Today's teenagers are design-conscious and up to date on the latest trends. But they're torn between childhood and adulthood. Most teens have beloved toys they're not ready to give up, but look for a room that's older and more sophisticated than their childhood room.
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.
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.
Bedrooms are a retreat from the world that should be a place where you can feel at ease after a long day. Outfitting your room in soothing colors is a good way to help your bedroom become a tranquil sleeping space. Start by focusing on high impact areas, like the walls and floor space. Using calming greens, beiges or misty blues works well in areas like these because they create a peaceful, serene feeling that will help you feel more relaxed. Keep your bedding colors simple and avoid any bright colors or patterns that might hamper your sleep. Instead, add in tactile luxuries, like fur throws or sumptuous woolen blankets to add texture to the room.
The tricky thing about living room design is that it needs to suit all your own personal quirks while also being welcoming to friends and family. In the modern trend of open floor plans, the living room also has to mesh well with the surrounding rooms while still managing to set itself apart. Overall, living room is much more than a sofa and a television: it's a place where you should feel safe and happy. Where a nap is easy and sometimes getting up is a little hard. Each of these 20 living rooms has its own distinct personality, but all manage to create an amazing space where anyone would be lucky to kick up her feet and spend a few hours.
The molding on the walls in this design marries the classic with the contemporary. This new kitchen is given a rustic feel with whitewashed wood and mismatched floor panels. This design uses an uneven ceiling to its advantage, creating interest with handing light fixtures and angular skylights. Look no further than this kitchen for some inspired overhead lighting ideas.
Copper wall paneling gives this kitchen a bit of a design edge. Yellow Eames-inspired chairs are the ultimate pop of color in this otherwise neutral design. Stainless steel fixtures are all the shine this kitchen needs for its luxurious aura. Black and wood as used here are entirely minimalist, with every kitchen item hidden carefully away in recessed cabinets.
Here's another kitchen that uses wood, this time as a point of warmth among an otherwise cool-toned white and black theme. The inset lighting above the range matches well. White geometric patterns catch the eye immediately! The shadows between each panel compliment the black breakfast bar, grey chairs, and black backsplash.
Black-on-black kitchens look gorgeous as well! This one uses different textures for contrast and depth. Nearby, a green rug and a wild vertical garden bring color to this dark and sophisticated style. Wood isn't limited to classic style kitchens. Here, muted tones contribute a natural aesthetic without breaking away from the greyscale color theme used throughout.
There are many things about Italian culture that are attractive. From the leisurely lunches to the free flowing wine to a storied tradition of art and music. But perhaps what is most enviable about the Italian ethos is the dedication to cooking and food. These modern kitchens, from SCIC, updated for modern needs, put this on full display with plenty of counter space, welcoming seating areas, and beautiful spaces that make you yearn to start a meal from scratch.