A little boy needs lots of space to play and plenty of nooks to keep all those toys. This room keeps the middle of the room open for play space with storage around the perimeter. The window sill and wooden desk provide elevated storage and extra work space. A blue accent wall is complemented by a blue area rug and striped red and blue blanket.
Bright light and light gray hues create an inviting look in this contemporary combined bedroom and living room. Rugs help separate the two spaces and add texture to the design. A sleek sectional is topped with ample throw pillows featuring navy pillows for a touch of color reflected in the bedroom space by the blue throw blanket. A patterned hardwood floor connects the room and fits perfectly with the effortless style.
A uniquely shaped burgundy headboard and long, burnt orange curtains are tied together with squiggly striped throw pillows on the white bed linens. A lavender blanket draped at the foot of the bed complements the soft lavender armchair. A hanging light fixture, thin floor lamp and and small circular table add gold accents to the design echoed in the gold detailing of the wallpaper.
There's a distressed quality to this coastal nightstand that adds a beautiful contrast to the bright, fresh surroundings. Coastal decorations add personality to the stand while keeping with the fresh and simple feel of the design. A white bed frame is covered with bright salmon linens and a turquoise throw blanket for pops of vivid color.
It's easy to picture this living room as a family's primary gathering space. The large sofa is durable yet attractive, and throw pillows and blankets in multiple patterns add to the sense of casual comfort. Because the room and sofa are neutral, it's simple to execute a design change when the homeowners desire — just switch out art and pillows for a fresh, new look.
For each 100% fair trade organic cotton romper Baby Teresa sells, another is donated to a baby in need. Or buy a blanket, bib or hat, and part of the proceeds will go toward purchasing formula for orphanages. Founded by two moms from Australia, the company also donates 25% of its profits to charities that empower women during pregnancy, birth and parenthood.
On the wall opposite the bed in the master bedroom, a gallery wall displays the homeowner's professional photographs, adding interest and customization to the space. On the adjacent wall, a large window with airy curtains that math those in the living room lets in plenty of natural light, while a vintage ladder helps add rustic detail and provides a creative solution for hanging blankets in the space.
"The peach hyacinth is all about a timid subtlety and gentle beauty that Casey mainly interprets through a treatment to simulate the look of watercolor applied to the bedroom walls. Her translation is successful," said HGTV Design Star judge Vern Yip. The striped blanket and upholstered headboard add darker blue complements to the walls, and the red throw pillows add a splash of accent color to this transitional bedroom.
A steamer trunk-inspired sideboard cabinet is a perfect place for displaying family photos and accessories — or tucking away spare blankets and dishware — in this contemporary living space. The table is crowned by a unique statement piece: a colorful modern painting. Placing identical lamps on the cabinet on either side of the painting keeps the arrangement feeling orderly and uncluttered.
The cool, contemporary features of this garden are complemented by adding textures and color with other contrasting materials. Native plants in the background soften the concrete planters, and the comfortable wood outdoor couch is made even more inviting with the addition of colorful, overstuffed pillows and a cozy throw blanket. Who wouldn't want to curl up next to that fire pit on a crisp California evening?
To create a larger, more open feeling to this master bathroom, designers took full advantage of the large window, positioning the bed in front of the window, creating a focal point. To help the homeowners control the natural light let into their space, designers hung curtains to act as a diffuser. Comfort was added to the space with a soft, velvet rug and a fuzzy blanket and pillows, while the unique artwork adds texture.
There’s something very serene about an uncluttered bedroom. The Nordic design ethos puts a lot of significance on the beauty of an un-fussy space. This quaint bedroom with twin beds is a perfect example with its thick, inviting blankets and accessories you can count on one hand. It’s just enough to feel “lived in” but spare enough to keep your mind quiet and primed for a great night’s sleep.
The homeowners outfitted the space with a super comfortable low-profile sectional so multiple guests can curl up with a good book or watch a movie on days when it’s too cold to go exploring. The sofa is also deep enough to serve as an extra guest bed, in a pinch. Plenty of blankets are provided and a vintage trunk serves as a coffee table – ideal for storing luggage. Nordic décor isn’t just beautiful, it’s often useful and flexible.
The hardwood floors in this country loft bedroom are matched by the exposed beams on the ceiling supporting simple pendant lights. The slanted ceilings lead down to blue walls and curtain covered closet space. The bed is decorated in neutral and brown tones with a tan headboard, sand-colord sheets and pillows, and a brown blanket. A wooden chest is a great decorative addition at the foot of the bed.
A beautiful table scape completes this French country living room. Coffee table books along with accessories add interest and depth to the overall feel. The antique portrait provides a watchful eye over the room. A Hermes blanket is neatly folded over an antique french chair covered in taupe leather; antique alter sticks are topped with modern LED honeycomb candles that provide a warm glow during the evening hours.
To save room in this multi-functional nursery space, designers removed the door from the closet in the room and installed a changing table equipped with all the essentials. This clever idea keeps clothes, diapers and blankets close at hand. As the baby grows and the changing table is no longer needed, it can be removed from the space and it can function as a big kid's closet.
Take a cheap white bowl (this one cost $2 at a Goodwill thrift shop) and add interest by filing it with a unique accessory: pink beads. Then don't forget mirrors, big or small, when decorating a living space. Designer Heather Hogan Roberts of Ivy and Vine used a mirrored tray underneath. Beyond the table, the woven basket holding blankets on the hearth used to be hidden behind a chair.
With a picturesque backdrop, little is required to create a party setting. Many parks or outdoor venues provide picnic tables and long benches or chairs. To add glamorous touches to your picnic, cover the table with a colorful fabric like this suzani print and layer it with a solid white tablecloth. A Moroccan wedding blanket or cozy throw on each bench creates a warm, comfortable place for guests to dine.