Your interior design should be as unique as you, your family, or your business. Why? Because unforgettable spaces reflect where you’ve been, who you are, and what you care about. The difference between bland design and exciting, innovative artistry is injecting your personality into your design.
Why We Love Unique and Exotic Design and Why You Should, Too
When someone walks into a room, they should be overcome with inspiration and excitement. One-of-a-kind design captures the imagination in a way like no other design can. It transports your guests into a world that is uniquely yours and unmatched in the allure of the exotic.
You cannot create that breathless beauty without the romantic and fascinating appeal of the distant, yet tangible, frenzy of your travels and personality.
How Can You Engage the Exotic and Unique in Your Interior Design?
1. Don’t Downplay Your Imagination
Sometimes people are shyer than they need to be when it comes to using imagination in their rooms. This does a disservice to the space. Let your friends, family, and visitors celebrate your creativity.
Let your imagination run wild.
Fall in love with your inspiration and let it take you on a journey. Explore a region of the world that fascinates you. Dive into an era that tickles your fancy. Let pictures from these places and times ignite your emotional side.
Borrow shapes, colors, and details from your inspiration.
2. Embrace the Exotic with Bold Choices
Whether you are revamping your workspace or blending some new pieces with your existing home, find bold pieces from faraway places that you love.
Embracing places that I love has been my inspiration for the past 25 years. I love letting others in on the places that I care about most. Falling in love with travel-inspired design has helped me grow and evolve as an interior designer. I continue to gather everything I find beautiful and translate that energy and spirit into every space I touch.
You can do the same. Visualize where you’ve been and where you want to be and embrace it.
Bold choices can easily incorporate include:
- Beaded pillows
- Exotic fabrics
- Unique pots for indoor plants
- Wood furniture from your inspiration region: try a live edge coffee table or mantel
- Art with bright, energetic colors
3. Bring a Piece of Your Paradise Home with You
Don’t be afraid to be eclectic and use your travels for a personal pop in your room. While away from home, break away from the main streets and travel the unbeaten paths. This is where you will find one-of-a-kind pieces that will garner attention and provoke questions.
You don’t need to jam your keepsakes into your luggage.
Go on adventures and take plenty of photos. You can print your favorites in black-and-white or monochrome to fit your design. Go big and frame your photos in frames that reflect by their location.
Fabrics roll up easily and fit snugly in a carry-on. You can use them as tapestries or create a gallery wall of your travels through textile.
Find patterns that bring you back to you an unforgettable stay in a far-off trip.
Don’t Be Afraid of the Unfamiliar, Curious, or Bespoke
Don’t fear of change. Introduce some lively touches to your design for a big impact. Start off small with throw pillows, some art, and smaller details. You can always expand your choices with chairs, mirrors, bed dressings, and window coverings.
Have fun and experiment. Choose pieces that inspire a closer look, that take your imagination and run with it, and those touches that scream who you are.
Always surround yourself with things you love, and you will not regret it. Wondering how to incorporate that imagination of yours into a design that you love? Get in touch!