There's nothing quite as refreshing as a good shower, whether you're after an early morning wakeup, a midday rejuvenation, or a hot blast to relax the muscles after a long tiring day; standing under that strong stream of droplets just takes some beating. So with that in mind, don't our beloved shower rooms deserve an extra special piece of our attention? Of course they do. Forget about the standard meager sized shower heads that dribble out an apologetic and spluttering jet, and the bog-standard off-the-rack cubicles that imprison you in their boring surrounds. We are talking about the world of wonderful waterfall shower heads that drench us in a soothing downpour, open plan settings that are inspired by nature, and just plain gorgeous shower room designs.
Your bedroom should be a place to relax and unwind. And while your master bedroom's design can have a major effect on resale value, it's also a space that is primarily for you so it's important that you create a space that you'll love.
A teen will most appreciate an approach to their room as their mini, self-contained apartment where they can spend most of their time comfortably. Regardless of size, a teen's bedroom needs to be versatile enough for them to spread out and get homework done, hang with friends, lounge and sleep, all while reflecting their personality.
Decide on your room style first: modern, minimalist, retro, mid-century or beach. Neutral beige shades will become a perfect soothing backdrop for almost any kind of room. If you are looking for a moody ambience, opt for rich brown shades or dark brown. Brown shades are more often used for walls, floors and furniture, while blue can be added as accents. Coastal-inspired rooms look amazing with brown and blue, opt for rich blue shades and calm brown ones, beige or other neutrals.
A clean and stylish kitchen can be more than a status symbol. When you have a beautiful space like the kitchens featured here, it can provide that extra encouragement you need to prepare a beautiful meal for family and friends. The more you cook and create, the happier and healthier you are. These black, white and wood kitchens could be just the inspiration you need to make a change in your life, too.
It can be tedious to keep checking your phone for the time. In this living room, that won't be an issue. A calming beige and brown complement natural wood paneling on the walls and floors in this sweet and simple living room. Natural sunlight plus a white color scheme keep this lofty living room so open you might feel like you're literally on a cloud.
The beautiful dandelion example below, to me, speaks something about me and my life. It is more than a nice looking picture; and this is what to aim for within this trend, which will be a popular one for 2014.
Sometimes choosing a theme for a room can be the best inspiration for getting it to feel exactly how you'd like it. For bedrooms, one great theme is going with a country vibe that will make you forget the bustle of life outside the bedroom door. Keep the walls sunny and bright by choosing a pale yellow paint color and decorate with landscape photographs and light wooden furniture. Use antique touches, like a delicate chandelier and curvy nightstands to make sure the room doesn't feel too old-fashioned or frumpy.
Your shower can be doorless, especially if you’ve take a whole room for that. If there's enough space and boundaries, it's easier to relax, and you can make a spa cladding the floors or walls with natural wood or stone. Marble is another luxurious alternative that has a timeless look and is perfect for showers. Add potted greenery or flowers, pebbles for a luxurious feel.
Make a mirror wall in the sink area for a gorgeous statement and comfortable using. It may be a limitless sleek mirror all over or big pieces covering the whole wall. Such a piece will fit lots of bathroom styles: modern, minimalist, rustic, industrial, refined and so on, and the touches of your style will be expressed in your tiles, finishes, lamps and counters. To achieve a maximal effect choose a small or very thin counter, which will interrupt this amazing mirror wall just for a little. One more great idea is to enlighten up the mirror with some lights on the sides, or just to attach some lamps right to the mirror.