Sometimes smaller items grouped together create an even more interesting wall than using one big piece of art. Clocks can be both useful and decorative. As seen on HGTV's Buying and Selling With the Property Brothers
Gold and white floral removable wallpaper breathes instant life into this standard dorm room desk. The chair is dressed up with a plush throw blanket and multicolored accent pillow. Cute notebooks and school supplies add color and pattern making them useful and decorative.
A tufted neutral sectional faces the mounted flatscreen and long fireplace in this cozy contemporary living room. A stone fireplace surround creates an accent wall. A built in stone bench stretches the length of the fireplace wall. A stone end table is both useful and decorative.
A three paneled built in bookshelf offers useful and organized storage space. Windows circling the room let natural light stream over the pair of matching curved sofas with patterned decorative pillows. A traditional glass coffee table sits over a neutral patterned rug and patterned cushioned chairs finish out the space.
This dazzling, decorative doorway displays bold colors and pattern grabbing the attention against a white wall. Inner doors open to reveal a shaped doorframe, while a latch can be unhooked for a larger outer door option making this set up both useful and enjoyable. Upper panels match the warm design allowing this doorway to double as art.
A white frame sets the shape of this bookshelf. Being built into the wall leaves the floor space open while providing useful book storage. Long glass door cabinets allow the books and trinkets to decorate the room, and lower white cabinets add the option of concealed storage. A patterned rug and bright waterfront painting add color to the surrounding room.
One of the things these homeowners wanted for the design of their new home was a fun, functional place for their family to spend time bonding-particularly over food. So, in the kitchen, designers kept the concept simple, open and functional. Elegant materials and colors keep the space stylish, but minimal decoration helps maximize the useful space and minimize clutter. Designers made sure that the homeowners had tons of counter space for easy prep and serving, as well as plenty of cabinets for storage and a large sink, making for easy cleanup.