Bathrooms lend themselves to personalization due to the function they serve. A bathroom should be a place where an individual, alone and at rest, feels completely comfortable, content and calm, no matter what image the greater space endeavors to project. Here are the ones that caught our attention lately.
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.
Steel and chrome feature in this darker space. Matched by an almost-black art piece at its entrance, only a wooden dining table and chrome swaying lights break the tone. A bit of curve rounds out hard edges. This wave-design bench leads up to an orange-hued enclave in this black-and-silver interior.
We know the psychological effect and mental state a room can put one into; the colors, feel and energy which it emits. It just so happens the bedroom is the first environment we are subjected to when our eyes open and it's also the last image which we have when falling asleep. A few of us here are interested in psychology and we believe a healthy way to start the day is to wake up in a bedroom environment which stimulates positive mental energy, which is the perfect springboard to Carpe Diem the day with true passion and gusto.
Decorating with grey is a clear thing as this color is good for everything: walls, ceilings, floors, furniture, upholstery and accessories, just vary the shades to get what you like. If you want something airy and neutral, choose dove grey, if not – charcoal grey is right what you need. Black will also look good and contrasting with grey and yellow; if you want a lighter look and airy feel, add white or cream. As for yellow, this color is more difficult to use it right and not to get a tasteless result or not to make your living room too bold. If you already have a gray living room, you can add just some yellow accents that can be changed for other when you are tired of them: a console table, a couple of frames, a mantel, pillows and throws. You can also add some bold yellow artworks and stools or ottomans to enliven the room.
Finding the right pillow — as well as sleeping on the wrong one — can be a real pain in the neck. Ironically, choosing your perfect pillow can force you to sacrifice precious sleep as you peruse the far reaches of the internet in the night in search of the right one (we've all been there).
The star of your bedroom may be the bed, but don't count out nightstands as an essential part of the room. A bedroom without a bedside table means that things like your clock, smartphone, books and lamps are without a home.
A simple breakfast bar is a must for a kitchen that wants to double as a gathering place. Natural wood all around gives this kitchen a bit of a rustic bent. The hexagonal shelving are a little bit playful but still functional. When a dining table is attached to a kitchen countertop, two rooms can take up the space of one.
A glowing white kitchen can feel a bit too sterile so U6 Studio has brought in some light colored wood to warm things up in this open kitchen design. Creative overhead lighting in this kitchen from Delta Tracing gives the room a very mod feel. Not all bachelor's have space for a fully equipped gourmet kitchen, so this sleek design makes efficient and beautiful use of every square inch.
We all need a little industrial chic in our lives. The tray top is removable for when you crave breakfast in bed. The table, available in an antique bronze or brass finish, works well as a nightstand for a small space because it can be folded up and stored when not needed.