Homeowners often end up playing it safe when it comes to decorating and personalizing their homes, which is completely acceptable. However, wouldn’t it be so much fun to take bend a few interior design rules and take some risks?
Hey, you are the one in control of your space. So stop thinking about what others might think and start painting your personality in your own home. If you want to take risks, now’s the time to. Here are a few ideas where you can get started:
Create an accent wall
Accent walls make quite a statement and not everyone is a fan of it. However, these do make a big statement and if you’re one who likes such, this can be a favorable home upgrade for you.
You can go big with it: a whole patterned wall (that is in theme) that is a visual treat or it can be as subtle as an accent color, such as red or yellow, that pops but works well with the atmosphere of the space.
Mismatched pieces of furniture
This is one big risk especially if you’re used to shopping pieces of furniture in sets. For a long time, that’s the norm (still is), uniformity, but doesn’t it sometimes strike a little boring? The answer is, yes, which is why mismatching is a breath of fresh air and just might be what your space needs.
If anything, this is the year to be more experimental. Try mismatching dining chairs, bearing in mind that the pieces compliment one another. Make your space more than just an empty room, let it be your canvas. Spruce it up!
Use unlikely objects as pieces of furniture
Along with mismatching pieces of furniture, why don’t you go beyond and have fun while you’re at it—use non-traditional pieces of furniture as one! For instance, using an old, unused luggage as a storage or a coffee table; or using a wine cart as a console or side table. Try this and who knows, maybe you have a lot of stuff sitting in your storage room that’s waiting to have a new “job” to fill in the house.
Go the dark side
Speaking about accent walls, don’t be afraid to paint your walls more boldly than what people are used to seeing. Neutral colors are certainly nice and clean. However, if you want to steer away from that norm, feel free to do so.
Have fun in bending the rules a little bit. Paint your bedroom walls in millennial pink or muted gray. If you like to be bold but prefer it not interior-wise, paint your entry door brick red. Let your personality shine through, customize your home the way you want it to.
Paint your ceiling
When you’re too wary to risk repainting your beautiful white walls with other color/s, how about bringing the bold and statement party to your ceiling? This should give your space a dramatic yet sophisticated facelift. Ceiling is often neglected but with it painted in, say, a mustard yellow or muted orange, it will surely encourage your guests to lift their heads up and leave a lasting impression.
What home decorating risks have you taken recently? Share it with us!
About the author: Chie is a writer/blogger for Wincrest Homes, a company that builds modern family homes in Sydney, the Central Coast, Newcastle, and Hunter Regions. Chie has a deep interest in home design and decoration.