In looking through some home design blogs, I have noticed a few things:
- You can keep the furniture and wall color fairly neutral, and punch it up with accessories such as pillows, floral touches, throws, and curtains.
- Don't get stuck on making everything a solid color. Integrate patterns, multiple patterns, as long as they keep a common color as the base.
- A colored chair can be a good choice rather than going crazy on the couch. You can always reupholster the chair.
- Add texture.
|Could this work in the center of our living room, as a smooth transition from the bar to the living area? http://www.loridennis.com/|
|Lots of pattern going on here, but all in the same color scheme, so it works. http://www.omniartedesign.com/|
|Hot chair! Don't forget about custom upholstery.|
|Go bright for the kitchen, and tie in colors.|
|Kind of plain, but notice the neutral couch, rug, and walls, but with one exciting accent wall.|
|What a cute idea for if kids have to share a room.|
|Our wedding pictures hanging on the walls sure would look nice in here!|
|With the bright white ceiling and lighting, the white cushioned chairs, and the light colored floor, the navy isn't bad!|
|I am feeling this. It seems very grown up, and somewhat formal, but still comfy (see fuzzy pillow on far left).|
|This looks golfy to me, but also looks just slightly countryhouse. http://www.hgtv.com/designed-to-sell/show/index.html|
|This classic and textural space allows for cozying up by the fireplace, regular social gatherings and everyday family time spent enjoying games, lively conversation and quiet reading. http://www.annlynnbest.com/|
|We could go with a super sized couch!|
|Like the candle chandelier, the custom patterned chair accents, and that they used dark rugs to separate the areas, without having to go w dark furniture. http://www.v-hdesign.com/|
|Wow! There is a lot going on here. The main thing that caught my eye was the four square images on the back wall. http://beasleyandhenley.com/ http://blog.beasleyandhenley.com/|
|This certainly looks cozy. http://www.kennethbrowndesign.com/|
|The chair pattern, design of the ottoman/bench, and the wall color and floor material all add to this feeling like a golf room. We do not have dark, rich floors, so I don't think this would work.|
|Amy - this is for you.|
|This is gorgeous! http://www.interiordesignpro.org/designideas/living-room/photo-4204|
|Just reminiscing now.|
|Yes, this is actually a bathroom.|