frame. At night, you can you it for extra warmth. #10. Create a reading nook or some type of lounge space in your room to read a book, take off your shoes or just for relaxing. If you are low on space, try tucking a chair into a corner for an instant resting spot.
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Freshen up your living room interiors one project at a time with design ideas for furniture, wall color, lighting, and more to take your living room from ordinary to extraordinary. To achieve a new look, it is not always necessary to do a total room makeover or to even repaint your space. Even replacing one or two items you already possess, or selecting a few new accessories can completely change the appearance of your space. Be sure to select a unifying color scheme to tie your accessories together and make them work with what you already have. Adding crown molding, larger baseboards and casings are more affordable than you would think and once they have been painted, you will think you are in a different house.
We have put together 21 different ideas for you to help re-fresh your living room, as just a few small changes can create a huge impact. Decorating does not have to be expensive or take months to complete. Set aside a weekend to make a change, this is where you and your family spend the most time, so it is worth the small investment. Have a look and you will see what we are talking about! If you are looking for more living room inspiration, have a look at some of our past articles on 40 Absolutely amazing living room design ideas and 32 Unbelievably unique living room interiors.
1. Incorporate Textures
Change a living room with silky pillows and velvet slipcovers for entertaining and corduroy pillows and denim slipcovers for everyday. Consider adding a woven basket or cozy chenille throw. Various textures can suit any style. Here are a few to consider:
– Traditional–Hand-tufted rugs, woven wools, tooled silver, cut crystal, gilded frames, silk, china, and polished wood
– Country–braided rugs, worn wood, rusted metals, chenille spreads, ironstone pottery, and blown glass
– Romantic–velvet, furry throws, crystal prisms, embroidered fabrics, lace, painted furniture, and hand-hooked rugs
– Modern–laminated-plywood furniture, plastic, smooth leather, stainless steel, terrazzo flooring, and teak.
2. Make a Color Statement
Wake up a boring room with a bold color statement. If you’re shy about commitment but want a quick shot of color, paint one wall; it can provide a color fix and create a dramatic focal point. Then use color throughout the room to keep the look cohesive.
Here, the sunny yellow of the walls is balanced by the vibrant colors in the pillows, throw, furniture, and accents so various colors enhance the room.
3. Add Style Underfoot
Adding a graphic rug to your living room is a simple way to make a big statement. FLOR tiles are available in a wide variety of patterns and are a quick-and-easy way to create a customized rug on a budget.
4. Change the Lampshades
Give your living room an instant facelift by changing the lampshades–think of these affordable accessories as jewelry for a room. Take your lamp base to a retailer and experiment with the options. There’s more than one perfect shade for each base.
Boost a ready-made lampshade’s personality with a fast, easy facelift. Cut decorative paper to fit your shade–for this unique two-tier shade, we chose two coordinating papers. Slightly overlap the paper at the back, and glue to secure the ends. Punch evenly spaced holes around the top and bottom; then whipstitch the paper to the shade with a thin cord.
5. Set the Tone with Artwork
Use original artwork to add personality and create a focal point. Here, art and accessories give the room design attitude. For a cohesive look pair similar colors and shapes.
The lime-green tones and rounded lines in this artwork are a dramatic contrast to the streamlined, neutral-color furnishings. The artworks’ curvy lines are echoed in the round shapes of the tabletop accents and ottomans.
6. Add Pattern and Texture with Wallpaper
Wallpaper is a sure way to inject character into any space. But if you’re not ready to wallpaper an entire room, consider papering just a section.
Wallpapered panels can add instant drama to a wall. They’re a surprising way to call attention to a piece of furniture, add architecture to a room, or break up an expanse of neutral wall. Select a pattern that complements the wall color, then paper a section of wall.
7. Update Your Fireplace Mantel Display
A mantel offers multiple opportunities for style. Experiment with various arrangements on the mantel or update the room’s look with a mantel makeover.
Whether you prefer a symmetrical or asymmetrical look, visually balance your mantel display. Take time to arrange your pieces in several different ways, and then choose the one that’s most pleasing. In this asymmetrical display, the smaller square mirror and the two round mirrors create a little less visual weight than the larger mirror and vase. A stack of books on the left side of the raised hearth brings needed equilibrium.
8. Solve Problems with Window Treatments
Window treatments can be problem solvers. Fabric treatments can soften angular walls, make windows look taller and wider, save space by tucking inside the window frame, and add visual inches to a low ceiling.
Above, neutral drapes and soft shades pair up to enhance the casual style of this cottage-inspired living room.
9. Add Built-In Storage
Built-in cabinetry sets the style for a living room or family room while providing much-needed storage for books, games, and media gear. In fact, built-ins rival fireplaces as a focal point. From floor to vaulted ceiling, bookcases set the style in this family room. Same-size rectangular cubbies keep the bookcases looking organized.
Stretching the bookcases to the vaulted ceiling makes the room look bigger. The furnishings include an inviting mix of classic and modern that feels warm but not stuffy.
10. Add Pops of Color
Colorful accents and playful patterns invigorate this modern living room. Try switching toss cushions with the seasons – red at Christmastime and bright hues in spring. In this room quilted retro fabrics were mixed with vintage side chairs reupholstered in a punchy black and white print; the teak frames were painted in a blue-grey.
11. Cut the Clutter
It is important to clean in every space, as clutter distracts guests from seeing the important pieces. This is especially important in the living room because it’s often the room that gives the first impression of your home. A clutter-free room makes it easy to put your favorite things on display. Over the fireplace, create one focal point with a few accent pieces. Display photos in nice frames alongside a small collection of books. Large collections should be displayed in their own space, whether in a bookcase or on a shelf.
12. Create a Focal Point
Use colorful artwork or photography to personalize your space and create a focal point for the room. Enlarge your own photos or choose from thousands of prints on affordable sites such as Art.com or 20×200.com.
13. Create an Art Gallery Wall
A great gallery wall can add a wonderful finishing touch to your home’s decor. It’s a great way to display family photos, art collections, prints and kid’s art — you name it! But what makes a great gallery wall versus a not so great gallery wall? First, it’s all in the preparation. Have a look at at our article on 58 Stylish ways to transform ordinary walls into art gallery walls to get some amazing tips and inspiration.
14. Spell It Out
Create artwork that speaks to you using framed chalkboards. Less expensive than you may think, this friendly focal point can be created for less than $20 by having boards cut at your local hardware store to fit vintage frames, then covering the wood with chalkboard paint.
15. Choose Furnishings Wisely
Buy smart when furnishing a living room and you’ll be rewarded with years of style and function. Try coordinating styles that complement rather than match. Look for ways to combine curves and rectangles to add interest to a room. Consider pairing a modern boxy sofa with a side table that has curvy legs, for example.
Go neutral with big, expensive items; that’s the best way to ensure long-term appeal and versatility. Then splurge on a few other good pieces, such as an elegant side table, to put a fresh face on the decor.
16. Add Personality with Accent Pillows
Accent pillows let you quickly alter the personality of a room and shift the balance of color. And because pillows are readily available and easy to work with, don’t be afraid to experiment. Bring home more than you think you’ll need and try out several combinations before settling on a style.
For maximum impact, you’ll want to vary the shape, size, and color–perhaps even adding a pattern or additional accent color to the mix. Look for designs that incorporate the room’s key colors.
17. Make a Large Room More Inviting
If you have a large living room or an open floor plan, try arranging the space into separate conversation areas. Pull seating pieces away from the walls and arrange them to face each other in small groups for a more comfortable, intimate feeling. Additional visual cues, such as area rugs and tables, help define conversation areas.
18. Repeat Elements for Visual Rhythm
Rhythm–the way colors, patterns, and shapes fill a room–keeps a space interesting because it requires constant eye movement.
This living shows how shapes can add rhythm. The key shape is curvy, from the lamp to the coffee table ottoman to the modern vases and even the pattern on the area rug. Spreading like objects around the room keeps the eye moving.
19. Go for the Unexpected
Energize a blah living room with a few surprises. Add an eye-popping color. Or an unexpected shape. Or an unusual collectible. Whatever your preference, choose elements that will infuse your room with personality.
Here, a sophisticated all-neutral room holds several whimsical surprises, including Kelly green accent pillows, pops of green accent decor, and rectangular mixed with circular furnishings.
20. Use Color to Create a Mood
Your living room’s colors can help set the tone for lively or relaxed gatherings.
Use warm colors–yellow, orange, and red–to inspire conversation, fuel appetite, wake up a space, and add heat to a north-facing room. Because of the energy of warm colors, they can make a small space seem larger.
Cool colors–blue, green, and purple–are calming and soothing, perfect for serene retreats. Here, blues and greens pair with neutral hues for a soothing, sophisticated color partnership.
21. Stay Flexible
Want the secret to a living room that will look good now and into the future? Stay flexible. Choose go-with-anything basics that can change with your style and classic elements that can look casual for everyday living or be dressed up for company. Then add a signature color, pattern, or collection to give the room a little style punch. If you want a change in a few months, swap out the accessories.
Here, bold wall color (Benjamin Moore paint #726 Rendezvous Bay) provides a beautiful backdrop for neutral furnishings. A section of wallpaper on the wall illustrates a unique focal point in the room, which can be changed at any time to give a new look. A smaller coffee table and side table offer more flexibility for moving things around for guests or to change furniture arrangement. Accent pillows on a neutral sofa can be changed to give a new appearance to the space.
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One of the hardest parts of decorating any room is deciding on color scheme selection, partly the reason being that color can play a vital role in bringing a room together – making it appear complete and easy on the eye. There are a few different routes that you can take when using color to tie a room together.
Use One Main Color
Choosing one main color to use throughout an entire room will cleverly bring all elements of a room together, when the room is designed correctly of course. Let’s take a living room for example. The main color could be one of the colors from your couch design, then the lamps, some of the pillows, some of the artwork, and a few decorator pieces could all contain that same color.
Incorporate a Color Family
Instead of selecting just one main color, try selecting two or three colors that you’ll incorporate into the design of the room. Some people choose one main color and then a secondary color, and a third color. Doing it this way results in more of the main color being seen throughout the room with slightly less of the secondary color, and just a small trace of the third color. This way you’re not forced into having an even amount of three colors, but, at the same time, you can see evidence of the three main colors throughout the entire room.
When you’re not sure what colors to choose, choose a color (or two or three) from the artwork you have displayed. Whether it’s a piece you purchased at an art store or a trio of photos you had printed on canvas prints, pick a few colors from your artwork and highlight those colors in your furniture choices or decorating pieces around the room.
Instead of using wall color or decorative pieces to tie your room colors together, consider using the fabric itself to do it for you. Choose a fabric that you use can for throws, pillows, and lampshades. In the bedroom, the fabric can also be on the duvet or bedspread. In the dining room it could be on the chair cushions, chair covers, or the placemats. You may even decide to frame fabric prints for the wall, be as creative as you like with it.
Use Area Rugs
An easy way to tie colors together is through rugs. You can use area rugs to highlight the texture of color of your wood or carpet floors, which can also be used to tie the pieces of furniture together. Use area rugs with your room’s colors underneath the dining or kitchen table. In the bedroom, use them at the bottom and sides of the bed. In the sitting or living room use them in front of your sofas or couches and underneath your coffee tables. You can also use them as runners in and out of a room. The most important thing to remember is that the color or colors in the rug are tied to the same color or colors in other parts of the room.
You don’t have to be intimidated when trying to use color to tie a room together. Once you’ve selected your colors of choice, then your next goal is to simply spread those colors throughout the room using different decorative items like artwork, furniture, fabric and rugs etc. Happy decorating!
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Every household has an area in their home where it is either left empty or in desperate need of some furniture. Whether you need to put a small table or chair in this space to utilize it and make it useful it is important to do it right so that this area now becomes a working part of the home. Here we have some great home ideas from a company called Fashion For Home. They are based predominantly online and have a wide range of furniture from some of the world’s top designers.
This Tomoko White Oak Bench which designed by Sean Dix is a fantastic piece of furniture that can really change an area such as a hallway into a useful space. If you have quite a large home and need to fill up this area then having somewhere for you to sit down and get ready before going out will be extremely useful. This classically designed bench is made from solid white oak and is extremely sturdy and will definitely look the part in your home.
Another fantastic piece by Sean is this Dowel Grey 2 Seat Sofa which is great for a home office or a quiet backroom. This is not overpowering in size but seats to adults very comfortably. You’ll find that the smooth lines and neutral colors used will blend in with almost any decor that you currently have.
Lastly a bare wall can leave a home looking very cold and unwelcoming. If you click here you’ll be able to see a range of oil paintings that are available from F4H that are not overpowering in any way and will add a touch of class to your home. Paintings are a great way to decorate a hallway, spare room, or an office. It is also very cost-effective and you can even brighten up a drab room by simply hanging up a bright contemporary piece.
These are just a few items that are available from Fashion For Home and they also have a wide range of other bespoke and exciting furniture and accessories available on their site.
We poured through some of our favorite ultra-chic interior spaces to create this collection to help inspire you. These spaces range from ultra-opulent to ones that you could emulate in your own home. The key to making your own space chic is to add personality to it, make the space your own. Creating a chic space is always a result of experimentation but it doesn’t mean you should not think it all out. Experimenting without really planning out the whole design thing can be risky and expensive, so the first rule is to figure out what you like. How do you imagine the space that you are designing? Start with style and color scheme, try using a neutral palette and add bold splashes of color. Texture and layers in fabrics and materials also helps to define your space and add depth and character.
These are all important questions, but also do not forget about a budget. Planning decor along with the budget will help you avoid unpleasant surprises. Creating a chic space usually challenges you to think outside the box, which requires some planning. So if you want something unusual, challenging the traditional square or rectangular form of the room is the easiest and the hardest thing to do. It’s easy in terms of adding an instant unique look to the room and it’s hard because it’s time and money consuming. Another way to make your space stand out and be chic is to use unusual furniture, finishes and accessories. Unique wallpaper, quirky chairs and sofas or creative lighting can all add a special feel to your room decor.
Enjoy the pictures and be sure to let us know which chic space was your most favorite!
Decorating your bedroom with an innovative headboard can make a beautiful focal point. There are so many ideas out there for headboards; one can get very creative without having to do a generic headboard. DIY headboards can save money and display your creativity, a personalized headboard that could be even better than one on a showroom floor! People are using everything from mirrors, to wall decals, to door frames and picket fences to create unique one-of-a-kind headboards, and coming up with ideas for one can sometimes be daunting. Many times it is hard to determine what headboard will fit with your decor. Or, you might have a limited budget and need a fantastic idea that will be easy on the pocketbook.
The materials for a headboard can cost anywhere from $500-$1,000, depending on what you have in mind, or it can be as inexpensive as your creative imagination. So if you are looking for incredible headboard ideas, you are in luck, as we have gathered a collection of 37 inspiring headboard ideas that will surely fit with your bedroom. Many of them you can make on your own. Make a personal statement in your bedroom retreat with a fresh new look by adding your own personal stylized headboard. Don’t forget to let us know which one is your favorite!
This brilliant home in Norway has been beautifully decorated for the Christmas season. The ambiance surrounding the interiors is warm and cozy as a result of gorgeously appointed interiors and seasonal decorations that makes everything merry and bright! All of the rooms, from the hallway storage closet to the small tree in a basket display contemporary holiday decorations that are minimalistic but beautifully showcased.
An elegant tray on the coffee table in the living room displays a wonderful holiday scene of candles, pinecones and miniature reindeers, while the dining table features a centerpiece of pine boughs intertwined with pinecones and candles lying on top with a floral arrangement in the middle. The bedroom has been decorated with Christmas cheer, a holiday pillow adorns the bed, while even the staircase leading upstairs was given extra holiday pep with Bambi silhouettes wrapped with patterned wrapping paper and wrapped gifts hanging from them. The entire home looks inviting and comfortable; hopefully you will find some holiday inspiration or just enjoy looking at how a different country from yours decorates for the holiday season. Happy holidays from 1 Kind Design! Via
This charming Scandinavian Christmas home is owned and decorated for the holidays by Connecticut Interior Designer Edie van Breems. The gorgeous sparkling Christmas tree has been decorated in hues of gold, white and blue.
The dining room features a 70-year-old clam-shucking table with several Paperwhite Narcissus. This beautiful winter white flower has a wonderful scent and they are commonly used as a fresh and natural decoration in the home at Christmas time.
The beautiful Christmas wreath hanging in the window is Scandinavian-style, made of boxwood and dried wheat.
This decorative side table has all kinds of wonderful holiday decorations from a bowl with shiny baubles to sprigs of holly on the holiday card display.
The buffet table is displaying delicious holiday treats and a goose feather tree decorated with marzipan fruit and small candy canes.
This charming Swedish countryside kitchen plays host to long strands of wheat in glass canisters as a centerpiece focal point on the table and dried wheat holiday wreaths in the windows.
The banister showcases a very Scandinavian tradition of decorating with natural materials. The garland features pine and wheat and the star in the chest is handmade from straw.
In the winter time in Sweden there is not many daylight hours, so their custom is to decorate using light colors to balance the darkness of the winter months.