First and foremost, your home should be functional. It is super important to make sure that your home works well for your lifestyle. But it should appeal to your aesthetics as well. Its an extension of you and should reflect your personality. That’s why you should try and incorporate your style and uniqueness – at least in small ways, if not in the major architectural design. You don’t need to create a cool stair-slide or indoor pool to make your home look unique. You can do it in simple ways that won’t cost you a kidney. Here are five ways for you to make your home go from ‘ordinary’ to ‘original’.

Find a Unique Rug

A rug or a carpet is a piece of decor that grounds a place. A rug may not be the first thing you think of while picking up a souvenir on your travels, but if you come across one that you love, don’t hesitate to pick it up. A beautiful rug reflects the culture and art of a place. For example, an antique rug or Persian rug like the one in the picture below goes well in any room of your home. Just make sure that the colours go well with the rest of your decor. If geometric, modern rugs are more your style, rock that in your home! Just make sure that you pick either an upholstery with a similar print, a print that goes well with it or a plain coloured one. If the print is very loud, it may be better to stick to a neutral/ leather finish or you will end up with an uncoordinated look. One way to downplay a busy design is to cover part of it with a large coffee table that is not made of glass. 

unique grey and blue vintage rug

Make Your Centre Table the Centre of Attention

For a completely original and beautiful centre table that can be the real talking conversation starter in your living room, print out an old painting or a movie poster and mount it on your table. You could also make it look a little weathered for an authentic look. Just make sure that you protect it with enamel or plain glass.

movie poster mounted in the table

“Go Large or go Home”

Choose a vase or figurine that has a unique shape and an unusual size – on the excessively large side. This show-stopper will not be ignored even if kept in the corner and half-hidden behind some greens. In fact, we suggest you don’t give it a centre stage to really add to the mystery. 

large bamboo plant with Green vase

Add a Dash of Traditional Lighting

Mixing styles can really make your home look like its one of a kind. But if you are not confident enough to mix styles completely, you could stick to a modern interior and add one or two traditional pieces like iconic traditional lighting to brighten up space. A chandelier like the one in the image below will help you achieve the look. You could also go the “zero-watts bulbs” route for a romantic look. All you need for this look is a bunch of zero-watt bulbs, a Venetian mirror to reflect your bulbs, a dark wall as a backdrop and watch the magic happen. 

unique interior design ideas with traditional lights

Accent Chair

A dramatic chair is all you need to take your room’s look to the next level. A peacock chair, like the one below, is a great example of an accent chair. It comes in various sizes and colours from neutral to hot pink. Choose one depending on your room’s colour palette and size. If your room is slightly larger, go for a slightly larger size that occupies an entire corner. You could keep it simple or add some colourful pillows or a throw to make it match with the rest of your decor. 

unique peacock accent chair

Inspired yet? For more ideas to make your home look spectacular and unique, talk to our expert team at HomeLane, today.

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