Here's a trick made popular by New York City designers: if you don't have lots of wall space in your living room
but have a large collection of art, consider hanging pieces directly in front of windows that don't offer great views.
A gray and white chevron accent wall paired with an elegant crystal chandelier creates this chic contemporary guest room. A dark blue velvet headboard adds an extra touch of sophistication to this hip, urban space.
This light and bright apartment features a second floor landing with a brown cowhide chaise lounge and floor-to-ceiling bookshelf that create the perfect reading nook. A tufted blue sofa is positioned next to a mirrored glass coffee table in a nearby sitting area, while large windows showcase sprawling New York City views.
Gallery walls will always be timeless and classic, but interior designers continue to find new ways to decorate spaces above living room sofas. From flags and rugs to oversized art, many options are low cost and involve very little effort.
Funky cabinets and floating shelves create an eye-catching wall in this hip, modern kitchen. A bright white, tile backsplash adds texture to the space while gorgeous, dark wood cabinets bring in warmth. Photos, maps, and books are lovely personal touches that sets this urban kitchen apart.
Music-Inspired Teen Bedroom With Built-In Underbed Shelving
This teen bedroom features all-over music memorabilia, including a hanging acoustic guitar and bedside vintage record player. A Union Jack comforter is draped over the reclaimed wood bed, while built-in underbed shelving provides the perfect spot for displaying books.
White Urban Bathroom With Green Shower and Floating Vanity
For this small, loft-style powder room, HGTV Star contestant Crisermy Mercado took a minimalist approach and used a neutral color scheme with splashes of bright hues here and there. The floating vanity helps increase square footage and makes the space appear sleeker.
Above Lily's crib hangs her name made from basic white letters dressed up with ballet slipper pink ribbon. This is an excellent way to personalize a nursery with affordable, easy-to-find materials. A similar look can be achieved with metallic house letters or numbers found at leading home improvement stores.
Minimalism is key in this white dining space. A simple rug gives the dining area a sense of separation in the open-plan urban home. Contemporary art adds a few colorful top notes to warm the space and infuse it with life.
A long gray sectional is paired with a low glass coffee table and hardwood floors for this contemporary living room. Exposed beams bring a touch of rustic to the space, while white walls keep the room light and airy.