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Ideas for creating inviting living spaces that are stylish, comfortable and functional for every occasion.

How To Choose the Perfect Living Room Furniture

A living room is one of the most important spaces in your home because it is often the first room where the guests encounter upon entering. It is a place where you and your family spend the majority of your time together. For this purpose, it is very important to put your own stamp on this living space. So,...

The Design Anatomy of the Family Room

A beautifully appointed family room
What makes up a family room? What does a family room mean to you?  For many, this room is a place to relax and enjoy family and friends.  It is a central location in the home and, aside from the kitchen, the top gathering spot for entertaining.  Let’s take a moment to explore the design anatomy of a family...

Contemporary Wall Treatments Inspired By Textiles

When you are choosing colors to complete a room makeover, it is a fantastic idea to choose a fabric or textile to use as the inspiration for your wall treatment or paint.  Professional decorators know this is true.  It's easier to take your fabric item to the paint store than to bring home dozens of little paint swatches to...

How to add gold to your living room

Gold has been a popular choice from interior design, a trend that dates back centuries. The luxury and elegance of gold, and the cost of the precious stone, means that gold tones are the ones to choose if you’re looking to put a special stamp on your living room. Its sparkle and nod to extravagance makes it the perfect...

7 Ways to Incorporate Stripes into Your Home Decor

Conveying the striped theme throughout the room with a variety of widths and colors
You can earn your stripes the easy way with wallpaper, wall panels, rugs and fabrics.  Designing your space with stripes can be a fun way to add interest and refined elegance to your home.  Stripes come in all shapes and sizes and can bring a fresh look to your interiors.  Here are seven ways to incorporate stripes into your home décor for...

Designing Around the Television

The television integrates into this room design
Most homes today have at least one television.  Designing around the television can sometimes pose a challenge when the room is used for more than just screen entertainment.  You can either integrate the television into the room design, conceal it when not in use or simply hide it in plain sight.  Here are ways to take the challenge out of...

Update Living Room With A Fireplace Makeover: You’ll Be Cozy This Fall

fireplace
Elegantly update your living room with a fireplace makeover. The fireplace is the heart of the living room.  We gather by the fireplace to relax.  Families share time, exchange Christmas gifts, and entertain guests.  We revel in the gentle warmth on cold winter nights.  Also, we toast marshmallows and roast chestnuts.  In fact, many families incorporate the fireplace into their...

9 Ways to Create a Unique Feature Wall

The trend for feature walls exploded in the late 1990s and hasn’t shifted since. It’s a simple and dynamic way to enhance a room without costing a lot of time, planning, or resource. A simple feature wall can transform the feeling and style of a room without much work, and they can help to achieve an endless number of...

Lighten up Your Interiors for Summer

Summer-inspired interior
Summer is officially here!  As the temperature rises and the days are longer, take a moment to think about the ways you can lighten up your interiors for summer.  You can change the color scheme, add color or lighten color for a softer approach.  Create a beach or tropical vibe.  You can even decrease the visual weight of a room by using wicker or...

How To Upgrade Your Living Room With Mirrors

Apart from giving your living room a decorative touch, mirrors can also make your living room look brighter and larger. It is one of the best accessories that can make your living room more sophisticated and enhanced. However, you have to pay attention to some simple tricks. You cannot hang them anywhere and expect amazing results. Do you want...

How to Refresh Your Living Room After the Holidays

A refreshing living room
When you exhale after the hustle and bustle of the holidays, think about a refresh for your living room.  Once you've taken down all the holiday decorations and begin to move things back to their original spot, perhaps take another look around and think about changing things up a bit for the new year.  Here are living rooms to...

Decorating with Blue and White

Cool, crisp, clean, fresh and time-honored is the appeal of blue and white.  Blue and white has long been a popular choice of color scheme for the home and exudes a charm all its own.  It is appropriate for any room in the house and falls right into the current blue trend.                 Left photo designer Eileen Kathryn Boyd...

Creating a Cozy Corner Retreat in Your Home

A cozy corner retreat
Everyone needs a little space now and again to escape and a quiet corner of the room may be all it takes.  Whether it is to snuggle up with a good book or quietly enjoy a cup of tea, creating a cozy corner retreat in your home can give you the "me" space you need.  Here are a few cozy corner retreats to inspire...

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...

Sunken Seating is a Fun Alternative in the Modern Home

Try something completely different in your home with sunken seating.  If you like to entertain and enjoy cozy gatherings with friends and family, creating a sunken seating area is a sure way to get the ultimate in stylish and comfortable entertainment space. In the modern home, sunken seating takes rooms to a whole new level of seating ease and comfort. ...

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...

13 Uniquely Stylish Rooms

Unique honeycomb shelving adds dimension to this room
Every now and then you see an interior that makes you stop and take a second look.  It contains the unexpected or is designed so carefully that you find yourself truly mesmerized.  Here are 13 unique stylish rooms to inspire your creativity when designing your own home. Mixing modern pieces with traditional architecture is one way to update a space. ...

Design Ideas for Waterside Homes

Outlined in this article are some of the expert solutions for living by the water. It can be near a mountain lake or in an ocean side cottage. Designers usually try to take the advantage of views but also take into account wind, salt, tide and water table. When it comes to designing, they try to give diversity of areas...
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