High, exposed ceilings automatically make this 700-square-foot apartment seem much larger. HGTV fan rbaby separated the bedroom from the living room and dining area with a cubicle bookshelf. The look not only provides additional storage but gives the bedroom some privacy from the rest of the space. Tip: Spice up a small studio with a vibrant focal wall in red or orange.
White Modern Living Room that Opens to Outdoor Porch and Pool
The outdoors leap in -- and vice versa -- in this stunning midcentury modern home. Large glass doors slide aside to open an entire wall between the patio and living room. The white and neutral tones in the comfortably decorated room allow the colors of the lawn, shrubs and pool to be the vibrancy in the space.
Modern, White, Eat-in Kitchen with Expansive Counter Space and White Table and Chairs
Designing a room that's mostly or all white ensures you'll have a room that always feels streamlined and clutter-free. This modern eat-in kitchen features expansive counter space, hardwood floors and a cozy round kitchen table for four. The landscape just out the large sliding glass door brings nature and color into the room.
Modern Home White Hallway with Large Leaning Mirror and Hardwood Floors
This hallway off the master bedroom provides both a view into the large bathroom and a great sense of the owners' style. Modern and simple, the space boasts impactful elements such as the large, leaning mirror and the pale wood floors. A touch of turquoise in the bathroom brings a clean, fresh feel.
Modern White Dining Room with Long Glass Dining Table and Gray-toned Hardwood Floors
While modern and streamlined, this dining area still has a beach house feel, due to the large sliding glass doors that open up to the pool and expansive lawn just beyond. Clean-lined furniture and accessories allow the art in the room to pop with impact. White dishes and table linens never go out of style.
Home with a Pool, Lawn and Shrubs overlooking a City
The view from this home's backyard can't be beat. From the city in the distance to the perfectly manicured lawn and shrubs to the beautifully lit pool, it's a perfect spot for enjoying the beauty in life. Modern lounge chairs arranged symmetrically add to the grandeur of the area.
Modern White Bathroom with Floating Vanity, Large Picture Window and Soaking Tub
The floating vanity, white floors and walls and simple-lined soaking tub all lend to the expansive feeling in this modern bathroom. The highlight of the room -- a large picture window -- exposes a lush green lawn and trees in the distance.
Bathroom with Marble Shower, Marble Floors and Modern Accents
Ensconced in Carrera marble, this luxurious bathroom shower area feels fit for the finest spa. An elegant, modern chandelier makes this feel less like a bathroom and more like a living room, as does the old Hollywood-style chair bench. White cabinets and ceilings add to the expansive look of the space.
Black and White Modern Home with Lots of Natural Light
The homeowners wanted an open concept home with plenty of natural light, so designers created a space that left each room open to the next, creating a clear line of sight through all of the home's common spaces. For natural light, they took advantage of the existing windows and skylight by using a black and white color palette that would reflect the light from the outside, giving the space a natural glow.
Mod Kids Bathroom Features Bright Green Accessories
Stark white walls allow bright green accessories to really pop in this modern kids bathroom. A lime green faucet on the floating sink matches the green stools, while a darker shade of green is used for the bath towels.
White Modern Bathroom with Horizontal Beadboard and Mirrors
Turn beadboard on its side for a whole new bathroom look, says Ili Hidalgo-Nilsson, architect and designer with Terracotta Design Build in Atlanta. The horizontal lines of the beadboard can make a small room appear wider than a traditional vertical design. You can also use mirrors in multiple spots, to increase the glamour and spacious feel of a bathroom.
Modern Farmhouse with Gray Shiplap Walls and Freestanding Tub
Shiplap gives a fresh spin on a farmhouse-style bathroom, like this one by design firm Cloth & Kind. These walls use 1-by-8 primed spruce, but you can use almost any species, and the thinner the wood, the cheaper per board, says Tyler Davis, owner of Athens Building Co. To further trim costs, he suggests cutting thin ⅛-inch sheets of finished plywood into strips and hanging them on the wall. Although those transoms were added, he says you can purchase fixed sidelights or transoms from a builder surplus store, or better yet from an old house or charity thrift shop, and add hinges and a chain to make them operable.
Embrace shiplap, the wide wooden boards that have historically been used to construct barns and older homes and a design favorite of HGTV’s “Fixer Upper” stars Chip and Joanna Gaines. Allison Worley, senior designer at Atlanta's Haven Design Works, installed shiplap in her bathroom and painted it in Sherwin-Williams Agreeable Gray. Shiplap can be done as an accent wall or installed along the entire room. Haven Design Works owner Donna Mathis adds that putting shiplap or tile just behind a vanity mirror can change the whole look of a bathroom.
Origionally, the owners of this modern California home opted for a monochromatic grey facade. However, to show their personality and accent the double canted roof, they decided to add a pop of yellow at the front and sides. Board form concrete comprises the base of the structure, which is left exposed rather than painted.