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Using Pillows to Bring Color to your Room

A vibrant throw pillow can transform an entire room’s decor and deliver a bold color statement. Discover ways to bring a pop of color into your home with beautiful, bright throw pillows.

Natural Palette

Green, yellow and brown decorative pillows brighten up a solid tan couch with a natural — but lively — color palette.

Classic Red

Designer Elizabeth P. Clarke uses a crisp red pillow against a cream chair for a splash of color.

Sea of Turquoise

These eye-popping turquoise pillows are especially noticeable among light furnishings and pastel accessories.

Chic Pink

Small hot pink accent pillows can add a playful touch of color against white pillows and taupe walls.

Gold and Bold

A large gold decorative pillow brings a touch of unexpected color to this small seating area. Design by Erinn Valencich.

Orange Peels

Designer Ammie Kim spices up a simple beige living room with orange throw pillows.

Mellow Yellow

Designer Velvet Hammerschmidt uses bright yellow accent pillows to pop against the crisp white sofa and to complement the pale yellow walls.

Touch of Pumpkin

Pumpkin-colored pillows add a lively visual to the neutral-toned space. Design by Andreas Charalambous.

Neon Scene

An all-white bedroom is bursting with color from vibrant blue pillows and fluorescent yellow accessories.

Rainbow Hues

This white living room gets its burst of color with an array of vibrant decorative pillows on the window seat and couch. Design by Natalie Umbert.

Guest Bedroom Pictures : HGTV Dream Home 2013

The color indigo inspires the decor in this second floor guest space, where comfort and luxury are key. 

About the Guest Suite Bedroom

Interior designer Linda Woodrum looked to Kiawah Island history for inspiration when furnishing the home’s second floor guest room. Indigo, once a Low Country staple crop, served as a springboard for the room’s saturated color palette. A casual, comfortable design scheme was also top of mind. “It has all the elements you’d want to have if you were in a guest room or you’d want to offer a guest,” says Linda.

luxury living rooms Decorating Ideas 2012 by Candice Olson

Designer Candice Olson mixes comfy furnishings with elegant textiles and color schemes to create family rooms that define the meaning of lived-in luxury.

Contemporary yet Rustic

Rustic elements are combined with streamlined contemporary furnishings to create a couple-friendly living room. The tumbled marble fireplace contrasts well with the dark, luxurious wooden hearth and cabinets. For optimal fireplace and TV viewing, a large sectional sofa in creamy chenille and an ottoman in espresso brown are centered in the room.

Effortless Style

To brighten up this attic living space, Candice installs light-toned wood floors, brings in a cream sectional and adds track lighting. A color palette of greens, blues and tans complement the lighter tones, while paisley fabric and wall decals add a feminine, bohemian quality to the space. A reclaimed wood ceiling with faux beams adds architectural interest.

Eclectic Mix

Modernize a living room with a combination of different design styles. Sleek chairs in a classic paisley print are mixed with a traditional tufted ottoman in butterscotch leather and a contemporary sectional in taupe velvet. Rustic meets elegant in a two-layer treatment of woven blinds and silk draperies on the bay windows.

Multi-Functional Living

To create a more functional space, divide a room into different zones. The bay window is the perfect setting for a home office and features custom built-in shelving, while the area next to the back window is the library lounge, an ideal spot for conversations and reading. The main area of the room is used for TV watching and hanging out. Tie the entire space together by using the same color palette, like the combination of chocolate, caramel and oatmeal in this living room.

Romantic and Feminine

Dark wood paneling is painted antique white to brighten up this living room, which features a color palette of pink, green, cream and chocolate. To mimic the fabric used on the chairs, whimsical vinyl graphics of an agapanthus flower are transferred onto the ceiling, giving it the quality of a hand-painted piece of art.

Cottage Casual

Custom cabinetry plays a key role in this living room, providing plenty of storage and a place to display collectibles. The fireplace flows seamlessly into the cabinetry and features a sandy-tone mosaic tile surround. To give the room a more intimate feel, a fan is hung 36 inches below the ceiling, while a color palette of white, sand, pale blue and green keeps the space light and airy.

Gender Neutral

For most family rooms, creating a space that appeals to both genders is a must, so Candice chose a mostly neutral palette of deep browns, cool creams and inky charcoals for this living room. The corner is turned into an office with an antique desk flanked by mirror-backed bookcases, and the living room is ideal for relaxing with a large sectional and leather club chairs.

Muted Sophistication

Finding the right place for a TV is often problematic; however, in this living room, the 46-inch TV takes center stage since it doubles as a mirror when not in use. Carpet tiles in shades of calming blue, green, taupe and beige reflect the fabric used to cover the bench seat and pillows on the sofa. Stainless steel accents add a contemporary flair to the room. 

Comfy Elegance

A metallic floral-patterned wallpaper provides a luxe backdrop to the cozy living room, which features a silvery linen sectional and a classic writer’s desk. Soft, gauzy sheers trimmed in gold satin separate the living and dining rooms, as well as diffuse natural light from the large windows at the end of the rooms.

Bold and Colorful

Two feature walls, one a brilliant fuchsia and the other covered in teal-and-gold paisley wallpaper, create an instant wow factor is this open plan living room. Low-slung furniture in white and peacock blue create a cool, lounge-like vibe, while natural-stained maple flooring and updated shag carpet ground the space.

Urban Functionality

In this urban loft, a color palette of gray, black and white is paired with shimmery steel and rich wood accents for a cool, contemporary vibe. Modern furnishings, smart track lightings and a dramatic ceiling fan combine for a stylish and functional living space.

Rustic Chic

Hand-scraped oak flooring is the perfect contrast to the impressive limestone fireplace, and a wall of cabinetry with custom bookcases and stainless steel dressers provides plenty of storage for the TV and media components. Distressed leather furniture with tufted detail adds vintage elegance to the room with blue linen draperies creating a beautiful backdrop to the space.

Luxury Modern Windows Curtains Design 2011 Collection

This Red Eclectic Trail Curtain Collection features a modern applique floral design over a luxurious faux silk background. This collection is the perfect way to add subtle colour and personality to your home and is perfect for an instant style update.

Willow Sienna is a curtain collection that features a beautiful embroidered flowers and leaves pattern. The curtains have co – ordinating tiebacks and cushions available to complete the attractive look.

This Green Scattered Flower Eyelet Curtain collection is in a soft Green shade with a silk band of Cream and scattered flowers at the top. The eyelets are finished in stainless steel with the back of the Curtains hemmed. Eyelet Curtains can only be hung from a Curtains pole.

This Pink Botanical Curtain Collection features an elegant embroidered floral panel with complementing pintuck pleats. This stylish collection is made from a faux silk fabric that is perfect for adding a chic luxurious finish and will make any room look stunning.

Green Boulevard is a curtain collection that features a beautiful stripe pattern. The curtains have co – ordinating tiebacks and cushions available to complete the attractive look.

This Wine Savoy Curtains Collection is the perfect way to add that dramatic effect to your room. This Collection features luxurious velevet and faux silk fabric with the top border featureing a comtempory damask flocked design finished off with diamante detailing to complete the overall look.

This Red Retro Poppy Curtain Collection features a bold contemporary printed poppy design, in a bright Red colouring. This collection is perfect for adding colour, personality and style to your home and will look perfect with traditional or modern decors.

This Wine Lalique Curtain Collection features a repeated bold tulip design using elegant embroidery and appliqué in luxurious velvet. This stylish collection is a perfect way to add colour and individuality to your room whilst complementing either a traditional or modern decor.

This Waters and Noble Aubergine Opal Curtain Collection is the perfect way to add a splash of rich color to any room. These beautiful curtains complete with other products in the range, create an air of elegance to compliment both modern and traditional decors.

This Natural Luna Curtain Collection are perfect for adding unique style to any room. This collection features a striking design of textured chenille circles using complementing shades of Creams and Browns. This collection is a perfect way to add color and personality to your room and will complement a more modern decor.

Fireplace Decorating Design Ideas 2011 From Candice Olson

Natural Beauty

A soaring stone fireplace is an impressive and rustic focal point in this living room. To reduce the scale of the stone and add interest, a long mirror is placed above the mantel. Candice also uses the fireplace as a jumping off point for the room’s palette, by selecting the hues of sage, stone, taupe and caramel from the fireplace stones.

Raise It Up

A sleek stainless steel gas fireplace is installed at the perfect height to enjoy from anywhere in the space. Surrounded by a beautiful stone facade, the fireplace is the perfect combination of contemporary and natural.

Illusion of Grandeur

Paint the wall over the mantel the same color as the surround to give a fireplace more presence in a room. When a fireplace is flush with the floor, place a beautiful screen in front to provide ambience and safety.

Striking Focal Point

Floor-to-ceiling glass and marble mosaic tiles in brown, gold, cream and grey tones are a spectacular setting for an elevated gas fireplace. The contemporary focal point adds both visual and physical warmth to the room.

Classic Centerpiece

Sophisticated moldings are combined with a marble-tiled surround for a traditional fireplace. To allow the space to be a conversational area as well as a space to watch television, Candice hides a television behind a piece of remote-controlled artwork so it’s out of sight when not in use.

Pure Luxury

A simply elegant fireplace surround is painted cream to offset the dark wallpaper in the dining room. Raised off the floor, the visual warmth of the fireplace can be enjoyed from each seat around the table. The fireplace is also flanked with mirrored panels that add depth and dimension, as well as reflect light into the room.

Contemporary and Streamlined

The show-stopping feature wall is a modern arrangement that boasts a long, linear gas fireplace and a massive surround of grey and white marble mosaic tiles. Not only is it eye-catching, but it brings much-needed warmth into the space. The fireplace is flanked with a custom-built cabinetry unit that holds a big-screen television, media equipment, books and some display items.

Crowning Jewel

A true glam centerpiece of the room — the fireplace surround is covered with silver dollar-sized stainless steel tiles and above the mantel is a glittering ebony quartz.

Cozy Gathering Spot

The fireplace, which features a wood mantel and is clad in a beautiful circular glass tiles, anchors the room. Traditional beadboard panels above the fireplace add texture.