Living room

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10 Gorgeous Living Room Designs for the Modern Woman

Gorgeus living room- picture taken by photographer Lasse Lerdahl (https://www.flickr.com/photos/brandnewbrain/2302104436/in/photostream/)
What qualities define the modern woman? The answer lies in a quote by William Moulton Marston. “...a feminine character with all the strength of Superman plus all the allure of a good and beautiful woman”. Marston was a psychologist and comic book writer. He was the creator of Wonder Woman. Therefore, the modern woman is strong, independent yet feminine. What...

Various Ways to do Blanket Styling

No matter where you live, you're bound to have quite a number of blankets. Sometimes blankets can be bought for comfort, style or as a decor item. No matter which you choose for your blankets, there's bound to be one laying on your couch or a near-by chair. Rather than just throwing your blanket (or possible blankets) onto your...

6 Great Reasons to Love an Open Floor Plan

Spacious open floor plan
The open concept home offers many advantages to modern living and design.  This style of home appeals to a broad spectrum of home buyers.  Those wishing to down-size and simplify their lives may find the open concept welcoming.  If living with a multitude of walls and divided living areas begins to feel claustrophobic, this type of home layout is ideal.  Here...

Well Blended: Transitional Interior Design

Transitional is a blend of traditional and contemporary design style that results in interiors that are classic and timeless.  Transitional interior design presents a very clean and sophisticated room that complements a wide range of architectural styles. Upholstering traditional shapes and styles of furniture in contemporary fabrics is one way to make the transition.  Mixing contemporary furniture with traditional is...

How to Get a Chic Beach Look in Your Home

Beautiful beach house
Take a break from the cold and think about sinking your toes into warm sand, relaxing to the sound of waves and feeling the fresh salty air.  Ahhhh.....are you there?  Now envision this as you discover how to get a chic beach look in your home.  The rooms pictured here embody beach style and will inspire your own look. Soothing colors, natural wood surfaces...

Lighting Tips for Your Living Room

Ambience.  Atmosphere.  Mood.  All of these words describe what is created with lighting, a fundamental part of interior design.  Light plays a major role in the design process and the most effective way to achieve a finished look is to layer.  The three levels of interior lighting are ambient, task and accent. Ambient light is the overall light of a room and can be provided...

Different Ways to Improve Your Living Room with Wallpapers

The living room represents the heart of the building. It is the place where you will spend most of your time when you are at home. Your living room should offer a conducive environment. It should be attractive to the eye; a sight that elevates your mood after a long tiresome day. So, how can one enhance the outlook of...

A Lighter Touch – Decorating with Pastels

Photo above - designer Susan Glick If you are ready for a lighter, brighter home that embodies serenity and calm, consider pastels.  When you think pastels, broaden the scope to the more evolved pastels.  There is more to this color palette than just baby blue and pink.  Pastels are simply less saturated colors that can give a room a very...

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...

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. ...

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...

Gorgeous and Affordable Crystal Chandeliers Under $400

Twinkling Crystal Chandeliers (homemadelectronica).
Crystal chandeliers are available in nearly every style and provide a home with grandiosity and sparkle. Many homeowners see lighting with strings of twinkling crystals and assume that they can't afford anything of the like. This is a reasonable assumption as affordable crystal chandeliers are not incredibly common, however if you know where to look there are plenty of...

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...

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...

How to Stunningly Upgrade Your Living Room Decor for Upcoming Summers?

A living room seems to be the focal point of any house! With the passage of time, it should be obviously upgraded according to the imaginations and creativity of the owner. Well, to leave an irremovable impression on every guest’s mind, seasonal upgrading of home decor seems to be a critically significant task. So, now, as we are gradually heading...

7 Simple Ways to Update Your Living Room

Stylish and chic living room
If a complete revamp of your living room is not within your economic or time budget, there are a variety of updates and changes you can make that may be within your reach.  Here are seven simple ways to update your living room.  Statement Art An interesting painting, framed print or photograph can give your living room a voice.  If it...

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,...

Mid-Century Modern Style

Mid-century home
Go back to the future with mid-century modern style.  Evocative of the post-war era where the need for fresh change was strong, the years between the mid-40s and 1970's captured the essence of what we now know as mid-century modern.  This is a style that epitomizes organic form and an uncomplicated design aesthetic.  Explore these mid-century interiors and appreciate the...
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