This is way overdue…. today’s top ten ways to think outside the box!
1. DON’T STOP WITH THE DOOR!
Don’t stop with painting the front door a fun color. Why not add a curtain? Your life is your stage right?
image-house of honey
2. LIVE ON THE WILD SIDE!
Choose an overwhelming amount of animal print for your interiors. Why? Because it looks COOL and how can animals go out of style? Large, small, walls, floor, any surface and any animal print works.
image-Veranda magazine – interior design-Peter Dunham
Diane von Furstenburg
image Harper’s Bazaar – interiors:Hutton Wilkinson
3. ADD YOUR OWN ARCHITECTURAL DETAILS.
Living in a rental or a home lacking architectural interest? No need to fret..paint your own. Even the smallest place becomes your palace.
Image Lonny magazine
4. WEIRD OPPOSITES ATTRACTS
Think of two materials that you’ve never seen together, then mix them. Faux fur on rattan furniture, delicate flower print on dark masculine wood pieces…Think up the most extreme opposites and mix them. The result might be dreamy.
image: Lonny Magazine
5. LIGHT YOUR WORLD THE WAY YOU WANT TO
Build your own chandelier. Perhaps some branches from your own yard perhaps?
image: splendid willow blog
6. GIVE YOUR WALLS A JOB
What do you do with odd shaped walls? Make them work for you!
7.PAINT YOUR OWN HALLWAY
Who needs wallpaper? Paint it the way you want it. Perhaps you need to release some creative energy somewhere? Nothing leaves a first impression more than your entry way…
interior design: Danika Herrick
8. OVER USE YOUR FAVORITE COLOR
Do you love a color? Use it anywhere you want it, and don’t apply rules as to where.
image Harper’s Bazaar interiors design: Hutton Wilkinson
9. LIVE IN THE BIG WORLD!
Play with scale! Drastically change the size of your patterns and see how it alters your life perspective. Perhaps you feel happier, smaller, thinner, grander this way? You never know until you try!
10. LIVE YOUR DREAM!
Forget what people think. Live your own dream life. Mysterious woman of mystery? Beach Barbie? Go for it!
Diane von Furstenburg master bedroom in NYC.
interior design: Jonathan Adler