Laurent Living Room, 2017-10-11 17:45:04. How to light your living room. Living rooms are multifunctional spaces, so they need lighting for all the different tasks they need to perform. First, you’ll need a general light source – a ceiling pendant light, for example – that will light the room at darker times of day when the household are milling about. Wall lights and table lamps will give a softer glow when it’s time to relax. An adjustable reading lamp next to a comfy chair will allow readers to focus on their book without dazzling the rest of the room.
Laurent Living Room, 2017-10-11 17:45:23. In a large open-plan space you also have the freedom to experiment with oversized designs, everything from statement furniture, wall art or a bold, large-scale design on soft furnishing fabrics or an eye-catching rug. Create zones for different activites so that an open-plan space works well. Furniture can be used to cleverly break up an area with pieces such as storage cabinets being used as a room divider.
Laurent Living Room, 2017-10-11 17:44:21. If your living room is your main TV room, it goes without saying that seating needs to be positioned to give a good view of the television, and that it isn’t so far away that viewers need to squint. Living rooms without a TV give you the freedom to choose a more aesthetically pleasing focal point, whether it’s a period fireplace, an ornate mirror or a statement coffee table. If you do have a TV but don’t want it on show when you’re not watching it, you can always hide it away behind the doors of an attractive TV cabinet.
Laurent Bathroom, 2017-08-17 08:16:31. Think within the box, unsure how to tile a sloping ceiling? Then try tiling halfway up the wall. It’ll save on tiles and make the space feel larger. Choose a dark neutral tile and paint the ceiling above it white to maximise brightness from roof lights.
Laurent Kitchen, 2017-08-18 05:34:45. Cream kitchen with wooden worktop and painted blackboard wall. For a café-style kitchen combine cream walls and cabinetry with an area decorated with blackboard paint - and never forget anything on your shopping list ever again! Keep the look light and cheerful with cream painted base units and a practical wooden worktop. Continue the warm wood tones with dining furniture, then add black and copper accessories as a finish touch.
Laurent Bathroom, 2017-08-17 08:16:41. Use the same tiles on the floor and walls, a clever trick to making a small bathroom look bigger is to use the same tiles on the walls and the floor. Not only does the natural stone in this family bathroom add a spa-style touch, but the continuous run of tiles creates a spacious feel, along with the wall-hung fixtures that save on floor area. If natural stone feels too neutral, you can easily pep it up with strong colour pops with your towels, storage and accessories – an on-budget way to add personality to your bathroom.
Laurent Kitchen, 2017-08-18 05:35:03. Make sure you include enough kitchen storage. It’s easy to underestimate how much kitchen storage you will need. Make a list of all your kitchen equipment – pots, pans, crockery, cutlery, appliances, linen, cleaning products – as well as anything else you may need to store in your kitchen, from food and drink to the ironing board and vacuum cleaner. Once you have your list, you can design storage solutions around it.
Laurent Kitchen, 2017-08-18 20:24:27. Geometric kitchen splashback, if you love the tradtional black-and-white floor tiles, but you want something a little different, try the monochrome look with wall tiles instead. Here, the splashback is made of ceramic tiles in a zig-zag pattern, which follows the shape of the shelf, too. Industrial-chic kitchen, if you’re designing a monochrome kitchen, but are worried the effect will be too harsh, try a few black accessories teamed with bright primary colours; it really works in a utility-style kitchen like this one.
Laurent Kitchen, 2017-08-18 05:34:40. Make sure you include enough kitchen storage. It’s easy to underestimate how much kitchen storage you will need. Make a list of all your kitchen equipment – pots, pans, crockery, cutlery, appliances, linen, cleaning products – as well as anything else you may need to store in your kitchen, from food and drink to the ironing board and vacuum cleaner. Once you have your list, you can design storage solutions around it.
Laurent Bathroom, 2017-08-18 20:24:41. Use those corners, smaller bathrooms can be a challenge when it comes to squeezing in all the features you need and want. Consider a corner bathtub if you’re short on square footage – you’ll gain an interesting feature as well as a practical bath. And if you can’t go wide, go deep, with steps leading up to the bath if necessary. Use the corner as a shelf to store bathroom necessities.
Laurent Bathroom, 2017-08-18 05:34:53. The owners couldn’t wait to get rid of the ugly shower curtain and replace it with a more solid-feeling glass panel. ‘Having a curtain flapping around was really annoying,’ they say. The pair also treated themselves to a fixed rainwater shower, which creates a spa-like experience and injects a bit of luxury into the space.
Laurent Kitchen, 2017-08-18 05:34:24. Neutral cream is also the perfect backdrop for accent colours. Add pops of colour to a cream kitchen with patterned blinds and seat cushions, pendant lighting and cookware. Take a browse through our gallery of beautiful decorating ideas and find a cream kitchen that’s the right fit for your home. If you like the neutral look, check out our round up of the best grey kitchens around.
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