Great Decorating Ideas Inspired By Crazy Store & Window Displays

Great Decorating Ideas Inspired By Crazy Store & Window Displays

Dabney Frake
May 9, 2015
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Inspiration comes from everywhere, but what better place to get ideas than the über-creative window and store displays created by retail designers for stores? Some of them go all out, but many also give really great ideas you can translate into your own home. They might be a little nutty, but in scaled-down form, they might make for dramatic and sculptural decor.

Just imagine a headboard or even an entire statement wall made from tufted fabric in vibrant jewel tones. Louis Vuitton created this ostrich window in 2011 for its 5th Avenue New York store.

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String lighting kits, without a shade, on the wall in some sort of pattern, like this window from Macy’s. It brings both pattern and light to your decor.

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Acne Studio featured a sweater in their New York window. Imagine clipping a vintage bathing suit or sweater inside a pre-made frame. It’s sculptural, preserves a little bit of history, and is a lot like textile wall hangings that are everywhere these days.

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Le Petit Bateau got clever with paint to highlight clothing, but the same could be done for any piece of artwork or wall decoration.

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These striped panels, seen over on Nordic Design, are colorful and pattern-filled. It would be easy to wrap textiles around a base, and lean against the wall. Hello renters!

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Repeated instances of everyday items make for an automatic “art" collection and a strong statement, as in the case of these brightly colored yard sticks seen in Bergdorf Goodman. Cluster like items together, or spray paint disparate things to unify them.
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