Living room

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

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...

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...

Unique Ceiling Treatments for Your Home

When decorating the home, many people ignore the ceiling.  Think of the ceiling as an extension of the walls and give it a special treatment.  By using architectural elements, moldings, paint, fabric, wallpaper and tiles, a ceiling becomes an integral feature of a room. Fabric is a great way to create a special treatment for the ceiling.  Fabric can be...

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...

Embellish your home decor with the optical art

optical art home decor
Optical illusions, contrasting colors, geometric shapes and graphic elements: That is the so called "Optical Art", the undisputed star of the' 60s . This artistic current, also known as Op Art , is a an art mainly graphic, in which the artists tend to create and reproduce  an  effect of optical illusions, stimulating and involving the observers . The...

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...

Ceilings Idea to Spice Up Your Home

Homeowners often neglect the ceilings and leave them bare while the rest of the house is fully decorated. It is one of the reasons why somehow, rooms still look incomplete despite all the elements that are installed. Decorating the roof is a great way to complete a room’s look. With a decorated ceiling, the room becomes a whole at all...

Making the Most Out From Your Fireplace

Fireplaces are a common feature in many homes, especially older buildings. They can be a grand feature that is the main focal point in a room, and although many are no longer in use following advances in heating technology, the frames and fireplace areas can be used for a number of alternative purposes. Traditional log burners are popular because of...

Fresh, Fuss-Free Living Rooms

Clean and fresh interior design
Some interiors just make you want to sigh and settle right in.  They give off a vibe of fresh, clean, fuss-free living.  These rooms are designed with a light touch, with nothing extra in the mix.  This design aesthetic can be accomplished in homes of every style, be it modern, traditional, contemporary or transitional.  Here is a selection of fresh,...

Metallic Wallpaper for Dimension and Shimmer

Chic and sophisticated metallic wallpaper
Metallic wallpaper is trending this year and the selection of styles and patterns is better than ever.  Glistening metallic enlivens a space and gives it dimension and textural appeal.  Whether it's for the living room, dining room, bedroom or bath, metallic wallpaper sets the tone for a chic aesthetic.  Here are examples of metallic wallpaper for adding shimmer, character and...

Romancing the Home – A Guide to Romantic Interiors

Romantic Parisian interior
Beautiful rooms embellished with rich fabrics, gilded accents, fresh flowers and comfortable furniture are romantic by nature.  Using inspiration from Parisian interiors and combining elegance with charm, romancing your home can be a reality.  Here are a few ways to create a romantic interior. Parisian Romance - No place says romance like Paris, France.  The Parisian influence on interiors epitomizes romance. ...

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...

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...

Luxury Indoor-Outdoor Rooms

Luxury indoor/outdoor space
Today's architects, builders and designers are creating luxury spaces that combine indoor with outdoor living.  Indoor spaces quickly transition to outdoor with the slide of a door.  Outdoor living spaces are sheltered and become part of indoor spaces.  Here we explore luxury indoor-outdoor rooms to inspire. Outdoor rooms are being created that can be enclosed during inclement weather and form an...

Warm and Welcoming Winter-inspired Interiors

Winter-inspired interior
The weather outside is frightful for some.  Don't let the winter blues take over.  Give your home a winter makeover and transform it into a warm and welcoming place like these winter-inspired interiors.  Cozy up to the fire, cuddle up with warm throws and sink into the comforting depths of seating that conforms to you. Cozy throws, wintry pillows and a...

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...

Designing with Pastels for Summer

Beautiful pastel living room
Summer is just around the corner and this means it is time to lighten up the home.  Take down those heavy window treatments, throw slip covers on your furniture and lighten up the color palette.  Designing with pastels for summer is one way to breathe fresh life into your home and get ready for the warmer months.  Here are...

6 Things that are Must in your Living Room

Living room
The living room is a face to your entire house. It showcases your sense of style and aesthetics. Also, a drawing room is a place for leisure. Besides, this space of particular house invites all the family members to spend a warm time together. Therefore, a living room has to live up to not only personal choices but also...
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