7 Design Details You Didn't Realize Your Home Was Missing

7 Design Details You Didn't Realize Your Home Was Missing

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Adrienne Breaux
Feb 15, 2015
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Does your home feel satisfying? Feel finished? Feel fabulous? If the answer to any of those is "no," it might be because your home is missing one of these kind of kooky, always-amazing design details!

A bold mix of black and white patterns

(Pictured above) Want a fast and easy way to add some graphic drama to any space (and we mean any space — since this look can go with just about any existing color palette?) Grab a mix of black and white decorative objects, the more patterned and bold the better. Seen on Popsugar.

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Pattern on pattern on pattern on pattern

Boring rooms can be jazzed up in a jiff with a bold mixing of patterns on patterns...on more patterns on more patterns. Via Porters Paints.

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Elements that hang

The bigger the hanging element, the more bold your home will feel, so if you've got the desire and the ceiling structure, go for hanging seats, hammocks and more. But you can also get creative with hanging side tables. Or you can go for something smaller but still awesome like a hanging planter or a mobile. Found on The Style Files.

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Affordable materials used in a cool way

There's an undeniable — and irresistible — contrast that happens when you mix affordable materials used in projects that are sleek and stylish. It's a fun tension to play with in your home, and since it won't cost a ton, is easy to experiment with. Seen on BoligLIV.

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A visible sense of reassurance or humor

Don't be afraid to employ the written word on display in your home to provide a little reassurance or humor for those days when your well is running dry. Via Secret Holiday & Co.

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Fashion on display

You've already got style, so why tuck it away in drawers or a closet? Use it to enhance your home by displaying your favorite fashion anywhere it might look intentional. Seen on Fashion Squad.

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Paint above or below

Paint on the walls is great. So is paint on furniture and accessories. But want to really wow with color? Place it on the floor or the ceiling (the glossier the better). Spotted on Domaine.

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