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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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.
Photo Sources: 1. John Lum Architecture, 2. Garret Cord Werner, 3. MHouse Inc., 4. Terrat Elms Interior Design, 5. FORMA Design, 6. Architrix Design Studio, 7. Atmosphere Interior Design, 8. Capoferro Design Build Group, 9. Design Innovations, 10. John Maniscalco Architecture, 11. C Design Co., 12. Carney Logan Burke Architects, 13. Beinfield Architecture PC, 14. Jennifer Weiss Architecture, 15. Risinger Homes, 16. Robert Young Architects, 17. b+g design inc., 18. Rustic Fire Place, 19. Charles Cunniffe Architects, 20. Jae Chang Design, 21. Mark English Architects, 22. John Maniscalco Architecture, 23. Mariko Reed, 24. Monetti Custom Homes, 25. Signature Design & Cabinetry LLC, 26. Mariko Reed 27. Johnson & Associates Interior Design, 28. Vinci Hamp Architects, 29. Six Walls, 30. Cary Bernstein Architect, 31. Harrell Remodeling, 32. Marcus Gleysteen Architects, 33. Michael Fullen Design Group, 34. dSPACE Studio Ltd, 35. Chelsea Atelier Architect, 36. Studio William Hefner, 37. Raven Inside Interior Design, 38. Griffin Enright Architects, 39. Cornerstone Architects, 40. Horst Architects, 41. Diablo Flooring, 42. Waldemarson Berglund Arkitekter, 43. Domain Design, 44. Horst Architects, 45. LDa Architecture & Interiors, 46. Tate Studio Architects, 47. Urban Abode, 48. Warren Home Restorations, 49. Shaun Lockyer Architects, 50. Steven Miller Design Studio, 51. Studio 212 Interiors, 52. Seth Benn Photography, 53. Charlie & Co. Design, 54. Michelle Burgess, 55. Pulp Design Studios, 56. Annette English & Associates
If you are searching for inspiring design ideas on how to create the perfect small bedroom design layout, we have collected some incredible ideas to share with you. We have published several other inspiring bedroom design ideas, such as minimalist bedroom design ideas and barn style bedroom design ideas as well as a roundup of our most popular bedrooms from 2012, now it is time to give you some functional design solutions for small apartments and homes or even a guest bedroom or attic space that has minimal space but needs some large ideas! Today, we have collected for you 60 images of bedroom interiors that offer brilliant floor plans with clever storage solutions.
If your space currently lacks natural light, smart storage and even the right color palette, it will feel cramped and uncomfortable. With the right techniques, even in the smallest of bedrooms can be more functional and even appear larger. We have some great tips to turn a bedroom, attic, storage space or office area into a cozy bedroom for guests, family or for a personal refuge. Remember that darker colors recede and will make a small space feel enclosed and less spacious. Try using lighter hues and consider painting the ceiling the same shade as the wall to erase shadow lines that visually define a space. If you paint your ceiling white against a dark wall, the space will feel smaller and your eye can gain a sense immediately of the size of the room. If the walls and ceilings have the same tone, you will trick your eye into not being able to see where the room’s parameters start and end, therefore making the room appear more spacious.
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Install wall sconces. Don’t take up precious bedside table space with bulky lamps and oversize shades; install wall sconces or even pendant lighting instead. Installing wall sconces on the wall can create a unique look and create a focal point while providing task lighting on each side of the bed. Just remember to measure carefully and hang them low enough so you don’t have to get out of bed to turn them off.
This daybed is a clever space saver solution and makes the room look more like a sitting area instead of a bedroom but doesn’t take away from its cozy vibe.
Let in natural light. While you should avoid blocking natural light in a small room, sometimes the only place that makes sense for a bed is right in front of the window. If that’s the case, try a see-through headboard (like the one on this metal frame) to make the most of your sunlight.
Add built-in shelving. Shallow built-in shelving can help you gain storage and maintain floor space. Stick to shelving that’s no more than 12 inches deep. The units here act as bedside tables, eliminating the need for extra furniture. Recessing the bed in the middle of the shelving prevents it from encroaching on much-needed floor space.
A small room benefits from the same elements as a larger one. The round mirror above the mansard headboard is a fun contrast, while all the textures (headboard, bedding, flooring, curtains) give the room depth and sophistication.
Fun, layered, bohemian and girly — this fantastic small bedroom has a lot going on with the pink wallpaper layered with other patterns and textures. Don’t be afraid to hang art on a wallpapered wall; just be thoughtful about the type and size. Here the gold frame blends nicely with the pink wallpaper.
The wallpaper feature wall. If you’re looking for a bit more oomph for your small bedroom, a single wall of patterned wallpaper behind your bed might just do the trick. Go minimal on the linens and glam it up a bit with a Murano-style chandelier, or something even more bold and colorful.
If you go with built-ins in your small bedroom, try taking them all the way to the ceiling to make the ceiling look higher. And paint the back wall a contrasting color to create layering and depth.
Use a daybed. A daybed can help create the illusion that the room is more of a small sitting area, instead of a small bedroom that’s been taken over by a bed. Daybeds often have storage built in underneath too — another bonus for a small room.
A nightstand with drawers can hide just about anything. Besides the usual bedside items, you can stash spare linens (two drawer), photo albums, books or even socks and other small items.
Adding built-in storage saves space and is highly functional and aesthetically pleasing, making your space feel more clean and organized.
Put up wall shelves. A nightstand can take up a lot of floor space in a small bedroom, and using just one with a double- or queen-size bed means that someone won’t have a spot for an alarm clock, phone or beverage. A wall shelf on one side of the bed — or on both — can give a small bedroom a more open feeling and extra floor space, while giving you all the room you need for nighttime essentials.
In a small bedroom, no matter what the style is, from traditional to contemporary, a corner window is an effective way to make a smaller room seem much larger than it actually is.
Go for mirrored closet doors. Using a mirror to double your room’s visual square footage is a trick that’s been used for centuries. In small bedrooms this often means replacing your closet doors with mirrored ones. The effect tends to work best when you can take the mirrors from floor to ceiling and wall to wall.
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PIXERS has sent us their new inspiring collection of ready to color wall murals that will make back to school easier, funnier and more colorful. LET’S COLOR is the collection dedicated especially to kids but it will warm the hearts of parents too! PIXERS’ wall murals are eco-friendly, easy to install and remove and, most importantly, totally safe for kids. Where is the real magic? The material of all adhesives available in the collection allows children to color any of its elements with markers and compose a beautiful, huge drawing on the wall. All designs have been divided into two sections with the different levels of difficulty: for children aged 0 – 6 years and for those aged 6 – 12 years. Thanks to the age categories, it’s easier to choose the adequate motif which will bring smile to your kid’s face.
LET’S COLOR contains plenty of lovely sketches among others all kids’ favorites: well-known story tales characters, pirates, airplanes, flowers, animals, cars and much more! The collection mixes art and fun and is a great solution for those who would like to have a beauteous wall decoration and interesting space to let imagination run wild.
All adhesives from LET’S COLOR collection are available in custom sizes and come in a wide variety of permanent and reusable high quality materials. If you are interested in this exciting new collection from PIXERS for your child’s bedroom decor, you can find them here.
We all nurture images of the perfect home inspired by photos of dust-free, professionally designed rooms in magazines. But when it comes to realizing those dreamed-of spaces, the realities of life – possessions, money and time – often hinder us. With these tips and ideas you’ll be one step closer to turning your dream house into a reality.
Perhaps there’s a lack of local housing that fits the bill, perhaps you yearn for a modern, environmentally friendly abode; if you truly want your own personalized living space, then a self-build could be for you.
An average build will set you back somewhere in the region of $250,000 and a year or two in a caravan, so it’s not for the faint of heart. You’ll need to employ an architect and get planning permission from the local council before buying a plot.
A house isn’t like a car or an oven, but a bespoke, one-of-a-kind construction. Any reputed builder will have a good team of project managers who will ensure quality and consistency. So make sure to hire Top Trades People for the job; after all, it’s your dream house we’re talking about.
If a self-build is not an option, some simple renovations can make a huge difference to a home. Such changes like knocking though a wall or repositioning a door can really change the ambiance of a room and create new spaces.
Maybe you’re considering an extension or a bit of landscaping – if so, just be sure to hire professional local trades people and avoid cowboys.
Whether you’re renovating your whole house or just one room, it pays to do some detailed planning. During the design stage, think functionality first. Plan each room around what you will do in it, and leave looks until later.
There are a whole host of online tools to help you on your way. From interactive floor planners and 3D design software to antique furniture auctions, there’s a website that can help you out.
Pay close attention to colors and materials. There is a wealth of potential for using reclaimed materials such as tiles or wood to create a rustic yet modern look. Just make sure there’s some sort of continuity of color between rooms; you don’t want to live in a monotone house, and yet dramatic contrast can be jarring.
The personal touch
Go through design magazines or furniture catalogs and identify which aspects of a room appeal to you and which do not. Choose a style (or blend of styles) and stick to it.
At the end of the day, creating your dream home is about designing a personalized space. Don’t let anything come between you and the image you have in your mind. Whether its nay-saying contractors or busy family life, there’s always a way around it. After all, it’s your dreams we’re talking about.
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PIXERS is likely to be inspired by famous books and movies. Their projects become to live not without reason – they are always deep-rooted in the culture and European heritage. This time they took an imaginative urge from all girls’ favourite book, The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett. The novel is a great source of maxims of how to look for joy every time and everywhere in life. This floral collection is also such an optimistic impulse for all romantic girls and women, especially those who like the shabby chic style.
Following the aesthetics of the motives from The Secret Garden collection, PIXERS arranged them in the interiors full of eclectic furniture and accessories. The effect is simply stunning – a bit nonchalant and, at the same time, romantic. With such a collection, you could come back to the beautiful world of imagination and to your own “secret garden”, where you keep all the mysterious stories from childhood. You can use our wall murals to decorate not only your home, but also every interior for any special occasion, like wedding, birthday or anniversary. Don’t forget that every flower keeps its own secret and that it carries different meanings. Just remember to first look for its symbolic before you choose your dream motif.
All wall murals from the collection are available in various kinds of high quality, eco-friendly materials and are custom sized.
Adeeni Design Group is a San Francisco based interior design firm specializing in luxury residences and creative commercial interiors. Founded in 1999 and led by the versatile and Austrian-born principal Claudia Juestel, the firm creates inviting and cosmopolitan designs that reflect the homeowners’ personalities or captivate a chic audience in the company’s hospitality work. Given her artistic family background and varied training in the arts, as well as cooking and hotel management, Juestel easily adapts to various lifestyles, distinctly expressed in Adeeni Design Group’s portfolio ranging from traditional to modern and from rustic to elegant, and everything in between. Juestel believes that each project should be a unique work of art created in close collaboration with clients. Antique and one-of-a-kind furnishings are sought from all over the world, as well as many pieces custom-designed for each project, reaching as far as having wall coverings hand-printed or fabrics woven and embroidered. If something cannot be found it is created. This results in a layered and timeless design that is both engaging and livable, as exhibited in the images below.
Don’t forget to let us know what you think of this impressive portfolio in the comments section below!
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For those of you that love DIY, this is the most inspiring collection of reusing and recycling old windows. If you love vintage and flea market finds, you will have lots of fun taking old windows and re-purposing them into creative ideas for use around your home. Old windows will look amazing in any room in your home, including outdoor rooms. You can find old windows at salvage yards, vintage and antique stores, flea markets, yard sales, old barns and houses that are being torn down and places such as Craiglist. There are so many creative uses for old windows, the possibilities are limitless.
Using older, weathered windows creates a more unique look to your home rather than using new windows. They are also a lot less expensive and good for the environment to re-purpose old materials instead of throwing away. They also add an eclectic aesthetic to your home to mix old with new, they personalize your space, and picking up old pieces can be a fun challenge to find materials that will work. Once you get your creative juices flowing, you may never stop!
Since there are so many different ways you can decorate your home with old windows, we have put together a comprehensive collection for you. Our hope is that you will be inspired by the images below and find something old and transform it into something brand new. If you are a DIYer and enjoy being creative and designing things to decorate your home, than these ideas will be very helpful for your next project. Enjoy and don’t forget to let us know which one is your favorite. If any of the designs inspires you to create your own, please send us some images so we can share your creation on 1 Kindesign with our readers!
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There is a true art to creating the perfect minimal, yet warm and visually interesting modern interior, especially for the oasis of the home, the bedroom. It takes skill to create that flawless balance between what is not enough and what is way too much, aka, clutter. You often hear the term “less is more” in design, but it isn’t necessarily about going cheap on your furnishings and accessories, it is about the attaining better design through simplicity. It is about how you can get the most impact through careful editing and restraint. The less is more theory is more about how the eye visualizes a space, which is all a personal preference.
Most people forget when designing a space to add personality through texture, color, materials and patterns when attempting to add less to a space, which ultimately gives the room an unfinished appearance. It is also about harmonizing a space and creating a perfect balance of leaving certain spaces in a room void of furnishings and accessories. The key to creating the perfect minimal bedroom is to create a serene and uncluttered space, not cold and sterile. Be sure to let objects have some breathing room so they are more appreciated. There is an art to creating spaces that do not have excess, but rather exude warmth and attractiveness. Enjoy the collection of 45 images that we have gathered together for you that perfectly illustrate the “less is more” approach. Be sure to let us know your thoughts, do you think less really is more? Which minimalist bedroom is your favorite, which more inspires you?
When a room is neutral add some spice and let it stand out, such as these orange chairs that creates a ‘pop’ in the space. The chairs command lots of attention — even in front of this spectacular view.
Try using restraint in furnishing styles. By using restraint in the bedding and furniture pieces, the interesting ceiling plane, skylight and wood wall cladding really stands out!
A minimalist bedroom does not have stacks of throw pillows. The two blue hued pillows provides a perfect dash of color. Along with the neutral bedspread and clean lines of the bed, they give a feeling of serenity. This would be a great bedroom for letting your mind clear at the end of the day.
This bedroom feels completely uncluttered, and each piece of furniture feels more special with all the open space.
All the wood cladding in this bedroom are extremely tactile surfaces. They need no embellishment.
The luscious materials in this room are sensual. For both the ottomans and the bedspread, the clean lines assure that the material is what you will notice.
There isn’t a lot in this bedroom, but each thing is chosen with care. The textures of the bedding and soft throw are so warm and inviting. They beautifully complement the soft neutral colors of the stone fireplace, and it all harmonizes with the beautiful view.
A little accent goes a long way. The fireplace in this room is such a beautiful piece, adding character and warmth to this minimalist bedroom.
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