Spaces packed with an abundance of natural light are the best choices for using white effectively. Once the light hits the windows and is then diffused by lined window coverings, it floods the room with a visual softness that immediately creates a cozy atmosphere.
Using decorative, sculptural white elements can help take the focus off of pieces not meant to stand out. In this case, an assortment of handmade ceramic sculptures is placed in front of a flat-panel TV.
A rustic wood table is paired with an antique print and tall, streamlined table lamp for an eclectic vignette in the guest house bedroom. The homeowners are avid riders, so a horse statue showcases their love, while a wicker basket underneath the table is perfect for hidden storage.
In this guest bedroom, designers wanted to bring the illusion of a pool to the space, so they installed wallpaper to the ceiling that mimics the design of a pool liner. The bold, blue tye-dye bedspread mirrors that feeling, while sandy wood and a neutral rug bring warmth to the space.
A wood wall with a floral pattern and faux mounted animal head serves as a dynamic focal wall in this neutral guest bedroom. Red accents and floral-patterned pillows add color to the transitional space.
A photography grid adorns one wall of the guest bedroom with a rural southern motif. “I like every house to have a mix of different mediums and that’s where photography comes in,” says interior designer Brian Patrick Flynn. “Anytime I am showcasing photography I like to stick with odd numbers so I picked up nine different prints and put them together in a grid pattern.”
Warm, muted hues create a dramatic, cozy atmosphere in this guest bedroom. A black task floor lamp adds an industrial element to the eclectic space. Framed black and white prints sit atop the mid-century modern headboard for a casual, unstudied look.