A bookshelf can look cluttered. If you don’t need to access its contents on a regular basis, hang a large piece of art from the shelves, as shown in the next space designed by John Dransfield and Geoffrey Ross. Not only is this technique a great way to maximize limited wall space, it stylishly hides the shelf’s contents. In fact, try placing paperwork or other unsightly items behind the canvas!
Our next DIY table isn’t exactly for beginners. If you are feeling ambitious, try this incredible DIY dining table by DIY-My-Homes, made with plywood, time, and a whole lot of patience! Seriously, have you ever seen something so beautiful in your life?! Oh wait, here’s another one of their tables that is equally as breathtaking.
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.
If variety is the name of your game, try grouping flowers of the same color family. Below, a collection of yellow flowers creates a monochromatic bundle. Not to mention, rather than resting in a traditional vertical display, these dahlias, daffodils and billy balls are placed in a leaning arrangement for an element of intrigue.
Pendant lighting is an interesting and fun way to add a bit of color in the kitchen. Since most contemporary kitchens prefer a minimalistic and highly ergonomic design, they can at times appear too sterile. A dash of vivid color in the form of exceptional pendant lights that sport an inimitable design can break the monotony. They also offer some flowing curves in a kitchen that otherwise sports only ‘clean and well defined’ lines.
Style is often about illusion. What appears to be the truth is often more important than what really is and perception makes a huge difference. This is as true for design of small spaces as it is for Hollywood! Creating ample leg room by using furnishings that occupy the vertical space is a wonderful way to free up the square footage. The walls of a small bedroom cannot look cluttered. Yet, they must be used to the hilt. From floating bedside tables to ergonomic shelves, every smart addition gives the room a huge facelift.
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:
This particular design idea is for you if you have some eye-catching dinnerware and china you wish to display. With the cabinets lined up on one side of the wall and the microwave creatively housed beneath two of the cabinets, storage space might not really be at its premium in this tiny galley kitchen. With the open shelving to the right, you can add more allure to this tiny space with the amazing display of your expensive dinnerware and china.
Another DIY pallet dining table worth drooling over is this one, made by A Beautiful Mess! Crafted by cutting the pallet slats to a uniform size, attaching them to a piece of plywood, and adding some super attractive hairpin legs, this table radiates an amazing vintage, rustic vibe!
When it comes to centerpieces, many design enthusiasts enjoy switching out arrangements with each new season. For example, why not go tropical for the upcoming summer months? With an abundance of amazing centerpiece ideas to choose from, affordable and eye-catching options are at the ready. Take a chance on a new design, and enjoy the fruits of your labor!