Published at Monday, September 18th 2017, 12:24:37 PM by Laurette Blondeau. Bedroom. Designing a room for a brother and a sister doesn't have to be challenging. In fact, it's probably the easiest challenge to overcome when planning a shared room. Your first step is to select an underlying color palette for the main elements of the room (walls, rug, furniture) that is gender neutral…and, if they're old enough to chime in, that each sibling gives the thumbs up. Color combos such as white and grey, turquoise and white or a mix of primary colors work well for both boys and girls.
Published at Wednesday, October 04th 2017, 02:33:03 AM by Aubine fontaine. Living Room. A room has a vertical dimension as well as a horizontal one. If your living room has a high ceiling, make the most of the extra space by decorating it in a manner that draws the eye upward. Floor-to-ceiling drapes are a stylish way to accomplish this goal. Another idea is to fill the vertical space with a menagerie of small to midsize artwork. This technique will make the room feel larger than it actually is, because it invites the eye to roam beyond the eye-level horizontal space that may feel confined.
Published at Friday, September 29th 2017, 20:43:31 PM by Laurette Blondeau. Bedroom. Most guests would rather spend their night tossing and turning than disturb their hosts by asking to adjust the temperature. That's why it's so important for guests to be able to make their room hotter or colder at will. To do this, focus on the type of bedding you provide. Choose sheets and blankets that create light, breathable layers. Then, keep a couple heavier covers on hand so guests can access them. Aside from textiles, be sure to include a fan for those who like the room to stay cool.
Published at Friday, September 29th 2017, 20:40:54 PM by Belda Leclerc. Bedroom. Most bedroom styles feature the bed by centering it on the wall. However, narrow floor plans and limited space call for deviation for this. To maximize the floor space, tuck your bed up against a wall or corner. The effect will create a sleep area that feels cozier. If it feels too much like a college dorm? Add a two headboard corner system to create a finished, designer look to a bedroom.
Published at Friday, September 29th 2017, 20:38:45 PM by Aubine fontaine. Kitchen. These three primary reasons to consider updating your kitchen, including efficiency, beauty, and investment all can and will streamline the way you and your family use the kitchen. The industrial kitchen below contrasts with the bright, light-colored kitchen above, but they are both beautiful and customized gathering places at the heart of the home. All aesthetics aside, the most practical reason to redo your kitchen is to increase efficiency. This may not be the most glamorous or exciting of reasons to commit to a kitchen remodel, but it is quite possibly one that you will appreciate the most while you live in your home.
Published at Friday, September 29th 2017, 20:36:18 PM by Laurette Blondeau. Bathroom. For even more storage space in your bathroom, consider adding a floating shelf over your vanity to hold your toothbrushes, hand lotion, makeup and other small items. Check out more space-saving products for your small bathroom here. Kohler's Persuade collection is designed for the urban and space-challenged home. The open shelf keeps this vanity ($730-$830, depending on sink color) from looking too boxy. It features two functional drawers, where you can quickly stash vanity-top clutter. The frosted-glass lower shelf is the perfect place for towels or a basket of other items.
Published at Friday, September 29th 2017, 20:33:40 PM by Belda Leclerc. Bedroom. If you're on a budget, the recycled headboard is often the coolest and least expensive headboard style. Grab some inspiration and take a trip to your local thrift store for supplies. When it comes to using wood, there are so many variations to try. To create a sleeker, contemporary headboard look, sand and slightly whitewash the wood slats so they don't feel rough, look dirty or too rustic in appearance. For extra design appeal, try offsetting your headboard for an asymmetric effect like the image below.
Published at Thursday, September 28th 2017, 14:14:43 PM by Aubine fontaine. Bedroom. A few triangles go a long way on these white walls. With an all black, white and wood color palette, this room remains youthful with cartoonish accent pieces. Where can we get a big cloud pillow for ourselves? This bedframe is a funky statement piece that says big girl without saying too big. A decal, a floral pillow, and touches of color make this kids room sweet and simple. A mix of geometric prints, a flying washi tape airplane, and a few knick-knacks turn this kids room into a space to dream and create.