When it comes to decorating a room, most of us want to create a space that is unique to us, that reflects our personality and our tastes. Small personal touches are a great way to give a space some individuality, but all to often we revert back to the same old tried and tested decor. We forget that our home is a blank canvas just waiting for us to express our creativity, and if we start looking at our space a little bit differently, we can, in fact, come up with some truly inspirational decor ideas, as the following examples show.
Decorating doors has become more common in recent years, with many people accessorising theirs or painting them different colours. However, not many think to change the design of the actual door itself. The picture below is just one example of how doors can be so much more than something you simply open and close – they can be truly unique, and the focal point of a room.
Rugs, carpets, tile… There are plenty of options for covering your floors, but why not use that space to showcase your artistic side? Whether it’s creatively placed tiles or decoratively painted floorboards, your floors offer many more design opportunities than you realise.
Are you looking for a way to disregard the Coriolis effect? Or maybe want to blend your design with it, using it to show your love for nature, fractals, Fibonacci sequences and snails? The sink below does exactly that, and its design doesn’t take anything away from its functionality. The point is, even a utilitarian object, such as a sink, can be a work of art.
4. Fabrics On Walls
Draping materials across an entire section of wall is a great way to inject some new design flavours into a room, and isn’t as time-consuming or as permanent as painting or wallpapering. There are all kinds of fabrics you can add to a wall – quilts have always been a popular wall hanging choice – but this is an ideal opportunity for you to experiment with various fabrics and textures. The sari wall hangings pictured below are a perfect example of this.
5. Repurposing Furniture
One of the big things at the moment is to use furniture in new and unusual ways. This means that even old, broken-down furniture can be reused and remade into something original and exciting. The example below exemplifies this attitude, where someone has painted various tables purple and stuck them together to create a piece of quirky shelving.
Archways are usually viewed as being nothing more than a way to join one room to another. We put a great deal of thought into decorating our windows and window frames, but neglect the archways in our homes – despite them being just as prominent a feature in a room as a window. Our bland, undecorated archways are just begging for some attention, and whether it’s a lick of paint or some ornate embellishment, they can be so much more than just a big hole in the wall.