Utilize your kitchen's square footage by replacing upper cabinetry with open shelving and coating the walls in white. It's the easiest way to make any room seem bigger.
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Live LargeCoastal Living5
Guest SweetCottage Living
A tiny guest bedroom gets a dramatic treatment with pale aqua striped walls and a sparkling pendant light.5
Big BlueCottage Living
A vibrant turquoise covers the walls and a set of vintage chairs in the dining room. A bold color like this one is all the statement you need to distinguish a room. White trim adds crisp contrast. A set of...5
The Breakfast ClubCottage Living
A unified color scheme, however whimsical, creates a sophisticated look in this breakfast nook. The fabrics are all laminated for kid-proof, red wine-proof dining. A curved banquette along the window with a...5
Chic Yellow Laundry RoomCottage Living
Turn a lackluster laundry room into a place that’s a pleasure to work in. Pretty wallpaper and a handy utility sink turn it into a flowery workstation for everyday chores.5
Light and BrightCottage Living
The entry way leads to an airy living space with an opening in the ceiling for more light from the second-story windows. The original heart-pine flooring was preserved and the horizontal siding on the walls...5
Spa LuxuryCoastal Living
The theme of the master bath is luxury, pure and simple. A trio of surface-mounted sconces provide ideal lighting conditions, and polished chrome faucets coordinate with the fixtures. Enhancing the room’s...5
Table for SixCoastal Living
The interior designer suggests using large-scale accents for instant impact. Here, she boldly chose an oversize hanging lantern to illuminate the intimate space. Its size and proportion create a simple yet...5
Flowers ContainedCottage Living
High style yet low maintenance, easy care and affordable. That’s the kind of gardening we like. To get the classic cottage look shown here, simply repeat the same plant combo in a pot, hanging basket, and...5
Shady TunnelCottage Living
For drama, owner Guillermo designed the pergolas near the garden’s entrance as a wisteria-covered, shady tunnel to the open and bright larger area beyond.
Guillermo has no regrets about chucking his...5
Cherry FinishCottage Living
Pull it together:
- Consider decoupaging maps or prints as an affordable alternative to wallpaper.
- Repurpose items in clever new ways. Hannah Wolfson found this chenille bedspread at an antiques...5
The atrium in Sacramento, California, is the homeowner's version of a Hawaiian lanai. Large wicker chairs with palm-patterned cushions look over the multicolored Chinese slate tiles and the crescent-shaped...5
Fireplace AlfrescoSouthern Living
A garage gets an upgrade with the addition of a cozy seating area that can be enjoyed year-round.5
Utility RoomCoastal Living
The tiled mudroom accesses both the garage and the outdoors. Pegged shelves and a painted bench provide a convenient drop-off spot for boots and wet rain gear. [This is Oregon, after all.] Screened doors, a...3.5