For the homeowner who likes to not take him/herself too seriously (and who wants visitors to feel the same sense of ease and acceptance), non-traditionally upholstered pieces in the living room work wonders. We love the colorful accents in this inviting space golden yellow, comforting cottage green, and plenty of white and wood elements
If you ve ever tried eating dinner at a coffee table, you know it really isn t possible unless you don t mind being hunched over so far your nose touches your knees. But a single person or even a pair of people doesn t need a massive dining room table to suit their needs on a daily basis. Take Amy s dining area: a round, skirted table that the team butted up against the wall space between the windows, a chair on either side. It can easily be pulled out from the wall to fit four in the event of a dinner party by just adding two folding chairs
Living room accents are so fun to play around with, largely because the living room tends to be the home’s main gathering, mingling space (perhaps tied in hang-out popularity with the kitchen). A life-sized statue of a beloved or interesting animal, for example, becomes the backbone of the space’s personality. Who wouldn’t want to sit comfortably in chartreuse-and-chrome club chairs and observe the great outdoors with such a statue? (Or should we say, “Whoo”?)
All in all, homeowners currently appear to be embracing evolving home trends and technologies focusing increasingly on the aesthetic impact of their spaces. Stay tuned. HomeAdvisor looks forward to tracking and reporting on whether the focus on an improved kitchen aesthetic continues through 2016.
The final element in good kitchen design is essentially aesthetic. Choosing the right colors, finishes, and textures is essential to creating a space in which people will enjoy living. Keep in mind that the fewer years you plan to live in the house, the more important it is for you to choose popular aesthetic options that will enhance the resale value when you sell your home.
Picture wall tile and you’re likely conjuring up images of bathrooms and showers. The reason is obvious: it makes for excellent waterproofing. While wall tile in other areas of the home is mostly decorative in nature, bathroom wall tile serves a functional purpose as well as an aesthetic one. That being the case, choosing the right materials and bathroom wall tile design is an important decision for any homeowner.
In a modern or contemporary setting, there’s sometimes a desire to keep the space as airy and as free of furniture as possible. In such cases, wall shelving units are a really good option. They can be custom-designed to perfectly fit the space and to have a configuration that complements the rest of the furniture pieces. Now that you have a general idea of the types of wall units to choose from, you can continue planning the rest of the details
In a neutral living room space, there tends to be a certain sense of order and predictability. Adding in a bit of color is often helpful for infusing the space with energy and fun, but if the color accents fall too far outside the realm of structured order, it can seem disharmonious. Hence, the practice of incorporating pops of color in somewhat predictable, pleasing ways symmetrical red throw pillows, for example
Most of us love built-ins, but sometimes it’s hard to think of anything but bookshelves when it comes to a built-in look. However, a chunky attached “side table” with an accompanying brass lamp are living room accents that give this loveseat an unabashed custom aesthetic. Beautiful!
Whether your first love is layering prints in front of the mirror on the mantel, or mixing eight throw pillows on the sofa, or stacking area rugs, layering is an excellent design choice for softening a space. Edges and lines don’t disappear (which is important in contemporary design), but they do blur a bit when layered. These nesting-type oval coffee tables have an excellent layering appeal and add depth (which usually = warmth) to this neutral monochromatic living room arrangement