Sometimes getting the right mix of all the different elements in your home can be tricky, so today we are showing off ten homes that have found the right recipe that works for them. Whether it's combining unusual textures and colors together, making use of a awkwardly shaped corner, or even just placing the furniture in the right spots, these modern houses have got it right. So let's take a closer look to see if we can find out their secrets.
Using neutrals sometimes can be a bit underwhelming, but if the whole room is decorated with them then it creates a look. This living and dining room combo has been furnished in soft colors and rich textures. The sofa can be as big as you want when the color is pale. So if you want a lot, go light.
Not much looks better than dark wood and glittering chandeliers together. Sure, this living room can't do much wrong with a view like this one, but the glamorous interior matches it. The black furniture and dark wood is lightened by transparent net curtains and white walls.
This kitchen is a stunner. The cabinets have a touch of colonial style, but with everything painted in white, and off white it looks modern and fresh. The painted black area underneath the bench is an unexpected touch which tops it off and works with the black blind above the sink.
This is a prime example of making the most of what you have. An awkward corner has been turned into an interesting, colorful and relaxing spot. The retro elements (the table, the beaded curtain, and the wallpaper) are just the right things to use here.
If you love this style, then check out this apartment full of charming retro motifs.
Bright purple, charcoal grey and splashes of citrus orange would not be the first color combination you might think of using in your home. But here, it's couldn't work better. These unusual colors are balanced out by the wooden furniture, pale floors and white walls.
Another living room that uses an unexpected color combination (this time blood red, black and silver) to create an impact. Together with the unique designer pieces – a perspex table, black and silver bucket chairs, this is a winning look.
A palette like this brown one can look tired, if not done well. But here the right balance has been struck between caramel, mocha and beige to look smart and sophisticated. The quality of the furniture plays a big part in making things look good, as does using the right lighting.
The size of a room also has a lot to do with the colors that can be used within. Thanks to these high ceilings, heavy brick walls and beautiful floors, it can handle the bursts of blue and yellow. Glass and reflective areas are included to lighten it all up a bit.
Rarely do you see a bright green like this used in a home, especially in a kitchen. But the risk that Milanese architects ENZOFERRARA ARCHITETTI took paid off – it looks fantastic. The combination of the charcoal bench top and glass panel behind the cooker creates a thoroughly contemporary look, and together with the dramatic lamp, this kitchen is unforgettable.