Insanely Cool Room Ideas You Can Actually Pull Off
We’re all about bringing you original and achievable ideas to revamp your home without spending a ton. For this, we scour the web to find images that inspire us, and we break down each element to identify exactly what makes a room work. Keep scrolling for our favorite easy-to-achieve ideas for a room refresh.
The layering effect in this room is created by placing a floor lamp behind a sofa and juxtaposing coffee and side tables in front of it. Notice how the sofa is placed in the center of the room, not against a wall—instant statement.
Who doesn’t want a bedroom that feels like a five-star hotel room? Hotel bedding always looks chic. We’re talking crisp white sheets, often with a contrasting embroidered border. For added elegance, keep the room neutral but add one standout piece in a bold color. Accent the room with a brown leather–and-brass stool to effortlessly finish the look.
Nothing says Hollywood Regency revival like a combination of bold patterns, lacquer, and brass. Add fur and edgy art to bring a touch of glam rock into the space and update the look to today’s taste.
In a world of studio apartments with little to no storage, there are plenty of options for a cute makeshift closet. Just pick a pretty clothing rack, accessorize with stylish metallic boxes and dividers, and finish off with a pretty accent chair so you don’t end up throwing things on the floor at the last minute.
No canopy bed? No problem. Pick out some pretty fabrics, follow this easy DIY tutorial, and voilà! You’ll have a custom-made canopy bed to rival the queen of England’s.
Want to give your home the Scandinavian treatment but you don’t know where to start? Try painting moulding and doors only (while leaving the walls a rich off-white). Furnish the space with midcentury teak furniture, and accent it with buffalo plaid and midcentury lighting. It’s a recipe for success.
Give your home a worldly, sophisticated air by mixing unique international items with simple all-American furnishings. Create a reading corner stocked with interesting books and a heavy-duty reading lamp.
Boho chic is all the rage these days, and we have a simple combination to bring the look to your bedroom. First, keep the base of the room simple. Choose subdued modern sconces, create a headboard with a macramé wall hanging, and accent the room with vintage kilim pillows and a boho lantern.
This room has an edgy rock ’n’ roll vibe that we love. To get the look, mix a bold vintage Moroccan or Turkish rug in pink and burgundy tones, and mix with midcentury furniture and cube seating.
How do you make a Manhattan living room look like it’s firmly planted in a leafy jungle? Mix simple materials like paper lanterns with large palm plants and colonial seating. Think brown leather, or woven cane chairs in traditional shapes.
Which of these ideas are you dying to try for your home? Tell us in the comments below.