Minimally decorated walls provide the perfect canvas for this comfortable living room with beautiful views of the surrounding outdoors. The natural light which flows into the space enhances the warm wooden details in this minimalist space.
Modern furniture with clean lines balance the rusticity in this cottage located on a Connecticut horse farm. Bare windows and open passages between rooms let ample natural light flow throughout the home, keeping it bright and airy in spite of the darker walls.
Bronzed faucets, white-washed cabinets and steel sink create a classic traditional look in this bright, airy kitchen. Bare windows allow an abundance of natural light into the space and offer an outdoor view that makes dish washing less of a chore.
What was once a dark and cramped living room is now bright and airy after designer Kelly Mittleman bumped the ceiling up, taking advantage of empty attic space above. Bare windows on both sides of the room fill the space with daylight.
A single dash of red from the side chair animates this quiet, subdued living area. The two-tone sofa plays warm against cool for a contemporary offbeat palette, while a trio of framed black and white photos hangs above.
Designer Tara Benet designed this room to highlight its biggest asset: the view. A shag rug in this contemporary urban living area keeps the space from feeling too cold. In the background, a pair of fur chairs repeat the textural note.
Floor-to-ceiling windows in this living room, devoid of curtains or blinds, frame the arresting city views like a giant piece of art. The stripped-down white sofa appears to float in the center of the space.
Highlight windows and balance negative space with bare garland and round wreaths. Keeping greenery bare adds just the right amount of texture and color. Don't worry — you'll pull in those classic holiday hues on the porch.
The bright red cords on a cluster of globe pendants stand out starkly against the white planes of this modern, minimalist kitchen. Construction details are laid bare on the exposed edge of a cantilevered island. Clerestory windows above the cabinetry bring in loads of natural light.
Large windows offer a glimpse of the outdoors, creating a soothing backdrop for this stylish bedroom. The design is sleek and spare with only the bare necessities: a low-slung platform bed, shapely armchair and a few colorful accessories.
Classic marble flooring and an antique side table blend beautifully with a freestanding soaker tub in this Victorian-meets-contemporary master bath. A cafe curtain-inspired window treatment adds privacy and casual flair. Keeping the upper part of the window bare means the homeowners are able to show off the Victorian home's original curved millwork.
Double glass doors open up to a tiny balcony over Paris, offering a postcard-worthy view of the Eiffel Tower. Streamlined furniture and bare, white walls keep the focus on the incredible view out the skylight window.