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4 Design Risks Worth Taking For A Prettier Home

These out-of-the-box ideas will surely leave a lasting impression on everyone


When it comes to decorating or styling a space, a lot of people would tell you that restraint is key to achieving beautiful results. However, there are times when simple and modest don't cut it—every once in a while, you need to make a daring design move to give a room a personality boost. To help you get started, we've rounded up four design ideas that prove rules are meant to be broken (sometimes): 

1. Experiment with big, reflective pieces.

Veer away from the usual white, marble, and neutral-colored kitchen islands by going with a gold unit. The coolest part about it? It gives the illusion of a floating countertop as it reflects the floors.

2. Mix animal and floral prints. 

While some may think that pairing these two loud patterns would be counterintuitive, it can actually give off an elevated and fresh vibe to your home. If you're afraid of accidentally overdecorating with this power combo, try out the look through smaller pieces such as throw pillows first.

3. Play with neons. 

Non-hues are popular choices for cooking corners—however, should you decide to add a pop of color, make sure it is a shade no one would miss. Neon green is a great choice since it has cool undertones that can match almost anything. 

4. Get inventive with items you already own. 

Left with little room for a surface mirror? Look up and consider mounting one from the ceiling. Make sure you install it properly to avoid accidents in the future, too! 

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