Dark colors don't have to be dreary. In fact, they can be lovely and luxe if used correctly with a keen eye. Mix navy with gray and brown for a rich, fresh spin on holiday hues. To get this combination right, use a mix of natural textures that can make a space feel warm and welcoming, such as wool and velvet.
The curved back of the sofa in this Mediterranean-style living room thoughtfully echoes the gentle curve of the stairs in the adjacent room. The dark wood of the doors and exposed ceiling beams grounds and further dignifies the space.
"Just because it's a masculine room doesn't mean the bed has to be boring," says Genevieve Gorder, judge for HGTV Design Star commenting on the Girls' team bedroom design. "Add some dimension with a headboard so we don't feel like we're in college."