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How To Create Elegant Interior Spaces In Your Home

Written by Realty Times Staff Posted On Friday, 30 May 2014 18:13

Elegant homes and spaces achieve a finer design aesthetic by combining traditional elements in conjunction with trendy, bold pieces. At times, it can appear challenging to create such a space free of both clutter and stuffiness. What design components are you partial to? What functionality will the room serve? Interior design enthusiasts have mastered this understated charm, and now it's your turn. Give yourself the room you've been dreaming of by incorporating these simple design tips into your next interior project.

The Living Room

If your home had a heart, the living room would be just that. This room is at the center of every home, and is generally the most used space in the house - making it a space of vast versatility. Whether you frequently host friends and family, holiday celebrations, or a monthly book club, making this space as elegant and functional as possible is easier than you think.

Color Schemes

When it comes to a living room space, neutral wall tones are preferred. Stick to creamy, lighter colors that enlarge the room and complement your furniture. If you're itching for that pop of color, opt for an accent wall -- generally the smallest wall (the one with the largest window space) -- and incorporate one of the season's trendiest hues. If you're feeling a bit more adventurous, give your wall some texture with removable wallpaper in your favorite pattern.

Furniture And Accessories

What's old is chic again. Don't be afraid to mix and match pieces, so long as there is color fluidity throughout the room. Instead of the tired L-shaped sofa, splurge on a couch with harsher lines or a funky color. Pair it with a couple of patterned armchairs or an oversized rug. Hang that vintage mirror your mother gifted and opt for fresh potted flowers. Finish the room with a color coordinated picture collageon a bare wall.

The Dining Room

Color Schemes

Give your dining room a warm, rich hue with traditional accents. Soft yellows or light, rich browns are both inviting and elegant. If your home is an open concept, perhaps you'll continue your living room color into the dining space. If so, don't be afraid to create a divide to make each space unique.

Furniture And Accessories

Set the stage with a large farmhouse style table, big enough to host your most popular events. Depending on your look, a glossy lacquer or rustic wood will combine style with functionality. Go for an upholstered chair set, sporting a floral design or a studded trim. Feel free to mix and match feminine and masculine here. Lastly, top it all off with a gorgeous chandelier that best fits your style, in crystal or even wrought iron.

The Master Bedroom

Color Schemes

Calming, soothing hues that encourage relaxation and sleep are ideal for a master suite. Stick to a more basic, traditional color palette for the bedroom, channeling blues, grays, taupes and golds. Incorporate bolder colors in your bedding via pillowsor an accent quilt.

Furniture And Accessories

Go for supreme elegance with a mahogany four poster bed, or a modern, velvet upholstered headboard. Couple your bed with matching nightstands and an antique armoire, adorned with mix-n-matched hardware. Hang sheer, sultry window coverings and vintage family photographs. If your space permits, give your room a small sitting area, or, if you're going for a more feminine aesthetic, an ornate vanity.

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