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 bedroom; one of the most sacred rooms of the house and one of the rooms where we spend the most time (even if it's to merely sleep). It can also be one of the few room where you can design and decorate it to meet your particular tastes, and not have to worry what Tom, Dick and Harry thinks, as they'll never see it. For couples, there needs to be a balance, a juggling act, sacrificing personal extremes and coming to an agreement on a design that works for both.
Black and white interiors are impossible to ignore. They're bold, versatile, and perhaps most importantly, they always allow the interesting architectural elements and fixtures to stand at center stage. This post covers 40 amazing kitchens that use greyscale to their best advantage. Here you'll see a range of texture and decor options that take their minimalistic palettes to the next level – and there are plenty of great furniture and lighting ideas to consider too. If you love the look but don't think you're ready to remodel your kitchen, consider checking out our many black and white bedroom designs too.
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.
Because dark colors can make a room feel more closed in than welcoming, they only work in a living room like this that has plenty of natural light. The contrast in the wood flooring helps, too. For a creative answer to the standard sofa, this urban living room uses upholstered platforms and movable pillows that allow whoever is sitting to create their own comfortable posture on the platforms or the floor. On the other end of the spectrum we have this light wood and white living room. It's on the small side but plenty big for a cozy night at home.
When you visit someone's home, one of the first place you will usually be welcomed is the living room. The modern day equivalent of a drawing room, these spaces are set up for conversation, connection, and entertainment. Each living room in this post creates a welcoming atmosphere with plenty of comfortable seating, vibrant colors, and elegant, modern style. They are the type of place you would be glad to show off and just as glad to be welcomed into.
An elevated platform puts this stunning marble tub on display while large windows fold open for the truly indulgent experience of bathing in the open ocean. Wood paneling surrounding the bath are another important element that set the bath area apart from the rest of the bedroom in this ensuite design. Double sinks nestled into a marble countertop that matches the marble tub are a simple luxurious feature. And what better way to relax after a decadent bath than to dry off in the setting sun on this private deck.
Industrial is the word to describe this living space, backgrounded by black. A large winding ventilator fan and SMEG fridge block give white, while the majority converts to black. A simplistic look makes a black kitchen a winner. Clean black panels pop out beside a wooden knife holder and potted plant.
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.
Almost all-resplendent in black, a few minor elements shine in chrome and wood. Textures do the talking in a matte table under, granite bench and black wood-panelled walls. Edging closer towards the wooden, this black beauty incorporates white in a speckled floor, white wall and central bench. Rounded black lamps hover over an all-black segment. A monochromatic piece ties it all together.