Freshome.com - Interior Design & Architecture Magazinehttps://freshome.comFreshome is a website dedicated to show you the latest trends in modern architecture, modern interior design and modern furniture design.Sat, 21 Apr 2018 15:19:18 +0000en-UShourly1https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.5http://freshome.com/http://cdn.freshome.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/logo.pngFreshomeFreshInspirationForYourHomehttps://feedburner.google.comYou Totally Need These Hanging Chairs and Swinging Beds In Your Lifehttp://feedproxy.google.com/~r/FreshInspirationForYourHome/~3/8rgn0JxXdH0/https://freshome.com/hanging-chairs-swinging-beds/#respondFri, 20 Apr 2018 12:00:15 +0000https://freshome.com/?p=275789Are you ready to shake off the winter blues (we sure are!)? Why not swing them away instead? There’s nothing more relaxing than the soft, fluid motion of a hanging daybed or chair. Suspended furniture—such as hanging chairs, sofas and swinging beds—are starting to show up in some of the most beautiful spaces around. Looking […]

The post You Totally Need These Hanging Chairs and Swinging Beds In Your Life appeared first on Freshome.com.

]]>
Are you ready to shake off the winter blues (we sure are!)? Why not swing them away instead? There’s nothing more relaxing than the soft, fluid motion of a hanging daybed or chair. Suspended furniture—such as hanging chairs, sofas and swinging beds—are starting to show up in some of the most beautiful spaces around. Looking for inspiration? Hang around; we’ll hook you up.

Hanging chairs

hanging basket chairs - freshome.com

A den with alternative seating ideas, including floor cushions and a beautiful, hanging basket chair. Image: Antonio Chaves

hanging chairs - freshome.com

Hanging chairs are a perfect seating idea, adding a unique touch to your room’s design. Image: Clifton Interiors

modern wicker hanging chairs

An egg-shaped hanging wicker chair is perfect for a mid-century-inspired design space. Image: APD Architects

hanging bubble chairs - freshome.com

Create an outdoor space everyone wants to hang in, by arranging suspended, bubble-style chairs around a fire pit. Image: Rolling Stone Landscapes

Place a couple of decorative pillows and a cozy throw blanket in a hanging chair for added comfort and visual appeal. Image: Sean Litchfield

Ceiling-mounted hanging sofas and daybeds

hanging daybeds

Want to blow your guests’ minds? Suspend your sofa from the ceiling with heavy-duty ropes. Image: Escala Design Studio

This hanging daybed is perfectly placed to take advantage of the sweeping views. Image: Studio Beili

Feeling crafty? Convert a wood pallet frame into a beautiful, suspended sofa. Image: Andrew Sherman

Patio swings

This lovely patio swing is a modern take on grandma’s porch swing. Image: Allison Ramsey

This custom, contemporary day bed swing takes advantage of the beautiful coastal view. Image: Straticon Construction

Matching hanging sofas create a relaxing area for conversation. Image: April Powers Interiors

Outdoor swing ideas

It’s a grown-up take on the classic kid’s tire swing, and it’s the perfect way to unwind. Image: Red Agape Blog

Rustic rope adds an organic, earthy feel to these contemporary outdoor swings. Images: Cortney Bishop Design and Ken Lindsteadt

Hanging beds

A contemporary bed with a twist: the platform is suspended from the ceiling. Image: Renato Carrigo

A suspended bed is perfect when floor space is limited: it’s a modern, innovative way to create under-the-bed storage. Image: Chaucey Bonbon Designs

A custom weekend home in the countryside features beds suspended from the ceiling by wrought iron hardware. Image: Harris Custom Builders

Ready to make it happen? Get some great DIY tips on how to hang a swinging bed, hanging chair or daybed from your ceiling with Domino Magazine’s great tutorial here.

What room or outdoor space would you add hanging furniture to? Leave a comment and let us know!

 

The post You Totally Need These Hanging Chairs and Swinging Beds In Your Life appeared first on Freshome.com.

]]>
https://freshome.com/hanging-chairs-swinging-beds/feed/0https://freshome.com/hanging-chairs-swinging-beds/
Spiral Staircase Elevates Minimalist Duplex in Thailandhttp://feedproxy.google.com/~r/FreshInspirationForYourHome/~3/nHWVXquv_zM/https://freshome.com/duplex-Thailand/#respondThu, 19 Apr 2018 12:00:24 +0000https://freshome.com/?p=273455The creative team at FATTSTUDIO completed the renovation of an apartment with an intriguing layout in Bangkok, Thailand. The aim of the project was to design a bright, airy living space for a young couple with a love for minimalism. A major challenge of the design update was to adapt the contemporary living needs of the owners […]

The post Spiral Staircase Elevates Minimalist Duplex in Thailand appeared first on Freshome.com.

]]>

The creative team at FATTSTUDIO completed the renovation of an apartment with an intriguing layout in Bangkok, Thailand. The aim of the project was to design a bright, airy living space for a young couple with a love for minimalism.

A major challenge of the design update was to adapt the contemporary living needs of the owners to the existing space. This home in Thailand spreads over two floors, a 90 square-meter (968 square-foot) area below and a 20 square-meter (215 square-foot) mezzanine level above. A spiral staircases connects the two floors and adds an elegant touch to the interior scheme.

In order to meet the owners’ expectation in terms of practical storage, the designers built two large wardrobes (one next to the entrance, and another inside the bedroom), as well as integrated shelving solutions.

The main floor accommodates the living area, separated by the bedroom through a glass & steel wall. The array of materials and textures make the place feel vibrant, despite its minimalist arrangements. Parts of the wood found in the apartment before the renovation was restored and magically highlighted.

The octagon-shaped mezzanine above was envisioned as an indoor gallery, where the owners can work or relax. Generously-sized windows allow natural light to flood the spaces, while adding their own share of refinement.

Enjoy this pictorial tour!

The post Spiral Staircase Elevates Minimalist Duplex in Thailand appeared first on Freshome.com.

]]>
https://freshome.com/duplex-Thailand/feed/0https://freshome.com/duplex-Thailand/
10 Easy Rental Upgrades You Can Do (And Take With You When You Move)http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/FreshInspirationForYourHome/~3/JPN_d4yLnFg/https://freshome.com/10-easy-rental-upgrades/#respondWed, 18 Apr 2018 12:00:33 +0000https://freshome.com/?p=276419A lot of renters settle for an outdated, boring space until they can move into the home of their dreams. Good news, renters: you don’t have to! Here are some easy rental upgrades you can complete yourself (or with just a little help) in no time. Even better: you can take these upgrades with you […]

The post 10 Easy Rental Upgrades You Can Do (And Take With You When You Move) appeared first on Freshome.com.

]]>
A lot of renters settle for an outdated, boring space until they can move into the home of their dreams. Good news, renters: you don’t have to! Here are some easy rental upgrades you can complete yourself (or with just a little help) in no time. Even better: you can take these upgrades with you when you move!

1. Add a rainshower head to your shower

Want a total spa experience? Swap the old rental shower head for a luxurious rainshower style. Installation isn’t difficult; it should take less than half an hour.

According to Planit DIY, simply unscrew the old shower head, add some teflon tape around the threads, and screw the new rainshower fixture on. Remember to turn the water main off first, and save the original shower head to put back when you move!

2. Upgrade your bathroom vanity lighting fixtures

Bathroom vanity lights are affordable and easy to install. Visit your favorite home improvement center for the best variety. Most come with easy-to-follow instructions on how to install them, but, if in doubt, hire a licensed electrician. It should take a professional no time at all to complete this bathroom upgrade.

Want to take it to the next level? If you can remove the existing mirror easily, replace it with a coordinating mirror to tie in your new lighting fixture.

3. Add a smart thermostat

Image: Amazon

The latest smart thermostats keep your home comfortable, and save you money by regulating temperature throughout the day. They’re easy to install, and can often be switched on or off remotely via a smartphone app.

The Amazon Ecobee comes with Alexa voice and room sensors, making adjusting your home’s temperature as easy as telling it what you need.

4. Replace the bedroom light switch with a dimmer

Create a high-end, restful bedroom (and add a little atmosphere) with something as simple as swapping out the light switch with a sliding light dimmer. Adjustable lighting makes a huge difference in the ambiance of your bedroom.

5. Add more lighting in your closet

easy rental upgrades

Photo: HGTV

Make your closet more functional by adding lighting. Track lighting, under-the-shelf LEDs, or even a brighter ceiling light makes it easier to find what you need.

No electric outlets available? Install battery-powered LED lights. The battery life is long, thanks to the low voltage the LEDs use.

6. Upgrade to a cool kitchen faucet

You can pick up a commercial-style spray faucet at a home improvement center for under $150—some even include a coordinating soap dispenser! Installation isn’t difficult, and the aesthetic difference is amazing.

7. Choose modern window coverings

Curtains, Roman shades and other types of window coverings are worth the splurge. They pull your existing decor together while adding a luxurious feel to your rental. Plus, in most cases, they’re easy to take down and move to your next home.

8. Trade out old wall outlets with smart ones

Image: Lowe’s

The majority of charging that happens at home is for USB devices. Why not swap out your old wall outlets with new, multi-purpose ones featuring USB ports? Easy rental upgrades like this simplify your space and make your life so. Much. Easier.

9. Mount wireless speakers in every room

Image: Sonos

High-quality wireless speakers are small and easy to mount. They make it easy to stream music into any room, or enhance the sound quality of whatever you’re watching. Once you have wireless speakers set up in your favorite rooms, you’ll never go back to basic.

10. Swap out kitchen hardware and knobs

The secret to swapping out the knobs—without drilling holes in rental cabinets—is to upgrade them with the same size or type of knobs the cabinets currently use. The project is simple: all you’ll need is a screwdriver and a small bag to safely keep the original hardware in—until it’s time to put it back. Don’t be afraid to mix and match styles for a unique look.

If you’re living in a rental—or if you’ve just moved into a rental—give a few of these easy rental upgrades a try, and add a little more luxury to your life that you can take with you when you move out. If you do, drop us a line in the comments and let us know how it went!

The post 10 Easy Rental Upgrades You Can Do (And Take With You When You Move) appeared first on Freshome.com.

]]>
https://freshome.com/10-easy-rental-upgrades/feed/0https://freshome.com/10-easy-rental-upgrades/
16 Attic Design Ideas to Take Your Space Way Beyond Storagehttp://feedproxy.google.com/~r/FreshInspirationForYourHome/~3/S4nZVQzax4s/attic-design-ideashttps://freshome.com/attic-design-ideas#respondTue, 17 Apr 2018 12:00:04 +0000https://freshome.com/?p=275365Is your attic currently only being used for storage? If so, you’re not alone. Too many of us are guilty of taking older or rarely used items and burying them up in the attic, never to be thought of again. Unfortunately, though, while this organizational method may be common, it’s causing us to miss out […]

The post 16 Attic Design Ideas to Take Your Space Way Beyond Storage appeared first on Freshome.com.

]]>
attic design ideas

Use these attic design ideas to inspire your next remodel. Image: Stephen E. Kowalski

Is your attic currently only being used for storage? If so, you’re not alone. Too many of us are guilty of taking older or rarely used items and burying them up in the attic, never to be thought of again. Unfortunately, though, while this organizational method may be common, it’s causing us to miss out on a great opportunity to create something special.

In fact, your attic may have more potential than any unused space in your home. When remodeled correctly, it can be transformed into anything you can dream up, from a much-needed home office to a full-on studio space that’s perfect for hosting longer-term guests.

Looking for a little inspiration? Check out the innovative attic design ideas below.

Build a sleek and functional home office

throw rug

Ground your desk space with a throw rug. Image: MANDARINA STUDIO interior design

multifunctional

Don’t be afraid to make your attic office multi-functional. Image: Mali Azima Photography

multiple office

Think about creating an office for multiple people. Image: Signature Properties of Illinois, LTD

architectural details

Take advantage of architectural details, such as window seats. Image: The Works

industrial

Create an office with an industrial vibe. Image: WALK INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN

Create a laid-back playroom or teen hangout space

décor

Let your child express their personality through the décor. Image: Wright Building Company

study space

How about a fun teen space, complete with study area? Image: Sutro Architects

seating

Provide plenty of seating. Image: Mille Couleurs London

bold color

Consider a bold color scheme for your playroom. Image: Munro Products

Give the kids (or grandkids) a bedroom of their own

textiles

Textiles make an attic bedroom feel cozier. Image: Dyanne Wilson Photography

combined bedroom playroom

You may want to build a combined bedroom and playroom, all in one. Image: Beinfield Architecture PC

image

In a guest room, put function first. Image: Graham Architects

Go big with a studio or in-law suite

kitchenette

If you have the space, give the studio a kitchenette. Image: Jonathan Raith Inc.

seating area

A separate seating area gives your space extra functionality. Image: Modern Yankee Builders

sky lights

Adding skylights makes your studio feel light and bright. Image: GRT Group

color scheme

A consistent color scheme keeps the space feeling cohesive. Image: A Perfect Placement

What do you think of these attic design ideas? Could you see yourself incorporating one into the layout of your home? Share your inspiration with us in the comments below.

The post 16 Attic Design Ideas to Take Your Space Way Beyond Storage appeared first on Freshome.com.

]]>
https://freshome.com/attic-design-ideas/feed/0https://freshome.com/attic-design-ideas
4 Tips To Add Cinco De Mayo Decor For A Mexican-Style Boho-Chic Spacehttp://feedproxy.google.com/~r/FreshInspirationForYourHome/~3/czhbXEsSzvg/https://freshome.com/cinco-de-mayo-decor/#respondMon, 16 Apr 2018 12:00:22 +0000https://freshome.com/?p=276095Maximalism is big for 2018, and layered, global-inspired bohemian design is one of the freshest ways to execute it. With Cinco de Mayo (and summer) right around the corner, why not give your space a  colorful little Mexican-style boho-chic lift? A little bit of Cinco De Mayo decor is a sure way to add some […]

The post 4 Tips To Add Cinco De Mayo Decor For A Mexican-Style Boho-Chic Space appeared first on Freshome.com.

]]>
Maximalism is big for 2018, and layered, global-inspired bohemian design is one of the freshest ways to execute it. With Cinco de Mayo (and summer) right around the corner, why not give your space a  colorful little Mexican-style boho-chic lift? A little bit of Cinco De Mayo decor is a sure way to add some spice to your life. Check out these 4 ways to add a little south-of-the-border vibe—and don’t forget to mix and match!

1. Add plants and cacti for a Mexican-Style Boho-Chic vibe

cinco de mayo decor

Nothing says Mexican boho-chic more than earthy pottery with a collection of miniature blooming cacti. It’s a low-maintenance centerpiece that adds the perfect pop of color. Image: Be Lovely Events

mexican boho-chic cinco de mayo decor

Mexican Cinco de Mayo style is all about layering! Add plenty of plants in woven baskets and hanging pots. Image: Icons Corner

A cactus plant is low maintenance, and adds a great Cinco de Mayo vibe to any room. Image: The 36th Avenue

2. Mix and match primary-color stripes and patterns

mexican style cinco de mayo bohemian chic

The quintessential Mexican blanket is inexpensive, and versatile enough to work as a blanket, table runner, wall hanging or as fabric for throw pillows. Image: Beijos Events

For a cool, contemporary Mexican decor vibe, add a few elements such as an area rug and throw pillows. Image: The Tomkat Studio

mexican style

A rich turquoise wall works perfectly with layers of striped bedding and pillows. Image: Mina Brinkey

cinco de mayo decor

Colorful tassels and pompoms add a Mexican bohemian vibe to your room’s feel. Image: Natalie Fuglestveit

Mix and match layers of different color stripes to spice up your room. Image: Caitlin McCarthy Design

mexican style bohemian chic

What makes this dining room so perfect? The striped chair upholstery, rustic wood elements and iron pendant star lamps. Image: My Domaine

3. Rattan and woven materials are totally Mexican Boho-Chic

boho-chic decor

Handwoven wicker baskets are lightweight enough to be easily hung as wall art. Image: HGTV

Layers of woven baskets are great for organizing, and they work perfectly with distressed wood elements. Image: One Kings Lane

Mexican style should put a big smile on your face. This whimsical sunburst mirror is made from bamboo and wicker. Image: Justina Blakeney Home

mexican design boho chic cinco de mayo style

Layer natural, woven materials to add visual interest to your Mexican-inspired design. Image: Icons Corner

4. Set A Table Featuring Mexican-Style Cinco De Mayo Decor

A salsa bar is perfect for Cinco De Mayo. Layer it with colorful textiles, cacti and small cards describing the flavors to make it memorable. Image: The Tomkat Studio

Mexican-style boho chic is all about color. Layer plenty of bright patterns and colorful flowers on your table. Image: Nini Richi

For a festive Cinco de Mayo feeling, hang colorful and whimsical paper flowers or crafts like these over your table. Image: Etsy

A visit to a party store can help you find fun objects to decorate your Mexican-inspired Cinco de Mayo table. Image: Better Homes and Gardens

Planning on working some Mexican style into your home this summer? Leave a comment and let us know!

The post 4 Tips To Add Cinco De Mayo Decor For A Mexican-Style Boho-Chic Space appeared first on Freshome.com.

]]>
https://freshome.com/cinco-de-mayo-decor/feed/0https://freshome.com/cinco-de-mayo-decor/