Low-cost yet high-impact elements helped designer Sarah Richardson create an eye-catching guest room on a tight budget. A wall of bold, black-and-white wallpaper creates a striking backdrop for the bed and gives the room an instant wow factor.
Slim-fitting slipcovers on a chair and bench complement the trim, transitional lines in this living room. Neutral walls, hand-painted floors and well-balanced accessories achieve a polished yet unfussy look.
Consider using see-through furniture in tight spaces. This contemporary acrylic table makes a great coffee station and uses the available space well, freeing the kitchen counter of a coffee maker, toaster and fruit bowl. The clear table doesn’t add visual clutter, while the stools add a place for guests or kids to perch. This room was designed by Clay Snider Interiors for Dwell with Dignity, which creates inspiring homes for families struggling with homelessness and poverty.
When starting with a neutral palette, accents and fabric can take a space in nearly any direction. In this formal living room, casual patterns give the room a warm, inviting feel. Orange flanges on the pillows add a touch a whimsy and playfulness.
A bright white faux deer head and playful yellow pillows counterbalance the deep shade of olive on the walls in this transitional bedroom. The pillows differ in pattern for variety yet match in color for fluidity.
The features in this kitchen help to accentuate the modern design of this kitchen, as well as add function to it. The modern faucet offers a handle that can be turned on with a wrist if hands are dirty from food preparation. It also presides over a large sink that makes cleanup of this kitchen a breeze.
On HGTV's Fixer Upper, the small kitchen features a vintage refrigerator, vent hood, floating shelves and wooden flooring. The black floating shelves, vent hood and counter top are a stark contrast to the neutral walls and tile back splash, making them a functional design element in the space.