Inspiration And Cottage Elements Combine In Shabby Chic Decor
Shabby and chic may seem like a contraction in terms, but in the decorating world it's known as a unique style of design that's one part cottage, one part country and many parts individual inspiration.
Farmhouse Style Can Be Both Modern And Traditional
People don't have to live in farmhouses to appreciate the open, airy atmosphere and cottage-style decor that characterize this design style. They may find that combining some rustic elements and simplified country furnishings will give them the look of a farmhouse even if they live in the middle of a city.
Simple Decor May Bring Out A Home's True Character
Michigan homeowner Alli Michelle and her husband wanted to keep their home simple, but with a look that would stand out as unique among many houses in their neighborhood that tended to look alike. They wanted comfort without sacrificing style.
Large Living Rooms Don't Have To Be Stuffy To Have Classic Style
Achieving the right balance is particularly important in a large room. If there's too much space between furniture pieces, the room will have a chilly atmosphere. Push furnishings too close and the look may be too cluttered.
Think Outside The Box To Come Up With Unique Home Decor
Interior designer Melissa Alvarado Sierra once attached wallpaper in a patchwork print to a closet door. It not only tied into the colors elsewhere in the room, but created an instant focal point in an area that would otherwise fade into the background.