The galley kitchens found in most homes are just replicas of the small but efficient cooking spaces found on military ships. The design of the kitchen entails a simple two-wall design and the space in-between just wide enough for a few steps backward or forward. Depending on how creative you choose to be, these small kitchens can actually be as stylish, if not more stylish, like several other larger kitchens.
Using pendant lights is all about getting the right balance between the various elements that one uses and the texture of different surfaces in the kitchen. A kitchen employs wide variety of surfaces, shelf designs and metallic tinges. This is something unique and exclusive to this part of the home. The right pendant lights are those that simply blend into the existing setting.
Breakfast is often cited as the most important meal of the day – and for good reason. It’s a jump-starter that provides the fuel you need to make it through your busy morning until it’s time for lunch. If you’re like most, you have just enough time to grab a granola bar or other similar food-on-the-go before heading out the door. However, by creating a cozy breakfast nook in your home you may be more apt to sit and savor your chosen breakfast meal each and every morning.
For many, a guest room is a luxury. To be able to offer company a space of their own is a true gift. Often a guest room will house one bed and serve another purpose in the home, such as an office. If you are fortunate to have an entire room devoted to housing out-of-towners, you can focus on making this interior a truly special one.
Attic bedrooms and stylish guestrooms are gaining prominence as home owners are trying to make use of every available inch of room. Loft beds, Murphy bed designs and wall units that store away all the mess help in creating sleeker and more organized bedrooms as well. The trend of adding a small work space to the bedroom is also encouraging designers to opt for more ergonomic solutions. Bedroom benches with in-built storage units and trundle beds make for great choices as well as they tuck away the unnecessary.
The many shades of blue give you great flexibility while choosing the paint shade, and you can even use it to create a classy teen bedroom that can easily double as an adult retreat. Blue is often combined with white and red, but it also goes well with other bright shades like orange and yellow. While blue boys’ bedrooms are pretty popular, think out of the box and improvise with accessories to design a truly unique space that reflects your child’s personality.
Our advice for decorating young girls’ bedrooms is that they need to be practical, yet cozy at the same time. Having a desk is not a bad idea considering that your teenage girl will do homework in her little crib. Also make sure there are plenty of cabinets or shelving systems where she can hang her stuff — there’s a saying that you can never have too much storage space, even if we’re talking about a girls’ room. And lighting is important as well, she’ll need plenty!
Don’t forget to have a little fun with the space. Below we see a room that features half-canopy coverings and pendant light fixtures over the bed. At the foot of the beds are plush benches. Need another reason to love this space? How about the textured wall coverings and tile-inspired rug?
Creating a contemporary and stylish small bedroom is not the hardest task. In essence, it is all about what you can take away and not what you can add to the room. Keeping things simple, uncomplicated and minimal, helps a great deal. Pick themes that vary from semi-minimalism to Scandinavian for rooms that are more pleasing. Avoiding the temptation to add too many layers of color and décor is the key to attaining the perfect look.
One of the best ways to add some color to your black and white bedroom is by allowing nature to take over visually. A large glass window or glass door not only offers unabated views of the rich, multicolored flora outside, but also lets them become a part of your bedroom. This way, nature takes over as your personal designer by adding diverse and ever-changing hues, each day of the year!