Elegantly Done Small House Interior Design Ideas

Small houses and loft apartments are today a part of urban living. Most of our cities are populated so heavily, spacious and roomy houses are not the rule but the exception. With more people keen to have a home in fashionable quarters and inside the town limits, small homes and apartments are practical solution for the house crunch and high real estate rates.

With the arrival of small houses, minimalist, contemporary and eclectic furniture has come to be in much demand. People have not space, place, time or interest to find humongous looking solid furniture. People live in mini houses and minuscule apartments so they want small -size furniture that will not look clumsy or heavy in the limited space available.

In most small houses or apartments, the living room doubles up as dining room. The house designs are open and quite fluid with an open type kitchen that runs into the living room directly. The formal dining room has been replaced by the kitchen counters or kitchen-island counters that serve as the dining area with either high dining chairs or some bar stools with adjustable heights.

Bedrooms are small with compact beds – maybe king size along with built-in storage under the bed for storing extra stuff. The wardrobes are mostly wall supported – maybe walk-in closets which can match the bed and nightstands. A small built-in alcove could be the dressing area. Any work area or the home office is most probably accommodated right in the bedroom.

Kids; rooms and the guest bedroom are self-contained and the furniture is easy to maintain kind as well small in size and modernly minimalist in style. With modular furniture options, kids’ rooms come with bunk bed and modular units that can make the kids’ room completely self-sufficient and cool looking through out year.

Storage shelves are a must in small houses and apartments. With the clutter that can happen in a jiffy in high traffic areas like kitchen, dining counters and bathrooms, shelves for storage can be easy way to contain the chaos. And you need to de-clutter the house on a regular basis so that the there is only essential and if any minimum stuff lying around so that you can continue to have clutter-free home. Here are some images of a small home with exquisite looking furniture from Seriea Mania for your perusal.

With Floral Backsplash
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Wall Supported Display Shelves
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Simple Home Office Corner
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Simple and Elegant Dining Area
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Living Room with Media Console

Kids’ Room Bunk Bed and Study
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Elegantly Furnished Bedroom
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Complete Set of Bedroom Furniture
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Bedroom with Private Work Area
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Popular Platform Beds – Best Bedroom Piece

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Getting compact looking beds can actually make your bedroom look bigger. Today small homes and apartments are a reality and many of us need scaled down versions of old times’ four-poster beds or master beds that were really huge. Platform beds can be an ideal choice for small homes and there are quite a lot of choices available for you to pick and choose what may suit your home and style.

Bedroom décor overall can focus around the bed you have chosen. With the low-slung platform beds, you save a lot on the vertical space. The bed lies low to the ground and nightstands are also compact matching with the bed. This results in the furniture not dominating the room but matching and staying compatible to the overall décor.

Platform beds are ideal for loft homes or if you happen to have a small bedroom with sloping ceiling since it takes very less of vertical space. Today some platform beds do have headboards but not too high or too elaborate like for normal beds. Sideboards are almost always separate, but the beds have an extended wooden board-lip that extend all around serving as additional night stand

Box springs are not part of these platform beds. They have slats – placed closely so as to support the mattress directly. This is more comfortable for people with spinal problem who want a flat and a firm kind of bed – and this fits the bill nicely. Platform beds are no fuss beds comprising a bed, with a slatted bed support frame and directly your favorite mattress on it.

There is also storage area under the bed with a low pull out drawer under the bed that can store extra blankets, thin cushions and sheets etc easily. Low rectangular platform beds and round platform beds are both popular. Some round beds have a swing action. Some platforms do not have legs but rest on a square box-like structure which is used for storage.

Futons are another kind of low bed – actually foldable bed that is placed directly on the floor. Though originally only wooden platform beds were available, today there are beds from glass, from fiberglass, from polycarbonate, from bamboo, from cane and compressed wood also. Here are some pretty platform beds from Italy Design. Some are round in shape and others rectangular. How do you like them for your home?

Two Types of Low Platform Beds

Round Shaped Bed with Nightstand and Bench

Murano Glass Frame Bed with Quilted Headboard

Low Platform Bed with Matching Nightstand – Bench

Low Height Round Bed with Angular Nightstand

Bed Decor in Contemporary and Traditional Styles

Bed in Chocolate with High Head Board

Asymmetrical Headboard and Low Round Bed

Adjustable Headboard and Matching Dresser

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Relaxing Under Open Sky With Good Outdoor Furniture

When the weather turns balmy, we love to spend all available time outside the home, in the terrace, on the pool deck, under the trees in the garden or in the patio. It may be just the family spending family bonding time together or it may be party time, with all family, friends and neighbors having a great time eating, drinking and enjoying themselves. Enjoying good weather outside our home starts with having quality outdoor furniture – furniture that looks good day in and day out and feels comfortable and cozy when seated. We need the kind of furniture that looks good with little or no maintenance, furniture that stays cool and looks great 24/7 and throughout the year in every kind of weather.

Wicker, bamboo and cane furniture are the preferred choice when you are checking options for outdoor furniture. They are lightweight and portable. Along with engineered wood or metal furniture frames, bamboo, cane and wicker are good choices for seat and back. Today you have a choice of natural wicker as well synthetic made with resin which is sturdier. Easy chairs, dining chairs, ottoman, sectionals or barstools – all are good options for outdoor use and all may be needed if you make a habit of being outdoors as often as you can. A bistro table with high chairs can be a good choice for having a leisurely breakfast. So is a picnic table that can accommodate the variety of dishes children love to have when they have a garden picnic.

It is best to have loose cushions and pillows for outdoor use than buying upholstered outdoor furniture. When the weather turns rainy or squally, you can always bring in the cushions and throws inside. The advantage of having lightweight and portable furniture is for easy storage when not in use. Bamboo and cane chairs with wood or aluminum frame work, or engineered wood frame are eco friendly. Bamboo, cane and other hemp materials are self sustainable as they are never cut off from root and they grow fast ready for a fresh harvest in three-four years.

Here is outdoor furniture from Janusetcie. How cute the ottoman and the deck chairs look? The sectional looks again so lovely. They will look quite elegant in terrace, patio or garden and feel comfortable and very utilitarian while you are entertaining. Which is your favorite?

Woven Wicker with Synthetic Resin

Wicker Sofas and Wooden Table

White Wooden Sofas with Cushions

Straight Chairs with Bench for Dining

Simple and Elegant Dining Set for Exteriors

Pretty and Long Sectional in Synthetic Wicker

Deck Chairs in Synthetic Resin Wicker

Deck Chairs in Metal Frames with Loose Cushions

Circular Ottoman in Wicker and Side Table

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Smart looking Floating Shelves For Teenager Rooms

Youth of today want smart looking rooms for their needs, and their storage also must look smart and fashionably matching to their room décor. Children – teens and tweens love to have colorful looking bedrooms for their use. They love to have modern style furniture that can make their rooms self-contained and sophisticated looking. Floating shelves can be a good option for their storage needs.

Whether big or small, kids think their rooms as their private domain and are keen that all their books, dresses, music and games are within reach. Today modular furniture is well planned for meeting the kids’ needs. Built-in tables, bunk beds, storage under the beds, and pullout extra trundle beds are options to explore when you are thinking of getting furniture for your teenagers.

As the children grow, their storage need also expands to accommodate more books, more music, more games and more dresses as well. Precious floor space can be saved by floating shelves that the children may need. When the kids’ rooms are not very spacious, every inch of the room needs to be utilized. These modular options are not only space saving but they enhance the look of the room as well.

Floating shelves are open type simple shelves without doors. Today some wall supported shelves which have doors are fixed as floating shelves so they can be used for storing dresses and other items too. But open type floating shelves are best as they give an open light and airy look that will make the room look less cluttered and neat.

Some of the floating shelves are wall to wall and some can be a corner options. Well made open shelves are really modular in that in case you need more storage, you can add more shelves without doing a major overhaul. Good quality shelves last long and will be able to hold quite a bit of weight also – like the heavy text books and lots of games, music etc.

Generally you can fix floating shelves wherever you have sufficient wall spaces. The best place for the floating shelves can be just above where your table/desk is normally located. You can reach for your books etc without much trouble. Here are some beautifully furnished youth rooms from Zalf. The bedrooms are fitted with beautiful looking floating shelves. Check what you like best?

Wood Color Finish Floating Shelves

Startling Yellow and Wood Finish

Simple and Elegant Shelves in Blue

Shelves Floating in Powder Blue

Room with Open Shelves in Purple

Pristine Looking White & Lavender

Mustard and White Decor Shelves

Cubby Holes and Shelves in Green

Bright Colored Floating Shelves

Apple Green and Buttercup Yellow

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Color Schemes to Make Beautiful Picture-Perfect Home Decor

How do you feel when you walk into a perfectly finished house? You feel as happy as if you are in a garden in spring time; everything happily co-ordinated and blended harmoniously giving that satisfaction of completeness. Many a time, a house with best décor not only makes you feel happy but stirs memories of good old times when you were happier. Getting this kind of perfect blend of colouring and co-ordinated décor is not impossible. It just takes more planning and forward thinking so that you have the satisfaction of seeing your furniture highlighted perfectly, upholstery set off nicely and overall ambiance greatly enhanced and you are complimented on the home décor by all who visit the home.

A stylish and sophisticated look is achieved with choosing wall colours wisely that co-ordinate with your furniture colour, upholstery fabric, your draperies, your cushions, bolsters, rugs and other accessories in the room. Most of the time solid wooden furniture blends well when the wall color does not clash with the finish of the wood or upholstery material color. When your furniture is dark brown/brown – like with teak/walnut finish, it is best to use blues – various shades of it – lighter tones – to set off the teak/walnut finish to perfection. If you have dark maroon/red toned furniture like mahogany or cedar veneer, a color like green – shades of it – will set off the furniture beautifully.

If you have a huge room, you can go for warmer colours. They make the room cozier and closer. If you happen to have a small house or an apartment, it is best to stick to cool pastel shades. They make the room look larger and more spacious. But you can get a happier blended effect by adding to a room in cool colour some accents of warm colour on just one wall and make it look dramatic. Use warm colors for dining and living rooms and cool relaxing colours in your bedroom. Patios can look best in shades of green. You can experiment with some trims to add to the overall effect. Trims need not be only in full white. You can try out some lighter shades of beige, gray etc to give the same crisp effect as a white trim will give.

Here are some stunning looking rooms done by Brown Buckley Inc. Enjoy the sheer beauty of the rooms. Hope you must be keen to have such great-looking rooms?

White, Floral and Checks
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Mauve and Pinks
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Lively Looking Yellows, Tangerines and Brown
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Gorgeous Looking Pinks and Beige Tones
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Creams and White with Stone
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Cool Blues and Warm Pinks
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Blue Walls and Beige, Pinks
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Space Optimization Ideas for Efficient and Uncluttered Home Decor

Today small apartments are the norm with spaces becoming premium. Most of the times, we have to optimize utilization of spaces we have and try to have a clutter-free home. But luckily for us, furniture designers and manufactures are coming up with great novel ideas for optimizing space. Foldable sofas, cabinets, tables and what not! With planning and patience, we can optimize every inch of our home. How can we optimize space? A variety of imaginatively space saving furniture can be found on net offering storage space to make the house look uncluttered and well-maintained. Beds sofas, ottomans and stools all come with underneath storage space. Instead of any impulsive purchase, a well-planned purchase after careful market survey can make the house look neat and tidy.

Every room of the house can be planned to have space saving furniture. Right from the living room, our bedroom, kids’ room, kitchen and bathroom – every room can be done to have modular and space saving furniture which will help us in using the space maximally. And all the extendable of foldable options work smoothly and easily to not make it a heavy and difficult chore. Instead of spreading things horizontally, eating up precious floor space, think of using vertical space. Racks and shelves can be as tall as the ceiling permits, with the topmost shelves stocking things we use only seasonally. Also using wall space and ceiling space like wall or ceiling mounted potholders and wine racks are another option.

Other ideas that may help are like fixing racks and floating shelves on the inside of bathroom, kitchen cabinets. These racks will free valuable drawer and shelf space to be utilized for other items. Shoe organizers are great ideas to be utilized within your wardrobe for holding various other small items like tissues, hand towels etc. Here are some very innovative and beautiful-looking space-saving furniture from Resource Furniture. Look at the wall bed attached to shelf which can be extended to the entire length of the shelf. The table and chairs can be folded up neatly and tucked out of sight. Look how beautifully the bunk-beds get folded up out of sight ingenuously. All mechanism works smoothly and easily.

I am quite sure you will look at some these nice space saving options. Talk to your interior decorator and get space-saving and beautiful looking furniture for your home.

Queen Size Sofa and Shelves
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Queen Size Bed Pulled Out
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Living Room Sofa and Shelves
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Sofa Made Into Double Bed
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Home Office from Cabinet
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Ready to Work Home Office
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Extra Bed over Desk Space
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Concealed Bed Over Desk Space
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Bunk Beds Tucked In and Out of Sight
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Bunk Beds Ready for Use
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