A patterned area rug compliments the hexagonal shape of the floor tile on this covered patio. A cozy gray sectional faces the home creating the feel of an outdoor living room. Striped pillows decorate the couch and compliment the neutral and gray tones used in the design. A simple, sharp coffee table fills the rug space to finish the room.
A turquoise lamp adds beautiful color to this simple and stylish country bedroom design. Attention to decorative details like a striped throw pillow and black and white photograph add personality to the room without cluttering the space. The wooden nightstand and black metal bed frame look beautiful against the soft, neutral walls.
A white wall sets a clean background for the colorful furniture in this living room. A green sofa with white zig zig pattern is decorated with striped black and white pillows and a long decorative pillow in the center. A pair of upholstered coffee tables feature a bright blue hue with fun, floral design. The versatile pieces also work as extra seating and ottomans.
A cream throw blanket with coral stripes is a perfect color compliment to the deep turquoise and coral duvet cover in the background of this dorm room bed close up. Tied ends with a fringe finish add a touch of texture.
This small backyard takes full advantage of space with a swimming pool, seating areas and beautiful landscape details. Gray tile surrounds the L-shaped swimming pool and matching steps lead down to a tile concrete walkway. The walkway passes a row of gray cushioned seats with striped throw pillows to add cushion and color.
Keep in mind that your furnishings should be in proportion not only to the actual size of the space but also to the perceived size — which can be affected by such elements as paint color or extensive areas of glass. In this project, the latter came into play. “The floor-to-ceiling windows make this small space feel larger, and to keep that open feeling the furniture needed to be scaled appropriately,” says architect Leslie Arnold. “Choosing furniture that was open at the bottom — i.e. pieces that do not go all the way to the floor — ’enlarges’ the room by allowing the entire floor to be visually unbroken. The simple, solid colored upholstered furniture allows the brightly colored rug and wall art to be the main focus of the room.”
An oversized, plush chair makes a strong statement with brown and white stripped upholstered chair, nailhead trim and a floral throw pillow. The mirrored side table and clear floor lamp make this a unique, cozy transitional style seating area.
In a small outdoor space, an outdoor rug can play multiple roles, creating a seating “island” as it does here, adding color and style, and making the area appear larger thanks to the introduction of an overall pattern. Designer Annastasia Mitchell chose this rug carefully for its seafoam blue color, which repeats the apartment’s interior color palette, “providing a sense of visual flow,” she says, and to repeat the horizontal pattern of the louvered windows.
Built in shelving creates a frame perfectly suited to surround this cozy pastel blue sofa. Coral floral throw pillows add a pop of accent color and compliment the brighter tones used in the painting mounted above. A striped ottoman doubles as a coffee table to finish the space.
Pale wood accents and colorful accessories give the family room a decidedly contemporary feel. An oversized sectional outfitted with throw pillows and a striped throw create a cozy spot for movie nights.