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How to Trick Out a Dungeon-Like Dorm Room. Colorfully Inspirational Living Rooms. Credits1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 For more inspiration, check out our category of living room designs.

Colorfully Inspirational Living Rooms

Modern Living Rooms from the Far East. Inspiration from the land of dragons and emperors!

Modern Living Rooms from the Far East

Today we are featuring some living room designs from Pinchen Design, a Chinese based designer whose rooms exude comfort and luxury. Using texture, pattern and colour the rooms have been designed with real application in mind.It might be hard to pick a favourite! The warmth of natural timbers and leather result in a welcoming living room. With the open fire on it would be a haven in winter. East meets West in this living room.

Luxurious and beautiful but would you risk red wine in this living room? Two identical rooms with different finishes. A cool contemporary living space with clean lines and smooth surfaces. Classic and Retro Style Living Rooms. Period rooms or reflections of them can be a real tricky venture because if not done wisely, can look tacky and gimmicky or unconvincing.

Classic and Retro Style Living Rooms

The rooms below represent 3D conceptual spaces from an older era. Though the furniture may not be true to any particular period they’re going for there is no denying the traditional charm in each of them. The designers of these classic and retro style living rooms have added a touch of modernity by mixing contemporary with antique furniture or using a trendy color scheme or pattern that makes them super alluring. One look at this image and you would feel the 50′s are back with contrasting colors and style! Designed by hai tharr. Conversation Pits & Sunken Sitting Areas. Amazing House Built Across a River. This rustic retreat was built right in the heart of Three Rivers, California near the entrance to Sequoia National Park where the enchantment of wildlife sightings runs wild.

Amazing House Built Across a River

What also happens to run wild is the river that flows under this home, something that has never been done before or ever since! Overhead-wall-bookshelves.jpg (JPEG Image, 468x600 pixels) 263773823_4b4896c07184.jpg (JPEG Image, 463x640 pixels) Moss carpet for your bathroom. Less is the New More: Making the Most of Small Spaces.

Good Design For Living in Small ApartmentsAs people migrate to smaller spaces, good design helps a lot.

Less is the New More: Making the Most of Small Spaces

This is something they figured out in Europe long ago, that if you don't have a lot of horizontal room you can go vertical. Tumidei in Italy makes some of the nicest stuff, like this unit with lots of storage under the bed. This unit just raises the floor high enough for beds to slide under. This one looks a bit clinical, but has two single beds plus a pull-out double bed in between. 20 design landmarks everyone should see before they die. When looking for design inspiration, it’s common to look at other people’s websites, illustrations, or photography.

20 design landmarks everyone should see before they die

But sometimes it’s good to mix things up a bit. Have you ever been hit with a bolt of creative inspiration just by walking down the street? Next time you’re out in town, look up, take a big step back (watching out for traffic of course) and look at the bigger picture. We’re talking architecture - design that’s all around us every day, and most of the time we don’t even notice it. In this article we pay tribute to 25 of the most beautiful, unique, weird and wonderful design-related landmarks around the world. 01. The Cubic Houses, or Kubuswoningen, are an architectural wonder designed by Dutch architect Piet Blom in the 1970s. Closet Office. I have begun to meet up with several of my 555 residents to document some of their downsizing solutions.

Closet Office

Earthbag Construction. EarthBag Homes - you're standing on the building materials... earthbag home Long sandbags are filled on-site and arranged in layers or as compressed coils.

Earthbag Construction

Stabilizers such as cement, lime, or sodium carbonate may be added to an ideal mix of 70% sand, 30% clay. Straw may also be added. 20 Ways to Use Color Psychology in Your Home. When you approach home design, you likely do so in a couple of different ways – choosing objects and colors that simply look attractive or using an existing pattern or decor theme to govern your decisions.

20 Ways to Use Color Psychology in Your Home

However, color is a powerful tool that can be used to inspire emotions, create space illusions or simply set the mood and atmosphere for any particular room. Especially when used with interior and exterior painting, color psychology is a great way to create a healthy and beautiful home. The following are 20 ways to use color psychology in your home. 1.) Create the illusion of space with bright colors: If you want your home to look larger than it really is – especially when it is about to go on the market – you can use bright and vibrant colors like yellows and eggshells to add space to your home exterior. 2.) 3.) 4.) How to make a cheap, awesome, professional Curtain Rod. First off, thank you so much for being so kind about my new curtains in the dining room!

How to make a cheap, awesome, professional Curtain Rod

I am taken aback daily by how many genuinely nice people there are in this blogging community. Thank you for loving the curtains along with me, and also thank you for just being plain ol’ nice. Old Garage turned Mini Dream Home! Hello there! It’s been a busy week with a trip to Seattle for the Picasso exhibition and a drive out to the coast but I knew I had to share this amazing remodel with you before the week came to a close. Everyone loves good makeovers and the ones involving tiny spaces, creative design and ingenious solutions are my all time favorites! Check out how Seattle artist, designer and welder, Michelle de la Vega, created this beautiful little 250 sq. ft. haven… The before… Baldi Crystal Bathtub Carved From A Single Piece Of Rock.

Roomy Remake: 40M Garage Home, Before & After [Photos]