kitchen May 24, 2017. Not every kitchen can handle a splash of gray and there are times when both local weather and natural lighting of the room demand a lighters and more cheerful backdrop. This is precisely where white can play the protagonist and gray can be used to delineate space, add depth to various features of the kitchen and to give the shelves and cabinets a modern makeover. White and gray kitchens seem visually larger than they really are and in small urban homes, this becomes an invaluable asset.
Living Room May 25, 2017. Adding a gorgeous couch in scarlet or a fabulous sofa in refreshing yellow is definitely not for everyone. For starters, one needs to absolutely love the color to be able to live with it. If it is a passing fling with a bold hue, then you will find yourself redecorating in absolutely no time! But if you truly love brighter shades of red, green, blue or yellow, then do not shy away from bringing in a sectional or couch in a hue of your fancy. A combination of black and red in the living room can instantly turn heads, while living room décor in stunning yellow is ideal for the sun-kissed interior.
kitchen May 24, 2017. The beauty of adding wooden surfaces to the modern kitchen goes beyond mere textural contrast. It allows you to blend two different styles and add a hint of rustic, farmhouse, traditional or even industrial panache to the stylish, contemporary kitchen. While wood does a great job of lending that natural, rustic appeal, marble acts as a balancing element by elevating the ‘sophistication‘ of the kitchen with its polished finish.
Living Room May 25, 2017. Water is not the only charming thing at the beach. A lot of the magic stems from the sand! It has a calming energy, filling us with inner peace to the point where we don’t care if we are totally covered in sand grains, we simply never want to leave the serene beige scenery! Your very own living room can carry so many sandy elements you will soon feel like every day can be beach day!
Living Room May 25, 2017. Don’t forget about the mid-sized living room decorating ideas, like rugs and curtains, which can double as functional and decorative when done right. Lighting is also an important feature to consider when decorating a living room. Do you have the ability to do overhead lighting, or will you need to use table and floor lamps? Either one can be design features in themselves, as well as putting the spotlight on other decor you want to showcase. In your living room design, position lighting in accordance to any art you want to illuminate, and remember to have a well lit spot for reading-related activities. You can also change the light of the space by the paint color you choose; a room with little natural lighting will benefit from a light and airy color, while one with plenty of sunlight may have more leniency in color choice.
kitchen May 24, 2017. A corner in the open plan living is the perfect space for a single-wall kitchen. This might not fit into the traditional definition of the one-wall kitchen, but it sure helps in maximizing space. The corner kitchen is typically L-shaped, but you can use just one wall for the kitchen sink, refrigerator and prep zone. It is the second wall in the corner that can hold storage units and additional cabinets. Strictly speaking, this is not the one-wall kitchen, but it still brings the same functionality but with even more cooking and storage space.
kitchen May 24, 2017. Despite its reputation as a color that lends itself favorably to polished, contemporary interiors, gray works equally well with a variety of other styles. All you need to do is choose the right shade and combine it with different materials and textures to get the desired look. Darker tones of charcoal gray along with white fit into industrial kitchens when combined with exposed brick walls and metallic finishes. Wood takes over as the third element in rustic and farmhouse kitchens while stone and Corian complete modern kitchens.
kitchen May 24, 2017. While it is easy to add pops of yellow, red or green to a kitchen in white and gray, colorful accents definitely seem like a thing of the past. Instead of color, think of other ways in which you can create contrast without altering the overall appeal of the lovely kitchen draped in neutral hues. Wood is undoubtedly a fine choice as it is both hip and brings a hint of natural effervescence to a contemporary setting dominated by man-made materials. Wooden cabinets and breakfast bars seem to be the popular option here followed by bar stools and floating shelves.
kitchen May 24, 2017. The simple wooden block that feels like an extension of the kitchen island is definitely the most popular choice when it comes to trendy breakfast bars. The shape and size of this sleek addition depends on both the size of your kitchen island and that of your family. The smaller, square wooden blocks save up on space and are a great option for couples who are looking for something understated and intimate. The slender, long breakfast bar that runs the length of the kitchen island can seat more people and combining it with cool bar stools that add color and contrast is a wonderful way to enliven the kitchen.
kitchen May 24, 2017. The next most popular option when it comes to using LED strip lights in the kitchen are floating shelves and open cabinets. Floating glass shelves with LED strip lights have a certain surreal appeal that transforms them into an instant focal point. Strip lights also allow you to illuminate each individual floating shelf and even the lowest of them all is perfectly lit, eliminating any prospect of ugly shadows. Whether you are displaying fancy china or just fashioning a beautiful backdrop, LED strip lights and open kitchen shelves is a match made in design haven!