Why Don’t You…?

… embrace pattern to the max?

In the above photo, there are no less than three classic patterns competing: polka dots, leopard print and a modern cross-stitch interpretation. So why does it work?

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Why Don’t You…?

…place your bed in the middle of the room?

As a child, I was constantly rearranging items in my bedroom – first a dresser, then a nightstand and finally the bed itself. Yet one combination I never tried? Moving the bed to the center of the room. Sure, we’ve seen centered headboards on walls, but I don’t remember the last time I spotted a bed standing alone in the middle of the room.

In the above image, a radiator prevents the homeowner from placing it against the wall, so a few feet live between the wall and bed. To keep the look grounded and purposeful, the nightstands float into the room next to either side of the bed, creating an island of beauty. What a surprisingly pretty solution. The room feels cozy and welcoming (likely due to layered bedding and a stack of books), but also open and unfussy. And because the bed lacks a headboard, the space feels minimal and irreverent.

Tell me, would you ever take the plunge and move your bed to the center of the room? I’d consider it in a heartbeat!

Image Credit: Kristofer Johnson via Yatzer

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Why Don’t You…?

Image: Eugeni Pons via Slow Noodle

… go completely crazy with the paper lanterns? Sure, you’ve seen a cluster or two in the corner of a nursery, or perhaps a few appeared in the latest birthday part you attended, but have you ever seen so many in one place?

I love how the look is playful, yet surprisingly sophisticated when combined with neutral decor and layered, natural elements. What do you think, friends? Would you give it a go?

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Why Don’t You…?

… turn your favorite sport into a one-of-a-kind wall installation?

Furniture designer Andy Whitcomb’s portfolio is chocked full of inspiration, but what really caught my eye was his stunning tennis racket art. How adorable would this be in a teen’s room, or perhaps displayed in a colorful, modern loft?

And why stop at tennis rackets? Get creative with your family’s favorite sport – from badminton birdies to vintage field hockey masks. Although I suppose if bowling is high on your list, displaying your favorite 8 pound Brunswick might require a bit of creative shelving. ;)

Happy decorating!

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Why Don’t You…?

…cover your entire bathroom in mirrors?

Image via Remodelista

The look screams vanity, but with a touch of creative class. Of course, if there’s one room you can be vain in, I’d say it’s the bathroom.

Designed by German firm Tulp Design, the look is anything but average. Even the ceiling is covered with differing sizes of white, glossy mirrors, making the space feel larger – if not a bit chaotic.

What do you think? Would you ever recreate this look in your own bathroom? Or are some reflective angles better left unseen?

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