Published at Saturday, October 07th 2017, 06:54:16 AM by Laurette Blondeau. Bathroom. Neutral shades are a popular pick for bathrooms, but that shouldn't mean that adding color is totally off limits. In such a small space, color might seem risky — but it's just the opposite. On a small scale it's easy to go bold without going overboard. Practically speaking, paint is the simplest and most affordable way to add a large punch of color to a space. We recommend selecting the shade you want first and then building the rest of the room's color scheme around it.
Published at Friday, October 06th 2017, 13:29:01 PM by Laurette Blondeau. Decorating Ideas. Don't forget that natural materials also count as neutrals. If you're lucky enough to live in a home with brick walls or exposed duct work, those should absolutely take center stage. Even if not, you could also consider incorporating a variety of wood, stone and metal pieces into your design.
Published at Friday, October 06th 2017, 13:25:49 PM by Belda Leclerc. Bedroom. Sometimes, white bedding is just one element of an all white design. If that look is your goal, the key to success is remembering that not all whites are created equal. Be sure to mix in a variety of patterns, textures, materials and shades to help keep the space visually interesting. Other times, white linens are used to provide contrast from the rest of the room. If that's what you're going for, aim to make your bedding pop as dramatically as possible. Use a monochromatic color palette to achieve a classic aesthetic or try setting your white textiles against a variety of natural materials for a more modern take.
Published at Thursday, October 05th 2017, 07:56:42 AM by Aubine fontaine. Decorating Ideas. If you're a regular reader of Freshome, this pick probably won't be all that surprising. Faux finishes already got a shout out in one of our earlier roundups. However, out of all the faux options on the market — from marble to metallics — faux-wooden tiles are a clear front-runner. It's not hard to see why. While true wooden floors are an aspiration for many, their price can often keep them out of reach. This manufactured version is more durable and offers a nearly identical aesthetic for a fraction of the cost. Additionally, since these designs are printed, there is more freedom to cater to individual tastes.
Published at Thursday, October 05th 2017, 07:52:34 AM by Laurette Blondeau. Bathroom. Mid-century American bathrooms were in love with pattern and color. The 1940s saw suburbs filled with bubblegum-pink bathroom floors, mint-green countertops, and even tubs, toilets and sinks in vibrant colors. The bold bathroom trend lasted into the 1970s — and many older homes have the avocado tiles to prove it.
Published at Thursday, October 05th 2017, 07:48:57 AM by Belda Leclerc. Bathroom. Either way, determine how to make the most of your space. We've covered everything from small bathroom ideas that focus on function to making the most of your budget by changing small things like paint color or upgrading in phases. Whether you're looking for master bathroom ideas or guest bathroom ideas, we've assembled our top bathroom design tips and advice to help you create your dream room on any budget.
Published at Wednesday, October 04th 2017, 02:42:52 AM by Aubine fontaine. Bathroom. If a monochromatic look seems a little too intense for your home, there's an easy way to brighten up the space while adding more visual interest: Just add natural materials such as wood, stone or metal. Choose one or incorporate a variety. While these three may be the most common, other natural elements can also help round out your bathroom design. Try to let as much natural light into the room as possible; if you have control over the home's layout, consider making the bathroom a room with a view. On a smaller scale, try incorporating greenery into the space.
Published at Wednesday, October 04th 2017, 02:39:34 AM by Laurette Blondeau. Bedroom. If you have the space, float a dresser, cabinet or desk in the room with enough space to open the drawers on one side and with the back of the furniture piece as your headboard. The best part is that you can sit lamps or other objects on the dresser to shine over you when reading in bed. If your dresser back is unfinished, paint it or line it with wallpaper. Add a soft touch of texture to your bedroom by hanging a rug on the wall as a headboard alternative. A standard 5×8 rug is wide enough to match a queen size, 60” wide mattress. An Indian dhurrie-style rug (shown above) is the easiest type of rug to work with, since it's lightweight and thin.