02/19/14

Cozy and Casual Master Bedrooms

 

Cozy and Casual bedrooms are comfortable, homey and inviting.

Creating a C & C room begins with combining basic elements.

  • simple details, not much fussiness
  • soft upholstery
  • restful horizontal line
  • low luster surfaces

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Furniture is comfortable and  soft. Upholstered pieces are oversized or slipcovered.

Many pieces of upholstered furniture is covered in neutral colors such as white, off white,

gray or beige.

Fabrics on pillows and furniture are usually textured..

 

 

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Cozy and Casual can be

Country, Colonial, Traditional, but not too formal, Modern, Romantic, Rustic or Eclectic.

Any room can become cozy and casual. Just keep the basic elements in mind when decorating;

simple details, not too much fussiness, soft calming colors,soft upholstery and bedding. no frills window treatment.

 

Add touches of your personality with art work, accessories and collections.

Sweet Dreams 

02/10/14

Show your style…….. part 2

 

Cozy and Casual dining rooms are characteristically all about comfort.

While not lacking in beauty and charm, these dining rooms invite diners to linger

at the table for awhile. They are comfortable enough to have cup of coffee and dessert after

the meal and encourage conversation around the table.

 

These cozy and casual dining rooms  are mostly neutral in color, but still warm and inviting.

Restaurants use the color red many times in their décor.  Red is known to stimulate the appetite.

While red is a beautiful, vibrant color, I don’t need my appetite stimulated  at home, do you?

I prefer the calm, sereneness of less is more in color…..and no…… it’ doesn’t have to be boring.

 

Interesting appeal is created in cozy and casual dining rooms

by using  textures that harmonize with each other.

 

Some of the elements used in these c & c dining rooms are

soft earth tone color hues

wicker  baskets

upholstered seating as well as wood

minimal window treatments

timeless classic patterns on fabrics used

open shelving

white assorted pottery and/or china

 

 

A feeling of openness and lots of light is common in casual and cozy dining rooms.

 

No more words needed to describe the pictures. They speak for themselves.

Enjoy and feel free to leave your thoughts in the comment section.

 

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02/7/14

Show Your Style , part 1

 

Is my style showing??  No, not my fashion style, but my decorating style.

We’ll talk about my fashion sense another day. Let’s just say I’m into comfort these days.

 

On to my decorating style, I have been guilty of settling when shopping for house furnishings simply because of price

or I can’t find what I’m really looking for.

And that has never worked for me. I end up loathing the item because it doesn’t reflect the look or feel I want in my home.

Every time I look at that vase, or lamp or chair, whatever it is, I cringe. I know it doesn’t belong and I am stuck with it, at least for a while.

I have become better at walking past those “bargains” and keeping my impulse buying in check.

I am more aware of my decorating style these days. Discovering and defining my style has kept me focused.

Although I see many furnishings I really, really like, nothing comes home with me unless I can visualize how it

will fit in with the rest of my décor.

 

Feeling comfortable and enjoying our homes  starts with defining our decorating style,

Finding what we like and don’t like is a place to begin.

 

There are countless quizzes online that will help in finding your style.

Although I have taken many, when I run across a new quiz I can’t resist.

 

At this time my style is identified and defined as……………………………

 

Cozy and Casual.  Want to see what that looks like?

 

Photos from Pinterest

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White slipcovers, bookshelves, books

sigh……loving this room.

pinned from Real Simple

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Colourful & Casual Living Room (© Kim Jeffery)

 

 

 

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Every room is similar in that they all are cozy and casual.