5 Ways To Create A Model Perfect Living Space

Finishes

Choosing great finishes really enhances the perceived value of the home and compliments the overall feel, they can be the most show stopping element in a home. The easiest place to start is in the kitchen and bathroom. Today backsplashes use a mix of beautiful glass, stone and metal mosaics. Manufactured counters tops that replicate natural stone are in high demand. Incorporating a stone tile treatment into the shower in the mater bath adds luxurious and spa like feeling. With so many great tile treatments on the market right now it is so easy to add them to your model home.

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Layout

Using your space wisely is the most important thing you can do in order to make your space look as big and inviting as possible. You want the furniture layout to enhance the space and allow for easy traffic flow. When you enter the room, what is the most important feature of the room that calls out for attention? All major furniture arrangements should be designed around that item. Some rooms have an existing focal point, like a fireplace. If your room doesn’t have a natural focal point, you must create one. Try a large-scale piece of art, a gallery wall, or a console and television.

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Color Scheme

Choosing a color scheme will make the space seem more inviting and memorable. Think about what you will be using the space for. To make the mater suite more appealing you might want to think about softer more relaxing colors. Once you choose a color you can build around that with bedding, pillows, and art to match your color scheme and really pull the room together. The entire homes color scheme should flow but by adding pops of color in different rooms can help each room feel personalized. Paint is a simple and cost effective technique to create ambiance in a room. You can choose a neutral pallet or create a wow room by choosing a more stand out color.

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Statement Furniture

Statement pieces are great, they add extra interest and excitement to any room. They have the power to draw attention to a particular area or nook and define a space. Whether you have a traditional dining room, a contemporary living room, or a sleek modern bedroom, you can breathe life into the space with one note worthy piece.Try an accent chair with a different pattern, bright color, or different fabric. A great statement piece leaves a lasting impression.

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Window Treatments

Draw focus to your view by framing windows with quality window treatments. Great treatments help soften a space and make it feel more inviting. When hanging window treatments it is best to hang them as close to the ceiling as possible to help give the space the illusion of being larger. Choose the thickness of your fabric based on the amount of light you want in the space — a thick fabric is perfect for a media room, it lets less light through, while an ultrasheer fabric for a breakfast nook allows the room to be bright and airy.

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What is Popular with Today’s Buyers?

At a time when a Pinterest post and a Houzz feature can circle the globe in an instant, it stands to reason our design world is getting smaller. Today’s trends extend nationwide; crossing demographic and geographic boundaries. Designs showcased in New York are equally at home in Florida.

Today many people are turning their home into their haven. Looking for calming respite, white on white is today’s popular pallet of choice with soft and taupe grays remaining in demand. People favor pops of personality driven color versus entirely bold color schemes to showcase independent style. Ocean hues from watery celadon to vivid blue are fan favorites, while soft yellows and cream continue their appeal. Contemporary Clean lines dominate the home. Dark finishes, mirrored accents, glass, gold, copper, steel are all mixed together for a dramatic effect. Anything organic, such as driftwood cocktail table or woven char, brings a much sought after natural element to the home.

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Today’s textures

Printed fabrics remain popular and mixing and matching is a must. Layering patterns of all scales such as intricate structures paired with large open geometric design has a sophisticated appeal. Contemporary florals, bold graphics, and detailed prints all play a role in fabrics today. Walls and ceilings are your blank canvas. Go beyond paint. With neutral wall colors, applying details to the walls creates dimension and design. For clean lines, add square flat stock to walls painted in a high glass finish. To add a warm dimension to the room, incorporate a raw wood or stone tile detail.

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Home Trends

Wood flooring continues to be a favorite, with light woods such as ash and white wash taking center stage to create the light open space homeowners seek today. Tiles which simulate wood planks offer the appeal of wood with the durability of tile. Alternately, larger tiles which mimic Calcutta marble or slate grey create luxury living at a reasonable price.

Kitchen cabinets continue to trend white, rubbed with a hazelnut or butter cream glaze adds an elegant finish. Painted cabinets, grey in particular, make their mark and darker tones remain popular in urban settings. Squared off and shaker style doors are popular while slab fronts provide a contemporary clean look for your kitchen. Coutertops are light with granite as the new standard and man made composites the upgrade. Crushed stone, glass, reclaimed materials and concrete are the new normal. Kitchens and bathrooms feature accent tiles metallic and geometric shapes.

Adding chandeliers to almost every room adds self-expression and jewelry for the home. Bold and dramatic, finishes are mixed from metals, capiz shells, and fabric. Hang chandeliers in bedrooms in lieu of ceiling fans and add multiples in dinning room and living rooms.

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