Choosing how to design or spruce up a room with a cool, unusual decor and stylish furniture is often a challenge with so many ideas to consider. You should choose ideas and designs that best suit your personality but that are also practical or useful. Distinguishing and contrasting colors and patterns can turn an ordinary room into one much more cool, characteristic and one that you would like to spend much more time in.
Color Chalkboard Walls
Adding a practical piece of decor or furniture to your room, such as a bookcase, can give it a sense of flare as well as being very useful for storage. Pieces such as a custom color chalkboard, as featured on the Martha Stewart website, installed across the room walls or in place of regular wooden pieces, will add a definite cool factor. The chalkboard will allow you to take notes anywhere, as well as doodle designs, messages, or color drawings all over the room walls while still providing a useful feature.
Design With Mirrors
Mirrors are a common design element because of their practicality, elegance and their ease of fitting in practically anywhere in a room. Mirrors also have the advantage of being versatile, coming in many different shapes and sizes. A piece such as the "Pottery Barn Teen Bubble Dot" mirror set can lend itself to creating a breezy nautical theme to wash across the room with a cool sense of the beach and ocean air.
Light up Your Room
While adding a necessary source of light to a dim room, lamps and lanterns also provide a colorful sense of cool design to a wide array of places in a home, including outdoor areas. People looking to provide a simple and classic look for their room may want to use Chinese lanterns. The culturally rich Chinese paper lantern is a simple structure that comes in many colors, lending a grand sense of style wherever they are placed. With little assembly, these lanterns can be hung from a ceiling or spread across a room for a much-needed light source while not overcrowding or overbearing an area with too much unnatural light.
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