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.”
The hanging wicker chair brings a charming outdoor-like element to the indoor design. A fur seat cushion throw adds a soft texture to the chair and compliments the white base of the room. A southwestern patterned rug adds a layer of color over the thick weaved rug below.
This modern, white living room features a blue sofa with animal print pillows and a fur throw, as well as metallic end tables with modern black table lamps, and modern art between two adjustable black sconce lights.
Rectangular holes in the wood headboard create a pattern on the white wall in this modern bedroom setup. A thick layer of pillows gives the short bed a sofa-like look to it, with green velvet pillows adding an accent color to the white and brown tones. An animal hide rug adds a little texture to the smooth hardwood floor.
This gorgeous green-and-white bathroom features two mirrors and a double vanity to make it easy for a pair of people to prepare for their day. Farmhouse-style fixtures light up the space, while a blue-and-white throw rug provides a bright contrast to the kelly green cabinets and accents.
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 gray accent wall acts as a backdrop for the subway tile shaped headboard design. White bed linens are decorated with a chevron throw blanket and pillows with a finishing sheen. Low nightstands have matching table lamps framing the bed and black and white car art mounted on the wall. A sliding glass door reveals a view to the balcony and lets in bright, natural light.
A black and white three-fold headboard and Buddha art canvas bring traditional asian flair to the contemporary feel of this bedroom. A mix of throw pillows features yellow, orange and purple tones with a sheen finish reflecting the natural light from the windows. Midcentury modern nightstands support warm-toned table lamps on both sides of the bed. A brown rug is angled across the floor to create an interesting line through the room.
A trio of stacked windows spread natural light into this contemporary living room. A brown tufted sofa is decorated with floral throw pillows adding beautiful pink hues to the neutral room. A shag rugs adds nice depth to the smooth surfaces of the round coffee table and white leather ottoman with matching chair.
Neutral sofas with a nailhead trim and simple, sleek wood tables give a timeless and stylish look to this living room. Red-brown tones in the area rug add a warmth to the neutral color palette in the room. Bold throw pillows in bright orange, charcoal gray and a yellow and gray pattern bring pops of color to finish the space.
The mood of this master bedroom is eclectic and exotic, with Moroccan-inspired influences like the shapes, patterns and rich jewel-toned palette. The silky custom rug is the anchor, pulling together the mix of colors and textures. Yoruba Tribal Chic Collection Rug in Quartz