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Why Your Room Needs That Unexpected Element



Decorating is not an exact science. Some of the world's best decorators have never had professional training or an internship. Yet all the great decorators have that special something. A gift for understanding the client and transforming their home into something interesting. One of the tricks to accomplish that is the unexpected element. The unexpected element can be small, quirky and speak quietly, like a special secret between friends.
Or it can be bold and in contrast to the setting of the room, like this very unexpected element in  designer Ryan Korban's apartment.

It could be something over scaled, such as this lovely wallpaper mural from Surface Views...

or as simple as an unexpected table display..

All these things have in common the ability to  take the visitor out of a preconceived notion of what a room should be and bring a whole new perspective of what it can be.

Try adding a normal object in an unexpected way. This room was already gorgeous but the mirror placement takes it to another level.


If you think your decor is a bit meek, Outsider Art on the wall will change the complexion of the room. Outsider Art runs the gamut in pricing, from high end gallery pieces to flea market finds and is highly collectible.


So shake it up a little. Be a little daring...do something unexpected.

Until next time..

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