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Up Your Design Style With Small Changes That Make Major Impact

November 01, 2019

So long, predictable design ideas! It's time to think outside the box and infuse your home with ideas inspired by the fresh, unexpected style seen in these before-and-afters.

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Create an Inspiring Color-Blocked Bookshelf

An unorganized and mostly empty shelf doesn't bring any character to a room. A well-styled bookshelf creates interest and unifies a living space. Use the rainbow as inspiration to create a truly stunning effect.

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Organize by Shades

Remove everything from your bookshelf and stack the books by spine color. Arrange back on the shelf from light to dark, varying heights and stacking them both vertically and horizontally.

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Finish With Accessories

Fill in with accents that match the color grid. Shop your house for pieces that will complete the look without having to spend extra $$$. Bonus Tip: Add backlighting to make the bookcase really pop.

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Before: Matching Dining Chairs

Matching dining sets look uniformed but are very predictable.

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