Horizontal lines are more calming than vertical lines, so horizontal fencing is highly favored when homeowners are seeking an outdoor sanctuary intended for relaxing, says Danna Cain of Atlanta-based Home & Garden Design. She adds that this aspect makes horizontal fencing an ideal complement for an Oriental or zen-themed landscape.
Turn beadboard on its side for a whole new bathroom look, says Ili Hidalgo-Nilsson, architect and designer with Terracotta Design Build in Atlanta. The horizontal lines of the beadboard can make a small room appear wider than a traditional vertical design. You can also use mirrors in multiple spots, to increase the glamour and spacious feel of a bathroom.
Popular in the Midwest, the prairie home is known for its defining horizontal lines. Prairie was influenced by the Arts and Crafts Movement and features many of the same concepts such as built-in furniture, simple materials and open floor plans. Prairie-style homes also feature long flat roofs, rows of windows, horizontal lines and organic patterns.
The strong, squared-off lines of this modern kitchen are interrupted only by the soft curve of the chairs at the kitchen table that invite you to stop, have a seat and enjoy the view. Large picture windows both in the kitchen and keeping room give the space a wonderfully open feel. Rich, horizontal wood paneling is an elegant touch that ties the two rooms together.
Strong horizontal lines and updated fixtures give this striking transitional bathroom a spa-like feel – from the exciting, contemporary vessel sink and functional wood cabinets to the shimmering lighting and stunning, circular mirror.
The galley kitchen's monotone look uses subtle pattern for visual interest: The floor features chevron stripes. Countertops are striped, too, white with pale gray. And the ceiling's exposed beams are a strong horizontal line.
This streamlined kitchen creates a dynamic play of vertical and horizontal lines. The narrow workspace and long counters are juxtaposed with the pendant lights, stained glass window frame and bars of the nearby door.
Platinum upholstery and horizontal lines characterize this midcentury modern-inspired living and dining room. White walls provide a clean backdrop for the home's sleek, modern style. A custom banquette wraps around the extra-long dining table.
In this living space, a single-arm sofa, ottoman and small dining table combine for an unconventional yet ultra-functional seating arrangement. Floor-to-ceiling draperies balance the room's strong horizontal lines and propel the gaze upward.
A built-in, oversize umbrella offers shade above a modern ipe wood deck in this California backyard. The pool and hot tub are surrounded by planes of white concrete, and a cable rail system continues the space's clean horizontal lines.