Bathroom lighting is an important part of bathroom decor and design. Ceiling lighting and candles are often used to create a certain mood and relaxed atmosphere in the bathroom. Ambient lighting should be provided by ceiling lights and task lighting should be handled by the lights around your mirror. Additional lighting in a small bathroom can make a world of difference in the way the space in the bathroom is perceived
Cool, Calm, Tranquil Interior Design Styles
A cool room is one that exudes an air of calm and tranquility. This look is often desirable in areas where you want to promote rest, serenity or concentration. Bedrooms, baths, offices or hot, sunny rooms where you want to visually lower the temperature. Colors are usually light blues, greens, silvers, pastels or neutrals. Monochromatic color schemes can often be found in cooler rooms. These colors make a room feel more spacious and airy.
The goal is to create a harmonious blend, a place where the mind can be cleared and the heart centered. Fabrics are usually smooth, solid colors. Touches of nature, like plants or water features, are often added, but the room should be uncluttered. Minimal accessories are required. Furnishings should be of simple designs and forego embellishments like ruffles or elaborately carved furnishings. Keep window dressings uncomplicated. Plain, tab-top curtains, shutters or even no window coverings at all can work nicely.
Warm Contemporary Designs
Warm If you want your room to feel warmer and more energizing, choose richer colors and more textures. Reds, yellows and oranges all tend to spice up a room. Deep greens, browns and darker tones of blue also work well. Use plush or nubby fabrics like chenille, tweed, flannel or wool. Plaids or prints are often good choices for warm feeling rooms as well. And just like when you want to feel warmer when you venture outside on a cold day, dress the room in layers. Use rugs scattered around the floor, toss a warm throw over the back of a chair, or pile on the pillows.
Use lighting to accent artwork like family photos or happy scenes and bring task lighting into play in areas where you need to work. Utilize furnishings to create conversation areas and intimate spaces. Furniture should be inviting and comfortable. Warm rooms reflect the personalities of the people who live there, so don’t be afraid to bring in your collections.
Remember, we’re talking about moods here, not particular styles. Although country or traditional styles are most frequently thought of as warm rooms, you can create the mood of warmth in a variety of styles, including contemporary.
Set The Mood
Once you know which mood you want to create in a room, you’ve taken a big step towards establishing the design style you want to bring into that room. In the next article in this series, we’ll take a closer look at more specific styles and help you decide which one is the best for your home. Believe it or not, you can create any of these moods with almost any style of decor. The mood sets the tone first. The style brings the mood to life.
Native American Indian and African Tribes are playing a big part with their influence on patterns and color placement. Expect to see combinations of orange, browns, turquoise, mustard tones, purples, and earthy red tones in rich geometric patterns. Combined in layers of luxurious textures, pebbled leather, and distressed finishes, this trend will appeal to a broad spectrum.
This trend should not be construed as theme decorating that includes lions and tigers and bears. Rather it should embrace the combination of textures and patterns to create a warm, luxurious and inviting atmosphere. Linen Ikats with varying sizes of stripes, strong geometric shapes and rustic chenilles are the hallmarks of this trend. Walls will be painted in robust tones that compliment the overall mix.