23 Ways to Get the Room of Your Dreams

Affordable luxuries make a huge impact in a home, but finding them is the trick. Here's how you can get a designer look at a fraction of the price.
  1. Mod Comfy Living Room

    Create a contemporary space thatstill has a homey vibe by mixing clean lines with pretty patterns.

    Sphere Vases: These Alex Marshall ones will modernize any room. From $48, 2Modern.com

    Statement Throw: Add color anywhere with this Thomas Paul Botany pillow in aqua. $90, AllModern.com

    Adjustable Sofa: The back supports on this Tillary sofa move multiple ways. $799, WestElm.com

    Ghost Tables: Objects seem to float atop these Peekaboo clear nesting tables. $199, CB2.compatterned rug In any size, this Finnia rug can serve as a room's centerpiece. From $78, Anthropologie.com

  2. Sleek Chic Kitchen

    Little hints of color brightenstainless steel appliances and dark cabinets for a fresh and fun look.

    Woven Dish Cloths: Use Now Designs Ripple cloths to soak up spills. $10 for set of 4, Amazon.com

    Modern Lamp: Take down those ceiling lights and hang a FADO pendant lamp for a more stylish look. $40, IKEA.comlighting tipChange lightbulbs to CFL bulbs to lower your energy bill.

    Mixed Stripes: Fear of commitment? Try vinyl wall decals. $85, ScribbleOnEverything.com

    Cream and Sugar: The cork-and-ceramic mix make these tiny jars even more fun. $12 each, MoMAStore.org

    Bright Bowls: Mix in style with acolorful bowl. $40 for set of 2, FiestaFactoryDirect.com

    Wood Block Island: This one from Powell has extra storage on the sides and bottom. $449, Amazon.com

  3. Cozy Cottage Dining

    Aged wood furniture and vintage-style decor pairs well withfresh, graphic stripes for rustic charm that still says chic.

    Graphic Linens: Spruce up an antique table with a Vanilla Sky Ticking tablecloth. For stores, visit PotluckStudios.com

    Farmhouse Table: One easy way to get that country vibe? A traditional wood table. $499, LLBean.com

    Plush Pillows: Choose a dark hue to match the room's color palette, like this Shaded Spruce pillow. $20, Pier1.com

    Tough Rug: Fight back wear and tear with this plush Melrose area rug. From $29, HomeDecorators.com

    Charming Chairs: The Newport Badia side chair feels homey and worn in. $199, CrateandBarrel.com

    Vintage-Style Vases: Put some daisies in this Gabriella pitcher. From $39, PotteryBarn.com

  4. Seaside Bedroom

    Turn where you sleep into a cool, beach-style sanctuary for dreamy nights and even better mornings.

    Nautical Pillow: Incorporate blue and white with this Indigo Dip pillow. $83, JohnRobshaw.com

    Hi-Light Lamp: For flipping through those great beach books—in bed. $79, PBTeen.com

    Beautiful Bed: Hang flowing fabric from the New Market maple four poster bed. From $1,368, GarnetHill.com

    Great Paint: We love Behr Premium Plus in Blue Luxury. For stores, visit HomeDepot.com

    Striped Bedding: Go nautical with the Draper Stripe ash sheet set. $260, DwellStudio.com

    Woven Rug:Nothing says "seaside" like the PS STUGA handwoven rug. $300, IKEA.com