This contemporary deck takes relaxing by the water to a higher level. When you're entertaining outside, you want to anticipate all of your guests' need for comfort. Provide soft seating options — including moveable pieces like ottomans for flexibility — extra pillows, throw blankets and tables for drinks and snacks.
Pros know one of the keys to beautiful and interesting neutral rooms is texture. Each design choice in this living room — furniture, fabrics, throw blankets, rugs, wall art, mantel and bookshelf accessories, plus plants and flowers — was selected for the texture it adds to the overall neutral theme.
Follow the lead of the pros when it comes to large furniture purchases: Choose a neutral fabric. This lets you to change the less expensive room elements like window treatments, rugs, side tables, throw blankets and pillows for a completely new seasonal look or whenever you're ready for a change.
A seating area by the dresser was created by pairing a gray accent chair with an arching floor lamp. A cozy tartan throw blanket on the chair adds warmth for chilly nights. Red banding on the room’s floor-to-ceiling drapes adds a nice pop of color to the space.
Forget plain old paintings and sketches -- the art in this teen's room is a unique combination of antique tennis racquets and an oversized metal initial. Rustic plaid linens are complemented with contemporary-inspired -- and matching -- striped pillow, throw blanket and window treatments. Antique record boxes serve as a storage space-packed bedside table.
Metal patio chairs and sofas provide ample seating on this formal stone patio. The client wanted outdoor living space for entertaining, and the fire pit is the exact feature they were looking for. A blue throw blanket and decorative pillow provide enhanced contrast against the beige and orange palette of the stone and furnishings.
A contemporary star light is centered in this kid's bedroom for a fun contemporary touch to the design. Matching twin beds feature textured frames and striped throw blankets over the blue comforters. The powder blue color creates a light look throughout the room, with the striped floor rug adding complimentary shades to the color palette.
Although the winter months are cold, it's nice to sit outside and enjoy the bright winter light on warmer days. Create a welcoming vibe in your outdoor dining area by dressing up chairs with throw blankets your guests can use to snuggle up and keep warm with over a cup of tea or coffee.
Light blue painted floor to ceiling beadboard mirroring the planked ceiling adds cottage style warmth to this transitional bedroom. A quilted bedspread and throw blanket carries the airy blue motif throughout the space. Small surprises like bright pillows, a plush shag area rug and traditional upholstered settee creates an inviting sitting area beneath geometric windows.
Deep navy blue curtains, throw pillows and a throw blanket add depth to the color scheme in this neutral bedroom. Patterned green pillows add extra color to the plain, white bed linens. The traditional bedside tables are framed in gold with a mirror top on the bottom shelf. A neutral tufted headboard blends with the walls adding subtle texture.
In this living space from designer Elizabeth P. Clarke, aream leather chair is accented with a red pillow in front of a glass hallway. Tips from the designer: Lighting is a fabulous way to create a focal point, and pillows or throw blankets on a sofa can transform a bland couch into a centerpiece of a room.
An upholstered bench at end of bed with a cozy throw blanket for chilly nights offers a spot to remove shoes. The bed includes light blue sheets, a wool-filled white cotton down comforter and a 100-percent cotton reversible black and white duvet cover set in a classic buffalo check that offers extra warmth and comfort.
There's a distressed quality to this coastal nightstand that adds a beautiful contrast to the bright, fresh surroundings. Coastal decorations add personality to the stand while keeping with the fresh and simple feel of the design. A white bed frame is covered with bright salmon linens and a turquoise throw blanket for pops of vivid color.
This spacious modern living room, with a second story view, is decorated in a neutral color scheme. A black sofa adds the largest contrast with smaller color accents on the throw blanket, neckroll pillow, and wall art. Metallic circle art adds shape to the decor, and a backless modern sofa with extending side tables is a unique piece perfect for the room.
A large tufted headboard with turned corners looks beautiful against the rich color of the orange accent wall in this transitional bedroom. Patterned bed covers are accented with polka dot yellow pillows and a yellow striped throw blanket. A leather bench caps the end of the bed and matches the bed side table and small table in the adjoining sitting space.
The DIY coffee table is made from a broken clock face transformed into a live edge table with hair pin legs. A white ship lap accent wall creates a white on white texture display with the unbleached macrame fiber art. A large leather sectional is decorated with a mix of patterned pillows and throw blankets. Wicker baskets provide decorative storage.
This outdoor living room has plenty of personality in it's colorful design featuring a wood burning fireplace, Spanish tile floor, and yellow walls. A red striped rug, yellow striped throw blanket, and red striped accent pillows add color and pattern to the space. The yellow walls display colorful scenic art and southwestern decor lit by the sun shining through above the wooden beams.
The dark gray of this sofa and the wall art above offers a contrast to the white walls while remaining neutral. The sofa itself is brightened by the wool throw blanket which adds texture as well as color. Meanwhile, the overall space is warmed by the addition of creative wood elements in the lamp stand as well as in the side tables and accessories.