Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Unconventional home design tricks

While there are no strict rules in home design, there are still some tried and tested ways to make rooms stylish and beautiful. However, sometimes going a different, more unconventional route offers a delightful surprise. 

Contemporary design trends favor a more laid-back appeal without the trappings of coordinated upholstery, curtains and chair designs.

Not conforming to design rules can make for rooms with personality and character. Check out these non-traditional design ideas for fresh home interiors. 

Interesting arrangement

The furniture layout in a room can make for a fresh and interesting room design. Instead of flushing furniture against the walls, try grouping it together at the center of the room for a cozier seating arrangement. You may also experiment with diagonal arrangements for a striking statement. 

Unconventional color

Choices in room colors can make for a great impact and transform the ambiance of the space. Vibrant hues such as bright yellow and sunny orange can really make a room pop. Experiment with unexpected color palettes that don’t conform to regular color schemes. Try a cute combination of mint and yellow for a girl’s bedroom or dramatic use of emerald green for the master bedroom. 

Pattern Play

Patterns can add graphic impact to a space. When used extensively, pattern can also dictate the mood of the room. Geometric prints look modern, while floral designs evoke femininity. Conventional wisdom dictates that you use only one type of pattern, perhaps dainty flowers in different colors and proportions. Veer away from the expected and try combining different styles. Just vary the scale of the prints to create contrast. 

Mix and match

Contemporary design trends favor a more laid-back appeal without the trappings of coordinated upholstery, curtains and chair designs. Breathe new air into your space by choosing pieces that are not coordinated but are rather related to each other. Dining chairs may also be mismatched to create an eclectic look.


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