Sometimes, it can be easy to let your home settle into feeling just a little bit plain. There’s nothing strictly “wrong” with it; it just seems sort of lifeless. As though the house just seems to fade into the background without having much personality of its own. Not that there’s anything wrong with that, but sometimes you want to bring your home to life in a more vibrant way.
One of the biggest things that can cause a home to feel a bit bland is that everything about it feels rather safe. A home that’s exclusively filled with neutral colors or typical arrangements is going to do perfectly well but isn’t really going to wow anyone. If you want to create a little more excitement in your home then it’s time to start taking risks! Here are three daring design choices that you can implement into your home:
Contrasting Colors: Far too many people fall into the same trap of filling their homes with plain, neutral colors. Now this can sometimes be a great design choice. After all, it offers you a blank canvas to work from when you’re decorating. But if you’re not complimenting your color scheme with vibrant decorations, then you run the risk of everything looking boring and washed out.
Instead, why not create some real contrast in your rooms by using some bright colors. One of the best places to use colors like this in on your ceiling. Most people tend to ignore the ceiling and focus on the walls, but plain walls with a bright colored ceiling can create a wonderfully vibrant atmosphere without sacrificing the light quality in the room.
Go Industrial: This might not be for everyone, but there’s something to be said for peeling away the very neat and cozy interior of a lot of houses and bringing a slightly more industrial quality to your home. Plenty of places can benefit from the unique charm that something like exposed brickwork or concrete flooring can create. Concrete floors with a well-styled rug can create a room that has some serious visual interest from any angle. And if your home is well heated and insulated, then you’re not going to have to worry about losing any heat through the exposed brick. The contrast of the stark concrete or brick with the soft furnishings of your home will create a unique aesthetic that guests are sure to love.
Patterns Are Your Friend: A lot of people tend to steer clear of patterns as a general rule. That’s because if you make the wrong choice of patterns, it can leave a room feeling cluttered and confusing. But, if you choose something bold and simple, thick horizontal stripes or simple tessellating shapes work wonders, then you’ll be amazed at just how much life you can bring into your home. It helps to give a room a sense of shape and focus and can help to influence the way that everything is arranged, both in terms of furniture and decoration.