15 Adorable Looks to Steal From 'Love It Or List It, Too' Host Jillian Harris

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Though she may have only been a spectator for New York Fashion Week, Love It or List It, Too co-host, Jillian Harris, is a style star in her own right. Check out 15 of her best looks, and see how you can try her style in your home decor.

1. Street-Style Queen

This look is sheer perfection. Ankle boots, skinny jeans and an oversized red sweater make up Jillian’s cozy ensemble that says, "I just threw this on, and yeah, I look amazing."

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A Bland Kitchen Gets a Fresh Start

In just one week, this eat-in kitchen is reborn as a sleek and vibrant place to prep and serve food in style. To stay on budget, the room's footprint is kept as is, while the existing cabinets are sanded, primed and updated with high-gloss, cranberry-red paint.

Cranberry + Blue-Gray Palette

The existing cabinets are covered with a cranberry-red paint that contrasts with the cool shade of blue-gray on the surrounding walls. When pairing reds, whites and blues, choose unexpected tones to prevent a thematic look.

Mixing Materials

Interior designers ensure a well-balanced kitchen by sticking with a perfect mix of materials. In this kitchen, the cabinets are glossy and rich, while the butcher-block countertop is flat and neutral. To help tone down the intensity of the red cabinet color, reflective blue tiles are installed from the top of the counter all the way up to the ceiling.

Classic Hardware

For a classic yet on-trend look, the basic hardware is replaced with high-end satin brass pulls that add warmth against the glossy red drawers and door fronts. To add a layered element, the brass hardware is paired with the stainless steel sink. To successfully mix metals in a room, choose no more than two different finishes.

Photo By: Brian Patrick Flynn

Durable Sink

For an extra touch of metallic, the existing sink is replaced with a modern, drop-in stainless steel version that is as classic as it is durable.

Butcher-Block Countertop

To balance the cool Carrera marble countertop on the adjacent island, the countertops are replaced with a character-rich butcher block that's perfect for a hard-working kitchen. In fact, it's the only countertop material that can withstand slicing and chopping.

Photo By: Brian Patrick Flynn

Kitchen Command Center

With so many gadgets used throughout the day, it’s smart to find a way to integrate smartphones and tablets into your kitchen design. This modular command center allows homeowners to keep electronics within reach yet off the counter, thanks to under-cabinet outlets and tablet/smartphone cradles.

Stay Connected

Teeming with outlets, lights and electronic cradles, this command center is also equipped with speakers that allow you to listen to your favorite music, watch tutorials or stream your favorite TV shows.

Accentuating Height

The kitchen stands just above 10 feet tall. To accentuate the ceiling, it is painted a flat shade color matched to the blue-grey tone of the wall tile. This continuation of color blurs the line between where the walls end and the ceiling begins.

Updated Appliances

For modern-day efficiency, the appliances are replaced with digital, stainless steel models. Although the appliances are silver, they pair well with the brass accents throughout the space.

Making Space

When space is at a premium, remove the island seating to create even more prep space on heavy cooking days.

Photo By: Brian Patrick Flynn

Visible Storage

Turn storage into a decorative statement by using floating shelves to house vases, pitchers, ramekins and other charming kitchen essentials. Create a collection that appears purposeful but not cluttered.

Photo By: Brian Patrick Flynn

Small Yet Smart

To maximize the kitchen at mealtimes, the existing island is reworked into a custom piece complete with a rounded marble top for additional seating options. Get 10 ways to customize your kitchen island >>

2. Looking Fierce

Only Jillian could take a basic chambray and turn it into an elegant masterpiece. Denim, meet diamonds. I think you two will get along nicely.

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At Home With Krista Watterworth

Krista Watterworth is a television personality, interior designer and founder of her own company – Krista Watterworth Design Studio. One of HGTV's go-to designers, Krista shared photos from her Mediterranean-style house in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.

Photo By: Jessica Glynn

Fresh, Functional Living Room

Krista completely designed her home in record time – just three months. Her goal was to create a family-centered home that’s both fashionable and functional for her husband and two kids. It was important to her to create a space that worked for her whole family, but still showcased her sense of style. The designer chose durable furniture and treated fabrics that could withstand abuse and repel stains. Her designs are approachable, yet contemporary, casual and elegant.

Photo By: Jessica Glynn

Airy, Open Kitchen

Like the rest of her Florida home, Krista’s kitchen is open, airy and flooded with sunlight. “I’m a huge fan of operational as opposed to fixed window treatments,” she says. “Nothing should permanently block your view or your connection to nature.”

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Sun-Drenched Dining Room

Krista describes her signature design style as casual elegance in a classic, contemporary setting. “I love designing spaces that look like a million bucks, but guess what? My clients actually have to live or work there,” she says. “It’s important to me to make each one of my designs approachable.”

Photo By: Jessica Glynn

Dreamy Bedroom

Lyrics from Bruce Springsteen’s “Valentine’s Day” serve as an eye-catching backdrop in the serene master bedroom.

Photo By: Jessica Glynn

Relaxing Master Bath

Black and white photographs adorn the walls of Krista’s bathroom. “A really good photograph can tell an interesting story through color, shading and texture,” she says. “The same can be said for really good design.”

Photo By: Jessica Glynn

Fashion-Forward Decor

Krista’s designs are heavily influenced by fashion and photography. “I love fashion because it’s always changing, always propelling forward,” she says. “Certain colors and textiles become popular in the fashion world, and I find ways to bring those trends into the spaces I create.”

Photo By: Jessica Glynn

Efficient Workspace

Krista designed the modern, functional home office with her husband in mind. “And, of course, [I] let him have the biggest flat-screen TV he could find!” she adds. “What can I say? I’m a sucker for my family.”

Photo By: Jessica Glynn

Cheerful Kid’s Room

The kid’s bedroom features cheery, yellow and white striped walls, plus plenty of storage space for toys and games.

Photo By: Jessica Glynn

Art and Style

Artwork, photography and unique accent pieces add personality throughout Krista’s home.

Photo By: Jessica Glynn

Family-Friendly Furnishings

“Remember the old saying, ‘fashion over function?’ I think it’s truly possible to have both,” Krista says. “Why buy a sofa that looks good but isn’t comfortable? Why choose fabrics that you can’t touch? I will never design a space that isn’t chic and sophisticated, but it will always be livable, no matter how much it costs.”

Photo By: Jessica Glynn

Outdoor Living

Krista’s favorite thing about living in South Florida? “The weather!” she says. “I know it sounds cliché, but the weather in South Florida is incredible. You’re surrounded by beautiful tropical plants, ocean breezes and fresh air. It’s truly paradise and I can’t imagine living anywhere else.”

Photo By: Jessica Glynn

Lovely Facade

Framed by lush palm trees, Krista’s home exudes classic Mediterranean style.

Photo By: Jessica Glynn

3. Get It, Girl

Black and white and gorgeous all over. This classic combination gets a modern makeover with a trendy cape that definitely makes a statement.

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Sweet Display

HGTV fan whimimages wanted to show off her vintage and antique glassware. Black cabinetry allows the milky white glasses and teacups to stand out and become a gorgeous focal point within the kitchen.

Animal Magnetism

It's a classic decorator's trick: Add just a little animal print to spice up an otherwise ultra-sleek room. Design by HGTV fan smacklem

Color Crazy

A rainbow of color is the perfect way to make a black-and-white color palette stand out even more. HGTV fan sanfran used color to balance the room, leading the eyes from the pillows on the bed all the way up to the striped print on the wall.

Yellow Accents

Yellow is the perfect accent hue for a black-and-white color scheme. HGTV fan KT Designs carefully incorporated pops of color throughout this master bathroom while still keeping the focus on the dramatic palette and toile pattern.

Black-and-White Dreams

HGTV fan Dortmagort's guest bedroom includes family pictures in black frames with white matting, the perfect touch for a room that welcomes weary guests.

Wonderful Windows

It's the black-and-white striped curtains that set off HGTV fan hrosario75's old Hollywood design.

Peel-and-Stick Style

With a brilliant use of wall decals, HGTV fan naildinny created a stunning focal point in her classy dining room. Thirteen-inch wall pops — repeated over and over — are definitely an interesting dinnertime backdrop.

Something's Gotta Give

HGTV fan susanandmarkw says she imagined her dream kitchen for years. This black-and-white gourmet hot spot, inspired by the movie set of Something's Gotta Give, turned out to be a dream come true.

Coastal Inspiration

HGTV fan Barbara61's new master bath includes a Jacuzzi soaker tub, black-and-white mosaic tile, white beadboard wainscot and just the right beach accessories for a tranquil after-work soak.

4. Pretty in Pastels

Pastels are back and better than ever. Looking oh-so-sweet in pretty florals, Jillian rocks the look with a cute gold necklace and cheetah-print sunglasses.

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A Pop of Pink

Pistachio-colored wallpaper paired with punches of hot pink, ballet pink, fuchsia and lemon yellow make this nursery fun yet sophisticated. But this color combo isn't just for babes. Switch out the crib for a bed and you'll have a stylish room any grownup would envy.

Darker Pastel Shades

Darker shades of pastels are perfect for more "adult" spaces, like this color-saturated breakfast area. Designer Liz Strong pairs this teal tablecloth and thistle-purple sofa with darker teal bamboo chairs, creating a more updated pastel palette. See more photos of this bright space from HGTV Magazine.

Photo By: Mark Lohman (Styled by Liz Strong)

Let the Accessories Do the Talking

Do you want the pastel look but don't have the energy to paint? Mixing accessories in a variety of soft and bold hues is a great way to achieve the look in a neutral room. This light purple living room from HGTV Magazine is complete with additions of pastel and jewel-toned pillows, vases and artwork. See more photos of this bright space.

Photo By: Photography by Jim Bastardo

A Touch of Whimsy

In this colorful farmhouse kitchen, carved accents are highlighted by pastel blue cabinets and a jewel-toned subway tile backsplash. Designer Meg Caswell finishes the look with a sleek glass-topped island in another coordinating shade of blue -- teal!

Open and Airy

Designer Brian Patrick Flynn gives this small living room an open look and feel with pale blue wall paint, furniture, drapes and throw pillows. For added dimension, soft pink tulips and hot pink roses add punches of natural color to the space.

Long-Term Versatility

The great thing about pastels is their versatility. Even though this soft-hued nursery is accentuated by youthful hot pinks and bright blues, it can be easily transformed to suit the needs of a growing child simply by switching out the accessories. There's no need to repaint!

Pops of Pastel

Pops of rich pastels, like these teal throw pillows and this plum sofa, are beautifully contrasted with hints of aquamarine and neon orange. When set against a neutral backdrop, this color palette creates a warm and inviting space. See more photos of this bright space from HGTV Magazine.

Photo By: Mark Lohman (Styled by Liz Strong)

Lavender Dreams

Not only does the scent of lavender promote sleep, but so does the color … or at least it does in this comfy purple bedroom. Designer Carey Karlan creates a sweet and simple sleep spot by combining vivid yellow-green and turquoise accents with soft purple walls.

Mix and Match

Use accessories to inspire your design. This eclectic sitting area was built around the pair of patterned, pastel drapes that designer Fawn Galli found in Cambodia. Additions of neon, primary and neutral tones give the room a fresh and interesting edge.

The Right Way to Use Neutrals

Lilac-hued walls are a beautiful backdrop for neutral accessories. The camel-colored headboard, lampshade and wall canvases in this contemporary bedroom hold their own among bright splashes of blue, green, orange and purple.

Green With Envy

Don't be afraid to go overboard with color in your space. In this contemporary living room, designer Alisha Gwen balances yellow-green walls with chairs and curtains in a darker shade of the same hue. This same technique can be applied to any pastel color you choose. And don't forget to add pops of bright pigment, like these bubblegum pink pillows, to complete the look.

A Bold Pair

Pastels shouldn't always play backup. In this luxe spa-like bathroom, Caribbean-inspired blue-green walls complement the sweet apple-green vanity. This color combo is fresh and relaxing when paired with a white quartz countertop and a Carrera marble shower.

The Proof is in the Pattern

Fun fabric patterns are a great way to add interest to a pastel space. In this soft teal living and dining area, large-scale floral-patterned dining chairs create a rich focal point. The chairs' light cyan hue is repeated subtly throughout the space to create a gorgeous pastel color scheme that isn't monotonous.

Lavender Fields

This purple dining area takes on a modern monochromatic color scheme with velvet chairs, Roman shades and a round pendant. For contrast, designer Angie Hranowsky inserts a turquoise vase and pink print.

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Primaries and Pastels

Pair bold primaries, like red and blue, with soft pastels for a chic and contemporary design. Red armchairs and royal blue accents make an unexpected yet striking statement in this pastel green living area.

5. Stars: They’re Just Like You

As if we didn’t already love Jillian enough, this adorable sweatshirt shows off her quirky side, making her even more endearing. Oh, and that headboard? Swoon.  

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Over the Top

Make a bold design statement by choosing a floor-to-ceiling-length tufted headboard and surrounding it with glass and glitter. Design by sfa design

Photo By: Sascha Vaughan

Head of the Class

We love this custom tufted headboard by designer Jamie Herzlinger. See what happened when HGTV editors learned to tuft and then check out our interview with Jamie.

Layers of Color

Powerhouse designer Barry Dixon combines a luxurious headboard with wall curtains and a bed crown. This complex blend of shapes and fabrics can be difficult to achieve, though Dixon makes it look effortless.

From: Barry Dixon

King-Sized Wingback

Wingback headboards add visual punch and a comfortable place to lean back. 

Color Scheme Inspiration

Instead of a headboard, hang a piece of art — then use it as the springboard for your color scheme. Design by Kerrie Kelly Design Lab

Photo By: Brian Kellogg ©Brian Kellogg

Simple Yet Sophisticated

A creamy bed anchors this serene, green space. Find out why green is a great color for bedrooms. Design by Coddington Design

Photo By: Coddington Design

Tuft Love

Designer Casey Noble mixes soft and edgy in her contemporary retreat. Trip: Use a large headboard to ground the decor in a small bedroom.

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Traditional? Yes. Stuffy? No.

A super-traditional headboard gets contemporary polish with tone-on-tone graphic fabric. And check out how the polished horn lamps give the muted, feminine room color and balance. Tip: Read up on reading lamps Design by Coddington Design

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Vintage Eclectic

This simple, rounded bedstead creates a simple backdrop for a mix of modern linens. Design by Darlene Molnar

Photo By: Darren S Higgins

Contemporary Luxury

Creamy layers of color and texture, from the leather bed to the cashmere throw, give a glamorous glow to this bedroom. Design by Jamie Herzlinger

Cozy Sleeping Nook

Tucking a bed into its own alcove provides a visual surprise as well as a sense of privacy. Design by Design Development

Photo By: Jennifer Liseo

Hip to Be ... Well, Rectangular

This upholstered headboard provides balance, in both texture and color, for the room where the view is the focal point. Design: Gacek Design Group

Let Art be Your Focus

There's a white bed behind the sumptuous stack of pillows, but the painting on the wall behind it is what catches the eye. Art is a good substitute for a headboard in rooms (or budgets) where one won't fit. Design by Kerrie Kelly Design Lab


Italian Romance

This beautiful rococo piece, paired with tapestries and small console tables, offers a modern take on European 18th-century designs.

Photo By: Photographer: Scott Womack

Downtown Style

This mirrored canopy has a built-in headboard, adding warmth and comfort to the sleek, reflective space. Design by S&K Interiors

Photo By: Matt Harrer

Chandelier + Gallery Wall

Sometimes the best headboard is none at all. In a small bedroom, you can get the feel of a headboard with paint, a statement light and a gallery wall. Design by Emily Henderson

Upcycled Elegance

Consider using an antique textile as upholstery, like this 19th-century, embroidered silk Tunisian wedding garment. Design by Barry Dixon Interiors

From: Barry Dixon

Play With Tones

Designer Ammie Kim draws this airy room's color scheme together with wood tones. Design by Ammie Kim

From: Ammie Kim

Trefoil Shape

This bedroom is the ultimate in English Country. The yellow trefoil-shaped headboard, graceful furniture and wainscoted walls are grounded by the richly hued Oriental rug. Design by Brian Coleman

From: Sallie Giordano

Rustic Elegance

If you love the rustic look, consider a custom wooden bedstead. You don't have to live in a cabin to pull off this look — it will work in rooms from traditional to modern, simply by changing out the bedding and accessories.

From: Larry Pearson

French-Inspired Makeover

Designer Valerie Ruddy looked to France for her inspiration for this bedroom makeover. A rug inspired the soft blue, gold and cream color scheme. Design by Decorating Den Interiors

Platform Bed: Keep it Neutral

When shopping for large pieces of furniture, look for neutral upholstery that will be a base for several color schemes. Then rotate bedding seasonally so you don't get bored with your look. Design by Ammie Kim

From: Ammie Kim

Weekend Getaway

Designer Benjamin Cruz embraced the modern style of this Fort Lauderdale, Fla., high-rise, and gave the homeowner a comfortable weekend getaway. Get the full story behind this contemporary master bedroom Design by Benjamin Cruz

A Little Extra Padding

Okay, so the idea of padded walls? Not usually comforting. But in this case, they're not only comforting, they're stylish. Design by Charles Pavarini III Design Assoicates, Inc.

From: Charles Pavarini III

Au Naturel

Drew and Jonathan Scott gave a homeowners' existing wooden bed an update with plump pillows and lush bedding. Design by Property Brothers

Photo By: Sarah Christine Wilson

Lavender Backlighting

This velvet and damask headboard takes on a subtle texture against a wall covered in the same fabric. The lavender backlighting echoes the color of the quilt. Design by Charles Pavarini III Design Assoicates, Inc.

From: Charles Pavarini III

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Sleek and Cozy

Clean-lined furniture and colorful bedding make this a perfect spot for napping. Design by Last Detail Interior Design

Calming Sea of Blue

Blue is the dominant hue in this relaxing room. The gray platform bed is softened by the tufting detail on the headboard. Design by A.S.D. Interiors

Cottage Chic

This upholstered bed gets its good looks from its unusual shape and tidy, nailhead trim. Bonus: Learn how to upholster a no-sew headboard

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Suburban Beauty

Designer Sarah Richardson turned a contractor's basic room into this splendid space. The color inspiration? The views of the forest and river outside the house. Check out the full makeover at Sarah's House

Screen It In

In this room from Secrets From a Stylist, designer Emily Henderson uses the screen to add beauty and visually anchor the space.

Graphic Wallpaper

An old-fashioned iron bedstead gets a boost from a bold, modern wallpaper. Design by Home by Novogratz

Photo By: Emilee Ramsier

Less-Is-More Aesthetic

Designer Tara Benet uses low-profile furniture, a minimalist color palette and sleek accessories to create this calming New York City bedroom. Design by Tara Benet Design

Art Deco and Loving It

In the Atlanta Decorators Show House, designer Jillian Prichard Cooke turned a bedroom into an Art Deco haven. The oversized headboard stands out against the navy walls, while the white finishes and the large mirror keep the room from being too dark. Design by Design Synergy


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Repurposed Paneling

Looking for an inexpensive design solution? Upcycle old paneling or barnwood and hang it on the wall. You can paint it or make an oil-rubbed finish to bring out the wood's glow. Design by James Farmer Designs

From: James Farmer

Photo By: Ben Rollins

A True Urban Oasis

Upholstered extensions on either side of the headboard make a queen bed appear larger in this modern-design. "It looks like you've got this big bed going wall to wall," says Lindsay Pumpa, designer of HGTV Urban Oasis 2013. Design by Lindsay Pumpa

Photo By: Eric Perry

6. Beach Babe

Forget everything you thought you knew about bathing suit cover ups, and look at this blue oxford. Borrowed from the boys, this shirt is perfection when paired with a sexy pink bikini. Jillian, you’ve done it again.   

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Classic Pinstripes

The pinstripe may be the most quintessential and sophisticated fabric that menswear has ever known. It also happens to be the most decor-friendly, as it can be used in a variety of ways and is easy on the eyes. Case in point: this wallpaper in a cozy reading nook by designer Jessica Helgerson. The addition of modern furniture pieces gives it masculine appeal.

Clean Lines, Classic Patterns

What's more manly than plaid on a man? Well...nothing. Which is why it instantly defines this bedroom by designer Shawn Henderson. The key here is not to overdo the pattern. After all, this isn't a hunting lodge. Keep colors light and neutral and lines nice and clean. Photo by Steve Freihon

Herringbone for Her

There's no reason that men should get to have all the fun. Inspired by the classic herringbone pattern, design firm Dodson & Daughter used alternating slabs of marble to create a fresh and feminine bath. Who needs textiles when you have such gorgeous stone to work with? The same can, of course, be done with wood or paint (if you’re brave!).

Layer, Layer, Layer

Just as any dapper man dresses in layers, so does the dapper living room! Enhance your pinstripes (pillows) and plaid (curtains) with rich materials like chrome, leather, and burl wood. Don't forget to tuck a flower into your pocket for the ladies! Interior by Scot Meecham Wood

Pattern Mixing

Normally we wouldn't suggest mixing your menswear too much, but on the table? Oh yes. China in plaid, napkins in herringbone and a tablecloth in pinstripes creates a warm, classic look for a special meal. Design by Cassandra LaValle

A Touch of Trendiness

If you've got commitment issues, then maybe a simple touch of a menswear in an accent piece (like this rug) is all you really need to dip your toes into this trend. It adds just a hint of tradition and richness to a clean modern space like this, and the pattern is subtle enough for even the most timid decorator. Design by Shawn Henderson; photo by Steve Freihon.

His and Hers

A happy marriage is all about compromise, and this bedroom from Dodson & Daughter is the ideal blend of his-and-hers textiles. Feminine floral drapes and strong-but-complementary shirt stripes on the headboard make for a perfect couple.

Pretty in Plaid

Like a well-tailored suit, this headboard sports its houndstooth plaid in much the same way — perfectly styled. A dose of feminine curves, a perfect balance of black and white and a chic tray on the nighstand complete this sophisticated space. Design by Scot Meacham Wood

Masculine Dressing Room

Forget his and hers: This bathroom is definitely men's only! Using steamer trunks as storage is a twist on traditional vanities, and easy to replicate using your own vintage trunk finds. For a more feminine-friendly feel, simply lighten the tones in the room and add some softer pieces, but keep that dashing wallpaper. Image courtesy of Coleccion Alexandra.

7. Trend Setter

One sentence I never thought I’d utter: “I want that poncho!”

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Southwestern-Style Home in Santa Fe

A white tiered Southwestern fireplace catches the eye and provides a natural room barrier in the open design of this living room and kitchen in Santa Fe. The low ceiling and natural wood create a cozy and intimate feel. A blue rug brings a pop of color to the neutral space. 

From: Luxury Portfolio International® and Santa Fe Properties

Photo By: Santa Fe Properties, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Beautiful Natural Backyard in Santa Fe With Stone Patio and Wood Furniture

This small garden space is full of life with a mixture of trees and potted plants adding color throughout the yard. Wood and stone create beautiful landscaping and furniture without distracting from the natural beauty and appeal. 

From: Luxury Portfolio International® and Santa Fe Properties

Photo By: Santa Fe Properties, a member of Luxury Portfolio International


Deep green ivy travels up the brick privacy wall bringing life and color to this small Southwestern patio. Beautiful red patio furniture is a great accent color against the neutral tones. 

From: Luxury Portfolio International® and Santa Fe Properties

Photo By: Santa Fe Properties, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Garden Seating Area

Sink into the natural beauty and breathtaking beauty of this Southwestern outdoor lounge. A natural wood pergola shades the bright turquoise cushions of the curved sofas. Plant life grows right into the structures, enriching the space. 

From: Luxury Portfolio International® and Santa Fe Properties

Photo By: Santa Fe Properties, a member of Luxury Portfolio International


A combination of brick walkways, a rock archway, a wooden fence and natural rock wall create a beautiful textural experience in this Santa Fe yard. The perimeter is lined with plants, bringing natural color highlights to liven the area. 

From: Luxury Portfolio International® and Santa Fe Properties

Photo By: Santa Fe Properties, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Southwestern Kitchen

Less is more in this endearing and beautiful Southwestern kitchen. A variety of wood finishes creates a beautiful range of color, while a tile backsplash and simple accessories add pops of color. 

From: Luxury Portfolio International® and Santa Fe Properties

Photo By: Santa Fe Properties, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Sitting Room

A natural wood design on the ceiling sets the stage for this Southwestern-inspired contemporary sitting space. Neutral furniture is decorated with masculine colored blankets and pillows adding beautiful darker hues to the space. The blue rug's subtle stripes and bright color shine on the hardwood floor.

From: Luxury Portfolio International® and Santa Fe Properties

Photo By: Santa Fe Properties, a member of Luxury Portfolio International


Less is more in this clean and comfortable Southwestern bedroom. Turquoise doors add pops of color against the neutral palette of the room. French doors allow fresh air and natural light to flood the room, complementing the inviting, natural feel. 

From: Luxury Portfolio International® and Santa Fe Properties

Photo By: Santa Fe Properties, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Turquoise Accent Door

The simple decor in this Southwestern room allows the small details to shine. A row of tile tops each doorway while the vibrant turquoise color of the door pops in the calm, neutral room. A desk and chair create a small work or storage space. 

From: Luxury Portfolio International® and Santa Fe Properties

Photo By: Santa Fe Properties, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Shower Tiles

A variety of decorative tiles takes this shower from ordinary to artistic. Turquoise, orange and brown shades provide bright coloring while the triangular shapes create beautiful design and finish off the Southwestern look. 

From: Luxury Portfolio International® and Santa Fe Properties

Photo By: Santa Fe Properties, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

8. Mile-High Style

Arriving for New York Fashion Week, Jillian proves she’s no fashion novice. That gray swing coat + those leather leggings = the epitome of every outfit on my Pinterest board. Love.

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Start With the Floor

When you think of adding global textiles or accessories to a room, you might first think of bringing in a rug — and with good reason. Rugs made in the Eastern tradition offer patterns and colors that will work in any space. Susan Gomersall of Kea Carpets and Kilims in Brooklyn, New York, which specializes in tribal rugs, says when shopping for a tribal rug, you should forget about standard rug sizes like 5x7 or 8x10. All tribal rugs were made for a purpose: sleeping, sitting, eating or praying, as rugs are the furniture of the nomads. Because these rugs are odd sizes, determine the size rug you need before shopping by covering the area with newspaper. Image courtesy of Shop Horne

Buy What You Love

Susan of Kea Carpets has additional tips for anyone shopping for an antique or vintage rug. To determine if a rug is authentic, Susan suggests, look for a few imperfections. These rugs were made on primitive horizontal looms that were dismantled and transported with the tribe. Weavers used the wool from their own sheep, often having to dye batches of wool at different times, resulting in subtle color variations. A tribal piece that has uniform colors and straight edges is most likely not genuine. When trying to work a rug into your space, find a dealer who will let you try the rug on approval. You will never know if it works in your space until you try it. Any good dealer will offer this service. Ask questions about the rug's origin and intended use. If the dealer doesn't have the answers, shop somewhere else. Last but certainly not least, be bold and go with your heart. You are not just buying an object but a piece of tribal life. Image courtesy of Ore Studios

Get Creative

So we've established that one of the best ways to add a global eclectic feel is with carpets and rugs. But think outside the box. Los Angeles design collective Commune frequently uses global textiles and accessories in its designs. The heavy weight of most Oriental carpets and kilim rugs makes them ideal candidates for upholstery projects. In the Los Angeles living room of Commune Design founding partner Ramin Shamshiri, this George Smith ottoman upholstered in a Turkish-style carpet adds the perfect splash of visual texture to the room. Image courtesy of Commune Design

Be Bold

Don't be afraid to think beyond traditional upholstered pieces. In the same Commune designed home in Los Angeles, a mid-century modern classic, an Eames chair, is reupholstered with an African fabric to add a bold pattern to the space. Image courtesy of Commune Design

Add a Little Shimmer

There are so many fantastic options when it comes to global textiles. These Moroccan wedding blankets are a trendy interior designer fave — actress Kate Hudson has one in her bedroom. The blankets are Berber in origin and were woven by women who painstakingly sewed on each sequin by hand. Depending on the complexity of the design, number of sequins and the size, a blanket can take many months to produce. The blankets are thought to contain Baraka, or divine blessings/fulfillment. A great source for these blankets is the online shop My Marrakesh. Shop owner, photographer and hotelier Maryam Montague specializes in sourcing these vintage sequined Moroccan wedding blankets that typically range in price from $300 to $575. Image courtesy of Maryam Montague

Think Beyond the Floor

The Moroccan wedding blankets bring the perfect combination of glamour and organic style to a space with their rich texture and sparkle. Maryam uses them throughout her home — as blankets, headboards, over the back or side of a couch, on a wall and even on the floor. Image courtesy of Maryam Montague

Going Global on the Walls

To pack a dramatic punch, carry the floor tile pattern up onto the wall. Caitlin Dowe-Sandes of Popham Design designed this striking bathroom with her company's modern cement tiles. The process used to create the tiles, a centuries-old Moroccan technique, creates tiles with a lovely worn patina. Image courtesy of Caitlin Dowe-Sande

Create Dramatic Visual Interest

Tiles aren't just for the kitchen or bathroom. Here, Caitlin has used Popham's Curly Branch Coral tile to frame the bed in the master bedroom. She also used a Moroccan wedding blanket as a box spring cover. Image courtesy of Caitlin Dowe-Sandes

Mix and Match Styles

Just a hint of a global pattern can add a lot of visual interest to a room. Fiona Douglas of Bluebellgray had the curtains in her Scottish home made from cotton muslin edged with a real ikat shipped over from Uzbekistan. To find unique textiles, Fiona suggests looking for authentic traditional fabrics when you travel — every country has its own unique textile heritage. A few carefully chosen key pieces will look fantastic mixed into any style interior, giving a sense of your travels and personal style. Try to avoid going for a themed room full to the brim, as this can look a little staged. Image courtesy of Fiona Douglas

Small Accessories Pack a Big Punch

If you want to incorporate global accessories without making too much of a financial investment, global accessories can be a simple and inexpensive way to bring exotic pattern and color into your home. Look for vases or African baskets, and use the bold colors as inspiration for pillows and other accent colors in your room. Image courtesy of Ore Studios

9. Green With Envy

This picture-perfect outfit made up of the world’s cutest shorts and a white blouse, complete with matching green buttons, is the stuff dreams are made of. And those accessories? Take me to the nearest jewelry store, pronto.

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For the Love of Green

Zoe Kon got a new all-green bedroom months before her eleventh birthday. The tween wanted her room packed with several shades of the color, including the grassy green in the wallpaper, the kelly green on the desk chair and bookshelves, and the lime and celery tones in the bedding.

Whimsical Wallpaper

Green symbolizes nature and earth. To bring a sense of the outdoors inside to Zoe's bedroom, the walls were covered in grass-green-and-white wallpaper with a ginkgo leaf pattern. In addition to its sense of nature, the print also packs the room with graphic impact.

Big Green Bookcase

To accommodate Zoe's huge collection of books, ready-made bookcases were assembled, then installed on the right wall of the room, a few feet from Zoe's daybed.

Glamorous Green

To add overhead lighting to the room, Zoe's contractor replaced the existing ceiling fan with a wood and mirror chandelier. The mirrors help break up the heavy use of green and its reflective quality plays with the light in a captivating way. The mirror's gleam also adds a touch of glamorous, feminine elegance.

Mixing and Matching Patterns

Zoe's daybed is the focal point of her room. To tie together the different shades of green used throughout the space, the daybed was dressed with bedding and pillows featuring kelly green, grass green and lime green, with a gingham duvet cover and throw pillows made from botanical print fabric.

Feminine Elements

Although the overall aesthetic of Zoe's layered green bedroom is gender neutral, a few feminine elements are present, including 32-inch-tall glass lamps used on each side of the daybed for task lighting.

A Flooring Focal Point

Aside from the wallpaper, Zoe's new floors were the biggest aspect of her room's new design. Wall-to-wall carpet was replaced with gray-toned engineered wood flooring that cost only $1.89 per square foot. Since the flooring is engineered, it's durable and can withstand the wear and tear dished out by an active tween and her friends.

Cool Window Treatments

Although the 10-foot-wide window above Zoe's daybed is the room's main source of light during the day, the California sun gets unbearable in the afternoon. To keep the room cool, a custom Roman shade made of grassy green velvet and a thermal liner was installed.

Button Hardware

To add a playful element to the daybed, plastic drawer pulls shaped like large green buttons were installed.

10. #TheDress

This dress is everything. Stripes and florals are a match made in heaven, and Jillian could not be cuter with wavy tresses and a pretty pink lip.  

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Choose Three or More Patterns

Odd numbers, especially the number three, just seem to make things work, whether you're combining colors or planting shrubs. Three is the minimum number of patterns you should use, and the key to successful mixing is to vary the scale, from small to large, of the patterns.

Pattern 1: Pick this pattern carefully because it will make the strongest statement in your room, says designer Shari Hiller from Room by Room. It should be a large-scale pattern.

Pattern 2: Select a very different pattern that's half the scale or size of the first pattern. If your first pattern is a large floral, the second pattern could be a plaid or geometric shape that has some of the same colors.

Pattern 3: The third pattern can be similar to either of the other patterns and use two or three of the colors in the other patterns. A smaller floral would work well, for instance, with a larger floral and a plaid.

Pattern 4 and more: Shari suggests that a fourth pattern, such as a tiny check or a printed texture in a small scale, could be used as a complementary pattern. Bedroom design by Erinn Valencich

From: Erinn Valencich

Find Inspiration

This can be a color you really like, a piece of fabric you've found, a favorite chair, painting or even a piece of clothing. Mother Nature, who rarely goes wrong with her color and pattern combos, is another good source of inspiration.

Work With the Same Color Intensity

Don't mix pastels with primary colors, or muted with vibrant jewel tones, says designer Jayne Pelosi of Renaissance. A large floral, a smaller floral, a stripe and a check will work together if they are made from the same set of dyes in the same hue. Bedroom design by Sarah Richardson

Consider Fabric Feel

Be aware that there's more to a fabric than simply its color, Jayne says. "All fabrics have a personality or a feel, as we say in the trade. Most people would identify damask, for example, as a formal fabric, even if they didn't know its rightful name! Conversely, most people would agree that muslin or gingham plaid are examples of casual, informal fabrics. These levels of formality absolutely come into play when you're mixing patterns." Bedroom design by Shelly Riehl David

From: Shelly Riehl David

Watch Your Weight

Avoid putting all patterned pieces together on one side of a room. They'll throw the whole space off balance, says designer Rosemary Sadez Friedmann, author of Mystery of Color. "Distributing solids and patterns smoothly throughout the room will provide an aesthetically pleasant look," she says. Consider, too, that other elements of the room, from fireplace surrounds to paneling, contain patterns that should be considered part of the grand scheme. Bedroom design by Natalie Umbert

Be Careful With Whites

When you choose whites, keep them in the same family, whether it's cream, off-white or bright white, Shari says. "If your whites don't match, the fabric will stand out and take away from the lovely combination already developed," she says. Bedroom design by SPI Design

Think Function

Pattern can have a big impact on how a room feels. If you're trying to pull a space together and create harmony, think larger patterns. Want to draw attention to one part of a room? Smaller patterns will do the trick. Also consider pattern personality. Busy patterns will up the energy level in a room while simple or pale patterns will promote calm. Bedroom design by Erinn Valencich

From: Erinn Valencich

Cheat With Companion Fabrics

Many fabric companies have made the pattern-mixing process easier for you by creating what they call companion fabrics, Jayne says. "They've created two, three and four patterns all designed to exist harmoniously in one room. All you have to do is choose a color palette you like, and the patterns are already coordinated for you." This may give you the confidence you need to mix up more on your own. Bedroom design by Phyllis Harbinger

How the Pros Mix it Up

"Don't let the fear of mixing three different patterns leave you perplexed. Just remember: large scale with many colors, medium scale with some colors, and small scale with just a few. Don't mix whites with off-whites, and you'll be well on your way!" — designer Shari Hiller, co-host, Room by Room

"Patterns? We love to mix them up! Just a few things to keep in mind. Use related colors to tie the patterns together. Choose obviously different patterns — like a wide stripe and a paisley in the same palette. That way it looks intentional." Kitty and Jennifer O'Neil, authors, Decorating With Funky Shui.

"Mixing fabrics isn't that hard as long as you follow what you like, which sometimes starts with a favorite color. Choose the main fabric — often something out of the ordinary. This isn't necessarily going to be used the most but is the inspiration for the fabric choices to come." — interior designer Alexa Hampton, Mark Hampton Inc.

"Many novices play it safe by having one pattern and all solids in a given room. I urge you to experiment with mixing plaids and florals, or paisleys and stripes. If the thought of multiple patterns in a room gives you the willies, at least offset the solid fabrics with the use of texture. Tone-on-tones, jacquards and moires will offer great interest by virtue of their innate textural appeal, yet they are still considered solid, not patterned." Interior designer Jayne Pelosi, Renaissance Interiors, author of Interior Divine: The Design Coach Walks You Through the Tranformation of Your Home. Bedroom design by Judith Balis

11. Sweater Weather

Hello, Cozy Weekend Wear. Jillian combines a basic white top with distressed denim and a super comfy sweater for the perfect girl-next-door ensemble.

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Black-and-White Delight

A black-and-white color palette is echoed in an arresting photo of galloping zebras. Photo courtesy of Taylor King Furniture.

Color Me Glad

This painting adds a welcome splash of color to an otherwise monochromatic sitting area. Photo courtesy of Bentley Publishing.

Padded Walls

Metallic butterflies and fabric-covered rectangles prove that fabulous art is more than paintings. Photo courtesy of Revco International.

Seeing Red

A collection of modern pop art spices up a sparse sitting area. Photo courtesy of Bentley Publishing.


Who said artwork has to be framed? This finished painting looks great positioned on its original easel. Photo courtesy of Aspen Home.

Spare Seating

Tired household objects get a new lease on life when used as art. Check out these multi-colored folding chairs. Photo courtesy of Taylor King Furniture.

Oh, Deer

Rigid modern lines are softened with artwork inspired by the gentle creatures of the forest. Photo courtesy of Bentley Publishing.

12. Slice of Summer

This cute hi-rise bikini is the perfect retro-inspired suit to show off Jillian’s love of classic patterns. And that pizza float? I think we all could use one of those.

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Retro on a Budget

Do-it-yourself expert Tracy Metro and her husband, Marty, bought a 1975 40-foot houseboat. Even though on a tight budget, Tracy wanted to create a playful, retro-style space to entertain guests in. With the use of bold color and her favorite flea market finds, she was able to do just that.

Mini Bar

The steering wheel area serves as the bar. Flanking the five-seater lounge, it keeps everything within arm's reach for guests in need of a refill.

Seating for Five

A lounge area sits at the front entrance of the boat. A custom banquette allows Tracy to interact with guests as she prepares food. The L-shaped seating accommodates up to five people.

Long-Lasting Acrylic

The lounge banquette's turquoise Sunbrella fabric is made of acrylic, which resists mold, mildew and spills.

Pet-Friendly Fabric

Tracy's 12-year-old Italian greyhound, Sasee, feels right at home on the houseboat. In addition to having her own dog bed, she is welcome on the furniture since it is upholstered in indoor/outdoor Sunbrella canvas.

Secret Entrance

With space at a premium, making use of every inch is key. To access the bottom-floor bedroom, the banquette seating folds up and hinges to the wall, revealing a small staircase that Tracy painted orange.

Retro Owl Wall Decor

A pair of owls — picked up from a flea market for 25 cents — greets her as she walks upstairs each morning.

Hollywood Regency-Style Headboard

The focal point of the bedroom is the custom, orange built-in headboard. The crochet bedspread is a gift from a friend.

Bright White Walls

With only 36 inches of height, the bedroom area is practically a crawlspace. The glossy bright white walls make the room seem brighter and bigger.

Room for a TV

The TV is mounted to the bedroom wall, so it doesn't take up valuable floor space. Two peacock art pieces flank the TV to make it less of a focal point. A door made from metal sheeting provides an entryway from the bedroom to the living room.

Updated Sofas

The original fiberglass sofas were updated with nautical paint and reupholstered in brown indoor/outdoor Sunbrella fabric accented with white piping detail. A clear Lucite table with storage underneath gives the illusion of a bigger space. Miniature aluminum blinds allow for a view of the water, but provide privacy at night.

Reliable Cork Flooring

In addition to being durable and soft, the cork flooring used throughout the boat adds a nice organic punch. Cork is a rapidly renewable resource, something many LEED-certified design professionals recommend.

Light-Filled Bathroom

Located at the bottom of the steps that connect the kitchen to the living room, the bathroom is packed with light and is simple and modern in style.

Mixing Old With New

Although the bathroom is only 5 1/2-feet wide by 4-feet deep, Tracy made the most of the space. She mixed old with new by keeping a vintage glass wall sconce with gold zodiac detail and decorating with '70s decor found at flea markets. To modernize the space, she brought in a modern sink, vanity and faucet.

Cheerful Kitchen

The light-filled kitchen is open, airy and packed with energy due to the orange Silestone countertops, glossy white cabinetry and frosted-glass door fronts. The rear is open to the living room, which is accessed by steps covered in the same cork flooring material used throughout the boat.

Durable and Stylish Countertops

The tangerine-toned custom countertops are made of Silestone, a synthetic solid surface that is durable and easy to care for. Walnut contact paper adds to the retro style.

Small Cooktop

A small concealable cooktop was integrated directly into the countertops, creating more useable counter space.

Vintage Dessert Tray

Tracy serves dessert on a bold vintage tray that only cost her 25 cents at the flea market. A nautical anchor graphic at the center keeps with the rest of the retro-style decor of the houseboat.

Easy-to-Reach Drinkware

Upper cabinets that sit above the sink make retro drinkware easy to reach.

Two Tiers of Fun

The bottom tier of the midcentury-modern boat is designated for outdoor dinner parties, while the top tier is strictly for lounging and sunbathing.

Retro Wording

The words "Retro Metro" across the front of the boat give it a true retro-style vibe.

Rooftop Deck Grill

The first tier of the rooftop deck is a full-fledged dining area, complete with a stainless steel grill perfect for grilling food for guests.

360-Degree View

The view of the Alamitos Bay in California can be seen from almost every room in the houseboat.

Custom Chairs

Tracy gave '70s outdoor furniture, found on Craigslist.com for $35, an update with new strapping and powder coating to restore it to its original condition. She alternated the colors on the banding to give each chair its own unique look.

Recessed Lighting

Standard can lights are 8 inches deep, which don't work in tight areas. In order to add overhead lighting, Tracy used stainless steel cabinet puck lights that she recessed into the fiberglass ceiling.

Colorful Table Setting

The napkins and plastic flatware, both found on a budget, stick with the signature retro-style colors of orange, brown and white for a cohesive look.

Chilled Drinks

A wine cooler is integrated into the base cabinets of the kitchen to keep beverages easily accessible and chilled.

Room for S'mores

After a long, fun day entertaining guests, Tracy and her husband end the night on the bow enjoying spirits, games and s'mores. Watch Tracy show her favorite areas of the boat>>

13. Make It Work

Who would have thought denim overalls paired with an unexpected white lace top would be such a stylish combination? The trendy fringe bag is just a bonus.

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Reclaimed Lumber Coffee Table

Combine reclaimed wood and casters to create a rugged coffee table with a touch of industrial chic — a beautiful centerpiece for your living room.

Canvas Headboard With Nail-Head Trim

Transform a painter's canvas and carpet tacks into a contemporary yet rustic upholstered headboard.

Industrial Rustic Bookshelf

Combine reclaimed wood and galvanized black pipe to create a rugged bookshelf that adds texture and warmth to any room.

Primitive Wine Rack

Innovative yet simple, this wine rack is made from reclaimed lumber and wooden dowels.

Stacked-Books Table Lamp

Upcycle old books by turning them into a one-of-a-kind lamp.

Dan Shows You How

Check out Dan Faires' Web series, DanMade, to get step-by-step video tutorials of all the projects shown here (with a healthy dose of Southern charm).

14. On Fleek for Fall 

Coffee on the go never looked so good. Jillian is killing it in ripped denim and an olive green blanket scarf that make it clear her summer-to-fall style is no joke.

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Update With New Throw Pillows

As the weather gets cooler, the family will start spending more and more time indoors. Cozy up your living room sofas and chairs with plush throw pillows in different shapes, sizes and patterns. Comfy accessories add visual interest to your living room, plus they’ll emit a warm, inviting tone perfect for the season. Design by Brian Patrick Flynn

Warm Up the Living Room With Plush Throws

If your blankets and throws have been stored away since last winter, run them through the washing machine before putting them back in use. In this midcentury-modern living room, a handwoven throw adds subtle warmth and texture to the sleek gray sofa. Make a bolder statement with a bright throw that contrasts your sofa. Hosting a movie night with friends and family? Be sure to keep pillows and blankets handy to ensure that guests are warm and comfortable. Design by Sarah Richardson

Layer Area Rugs

Layering area rugs is an easy way to add color and texture to your floors. Plus, the extra cushioning and warmth will ensure your feet avoid cold tile and hardwood floors during the fall and winter months. There are no set-in-stone rules when creating this look; just make sure the bottom rug pokes out below the top rug to show off the layering effect. Photo courtesy of West Elm

Prep the Fireplace for Cool Weather

Unless you're surrounded by year-round winter weather, your fireplace probably gets a bit dusty from March to October. To prepare for cool fall nights, get your fireplace ready for its seasonal debut. Contact a contractor to check for any gas-related safety hazards, like leaks or odd smells. To keep your wood-burning fireplace safe, get a professional check and cleaning before you light the first fire. Now you're ready for fireside relaxation! Photo courtesy of Blackberry Farm. Photography by beall + thomas

Change Out Your Summer Shades

During the warmer months you may depend on bamboo Roman shades or breezy curtains to cover the windows. But as cool weather approaches, trade out your light and airy treatments for some that offer more insulation and natural coziness. In this living room, designer Ana Donohue added rich ikat draperies over bamboo shades. The pattern adds vibrancy to the room's gold and chocolate color palette, while emitting a natural warmth within the space.

Light Up Candles

With fall comes cooler weather and shorter days. That means daylight instantly becomes a rare commodity until spring rolls around. Take advantage of early nightfall and embrace the darkness by lighting scented candles around the house. The candlelit ambiance will help relieve stress and anxiety after a long day at work.

Photo By: Jason Kisner © 2013, DIY Network/Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Cozy Up the Patio

Don't forget about your favorite outdoor spot when the seasons change. As summer transitions into fall, the weather becomes perfect for comfortable evenings outside. Decks and patios are often neglected as the weather cools down, but the lack of heat and humidity makes your outdoor space even more usable and enjoyable. At the outdoor dining area of HGTV Green Home 2012, a throw sits folded at each seat just in case the weather gets chilly during an outdoor meal. Now there's no reason to not enjoy the patio January through December.

Swap Out Summer Bedding

It's time to stow the summer quilt and bring back the heavy-duty down comforter and thermal blankets. If you want to save money on your utility bill during colder months, set the thermostat to 62 degrees or below while sleeping or away from home. A thick comforter will keep you warm at night while saving you money at the same time. Photo courtesy of Blackberry Farm. Photography by beall + thomas

Add Seasonal Warmth to the Table

Stow everyday dishes in the cupboard and pull out seasonally themed pieces. Designer Lauren Liess of Pure Style Home layered a vintage quilt over a linen curtain panel to create a one-of-a-kind tablecloth with incredible fall appeal. To coordinate with the season, she brought in pumpkins, nuts and fresh herbs to form a table-length centerpiece. A mix of crystal glasses and wood cutting boards share a fusion of rustic style with refined elements.

15. Game, Set, Match

Jillian looks better in her PJs than most people do all week. It just goes to show, her fashion game is the stuff of legends. Keep posting, Jillian. We’ll keep scrolling.

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Try Dark Hues

While light colors are great for making a room feel larger, a darker hue envelops the bedroom, creating the perfect space to relax and slumber. The plush bed linens in this ultra-dark space add a nice contrast and look like the ideal spot to cuddle up in this cozy black bedroom.

Adjust the Lighting

From the fireplace to the plush bedding to the warm area rug, this room exemplifies cozy living. But one aspect that really enhances the space is the soft lighting choices. If overhead lighting is a must, a chandelier with a dimmer is a great way to go.

Layer Rugs

Whether your bedroom is covered in carpet or hardwood, rugs are a great way to add color, texture and of course, warmth underfoot. Try layering rugs in different shapes and patterns for an extra-comfy look.

Bring on the Blankets

When creating a cozy bedroom, you can never have too many throws. With an assortment of textured throws in soft neutrals, breakfast in bed never looked so good.

Photo By: Sarah Christine Wilson

Add a Personal Touch

Simple DIY touches can make any bedroom a cozier place to be. Here, a nightstand made from a vintage suitcase adds personality with a nice lived-in vibe.

Create a Canopy

A no-fail way to add an extra comfort factor to your bed is to drape it in ethereal textiles. Here, a solid white canopy creates a cozy cocoon for lazy Sunday mornings.

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Choose the Right Pieces

Warm wooden accents and a vase filled with fresh blooms come together in this peaceful space to create a nature-lover’s paradise. With a stack of books placed on the nightstand shelf, you may never have to leave this restful oasis.

Make Use of Texture

In this soft, inviting space, a delicate mix of texture subtly adds depth and interest in a neutral space. From the textural wallpaper to the herringbone-patterned floor, this sweet bedroom would be the ideal spot to curl up with a good book.

Blend Old and New

By mixing old and new styles, you can keep your bedroom from looking stale and instead make it look all your own. Here, a unique nightstand with a Singer base makes a statement against a gorgeous herringbone-patterned floor and mint bed.

From: Genevieve Gorder
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Try a Tufted Headboard

Any plush headboard is bound to add a comfy vibe to your resting space, but there is just something about an elegant tufted headboard that really ups the cozy factor. Consider covering your headboard in an opulent fabric, such as velvet, for an extra-luxurious design.

Pile on the Pillows

What’s more cozy than a huge pile of fluffy pillows? Mix and match and never be afraid to add too many. The more the better when it comes to creating a super-comfy look.

From: Deborah Wecselman

Add Ceiling Beams

Adding wooden ceiling beams may be a bigger project than tossing a few throw pillows on the bed, but it is one that will definitely pay off in the cozy department. Wooden accents add warmth to a space, and wooden ceiling beams are a smart architectural way to add the look without taking up space.

Create a Reading Nook

A window seat is a great place to cuddle up and read or just enjoy the view. But sometimes, adding a window seat can be a costly endeavor. Instead, try creating a quiet nook in your bedroom for a similar effect.

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Put in a Faux Fireplace

A bedroom fireplace adds instant warmth, but when it’s too expensive to add the real thing, a shabby-chic faux fireplace may do the trick. This adorable example from HGTV’s Fixer Upper proves it doesn’t take big bucks to create a cozy space.

From: Chip Gaines and Joanna Gaines

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Mix Patterns

An unexpected mix of patterns can create a homey look in any size bedroom. In this sweet space, a cohesive color palette pulls the patterns together, keeping the look subtle and seamless.

Place Furniture Strategically

Where you place your furniture makes a huge difference. When creating a seating nook, place chairs facing each other. This arrangement brings a conversational and intimate feel to your bedroom even if you're the only one utilizing the space.

Use Soft Neutrals

A neutral color palette adds a calming effect to any style bedroom, and it doesn't have to mean boring. Add texture, metallic accents, patterns and vintage finds to spice things up.

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Incorporate Vintage Finds

Nothing will give your bedroom a lived-in look like a favorite piece from an antique shop. This weathered Craftsman-style rocker brings a nostalgic look to the coastal bedroom.

Add Some Privacy

Sure, floor-to-ceiling draperies can be expensive (especially if they aren't DIY), but you'll keep them for years to come. Purchase neutral window treatments, so they match your room's style no matter how many times you change your bedroom's look.

Sprinkle In Floral Accents

Feminine touches bring a soft, cozy feel, so bring in floral elements — big or small — to your bedroom.

Photo By: Sarah Dorio/Flynnside Out Productions ©2016, HGTV/Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved

Dress Your Bed in Knit Fabric

You can't get any comfier than knit fabric. Use old sweaters to make bed pillows or throws to up your bedroom's cozy factor.

Decorate in All White

Many believe an all-white room is stark and stale, but decorating in this color can make you feel as though you're at the spa. Plus, it's like sleeping on a cloud.

Use the Same Hue in Different Tones

Not sold on the all-white idea? This girl's bedroom is dressed in all blue. The variety of blue tones gives the room a layered look, which presents a cozy effect.

From: Houlihan Lawrence and Luxury Portfolio International®

Photo By: Houlihan Lawrence, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Don't Forget the Foot of the Bed

If you have the space, place some furniture at the food of the bed. Whether you choose one large piece or a couple small pieces, display something that acts as extra storage and is upholstered in a lush fabric.

Skip Overhead Lighting

The right lighting can make all the difference. Place a couple lamps on either side of your bed to provide enough lighting without the harsh glare from an overhead light.

Display Your Books

Bring a cozy library feel to your bedroom by replacing a traditional headboard with a bookshelf. Color coordinate your books for a clean look.

Photo By: Michael J. Lee Photography

Invest in Good Bedding

Aside from window treatments, bedding is the best thing to spend your money on. Choose soft, high-quality fabrics — you won't be sorry.

Hide Electronics

Sometimes binge watching your favorite show is most comfortable from your bed, but visible electronics in the bedroom are the opposite of cozy. Hide them by placing in a thrifted armoire.

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