Bathroom Vanity Ideas For Small BathroomsBathroom Vanity Ideas For Small Bathrooms

Creating a floor plan to scale with just the walls doors and any windows shown and then placing different fixtures that have been scaled appropriately in various locations is a big help in finding the perfect design to fit your needs in the space allowed and can even be a lot of fun.

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Mediterranean BathroomMediterranean Bathroom

As with the country and traditional bathrooms cast iron baths are a must. Either a roll-top or slipper bath will do and although you don't want holes or rust the more dilapidated it looks the better. Even consider running sandpaper over the paint work and claw feet. It's always worth looking out for old fittings at antique shops and car boot sales.

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Beautiful BathroomBeautiful Bathroom

A very functional design can be incorporated for bathrooms as small as 5' X 8' in dimension. Sacrificing a large closet or partitioning off a small area of a larger room will provide the area needed. The first tip should be taking into account the location of electrical outlets and water sources. If these vital utilities do not already exist the key components of the room which are the toilet sink and tub or shower should be roughly sketched into the floor plan to allow proper placement of these utilities. The second factor will be the entrance door placement as this will determine the layout of the bathroom. If the door is located in the center of the room the toilet and sink will usually be placed on one side of the room with the tub or shower on the other side.

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Tabletop Fireplace For Living RoomTabletop Fireplace For Living Room

Lighting is vital in any room and the living room is no exception. To match your contemporary design style you need to look at light fixtures in terms of both style and type. The majority of living rooms can work with a table lamp combined with recessed lighting. When you will be incorporating a contemporary style take a look at a chrome ceiling fixture with recessed lighting but steer clear of anything which is scrolly or fancy.

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Built In Fireplace For Living RoomBuilt In Fireplace For Living Room

This is not to say that all items need to be made in the same period have the same texture or be of the same color but instead that you should stick with a few themes and make sure that one or two are reflected in each and every piece of furniture that you have in your living room.

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Wall Mounted Fireplace For Living RoomWall Mounted Fireplace For Living Room

The main way to make sure that your furniture works well together is to ensure that there is a common 'theme' running through each and every item that is in a particular space. The theme can be color texture style period of construction or something entirely different.

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Free Standing Fireplace For Living RoomFree Standing Fireplace For Living Room

Choose a focal point. Choosing a focal point in your living room space is important as you want to accentuate the best features of the room. A window is a great feature in any living room space both for the view it may have and also the light that it lets in. If this is your focal point arrange the furniture near by and make sure both you and your guests can enjoy the view/sunlight. Other focal points in the room include an entertainment unit or a fireplace. These areas in the room should be accentuated as well.

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Living Room Color IdeasLiving Room Color Ideas

Regardless of the benefits of buying living room furniture sets many people do like to add a little creativity to their interior designs and rightfully so. This can be done using a living room furniture set as a basis for adding other items into or instead simply starting from just one item of furniture that is a favorite of the home owner.

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Oval Dining TableOval Dining Table

Modern. While wood may be the most common material for tables and chairs there are other options for the non-traditionalist. A metal table can lend a modern and minimalist style to any setting especially when coupled with a more casual seating arrangement such as benches and stools. If you prefer a modern look but without the metal a glass tabletop can be found to fit any sized area. To complete the look clear plastic chairs are available in a number of styles. Along with the sleek style glass and plastic also make cleaning up a breeze.

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Upholstered Dining ChairsUpholstered Dining Chairs

Elevate the Elegance. When you think of a modern style dining room think of it in terms of a woman's favorite little black dress. A simple black dress can be elevated in elegance with the addition of some shimmering silver or sparkling diamonds. You can create an atmosphere of grandeur in a modern designed dining room with the addition of some shimmering lights and sparkling accessories. Pendant lights work well in a dining room. They can be placed throughout the room to highlight areas of interest. They can also provide the perfect amount of light above the dining room table. The reflection of the light on the glass table top makes the surface sparkle like diamonds. A large silver mirror placed on an accent wall will add a shimmering affect to the entire room.

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