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Designing a Modern Masculine Living Room in 6 Steps

Chesterfield sofa is a great choice for the masculine living room
What have you heard about a masculine living room? Well, contrary to the opinion of a few misled knockers, men have a thing for art and décor. So your man’s living room doesn’t have to be boring after all. You can go beyond tatty furniture, random accessorizing, and empty walls because a large screen is not enough.                 But...

Anatomy of an Entertainment Center

As with any living and socializing space, you want a source of entertainment that wows the crowd. You can individualize it to have one that serves your purpose while flowing seemlessly with your room's decor. In order to have the most spectacular entertainment center, though, you have to know the anatomy of the design.  1. Visual space is important. You don't want...

Decorating Tricks to Create Your Dream Living Room

For many of us, the living room is the most important space in the home. It’s where you relax after a long day at work, catch up with friends and create memories with family. This means you want your lounge to be well decorated, to create an inviting a cosy space. To help you achieve your dream living room, in...

Improving Your Lifestyle With Open Plan Living

Open plan living is a modern style of interior design, which is also a lifestyle choice as well as a style decision. It is essentially opening up certain areas of the home and allowing them to be in one open space, with specific function areas as opposed to rooms. Open plan living is so popular because it opens up the...

Let Nature Inspire Your Home Decorating

Fresh.  Light.  Natural.  If these words describe the look and feel of the home you want, there is a place where you can get the inspiration needed to begin the process of turning your home into a space that is fresh, light and natural.  Simply look outside. Nature abounds with the materials, colors and textures you can bring into your...

The Versatile and Stylish Settee

The settee originated in the 17th century, evolving from the armchair.  It was considered social seating because it allowed two people to sit together.  Now the use of the settee ranges from group seating at the dining table and kitchen to an alternative to sofas in small spaces and in cozy nooks for reading or entertaining. The settee is smaller...

How to Easily Decorate Living Room By Season

Seasonal Overview (Houzz, World Effect, & Wayfair)
Your home should be a reflection of your life. Your day to day activities should not clash with your interior. Therefore, having bright blue decor during the fall can feel a bit off. If you decorate living room by season, your room will feel like an extension of the outdoors. Starting off with a neutral room is the best...

Cool and Sophisticated Gray and Cream Interiors for Your Inspiration

The soothing beauty of gray and cream interior
There is something inherently soothing and cool about gray and cream interiors.  This color combination is a mix of cool and warm, giving any room a luxurious appeal.  Have you ever walked into a room and felt enveloped in a clean, sophisticated luxury?  Here are a selection of cool and sophisticated gray and cream interiors for your inspiration. At once warm and sophisticated,...

10 Creative Ideas for original DIY chandeliers

Terrific idea for original DIY chandeliers
The chandeliers are important design elements that not only have the function to light up the homes, but they play also an extremely important aesthetic role. The right chandelier can deeply transform the home decor and can enhance the style of any room, giving a touch of character, originality, appeal and personality. Here you are ten creative ideas for DIY...

Vertical Interior Design

Designing for vertical space
Vertical interior design is simply raising your room design by taking full advantage of the vertical space in your home.  Vertical interior design is ideal for small spaces and homes with high ceilings.  Think of bookcases, artwork, decorative wall panels and other enhancements that visually expand a room and offer alternatives for small spaces. Design elements such as vertical gardens and panels...

The Versatility and Allure of Leather Seating

Leather seating in the modern home
Leather seating is a classic that fits into every style.  Whether you prefer the classic tufted Chesterfield sofa or the smooth lines of a modern design, leather seating is a comfortable and stylish feature in interiors.  Here we look at the versatility and allure of leather seating in the modern home. Leather seating fits well within the industrial styled home.  It...

Refresh Your Home for Summer and Create an Oasis

Sunshine and warm breezes beckon you to come outside and enjoy the summer.  Why not bring that taste of summer inside.  With just a few simple changes you can transform your home into a summer oasis and enjoy a brighter and more relaxed environment all season long.           Living room photo courtesy of Cote de Texas; Striped slipcover photo courtesy of...

Modern Mountain Homes to Take You Away

Beautiful modern mountain home interior
Vast open spaces with picture windows to take in breathtaking views.  Soaring ceilings enhanced with wood beams.  Nestled in on cold winter nights, enjoying the warmth of the roaring fire.  Interiors styled with a modern aesthetic that blend with the natural world surrounding you.  If this sounds like paradise to you, come along and explore modern mountain homes. Ample windows to take...

Warm up Your Winter With Fur and Fluff

Fur creates a warm and luxurious bedroom
Let's get inside from the cold and cuddle up by the fire.  Step closer and warm your hands.  Now, let's talk about warming up your home with fur and the fluff of wool.  What can you say about fur?  It's rich, warm, cozy and oh so soft.  It lends elegance and plush luxury to an interior.  Wool is wild and fluffy...

Heat up Your Fireplace with a Stylish Mantel

Simple and stylish mantel
The fireplace is often the focal point of the living area of the home.  Draw more attention and heat up your fireplace with a stylish mantel.  Try a traditional wood carved mantel or rustic natural wood.  Install a classic stone mantel or a simple modern style.  Even a simple shelf is a stylish option.  Here are traditional, rustic and modern...

20 Rooms That Make You Say Ahhh…

Stunning interior
Sometimes you enter a home or see an interior in a magazine that just makes you stare in wonderment.  There is just something about the space that is instantly appealing.  The lighting, the design, the furnishings and accessories all come together in a way that is inspiring and just right.  You imagine walking into these rooms and finding yourself letting...

7 Ways to Create Island Style at Home

Island style is light, luxurious but casual, and fresh.  It calls to mind carefree days and the essence of warm ocean breezes at night.  Here are 7 ways to create island style at home.  Infuse your home with the relaxing, fresh appeal of the islands with laid-back luxury. The essence of island style is comfort, natural elements, light, and cool colors.  It is breezy and carefree.  To...

Creating an Outdoor Living Space

Creating an outdoor living space expands the home and provides extra room for entertaining or just relaxing in the sun or under the stars.  The appeal of the outdoors affects us all and having a well-designed space just steps away helps us to escape the hectic pace of our lives and breathe in the fresh air with style. When designating...
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