Carefully placed touches of gold used in this living room — candleholders, fabrics, frames, furniture, dipped candles and bowls — instantly create a glamorous space. Incorporate a non-working fireplace into the sophisticated look by placing battery-operated lights behind plants like ferns.
White walls and floors set the perfect stage for playing with color in small amounts. Select a large abstract art piece as the starting point to set a welcoming table. Then, use a few of its colors for dishes, serving pieces, placemats, napkins, flowers and even paint on a chair or two.
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.
Let Mother Nature be your guide the next time you're setting the dining room table for guests. A large vase of tall, leafy branches, several floral arrangements in various sizes, colorful leaves as name-tag holders, plus apples and pumpkins combine for a gorgeous yet easy-to-achieve look for fall.
One of the easiest ways to add interest to your bedroom is with striped, floral and geometric bedding. Instead of plain choices, opt for coordinating but not matching sheets, blankets, duvet covers, bedspreads or quilts, and accent pillows to make your bed an interesting and inviting focal point.
The simplicity of Scandinavian design showcased in this living room is married with the desire for colorful accents on the focal wall. Sprinkling playful colors from the artwork around the bookshelves and painting the ends of the firewood keep the space from feeling cold and sterile.
When all the fixtures and main design choices in your bathroom are white and/or neutral, you can make changes easily. Get a completely new look through shower curtains, towels, bath mats and accessories without spending a lot of money or time.
The soft shades of blue, green and beige used throughout this living room blend seamlessly with the serene outside view. Your eye easily takes in both the interior design choices and the beauty beyond all the windows because they don't compete.
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.
Balance sophisticated living room furniture choices with lively patterns and colors all around. From the patterned curtains, lampshades, pillows and throws to carpet tiles and bright yellow cabinet, these mostly muted and repeated tones combine for an interesting space you can easily do at home.
Take your living room in a masculine direction through the power of pattern and color. Here, smoky grays, blues and black plus various designs in multiple scales warm up the white walls, floor and beige couch making the space perfect for a stylish bachelor pad.
An all-white dining room enables you to go in any direction. Here, a fall-themed decorating scheme that celebrates nature anchors the table and sideboard. Jewel-toned flowers and leaves, elevated pumpkins, apples, large plants plus colorful artwork and some painted chairs add life and interest.
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