Top decor ideas: 6 design risks that are worth taking

Elle Decor may know a thing or two about home decor. So today we’re going to bring you some ideas; in fact we’re going to give you 6! 6 design risks that the interior design magazine said that are worth taking.

PLAYING WITH PATTERN

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Don’t be afraid to mix patterns. The results can be a total feast for the eyes. Just be sure to stick to one color palette, as the owner of this black and white Chicago bathroom did. Here, horizontal and vertical stripes play off the diamond-patterned floor to create a stunningly graphic aesthetic.

 

INFUSING UNEXPECTED SPACES WITH COLOR

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While neutrals may reign supreme when it comes to kitchen cabinets, bold colors like green and red are much more impactful and add a playful touch to an otherwise utilitarian space.

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BRINGING THE OUTSIDE IN

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Wooden may not be anything to write home about, but when they’re constructed out of full burch  birch tree branches, they add a whimsical feel that will make your bedroom feel like a fantasy forest. Afraid of going too over-the-top? A neutral palette will keep the room grounded.

 

EMBRACING THE DARK SIDE

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As a wall color, black is not without its haters, but the rich hue invariably lends a sophisticated style to any space.

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PLAYING MATCHMAKER

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Using the same pattern on multiple pieces of furniture may seem like the easy way out, but it takes an expert eye to really pull it off without hitting overkill territory. Bringing in small doses of complimentary patterns can keep the space balanced.

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MAKING SPACE FOR QUIRKS

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If there’s a piece of furniture or art that really speaks to you — like this metallic silver hand chair, for example — but its style is outside the norm, don’t just walk away. Incorporating quirky, one-of-a-kind pieces is one of the easiest ways to inject your personality into your home.