There is absolutely no doubt that gray is indeed the hottest neutral shade currently making the rounds. and it has been the preferred choice of interior designers for the past year or two. With the trend is showing no signs of slowing, this summer might be the ideal time to add this relaxing and elegant shade to your living room, even as you plan ahead for fall and spring. While shades like white, black and silver are regularly used along with gray, why not give your home a different hue this season with some bright yellows?
The room below is traditional, but a clever combination of colorful accents and artistic flourishes make the space truly interesting. A pink striped rug, large botanical artwork and elephant side tables are three of the eye-catching selections that call attention to the decor itself, rather than the limited space.
Below you will find a review of tried and true design tips, as well as a couple of new pointers that will make you rethink the way you fill your space. Does this mean throwing out the pieces you have? Absolutely not. But when you adopt a space-saving mindset, you will make wise design decisions in areas such as living room layout, paint color, and decorative details. Not to mention, when it’s time to purchase new pieces, you will be more likely to choose furnishings that uphold your new-found commitment to making the most of the space you have.
One of the easiest items to re-purpose into a dining table (or anything for that matter!) is a shipping pallet. Our first DIY dining table by ScrapHacker was built by adding a few boards over the top of the sipping pallet for a smooth tabletop and attaching some IKEA legs. With a fresh coat of white paint, this awesome DIY dining table looks good enough to eat… on.
We start by reinforcing a favorite decorating mantra: there is power in numbers. In fact, we recently made this point in our Decoist article on displaying collections with style. Below we see a group of vases atop the Draught Dining Table from CB2:
Yes, the idea is to design a fun bathroom. But it is also to ensure that it is still a safe space for your kids and that none of them end up injuring themselves just because you did not plan for certain situations well ahead. Beautiful mirrors, cool customized accessories with your kid’s name on them, a fun work of framed art maybe painted by them can all help in creating an individual look without having to turn the entire bathroom inside out.
Many people’s lives revolve around food, entertaining, and sitting down to a wonderful nightly family dinner. So why should your dining table, the hub of your home, be anything less than amazing? While purchasing or upgrading your dining table can get very pricey in the store, there are so many amazing DIY ideas out there for stylish, inexpensive and unique dining tables. So without further ado, here are 11 DIY dining tables that will have you dining in style!
Wondering what to put at the center of it all? Deciding on a centerpiece for the dining room table can be a bit daunting… How do pick a scene stealer for a piece of furniture, or in some cases, an entire room? Believe it or not, the more we investigated this very question, the more it became clear that sometimes less is more.
Opt for a gender neutral design. If your powder room is screaming with pink frills or plastered in photos of centerfolds, you’re definitely alienating many of your guests. (Not to mention, those are both hideous choices for any sort of décor!) Instead, choose colors and designs that cater to a wider range of tastes – such as earth tones.
The black and white color scheme makes everything look a lot more striking, beautiful, sleek and refined. This is one of the reasons why it is preferred by those looking to add a luxurious vibe to their bathroom. A balance between the black and white tones is essential in creating this perfect look. Too much black can bring in a sense of dullness when not done right. Apart from a balanced use of the darker tones, lighting plays a key role in truly making the black and white bathroom spectacular.