This next living room might just have the most stunning paint job I’ve ever seen. The Parisian apartment was designed by Ramy Fischler’s firm, RF Studio. They modernized this historical dwelling with an ombre white paint effect that you are sure to be amazed by. [from Paul Graves for AD Magazine via Yatzer]
Here’s where the fun begins! You can give your room a big personality with a liberal dose of color. There is a strong relationship between color and mood, so think about the personality you want your living room to convey, and choose your color from there. People are often afraid of bold colorful walls, but don’t be–if you don’t like it, there is an easy and inexpensive fix. You can even start off just painting one accent wall to make sure you love your color choice.
Selecting the right furniture and paint will only get you so far. Effectively arranging the space is equally important. An open feel is crucial. Survey the lines of the room. If there are visual or physical blocks that make the space difficult the navigate, address them. While it may not be possible to have large areas that are free of furniture, choosing narrow pieces can be a great option, especially if the furnishings are space-enhancing, such as the acrylic coffee tables below.
When we talk about black and white bedrooms, most readers tend to limit themselves strictly to these two colors. But that need not always be the case, as there are plenty of other colors in both dark and light shades that can create a similar monochromatic effect. Grey is one of the hottest new neutrals, and when used correctly, it can create the visual effect of a black and white bedroom. Darker shades of grey coupled with the right lighting can substitute for the traditional black. You can even tone down one of the two colors to craft a bedroom that is more to your liking.
When it comes to picking a color scheme for your bedroom, the options are indeed endless. Unlike in the case of the kitchen and the living room, the color scheme you choose for the bedroom must be a delicate balance between the invigorating and the relaxing. It is also the perfect place to express your true design style in an uninhibited fashion. While the chic black and white color palette is most popular with bathrooms, it is also a great choice for the modern bedroom. With neutral colors largely dominating the contemporary color scheme, a black and white bedroom looks both stylish and trendy.
Use paint to add those intricate extra touches to the boys’ bedroom–it’s details like these that make a room special and ‘one of a kind’. Creative wall painting and ingenious wall murals are a great way to usher in a theme and accentuate it with style and finesse. Paint those cabinets green and add a giant scoreboard mural on the wall to bring in a baseball theme. You can even use the colors of your child’s favorite football or basketball team to create an inspirational space that he will instantly fall in love with. It is all about being resourceful and imaginative!
Blue is a color that you simply cannot go wrong with when it comes to painting a boy’s bedroom. The various shades of blue fit in well with themes that range from the classic nautical style to the patriotic stars and stripes. You can use gentler hues of blue along with white to create a breezy coastal interior. Add a few corals and maybe a surfboard or two and you are all set with a boy’s bedroom that has a distinct look.
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!
Moreover, red, black and white is a classic color scheme that works with themes that range from the contemporary to the Asian! At times, you can cut back on the black and use red in abundance to create an entirely different atmosphere. This can be done by simply swapping out a few black lampshades and accent pillows with selections in red. But if you do wish to keep your bedroom predominantly black and white, then an overdose of red is not advisable.
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?