The playroom is designed for both kids and adults. A small table and chairs, train table, a soft area rug and low bookcase is kid friendly, while an elegant chandelier, comfortable sectional and pretty decor, like the printed window treatments, gives the space a grown-up feel.
This master bathroom has his and hers pedestal sinks separated by a white vanity with a granite countertop and medicine cabinet above for extra storage. The reflection in the two oval sink mirrors shows off shabby chic decor, including a floral engraved shelf and pink flowered washcloths.
When choosing items that you own to fill a bookcase, think about creating a contrast, says Leigh Spicher, Ashton Woods' national director of design studios. In this Orlando model home, neutral book pages and accessories stand out against the dark wood of the built-in bookcase. "Sometimes our favorite decor is something we already own," she says. If you save money by using existing items, you can also add picture and display lighting to illuminate treasured pieces.
This contemporary dining space features a bay window and dark wood table with ladder backing chairs. The long mirror gives the illusion that the room is wider and the see through bookshelf gives an open feel while providing decor space and storage.
This living room features a modern white fireplace with mint green tiles and fun mantel decor, including a canvas photo and red-orange lamp. A built-in bookshelf to the left of the fireplace provides space for storing books and other decorative items. A yellow diamond-print area rug adds a finishing touch.
This French country living room features a gray built-in bookshelf and natural wood plank ceiling with metallic track lighting. Christmas decor, like a pine wreath and garland, adds a festive touch, while a small dining table with a red tablecloth and striped metallic candles finishes off the look of the space.
Matching cream striped chairs sit beside a small glass table in this traditional living room. Light blue throw pillows add a small touch of color to the neutral and wood decor. A large in-wall white shelf displays decorations and books. A small table sits flush against the wall of the stairs leading to the open foyer.
Matching built in shelves frame the gray stone fireplace and mantel in this ranch living room. Each shelf cubby displays a decor item adding personality to the room without giving it a cluttered feel. A mirror coffee table catches the natural light from the window and brightens the space. A leather sofa is highlighted with turquoise throw pillows.
A black rug with thin white stripes works perfectly with the crisp white walls and black floor. A small white desk with black trim and a black chair create a workspace, while trinkets, books and flowers add color and personality. A white shelf blends into the wall and supports extra decor to break up the wall space.
A small mounted shelf provides the perfect space to store a few toys adding color and entertainment to this kid's bathroom. Black hexagon tile creates a dark foundation for the bright white walls and fixtures. A metal stool is perfect for added decor as well as boosting kids up to the deep floating sink.
Hang this vertical planter on a wall, dress up a bookshelf or add life to your mantle decor. This wine crate will hold nine 4” plants, but floral designer Angela Darrah chose to only use five. She filled the remaining four cubes with mosses, kiwi vine and white mini pumpkins.
This beautiful living room features a grand piano, cultured white stone, wood-burning fireplace and plush white furniture. Subtle touches of beach decor blend beautifully with the sophisticated design, and shelf lighting illuminates the simple and classy display. The warm environment is perfect for entertaining or relaxing with family. Eclipse doors extend living space to the landscaped patio, pool and ocean.
This small bathroom takes its influence from French Country style. The brilliant blues and sunny yellows that are the staples of the style have been muted to blue-gray and pale yellow. On the blue-gray painted wall shelf, there is a yellow bird figurine, along with small yellow flowers, both of which allude to the rooster figurine and Provence sunflowers that adorn all French Country decor.
A bold wall color, reminiscent of Tiffany blue, is one of the most inexpensive ways to start off a bedroom makeover, says Atlanta designer Jennifer Foster. The room now has a sophisticated playful style, with a daybed from a home decor store that makes room for a baby grand piano passed down from a grandmother. The lamps also are off the shelf from a discount home goods store.
What’s in your closet or stashed in your attic could be the next star in your decor. These boots were made for this bookshelf and its fun, eclectic aesthetic. Interior designer Jade Joyner of Metal + Petal in Athens, Ga., used these childhood boots as a personal touch with an additional jolt of color, in front of the lively wallpaper with coral hues.
Make your storage do double duty as decor. While the vanity cabinet in this 2016 National Kitchen + Bath Association Competition winning powder room is custom made, a standard vanity without doors on either side can add decorative storage to any small bathroom, says designer Stephanie A. Bruntz of Studio B Design. Bruntz says the diagonal slats in her custom cabinet are one of the more expensive elements, so adding a horizontal shelf or no shelf at all would be much cheaper. She adds that a stylish pendant can also create a designer look without breaking the bank. You can buy frosted mini glass pendants at Home Depot for under $20, while regular sizes range from $80-$100.
The effective layout of this space gives it the full functionality of a non-studio apartment. Offset from the bedroom, the sofa faces the back wall creating an intimate seating area of its own. A cubicle shelf unit serves as a simple room divider between the living room and bedroom. Small, sleek accessories and decor make the space visually appealing while keeping it from appearing cluttered or busy. Tip: Use warm colors, like orange and taupe, to make the room look cozy without feeling dark. Design by HGTV fan bearkelley