Are you trying to create a contemporary-style living space? It is tempting to think that contemporary interior designs are cold, dark, and overly minimal. But that’s far from the truth! You can create a contemporary-style living space that is comfy and inviting, and at the same time, well-illuminated and neat.
So, what are the crucial elements of a contemporary living space? Let’s dig into them one by one.
Have an open-plan layout
Airy, spacious, and multipurpose open-concept homes are increasingly becoming more popular among homeowners. That’s what contemporary design is all about.
Consider giving completely different personalities to different functional zones to create a bold contrast between them. For instance, match darker walls and wooden fixtures in the kitchen with a bright lounger in the living room to bring in lightness.
Looking to winterize your fall decor for the changing season? Here are a few tips to help you keep your personal style while adding some holiday cheer around the home!
We all love to cozy up during the winter months whether it’s in the living room, den or your own bedroom. A great way to transition different rooms from summer to fall to winter is to add some layers for each season it gets a little colder. Quilted blankets and fluffy pillows give the room a cozy look and are great for chilly nights. Plus there are tons of fun holiday pillows that can add color and cheer to the furniture.
Coronavirus impacted the world, throughout workplaces healthcare, recreational time and much more. Home design is another field that may be forever changed due to the pandemic. With many people spending more time at home, homeowners are shifting their idea of a dream home and its necessary features. Here are five designs that may become the new norm in a post COVID-19 home.
The Essential Home Office
As office workers adjusted to working remotely, the need for the home office became apparent. Before COVID-19 many saw the home office as a use for an extra space or bedroom, but not a necessity. Now with entire families having to share a home and workspace under one roof, it is important to have a space where meetings and important phone calls can take place away from distraction. Post Coronavirus homes will need to create a space that can either be in a separate room or a desk area in an already existing room, designed for privacy and efficiency.
If you’ve heard the term wabi-sabi, you probably aren’t sure what it is unless you’re interested in home design.
For those who don’t know, wabi-sabi is not a type of Japanese food even though it sounds remarkably similar to wasabi. It’s actually a Japanese term and a type of Japanese home design, which has become trendy in recent years – but what defines it from other design trends?
What is Wabi-Sabi?
Basically, “wabi-sabi” is a Japanese term that means finding beauty in imperfection, which has become inspiration for a type of interior design.
In English, “wabi” roughly translates to “rustic simplicity” or “understand elegance,” which is understood as being one with nature. “Sabi” translates to “taking pleasure in the imperfect,” which can be understood as accepting life as it is – imperfections and all.
So, you have little one on the way? This is always such an exciting time filled with a lot to do from baby showers to getting the house and family ready for a new member.
Sometimes among all of the busy schedules and preparations for a new baby, designing a nursery suddenly seems overwhelming. Not only do you have to buy furniture, such as a changing station, dresser and maybe a new crib, but you have to buy diapers, clothes, bed sheets and decor.
However, if you plan on giving the nursery a theme, it’s important to decide on your theme before buying anything for the nursery. If you know the theme you want in advance, it’s easier to design the nursery, because you’ll already know exactly what you’re looking for when it comes to furniture, color schemes, bed sheets, blankets and more.
To get you started on your nursery, here are five ideas to consider when deciding on a theme for your new baby’s beautiful room.
Have you just bought a house of your dreams? That’s great! Congratulations!
Now it’s time to think of how you can turn your empty house into a cozy home and what tools you need.
Let’s consider the first steps you should take when decorating rooms in your new home.
In with the new, out with the old
The very first step you should take is to get rid of all the things that you don’t need or no longer want. Forget about those dusty boxes filled with useless stuff. There is no place for them in your new house. If you didn’t use those things for months or years, you would never use them again.
If the item is broken – send it to the landfill. If the item is in “gently used” condition – sell it online or send it to a charity shop.
The internet is full of inspiration from recipes, date night outfits and home design. Whether you are looking to make small improvements, start a full-on renovation or just want some decor ideas to switch up the look of a space, Instagram can be a great resource for ideas and tips. Here are our top five Instagram accounts to follow if you are a homeowner looking for inspiration.
With over 16K followers, Sarah with the Ugly Duckling House is based in Atlanta and covers everything from everyday activities with her pups to home renovations and DIYs. This account is perfect for the homeowner that is looking to make their home unique with outdoor features they craft themselves or make their hosted events more impressive with stand-out table settings.
Whether you are refurbishing your home or moving to a new house, knowing how to get rid of large items in your house and unwanted furniture is a real challenge. A damaged car, unwanted furniture, and other large items in the house require a good process. In this list, we have indicated some tips that could help you get rid of old items to create space for newer decor in your house.
Making your perfect Pinterest board is easy… buying everything to transfer that board into your living room, not so easy. Doing a makeover of an old space or decorating a new home is fun and refreshing but can also be stressful trying to ensure your vision comes out the way you wanted without breaking the bank. Check out these tips on how you can decorate your home just the way you want on a budget you can afford.
1. Plan your budget
It’s hard to stay on budget if you don’t have one! Set a maximum amount you are comfortable paying and stick to it. Make a list of “must-have” items before you start shopping and plan the look you are going for. This will not only help you stay on track style wise but also within price range. You can also look online for budget items or to see what stores have the best deals and if they have any upcoming sales.
Moving in the winter can be tough, but coming home to an empty or show-ready house can make short, cold days and nights even harder. Enter hygge, a Danish principle that brings comfort and contentment as the essentials to create enjoyment during winter. Pronounced “hoo-ga,” it began as a lifestyle to help make Northern European winters more enjoyable, but has evolved into a style trend in recent years. There are some simple and easy ways it can add touches of it to your space without adding more stress to the sale and moving process.
Hygge is all about creating a feeling, atmosphere and ambiance of relaxation by surrounding yourself with cozy things and doing activities you love. Beyond being a winter mindset, it is quickly becoming a trend for both self-care and interior design for good reason, since it can lift your spirits while also incorporating gorgeous seasonal decor.
Even during the stressful process of selling a house or working to settle into a new one, hygge can still help make the winter days pass a little smoother!