Black Living Room FurnitureBlack Living Room Furniture

Decorative accessories are another important piece in pulling your contemporary look together. Concentrate on getting wall art and pillows that match your contemporary design style. For accent pieces you want the lines to be clean and avoid a lot of clutter. Be certain to add in loads of plain bowls with fruit as well as simple linear floral arrangements and you might even try some black and white photography to get a professional look for your living room. Additional touches such as vintage art deco accessories can help setup your room with a polished decorative appeal but don't go overboard because with the contemporary look less is better.

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Dining Room ChandeliersDining Room Chandeliers

Another core aspect of making your dining room look sizeable is the color palette. If you always believed that you were supposed to keep your spacially challenged rooms white then here is some wonderful news for you. If you don't want drab paint that is boring think about having a monochromatic interior design in a muted color or combine different colors which all produce the same intensity. For a scheme that is more colorful consider blues and greens that all have an equal intensity or if you prefer a soothing ambiance think about a monochromatic color scheme of pale blues. To add drama and depth work on painting one wall a deep intense tone - this gives it the impression of being further away along with adding an unusual charm. Pale colors will recede therefore making the room seem larger and blueish gray is a great decorative paint color for a small room. But then if that sounds too colorless don't despair cool colors like blues greens and purples also recede so you can use your beautiful shades without making the room appear small sized.

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Reclaimed Wood Dining TableReclaimed Wood Dining Table

One thing you might want to do is be sure to decide on a room design that makes the most out of small spaces. One principle feature to avoid with small dining rooms is clutter due to the fact that it tends to make the room seem a great deal smaller.

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Rattan Dining ChairsRattan Dining Chairs

A Dining Area Not a Room. Not everyone has a separate space in their home to use as a dining room. If your eating area consists of a bar or kitchen island you can still spice up this space with some modern style bar stools. Designs include slightly sophisticated stools whimsical style stools and extremely unique stools. You can select from white black or red. Mixing the colors will liven up your dining area.

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Kitchen Paint IdeasKitchen Paint Ideas

If you're limited on space and storage in your L‐shaped kitchen adding a pot rack frees up space in a base cabinet. In its grandest expression the L‐shaped kitchen has a large island main sink on one wall range on the other and prep sink in the island. This creates at least two overlapping work triangles allowing for multiple cooks to work at the same time. Guest seating at the island creates a "kitchen as theater" feel. Even in some smaller spaces you can fit a L‐shaped kitchen small island and prep sink. No seating at this island but I'm sure having that extra sink more than makes up for it in the cook's eyes!

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Kitchen Island DesignsKitchen Island Designs

Go minimal. Are you in the process of picking new cabinets for your compact kitchen? Consider this look. Ultra‐plain handleless cabinets in a nude hue are soothing to look at and give a sense of visual order. Pick a seamless backsplash such as this slab of marble since tiles with grout can look busy. Get in a tight corner. When space is tight an ingenious trio of pullout corner drawers is a lifesaver helping to solve the problem of lost space in those awkward‐to‐access base cabinets. If you’re remodeling think about how you’d use such drawers – for cutlery towels pans dishes? Here a slimmer top drawer is complemented by the two deeper ones so all the bases are covered.

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Kitchen Countertop IdeasKitchen Countertop Ideas

Zinc Kitchen Counters. You don't see zinc countertops in many modern kitchens but this metal has a warmth that has made it popular for centuries. Zinc's tone darkens with time adding patina. Its antimicrobial properties make it a smart choice for a cooking space. This beautiful material typically costs $100 and up per square foot installed.

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Kitchen ChalkboardKitchen Chalkboard

You can also create a U‐shaped kitchen by adding a freestanding island to an L‐shaped kitchen. In this case the one end cabinet was turned to face away from the kitchen and a beadboard end panel was added to allow for a place to intersect the open island. Because the island is open you have knee space for stools and seating without needing an overhang.

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