Black Living Room FurnitureBlack Living Room Furniture

Lighting is also something to bear in mind when designing your room. The lighting can be from fluorescent bulbs or you can have enough windows to allow more light.

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Living Room LampsLiving Room Lamps

Arranging your furniture. Arranging your furniture can be difficult but it doesn't have to be if you follow these simple rules: Firstly never block a window or doorway and make sure all pathways around the room are clear. Secondly put your side table or coffee table near the seating area. Thirdly within a conversational area make sure that the seats are no more than three to four feet apart.

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Living Room CurtainsLiving Room Curtains

Putting together a successful contemporary look in your living room can be as minor as just buying new decorative accessories or as involved as replacing everything. So no matter what your budget you can get a sleek contemporary look that will thrill the whole family!

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Ikea Living RoomIkea Living Room

Copper Kitchen Counters. It certainly isn't common but a copper countertop is surprisingly easy to clean and maintain. However it's not for perfectionists – since it's a "living" surface it reacts to different substances creating a blend of matte reds browns and greens. But for those who love the look the minimum $100‐per‐square‐foot cost is worth it.

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Ikea Kitchen CartIkea Kitchen Cart

The layering and mixing of finishes in this kitchen give it an old‐world charm. Note the glazed blue‐gray island and its relationship to the pendant above. The choices for a mahogany‐tone wood countertop dark trim around the windows and a custom hood surround in particular were all made during the process of designing this kitchen and impact the overall finished look and style.

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Gray Kitchen CabinetsGray Kitchen Cabinets

The U‐shaped kitchen lends itself to high‐efficiency cooking: You can often pivot on one toe as you spin around from refrigerator to sink to stove. A good friend and accomplished cook swears by this kitchen layout. He loves it because it keeps people out of the way when he's cooking. Guests can hang out as long as they stay on "that" side of the peninsula! The U‐shaped kitchen (also called the C‐shaped kitchen) is the perfect expression of the work triangle we hear so much about in kitchen design.

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Granite Kitchen CountertopsGranite Kitchen Countertops

Colorful appliances. We often read (or in my case write) that making everything glossy white and glass bounces the light around and keeps a small space looking seamless and thus larger. But the truth is those spaces can be a real yawn sometimes. Trust me visitors do not notice how small this kitchen is;; they remember the cheerful aqua refrigerator. Eye‐catching vent hood.

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Gourmet KitchenGourmet Kitchen

Warm wood with its inviting air and natural richness is a great choice for infusing a cool breezy kitchen with some approachable character. Crisp white kitchens feel a little more "homey" and a little less austere with a wood countertop. It makes a popular choice for transitional kitchens that balance traditional and contemporary elements especially since classic wood fits into both categories.

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