Bathroom Vanity Ideas For Small BathroomsBathroom Vanity Ideas For Small Bathrooms

"Shabby chic" a relatively new phrase used to describe room designs is an obscure blend of neglect and style. It is one of the most difficult bathroom designs to create and it takes a bold decision to go for this bathroom style. It almost certainly achieves its full potential in a continental house either a French chateau or old Spanish villa.

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Bathroom Renovation IdeasBathroom Renovation Ideas

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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Small Living Room IdeasSmall Living Room Ideas

When coming with design ideas for your living room you just have to consider the brightness. A living room should be bright and have all the happy and bright colors visible. A bright room will not only attract members of the family but it will also provide a memorable experience for whoever pays you a visit. A bright room will set the tone and mood for anything taking place and you can also spice that up by adding some bright colored flowers curtains and furniture that will suit it. In your design ideas try as much to do away with dark and dull colors.

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Living Room RugsLiving Room Rugs

The sizes that are used for the living room are 4X6 feet and 6X9 feet. Larger living rooms should have more than one piece on the flooring. You can also use smaller ones to place by the fireplace preferably in front. In order to promote unity and harmony to the living room use similar colors and styles.

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Living Room LampsLiving Room Lamps

Most people start decorating their home with the living room. This is a room where family and friends gather to visit watch seasonal sports games or movies. With that in mind selecting the right furniture for easy care and comfort is very important. The starting point for your furniture selection is choosing the right couch.

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Living Room CurtainsLiving Room Curtains

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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Ikea Living RoomIkea Living Room

Matching the floor stain color is one of the most challenging phases of a project. If you've got original floors and plan to refinish just the kitchen – or are laying new wood floors to match the old for continuity – don't expect a perfect match. Many floors in old homes are made of old‐growth wood and flooring is manufactured differently now. The natural patina of an old floor also is nearly impossible to match. Companies offering reclaimed wood floors can make that matching process easier.

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Ikea Kitchen CartIkea Kitchen Cart

Dark counters in tones such as black or charcoal can appear very gothic in some situations and perfectly harmonious in others. If you have dark cabinetry dark floors or other rich and weighty finishes a dark countertop will fit right in. In this example you can see that the white counter is the one that pops compared with the island counter which almost blends into the deep wood drawer fronts. If you’re going for a dark‐on‐dark palette it helps to have lots of light sources natural or added (or both). This will keep the space feeling cozy and sophisticated instead of just cave‐like.

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Gray Kitchen CabinetsGray Kitchen Cabinets

Wood counters naturally also work well in spaces that already feature wood cabinets – that is if you’re a true wood lover and don’t mind it dominating the palette. Notice in several of these examples how wood only dresses the island counters. Wood in general is an excellent material to use for an accent counter (often on an island or a small "chopping zone" in butcher block) contrasting with nearby stone or solid‐surface counters in a pleasing way.

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