Sunday, 12 January 2020


In some corners of the decorating world, "modern" is considered a dirty word. There's a belief that modern rooms are cold and lack personality. But nothing could be further from the truth. Modern living rooms can be warm, inviting, and sometimes even downright cozy. While modern living rooms may lack some of the frills of their more embellished counterparts, they make up for it in their sleek sense of style.

What's not to love about a room with comfortable furniture, a soothing palette, and a take notice focal point? This modern living room from Raven Inside Interior Design has them all. The sleek lines and no-frills approach to decorating are both modern and minimal, yet there's nothing cold or impersonal about it. The warm finishes and soft furnishings make this a great room for spending a cozy night in.

Thursday, 14 November 2019


The living room is often the hub of your home. And it’s also the place where you gather to entertain or to spend time with family. Since it’s such a frequently used room, it makes sense to put the living room at the top of your priority list when it comes to decorating.

A beautifully decorated living room can completely change the way you feel about your home. But it takes more than just a few throw pillows to achieve both style and flow, and also function for your room. There are a lot of factors to consider when it comes to designing a stylish living room. These six interior design tips will help you create a living room with a look and feel you love.

Sunday, 13 October 2019

Top 10 Kitchen Design Tips

When redesigning a kitchen, put function first, says interior designer Jacqui Hargrove. “There’s no ideal kitchen shape,” she says. “Whether it’s a galley or U- or L-shaped, plan for the sink, fridge and cooktop to form a triangle, with no more than 6 feet between each for ease of movement.”

“The biggest mistake people make at the planning stage is not allowing for enough storage,” Jacqui says. “Use every nook and cranny. Put overhead cabinets right up to the ceiling, rather than leaving a gap on top that collects dust.” Consider deep drawers for easier access to pots and pans, and include enough storage for appliances that otherwise would clutter up countertops.

Sunday, 15 September 2019


It’s safe to say that there isn’t a shortage of interior design inspiration on the internet. But all of that information can be overwhelming. Where do you start? Weather you need some insight on the best wall paint color or an easy DIY project these home design blogs cover all the topics you’ll need to make your house feel like home.  We’ve narrowed it down to the top 25 best interior design blogs we love turning to for daily inspiration. 

WHAT WE LOVE: His love for international design that he incorporates into all his spaces.
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Saturday, 22 December 2018

Our Editors' Best Tips for Decorating a Christmas Tree

One of the best things about the Christmas season is driving or walking through neighborhoods and catching glimpses of festive Christmas trees in living room windows, decked out in lights, garlands, and ornaments. Decorating a Christmas tree is a time-honored tradition in many households, even though Christmas tree decorating as we know it now didn't gain popularity in America until the late 19th century. Early decorations were mostly homemade ornaments and brightly dyed popcorn garlands, but today's decorations include everything from souvenir ornaments and handmade kids' crafts to lots of twinkling lights.


Monday, 4 December 2017

Tips for Creating an Elegant All White Christmas Tree

In keeping with its understated, elegant decorating style, the living room features an eight-foot-tall artificial tree completely decorated in shades of white, cream, dove gray and silver.

Designer Casey Noble adds sophisticated, tone-on-tone style for the holidays with a Christmas tree covered in shades of white.


Wednesday, 22 November 2017

How To Turn Your Living Room into a Design Masterpiece.

A living room is a readily visible space of your home and also the most interesting one. Designs have evolved immensely over the past decades, but the fundamentals remain the same. Many of us get a lot of things wrong while making changes to their living room design. Experienced interior designer Angelica Urbas has some tips to help you design your dream living space. Let's have a look - 

Fundamental Design Considerations Regarding Living Rooms

Select a color scheme - The color scheme of a living room creates particular moods. For instance, if you use shades of turquoise or mild blues, the temperature and mood is on the cooler side. Warm tan shades, oranges and reds glow with warmth, and also work well with dark furniture. It is important to decide between warm and cold base tones, and you can then build up on that. 

Work with whites - White is simple, elegant, bright and evergreen as far as interior design goes. Your living rooms can have white base colors, with contrasting shades of darks, greys or reds. There are a lot of possibilities if you are working with white. One should also keep in mind that whites or off-white shades are excellent light reflectors during the daytime. 

Invest in wall finishes - Wallpapers or uniform pattern paints can go well on your living room walls and bring a new level of vibrancy to it. Nowadays, there are a plethora of different special design choices that can add character to your living room. After all, it is a place of the house that’s most visible to outsiders and guests. 

Explore templates - Living room design templates are set variations of where everything should be. A template takes into consideration everything, from the furniture, plants, center tables, artwork, fireplaces, wall decor and more. You can consult with a reputed interior designer to get clarity regarding available templates. If you arrive upon something you like, they can implement it for you. 

Go trendy with furniture - The look and feel of furniture will make your living room attractive or clumsy. While conventional furniture choices might look bland within your creative interiors, you can go for more stylish and eye-catching choices. A simple search will give you resources to interesting modern, retro or even abstract furniture choices. Just make sure that they would fit well with the overall look of your living space. 

Importance of a focal point - Most designers agree upon the importance of a focal point within any living room space. This can be a painting or sculpture, a wall decor piece or even a stylish fireplace. Make sure it's anything than just a television or entertainment unit. A strong focal point can create strong character for your living space.

Never hoard a living space - You might come across interesting pieces of furniture which you badly want within your living room. The first thing you should do before going ahead and purchasing any additional furniture or decorative, is assessing the existing interiors of your home. The last thing you want is to hoard different furniture or fittings, which look out of place. Also, a living room should feel somewhat spacious and that is another reason to not hoard it.   

If you are about to plan changes to your living room design, these tips can help you out. You can always get in touch with an interior design expert for better ideas.