10 Ways to Make a Design Statement in 2013

Photo by: Eric Piasecki
Add Unexpected Color

If you don't want to hang a piece of art, color in an unusual place can make a statement, such as in this Atlanta living room. Designer Kay Douglass

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Photo by: Eric Piasecki
Add Unexpected Color

If you don't want to hang a piece of art, color in an unusual place can make a statement, such as in this Atlanta living room. Designer Kay Douglass painted an empty bookcase orange, which sets off the Palladian details. "You notice it right away, don't you?" she says. "It almost becomes an art piece and helps make the room, instead of being just a place to store things. One of the biggest design mistakes people make is cluttering their world with too many things."

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High-gloss walls, a unique art piece, a funky pattern, and more bold home decorating ideas to make a big impact in 2013.

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