The most well-designed rooms always have an element of the “unexpected”. So this 4th, declare your Independence from safe design!
- Contrary to popular belief, you do not have to purchase a matching bedroom set. Mixing pieces actually gives you a more eclectic and livable look. If you love the nightstands from one group, choose a coordinating dresser from another. Or, if you’re tight on space, consider using a desk for a nightstand!
- Lampshades don’t have to be white or ivory – mix it up by using a fun pattern or color.
- Don’t forget about the ceiling! A simple coat of an accent paint, or a fun wall paper can transform this easily-ignored surface into an amazing focal point.
- Floors need a pop of color, but you’re stuck with neutral carpet? Why not add an area rug OVER it? Yes, it can be done! There are special pads out there that will help with buckling, but in most cases, that’s not even necessary. You get your color, without having to change out your existing flooring!