Elegant homes and spaces achieve a finer design look by combining traditional elements with trendy, bold pieces. What design components are you partial to? How are you planning to use the room? Give yourself the room you’ve been dreaming of by incorporating some simple design tips into your next interior project.
The living room is the heart of a home. This room is at the center of every house, and is generally the most used space. Making this space as elegant and functional as possible is easier than you think.
When it comes to a living room space, neutral wall tones are preferred. Stick to creamy, light colors that enlarge the room and complement your furniture. If you’re wanting that pop of color, opt for the smallest accent wall. If you’re feeling a bit more adventurous, give your wall some texture with removable wallpaper.
What’s old is chic again. Don’t be afraid to mix and match pieces, as long as there is color uniformity throughout the room. Instead of the typical L-shaped sofa, splurge on a couch with harsher lines or a trendy color. Pair it with a couple of patterned armchairs or an over sized rug. Hang a vintage mirror and use fresh potted flowers. Finish the room with color coordinated pictures on a bare wall.
Give your dining room a warm, rich hue with traditional accents. Soft yellows or light, rich browns are both inviting and elegant. If your home is an open concept, perhaps you’ll continue your living room color into the dining space. If so, don’t be afraid to create a divide to make each space unique.
Furniture and accessories
Purchase a large farmhouse style table, big enough to host your most popular events. Depending on your look, a glossy lacquer or rustic wood will combine style with functionality. Go for an upholstered chair set, sporting a floral design or a studded trim. Feel free to mix and match feminine and masculine here. Lastly, top it all off with a gorgeous chandelier that best fits your style..
Use calm, soothing hues that encourage relaxation and sleep. Stick to traditional color palette for the bedroom, channeling blues, grays, taupes and golds. Incorporate bold colors in your bedding.
Go for elegance with a four poster bed, or a modern, velvet upholstered headboard. Pair your bed with matching nightstands and an antique armoire, adorned with mix-n-matched hardware. Hang sheer, sultry window coverings and vintage family photographs. If your space permits, give your room a small sitting area.
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