The simple white sofa is given a pop of color and personality via large wall art, patterned pillows and a red throw. An industrial-inspired coffee table and striped shag rug add an eclectic touch to the space.
Online lifestyle editor Briana and her boyfriend Buzz, a mobile developer, intended the bedroom in their Brooklyn loft to have an airy, calm, Palm Springs-inspired feeling. Yet the expansive wall behind their bed seemed impossible to fill and they knew small pieces would just make the space feel cluttered or jammed. By opting for one large piece of art hung directly above the bed, they found their sleeping area was instantly anchored. The key to using art successfully in small spaces is to opt for large, over-scaled pieces. Art pieces like this instantly add a graphic focal point and also offer a single source of color to inspire paint and accessories that personalize the space.
Rich wood cabinets add warmth to the bright, white walls of this kitchen. Bicycle artwork adds a personal touch to the room and complements the red accents in the place mats, fondue pot and desk chair. The large island serves as an eating space as well as prep and cook area. The modern white barstools have long seats with a short backrest lip.
For a homeowner with an art collecting passion, clean, neutral walls act as a gallery to show off bold works. The foyer's sleek, geometric console table fits in with the modern aesthetic and doesn't overpower the photograph hanging above it.
After getting the slab-style dining table through the door, Tiffany paired it with bright, mismatched chairs, seen on HGTV Stars. The coordinated gallery wall features pop art prints designed by Palm Springs artists.
A 5-foot stretch of brick wall is the visual center of this front porch. To make it an attractive focal point, designers added a large wall hanging and lots of plants. Woven wall hanging: Pottery Barn; Bench: Target
Large eccentric wall art decorates one wall of the dining room. More eccentric art sits on the opposite dining room wall, with large single hung vinyl window with energy-efficient insulating glass that overlooks the home’s front yard on the wall in between.
A large wall art sketch creates an eye-catching accent wall in this modern sitting space. A pair of modern leather chairs with matching ottomans are placed over a square pattern rug. A glass top table holds books and simple decor to finish the space and separate the chairs.
In this two-story sitting room, large windows have full-length drapery framing a large, elegant painting of a red dress. A low-hanging, crystal and glass chandelier is above a coffee table, pair of chairs, and ornate white sofa. The chair backs angle the opposite direction of the unique sofa for a complimentary effect, and all are placed on a brown area rug with white detail.
A wall-size floor mirror defines the small dining area in this open living space. Designer Andreas Charalambous of FORMA Design angles the large mirror against the wall to reflect natural light and views of the adjacent garden.
Candice Olson, host of HGTV's "Divine Design" and "Candice Tells All," explains how to design with the latest trends in mind. While keeping larger pieces the same, such as sofas and tables, Olson suggests adding trendy colors and styles in small pieces, like pillows, blankets and lampshades. This room adds pops of color in accent pillows and chair cushions, while the main pieces remain neutral.