Not everyone is in the position of tossing out the old to make way for the new (or DIYed). If you're stuck with a couch that doesn't exactly excite you (whether because it came with your partner or you don't have the funds to replace), consider a quick fix, instead: Disguise it with one of these ideas.
Sure, curtains are one more opportunity to add color, pattern and interest to a room, but for a chic, elegant look consider curtains in the same color (or one shade lighter or darker) as the surrounding walls. It shows design confidence: I could jazz this place up with contrasting curtains, but everything else is so fabulous I don't need to. Below are more beautiful examples:
If you've got a coffee table with a low shelf, you might already have tucked some stylish or useful items under the main surface for storage. But don't neglect this spot for stuff if your coffee table is shelf-less! This little spot of floor space might be small, but it's not insubstantial. Here are some inspiring photos of folks using this space right!
Vignettes aren't exactly rocket science, but they are a vital element to rooms that are sophisticated and good-looking. If you still haven't felt like you've mastered the making of one or are just looking for fool-proof ideas you can use in your next one, check out these three arrangements for vignettes that always look great.
You know that confidence is key when you're getting dressed in the morning or giving a work presentation, so why do so many people lack confidence in the choices they've made in their homes? The next time someone admires your decor, try this.
We'd bet that everyone has a couple of design elements they fantasize about in their future dream house. Like a brick wall full of texture. Or an envious art collection that rivals a museum. A claw foot tub for sinking into every evening. If your current home doesn't have one of these dreamy design elements, here's how to go about faking the feel.
What you read every day is less about art and more like a mantra, so let's take a look at the sayings these readers have chosen to display in their homes. They're funny, sweet, poetic, quirky, encouraging, random and most of all, just fun.
Nothing fills a home with personality quite like artwork, and who knows your personality better than you? Making your own typographic wall art is easy. Step 1: Start with a great font. We put together a collection of fonts with tons of natural personality; you don't need to be a designer to bring these typefaces to life— just type, print and frame. We've separated them out by decorating style, so everyone can find something they like.