Interesting and uniquely placed square windows create a striking backdrop for this master bedroom. White walls and lofty ceilings allow light from the windows to rise and expand; matching lamps and overhead recessed lighting add to the brightness of the space. The dresser, armoire, bed and floors are all crafted from similar wood, bringing a sense of symmetry into the room.
A palette of vivid colors, fanciful patterns and rustic details combine in this 6,000-square-foot mountain ski home in Park City, Utah. Bright, saturated fabrics and bold patterns mingle with metal finishes and woods to create a dramatic yet rustic design. In this master bedroom, antique furnishings mix with bold textile hues and a colorful rug to bring out the owners' personalities.
Coastal wood chairs with bright blue seat cushions are the perfect brightening element to surround the dark dining table. A centerpiece of white flowers adds natural texture to soften the look and add a personal touch. The open connection to the kitchen gives a spacious look to the room.
Sometimes the absence of color works more than any bright color scheme. For this room, designer Caitie Smithe of Walter E. Smithe Furniture & Design picked an upholstered bed in a neutral fabric, sleek metal nightstands and a dresser in a clean wood finish. "A sophisticated design in a girl's bedroom not only looks cool and stylish but will also grow with the girl as she becomes a teenager," Smithe says.
Space between the large island and the wood dining table creates a natural separation of the space while still leaving the design open and connected. Full wall cabinets with frosted glass doors on top allow for organized and concealed storage keeping the countertops clear for a clean finish. Natural light bounces off the white countertops for a bright look to the room.
Black and white vertically striped curtains frame the large window in this living room. A pair of modern arm chairs and a bright, red couch face in to the plastic coffee table keeping the view open to the animal hide rug. An abstract art canvas breaks up the white space on the walls and blends all the colors used throughout the room.
Tucked into a narrow niche, the charming window seat is deep to accommodate two kids or several stuffed friends. The white base and gray cushion are ideal foils for the bright mix of pillows, toys and the cheery yellow shade.
A close up on this table lamp showcases the beautiful glass effect of the base. Natural light from the window illuminates the lamp making it shine atop the dark wood table. The blue patterned chairs add color to the bright, stylish design.
Elaborate wood carvings on the vanity, dressing table and mirrors bring Old World flair to this Spanish Colonial Revival master bathroom. Light-colored hardwood floors ground the space and combined with soft yellow walls and neutral tiles keep the space bright. Spanish-inspired tiles add a burst of earth-toned color.
This kitchen and living room combo includes bright, fresh color, for a "happy" feel. The kitchen opens into a comfy living room which makes a perfect space for entertaining. A coffee table holds plants and stacks of books; nearby sofas and chairs are perfect for reading. The island in the kitchen is surrounded by basic white stools, and art in the nearby dining room sets a whimsical but classy atmosphere.
A bright white trim works wonders on this two-story home, popping against the warm shingle siding and making the porthole windows stand out. Meanwhile, a smooth travertine walkway gently guides visitors through the front lawn and to the portico that marks the home's main entrance.
As seen on Home Town, homeowner Amber Hayes' Laurel, MS existing living room was dark and closed off due to the old blinds and plastic green shutters on all the windows. After the renovations, the living room now features a brighter gray paint color, an updated hand built fireplace mantle built by host Ben Napier and new furnishings including a commisioned piece of art by beloved local artist, Mandy Buchanan.
A natural stone backsplash is a nice, neutral contrast to the polished black granite countertops. A wood island base matches the cabinetry and adds to the bright look of the room. Pale blue walls add a touch of subtle color and, paired with the wood floor, create a homier feel to the design.
This formal living room was once a hot room, and it was flooded with natural light due to its walls of two-story windows. While beautiful, the lack of solar control plus the intense brightness of the space made it hard to enjoy. The new coloration helps absorb light. Soft, fluffy fabrics and tall window treatments changed its feel and echo.
This small but bright and inviting spot, featuring a simple desk with built-in shelving above, is a perfect home office for a busy mom as well as a great homework room for the kids. The light colors on the walls and cabinetry contrast beautifully with the dark wood floors, projecting a sense of calm and order in the midst of even the most hectic day.
As seen on HGTV's Fixer Upper, Chip and Jo turned the old space into a bright, clean kitchen with new cabinets, wood floors, Carrera marble countertops and light gray paint with white trim. The old drop ceiling was removed, adding height to the room, and a wooden support beam was added. A subway tile backsplash, floating wood shelves, and stainless steel appliances were also installed.
A sleek modular sofa by B&B Italia has a view of large-scale, modern artwork and a wall-mounted TV in this bright white living room. The two-toned modern TV console is by Ligne Roset. This home in the heart of Manhattan’s Tribeca neighborhood retains its character with an exposed brick wall, tin ceiling and oversized windows that let in loads of natural light.
The white base in the public spaces of this home help to make it bright and welcoming. The white base color on the walls and trim reflects the natural light that streams in from the windows on all sides. To add warmth and color to the hallway spaces and the living room, designers added charcoal patterns, which tie these spaces together with the powder room and bar areas.