5 Ways to Get the Mixed Metallics Look in the Bathroom

Mixed metallics is a huge trend that’s taken the design world by storm. At one time it would be taboo to mix metallic textures in a space — too much clashing. But today, purposefully mixing metallics creates a sense of contrast and visual interest. And there’s no better way to get that artsy, sleek and stylish look than in the bathroom. With all of those fixtures going on in the space, it’s a great way to try out mixed metallics. Keep reading to learn how.
Mixed Metallics Gold and Silver

Try pairing gold with a dark wall to make it pop. Image: Décor Aid

Gold and silver go well together

Combining gold and silver won’t steer you wrong. As the two most popular metallic shades, they can be combined in such a way that they actually balance each other out. The cool silver and warm gold adds a stylish contrast to your bathroom. The photo
Mixed Metallics Three Colors
Mixed Metallics Light Gold Mirror
Mixed Metallics Leaves and Mirror
Mixed Metallics Dark Handles
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5 Ways to Get the Mixed Metallics Look in the Bathroom

Mixed metallics is a huge trend that’s taken the design world by storm. At one time it would be taboo to mix metallic textures in a space — too much clashing. But today, purposefully mixing metallics creates a sense of contrast and visual interest. And there’s no better way to get that artsy, sleek and stylish look than in the bathroom. With all of those fixtures going on in the space, it’s a great way to try out mixed metallics. Keep reading to learn how.
Mixed Metallics Gold and Silver

Try pairing gold with a dark wall to make it pop. Image: Décor Aid

Gold and silver go well together

Combining gold and silver won’t steer you wrong. As the two most popular metallic shades, they can be combined in such a way that they actually balance each other out. The cool silver and warm gold adds a stylish contrast to your bathroom. The photo
Mixed Metallics Three Colors
Mixed Metallics Light Gold Mirror
Mixed Metallics Leaves and Mirror
Mixed Metallics Dark Handles
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When, Where and How to Use Large Wall Art

Art galleries are a great way to arrange lots of smaller art pieces. But if you have large wall art that you want to showcase, you’ll have to go by a different set of design principles. There are many reasons to hang large wall art; maybe you painted something yourself or purchased a special piece while traveling. You may also be going for a more modern style, which tends to emphasize minimalism. Large wall art is a surprisingly great way to optimize small spaces. By focusing on a few large elements, you leave the space looking more open and less cluttered. Read on to learn about when, how and where to use large wall art.
Large Wall Art Sofa

Empty wall spaces between two doors were practically made for large wall art. Image: Ohara Davies-Gaetano Interiors

Look for sizable empty wall space for large wall art

Your first step is to look for a
Large Wall Art Furniture
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Large Wall Art Rope Bridge
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4 Ways to Bring the Outdoors Inside, Without the Mess

If you like the outdoors, it’s natural to want to bring some of that beauty inside. However, Pinterest boards often suggest adding real branches and pinecones to your home decor in order to bring the outdoors inside — a potentially messy affair, and hard to accomplish if you live in an urban area. Luckily, there are plenty of ways to bring the outdoors inside without rooting around and disrupting nature. From faux plants to nature-inspired art to a refined color palette, we’ll cover the top ways to make your space a celebration of nature.

Large plants add a natural accent to any room. Image: Thomas Towne Reavey

1. Potted plants

Potted plants are a mainstay in home decorating, and for good reason: They’re incredibly accessible design concepts in terms of bringing the outside in. When it comes to adding plants to a room, you have a few options. For starters, you
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4 Ways to Decorate with Antiques and Heirlooms

Though antiques may carry special emotional relevance, randomly throwing them up on the wall risks making a home look outdated — or worse, trashy. But there are several ways to decorate with antiques to keep your house looking timeless. Below, we’ll cover how to tastefully decorate with family heirlooms in a way that doesn’t make your home look haphazard. Learn how to construct a retro look, how to choose the most timeless antiques and how to place old items to accent a room instead of detract from it.

Create a retro look with antiques

Antiques are a natural design element in retro styles. Image: Sarah Greenman

The most direct approach for decorating with antiques is an overall retro design. The photo above shows some creative ways to place old retro pieces.  The worn luggage in the corner adds a traditional travel theme; old centerpieces highlight the coffee table; classic
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25 Ideas for Creating Smart Multifunctional Rooms

In the era of open-plan homes and mobile electronic devices, home designs are incorporating more multifunctional rooms into their floor plans. Kitchens with islands become both dining room and workstation. Offices double as guest bedrooms. Due to constrained space, some smaller homes require you to combine room functionality. Looking for a little inspiration in creating your own multifunctional room? Below are some of our favorite examples.

Bedroom/tub areas

Fitting a tub into a small space can be a challenge, but sometimes you just have to unwind with a bubble bath, which is why some enterprising home designers brazenly put the tub right in the bedroom. You might wonder if doing so disrupts the look of the bedroom, making it feel like you’re sleeping in a bathroom, but it’s quite easy to pull off with some smart design choices. There are several ways to visually distance the bed from the tub,
Tiny Home Office Multifunctional Rooms
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25 Ideas for Creating Smart Multifunctional Rooms

In the era of open-plan homes and mobile electronic devices, home designs are incorporating more multifunctional rooms into their floor plans. Kitchens with islands become both dining room and workstation. Offices double as guest bedrooms. Due to constrained space, some smaller homes require you to combine room functionality. Looking for a little inspiration in creating your own multifunctional room? Below are some of our favorite examples.

Bedroom/tub areas

Fitting a tub into a small space can be a challenge, but sometimes you just have to unwind with a bubble bath, which is why some enterprising home designers brazenly put the tub right in the bedroom. You might wonder if doing so disrupts the look of the bedroom, making it feel like you’re sleeping in a bathroom, but it’s quite easy to pull off with some smart design choices. There are several ways to visually distance the bed from the tub,
Tiny Home Office Multifunctional Rooms
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25 Ideas for Creating Smart Multifunctional Rooms

In the era of open-plan homes and mobile electronic devices, home designs are incorporating more multifunctional rooms into their floor plans. Kitchens with islands become both dining room and workstation. Offices double as guest bedrooms. Due to constrained space, some smaller homes require you to combine room functionality. Looking for a little inspiration in creating your own multifunctional room? Below are some of our favorite examples.

Bedroom/tub areas

Fitting a tub into a small space can be a challenge, but sometimes you just have to unwind with a bubble bath, which is why some enterprising home designers brazenly put the tub right in the bedroom. You might wonder if doing so disrupts the look of the bedroom, making it feel like you’re sleeping in a bathroom, but it’s quite easy to pull off with some smart design choices. There are several ways to visually distance the bed from the tub,
Tiny Home Office Multifunctional Rooms
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6 Creative Ways to Decorate with Books

Despite living in the age of e-readers, books are still a large part of life for many of us, even though figuring out where and how to store a growing collection can get surprisingly complicated. The obvious solution is bookshelves, which raises more questions: should you go with set-in bookshelves, shelves that dominate a wall, or small accent shelves? Of course, bookshelves aren’t the end-all, be-all of book storage. There’s baskets, floating shelves—so many more options to choose from. Why not have a little fun? Don’t just store your books—decorate with them! Here’s some of favorite ways to use books to add some style to your space.

Color code

Decorate with Books Rainbow Shelf

Arranging books by color adds visual interest to a room. Image: Rikki Snyder

Arranging books by color is one of the most popular ways to decorate with books. In the photo above, books are used to create a beautiful rainbow of design.
Decorate with Books and Art
Decorate with Books Stack of Books
Decorate with Books Built In Shelving
Decorate with Books Geometric Shelves
Decorate with Books Wagon of Books
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4 Ideas for Making the Most of Your Small Space

Getting creative with small spaces opens up new possibilities. Image: Twelve Chairs

If you have an unused small space in your home, it can be a little frustrating trying to figure out what to do with it (no apologies for that pun, by the way 🙂 ). Maybe you feel like whatever you do, the space just looks cluttered. Or, perhaps nothing seems to fit where you feel it should. By getting creative, you can bypass the frustration and create a small space you’ll love. Below are several interior design tips you can use to make your small space not only work, but look it’s best.

Look for alternative uses for your floor space

Previously ignored space under the stairs goes a long way with some creativity.  Image: General Assembly

There are many areas in your floor space you might view as completely useless. For instance, you may have a
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4 Ideas for Making the Most of Your Small Space

Getting creative with small spaces opens up new possibilities. Image: Twelve Chairs

If you have an unused small space in your home, it can be a little frustrating trying to figure out what to do with it (no apologies for that pun, by the way 🙂 ). Maybe you feel like whatever you do, the space just looks cluttered. Or, perhaps nothing seems to fit where you feel it should. By getting creative, you can bypass the frustration and create a small space you’ll love. Below are several interior design tips you can use to make your small space not only work, but look it’s best.

Look for alternative uses for your floor space

Previously ignored space under the stairs goes a long way with some creativity.  Image: General Assembly

There are many areas in your floor space you might view as completely useless. For instance, you may have a
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