When you purchase a home, or move into an apartment, part of the fun of making your own new space is decorating it to your personal taste. But, if you are searching through home décor magazines and online sites for ideas, you are likely to find that your tastes may not fall precisely into any specific design genre, such as contemporary or modern. Instead, your ideas might fall into a whole other design style known as unconventional home décor. Think of unconventional as a unique style which doesn’t fit into any other design genre; it’s something truly one-of-a-kind. So, if you are looking to decorate your space in an unconventional manner, but still need some type of inspiration, here are some great ways other homeowners have created their unconventional space.
o Bring the outdoors indoors – Many homeowners are turning to bring nature indoors with the help of moss, wood and natural designs that make your indoor space look like an outdoor space.
o Think color – Adding untraditional colors throughout your home is a great way to make your space pop! Paint your kitchen pink, your bathroom bright yellow and your bedroom black if you desire. Remember that your space is your space, and can be decorated as you want it!
o Don’t Use a Door – If you want to section off the rooms in your home, no need to use a traditional door to do so. Using screens, barn doors and even sliders can add uniqueness to your space and make another room stand out or even seem a little more private.
o Make Windows …Anywhere – Who says that windows have to look out to the outside of your home? Use small cut out windows to add an open feeling to a small room or simply to make it look bigger from both sides of the glass. Windows of different shapes can also create a focal point for a room.
o Create with Tiles – Whether you are adding tiles in your bathroom, kitchen or throughout your home, you can use different colored tiles to create pictures, spell your name or simply add a fun design to any room.
o Make your storage space fun – Using buckets or milk crates for your storage and hanging them on your wall can create extra space for your items, in a great way. You can even paint them different colors for an added effect to the room.
o Stencil your floors – Adding a stencil design to your floors can be a great project to undertake, but will certainly make your floor a topic of conversation, rather than something you typically walk all over.
o Change the way you light up a room – Instead of using traditional fixtures to light up your room, try bendable arm lamps. Not only does this let you direct light all over the room, but it isn’t something you will see in any one of your friends homes.
Unconventional methods of décor not only make your home unique, but can be a fun way to express yourself in your own space. Whatever your style may be, you can build your home around your own design ideas. Create your space to be all your own and you are sure to feel right at home each and every time you walk in the door.