Bring On the Bold Design Details

published Apr 9, 2016
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If you are always on the hunt for bold decor ideas or elements that aren’t yet a trend, then you’ll appreciate this list of eye-popping and heart-stopping design details for any room in your home.

A matte black and silver pattern on kitchen cabinets

Matte black in the kitchen is always sexy. Adding metallic finishes like silver can add sophistication to any space. When you combine the two and throw them together with a playful (yet easy-to-DIY) triangle pattern, you’ve got unique cabinets that are sure to make your entire kitchen feel bolder.

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Tile on a wall in a room other than the kitchen or bathroom

Tiles are found in all sorts of styles and types of kitchens, bathrooms and other rooms where water is splashed around. But because tiles are so visually appealing, don’t feel like you can’t use them in another space in your home, like perhaps the living room? The proof is in Liz’s bold, tiled living space.

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Painting the inside of your window frame neon pink

When you don’t have a lot architectural details to work with in your home, you can employ bright paint colors to draw attention to the architectural elements you do have. Liz turned a ho-hum window into a bold neon color statement.

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Using toys as colorful modern abstract sculptures

The toy aisle can be a surprisingly great place to find bold, colorful and abstract “art” when styled into your home’s vignettes.

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Painting a colorful asymmetrical stripe down your stairs…

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…and then continuing the stripe up the wall

Painting stripes on stairs is not a new idea, but in Liz’s Chicago home, the painted stripe is continued on the adjacent wall, drawing the eye up, making the ceilings feel taller and making a plain stairwell look awesome.

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Make a “faux” hanging bed

Liz’s bedroom gets a major dose of bold by the appearance of a hanging bed. It’s just an easy DIY illusion, though! The bed frame is attached to the wall and supported by a floor platform you can’t see. Liz then attached some rope to the ceiling and the bed frame, making it look like you could swing your way to slumber.

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Make plain white shelves pop with a contrasting dark stain on the outside

Contrast is always great for adding a graphic element to a room, and if you have plain white shelves, you can make them feel a lot more sophisticated (as well as add interest to the entire room) by painting or staining the outside and the edges a dark brown or black.

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Add sass with brass (curtain rods)

If the color of your wall paint and room decor palette might benefit from the addition of warm brass metallic accents, consider including brass curtain rods into the mix.