With a window between the bedroom and bathroom, plenty of natural light is able to flow into the room and make the space brighter. The sleek modern cabinets and clean white countertop and wall color makes the small space look larger and very clean, while the backsplash around the tub helps to give the walls a bit of color. The cabinets give the space much needed storage, while the double vanities make getting ready in the morning much easier.
This beautiful, modern guest room has both style and function. With two closets in the space, this room has plenty of storage, while the elegant furniture adds to the style. Large windows allow lots of natural light into the space, reflecting off the white walls, making the space feel bright and clean. The elephant patterned throw pillows and the patterned bench cushions help to make the space feel warm while adding depth and texture to the space.
Rows of large, uncovered windows lets natural light flood the high ceiling and open design of this stylish sitting space. Black and beige graphic rugs soften the gray stone floor and add eye catching pattern to the solid color base of the room. A contemporary chandelier hangs out over a sliding glass door that leads to a wood patio. A stylish leather chaise creates a spot to sit back and enjoy the airy room.
Designers Karen E. Laine and Mina Starsiak of HGTV's Good Bones, wanted to create a bright, contemporary space in this office, so they added plenty of colorful pieces, such as a red chair, a blue patterned rug, an orange office chair and bright numeric artwork. The contemporary desk provides plenty of workspace, while the large window creates a great view for the homeowner and clients alike, while also letting in plenty of natural light to brighten the space.
The playroom in this space is filled with all the things that little boys love best. Trucks, books and games line the modern cube shelves that add storage to the space, while a modern orange and white table and orange chairs give the boys a place to imagine and create. Natural light from the windows on either side of the bookshelf brightens the space, and the cheetah artwork hung on the wall brings a strong, masculine presence to this whimsical room.
In the open design of this home, a stylish modern sitting room is situated next to the wood-saturated kitchen. A modern white leather sofa shines with natural light from the large windows on the back wall. A tufted leather chair and neutral shag rug define the perimeter of the area while keeping it open and connected to the rest of the home. A turquoise serving tray and green throw pillows add small pops of color.
This contemporary home is situated in the tranquil Sonoran Desert setting of the Desert Mountain private golf community located in Scottsdale, Ariz. Floor-to-ceiling glass and steel windows give way to a soaring roof with massive copper overhangs and sweeping angles. The beautiful home and its architecturally significant roof lines are positioned to maximize natural daylight while minimizing glare and solar heat gain — all without distrubing the alluring views of the golf course, desert vistas and distant city lights.
The living room in this beach house is the perfect complement to the ocean view that surrounds it. The all white fabrics in this living room bring the light into the space, while the linen of the couch and the ottoman are relaxing and inviting. The floor to ceiling windows bring in the natural beauty of the ocean, and the mirrors hanging on the walls behind the couch reflect that beauty making this space the ultimate place to relax and enjoy your surroundings.
To create more light in the space, the Good Bones team, Karen E. Laine and Mina Starsiak, added two new windows in the reclaimed wood accent wall. This not only gives the space a focal point, but also allows more natural light into the space, making it feel bright and open. To add to the elegant, industrial design the team was going for, they added black and white artwork, a metal headboard, brown bed linens and dark end tables and lamp shades. To tie the space together and give it a pop of color, a green shag carpet adds comfort to this elegant, industrial master bedroom.
Color on the base of one of a pair of facing islands echoes the hue of the bold backsplash in this otherwise neutral kitchen. The open-concept space features a cozy breakfast nook tucked into a corner surrounded by windows, ushering in loads of natural light. In the adjoining living space, a retractable glass wall opens to bridge the home's indoor and outdoor spaces. Hardwood floors warm up the white kitchen and provide continuity throughout the kitchen and living area.
As seen on HGTV's Buying and Selling, Cameron and Krystal wanted a grown up space to entertain their friends and family, so Drew and Jonathan brought in some modern furniture and updated the details of their outdated home. The neutral colors of the walls sofa, and chairs are complimented by natural elements around the doors and windows. The brothers then added color to the space by choosing warm blue and copper accent pillows and chrome candlesticks, chandelier and table lamps to help reflect light into the room.
HGTV Design Star winner Meg Caswell designed the entire home, but this master bathroom is her favorite room. The green glass tile contrasts with the white counters, while large porcelain floor tiles make the room feel fresh and spa like. The modern bathroom has high windows providing plenty of natural light, and a long mirror that stretches above both vanity sinks. The white countertop extends beyond the vanities and changes level to conform to the varied height of the woodgrain cabinets.
As seen on HGTV Design Star, Kellie Clements takes on the weird nook under the stairs in the bonus room. Since there's only one window in the space, she designs a stylish seating and reading area around it to encourage people to get to the natural light. Judge Vern Yip considers this is a phenomenal room, saying, "Just because you have a small space doesn't mean you can't do big design." The square green cushions provide unique seating and a great touch of color.
Although this space is small, designers used the architecture of the building as well as elements in their design to make the space feel larger. For example, stately wood paneling leads the eye all the way up to the high, pitched ceiling, while the ceiling height, arched windows let in plenty of natural light so that the space feels magnificent. Then, designers brought in rugs and art to create defined spaces within the office so that the room has flow and purpose. Finally, designers used strategically placed metallic pieces, such as the desk and filing cabinet, to reflect all of the gorgeous light in the space, creating a functional space with a grand feeling.
This laundry room lives much larger than its square footage, thanks to smart planning by Geoff Chick & Associates. The base cabinets that flank the washer and dryer are just 18 inches deep, but extending the wall of cabinetry all the way to the 12-foot ceiling vastly increases the usable space. Windows visually expand the room; the natural light flooding in enhances the warm notes in the soft gray paint. "Most laundry rooms are tucked away in a dark corner or in the basement," Chick notes.
A full bar features built-in wine storage and ample seating for family and friends. The lower level of this three-story beachfront home serves as a game and media room, bar, exercise room, full bathroom and laundry room. Broad windows let in loads of natural light and put the ocean views on display. Tans, browns, deep greens and blues combine with textures such as woven reeds, metallic, leather and driftwood to bring nature indoors. A feature wall behind the bar was inspired by the client's travels.
As seen on HGTV's hit show, Fixer Upper, Chip and Joanna have turned this mundane master into a magnificent masterpiece. A new coat of paint provided the base color for an elegant, neutral color palette. Windows in the corner of the room let in plenty of natural light, making that corner of the space the perfect place for a reading nook. A faux mantel in the center of the room creates a focal point and adds a smidge of rustic charm to the space, tying this design into the rest of the home.
The rest of the first floor of this house is just as unique as the kitchen. The dining area, sitting just off the kitchen, makes the beautiful mountain view the focal point of the space. The floor to ceiling windows allow in plenty of natural light, while giving a clear view of the scenery. The modern dining table and white table setting, while elegant, take a back seat to the beauty of nature. The sitting room just off the dining area uses the same simple, elegant design, continuously highlighting the extraordinary view.