Living Room LampsLiving Room Lamps

Whilst maintaining themes throughout your space make sure that you do not add too many and also that there are not too many dominant pieces in any given space. By their very nature the quality of a natural wood finish can be very alluring and eye-catching so avoid using tons of this material everywhere.

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Living Room CurtainsLiving Room Curtains

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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Ikea Living RoomIkea Living Room

Double‐dreamy: a U‐shaped kitchen with an island and a peninsula! I'm taking a little creative liberty here again since I'm not sure where the stove is. But this looks like a great way to for your guests to be in the kitchen and out of the way at the same time. A sleek and modern U‐shaped kitchen with a creative twist: The peninsula is part island/part kitchen table.

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Ikea Kitchen CartIkea Kitchen Cart

Pure white countertops generally only available in manufactured materials such as Corian or Caesarstone bring a contemporary minimalist freshness that no natural stone can match. Luckily these materials resist stains well so they can stay a crisp white for years with just a little care. This stark look works well in contemporary spaces. As mentioned the severity of a true white can fight a traditional decor but in a modern space it feels appropriately crisp. It’s especially effective in small spaces such as compact condo kitchens paired with minimalist white cabinets to give the illusion of a bigger space.

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Gray Kitchen CabinetsGray Kitchen Cabinets

Organize inside. It may sound like a no‐brainer but often what makes a kitchen big or small organized is how we arrange the insides of our cupboards. Shelf and drawer dividers hooks racks and other storage devices are key to keeping order. Consider what works for you and go custom if you can. Are you a Mason jar and Tupperware kind of person? Do you prefer mugs on hooks shelves or in drawers? Storage is often about personal preference. Here the slim slots for chopping boards and placemats are a brilliant idea as is the slim pullout spice rack.

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Granite Kitchen CountertopsGranite Kitchen Countertops

Island. No matter how modestly sized an island can provide invaluable space for working serving and storing. I recently interviewed a designer who advised that we take the recommended dimensions and clearances with a grain of salt as they tend to work only for mansions and in Fantasyland. As long as you’re not bruising a hip every time you round the island you have enough space.

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Gourmet KitchenGourmet Kitchen

A wall‐mounted rack like this one keeps things orderly without swallowing too much space. Buy decent knives if you can afford it as they should last a lifetime. One advantage of a magnetic rack is that you can slowly build up your collection of knives buying one at a time rather than having to invest in one large block complete with knives which can be pricey. If you’re starting from scratch a bread knife paring knife and chef’s knife are essential.

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