9 Stunning Ways to Add Unexpected Detail to Your Décor
A new sofa or area rug are certainly expected ways to revamp a space, but when it comes to an overall design, it’s the small details and unexpected accents that really make a room come together. More than just fun accessories and stylish pillows, the below ideas will add personality and character to even the most basic abodes.
Expected over a kitchen island or dining room table, a stunning low-hung light fixture adds an element of whimsy and unexpected glamour to a living room or bedroom where overhead chandeliers are less common.
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We love the subtle detailing provided by this room’s paint treatment where the edges of each wall are highlighted in a contrasting color. A way to add architectural interest to plain spaces, for this technique, opt for a dark color to maximize the effect.
Kill two birds with one stone by combining a safety necessity with the opportunity to introduce an additional artistic element into your space. Decorative and sculptural, a cool firescreen is an unexpected way to inject more personality into your design.
If your place already has plain, Shaker-style closet doors, add some interest to their simple lines by opting for a fabric-covered inset. Another opportunity to introduce color, pattern, and texture into your space, upholstered inserts also help craft a warm and cozy environment.
Make the most of this practical necessity and choose drapery hardware in an interesting shape, finish, or material to add an additional detail to your design. Saturated colors and hefty metals are an intriguing contrast in airy, light spaces, while heavy-looking masculine styles are a nice complement to more graceful rooms.
Sure, we all know the easiest way to update a kitchen or bathroom is by switching out the cabinet hardware, but the same high-impact results can be obtained by switching the knobs and locks on your front and interior doors. Swapping out standard knobs and levers will drastically personalize your space.
If your place lacks inherent architectural detail and charm, add interest with carved, upholstered, or decorative folding screens. A beautiful way to divide and section off spaces, when mounted flat against a wall these items also serve as another layer of artwork.
Go beyond paint and create an accent wall by utilizing antiqued mirrored panels. Visually enlarging your space while simultaneously adding age, texture, and interest, aged mirror tiles are a beautiful way to add an unexpected detail to your small areas. Save some cash by purchasing plain mirror tiles and doing a DIY antique finish like the one seen here on One Kings Lane.
Where have you added interest through small décor details? Share with us below!