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.
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.
A bright orange wall livens up this otherwise neutral contemporary living room. The space is filled with fun touches, including orange-striped throw pillows, a shaggy area rug and a rustic sliding barn door.
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.
An vintage sofa pairs beautifully with the modern look of the white chairs and black circular side tables. The square black coffee table ties in the black accents that contrast against the patterned, neutral wallpaper. Small pops of color appear from the paintings and the multi-color striped throw pillows.
This cozy porch offers comfortable seating on a beige outdoor sofa accented with striped throw pillows. A gorgeous stained wood set features an armchair, foot rest and end table. The striped pattern is repeated on the chair cushions.
This cozy living room features a brown leather sofa with striped throw pillows and a brown faux fur throw. Black wood panels enclose an inset fireplace, while a framed black and white photograph hangs above the sofa, adding an artistic touch to the space.
Neutral walls, a wood ceiling and a cement floor create a beautiful mixture of texture on this cozy back porch. A beige sofa is highlighted with striped throw pillows while a graphic rug blends beautifully and adds a soft touch of color.