When you think about bold choices in home decorating, the first thing that probably pops into your mind is color – right?  Or maybe pattern?

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{via Pinterest}

 

Yes, a fabulous emerald room is definitely bold…

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{via Horchow}

 

…as are canary yellow accents…

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{via Little Lovables}

 

…or even a room steeped in Pantone’s 2014 Color of the Year, Radiant Orchid.

TIDBITS & TWINE Radiant Orchid Room
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I agree that color is a great way to make a bold statement in your home, but what about us neutral-lovers?  Or those of us that prefer softer, more muted colors?  Does the absence of a strong color mean that we can’t be bold in our home decorating, too?  Not at all!

 

Sometimes, being bold is a statement, not a color.

 

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1.  Unique Shapes

Furniture that has a unique shape can be an attention grabber, even if it doesn’t sport a bold color or print.

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{via Restoration Hardware Baby & Child}

 

2. Scale

Drama can be created with an oversized item, whether it’s a piece of furniture or wall decor.

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3. Collections

When grouped together, collections can have tremendous impact, while at the same time, expressing a bit about our personalities and interests!  I love this ironstone collection from Kim at Savvy Southern Style.

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{via Clever Dog}

 

4. Materials

Material choices can create a dynamic and unique look, like an interior planked wall or a pebble floor.

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{via Pinterest}
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5. The Unexpected

Sometimes, just the unexpected can grab our attention and make a bold statement.  Wouldn’t you agree that Courtney’s plywood chalkboard is a bold – and unexpected – find for a dining room?

TIDBITS & TWINE French Country Cottage Dining Room
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Even daring to use a room in a way other than how it was intended can be bold, like a dining room that’s been converted to an office.

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{via Duo Ventures}

 

6. Architecture

Interesting, unique or dramatic architectural elements easily lend themselves to creating a bold space.  Even if a home isn’t built with these elements, they can be added as part of the decor.

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{via Minnie Peters}
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{via Pinterest}

 

Making bold decorating choices is more than just choosing a strong color – it’s about making a strong statement.  And as long as you love what you’re using and feel it reflects your style, then go for it!  Be brave and be bold!

 

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10 comments on “Be Brave – Be Bold {Decorating with Drama}”

  1. This is such a GREAT post! Your insight is perfect and all of these photos illustrate your information beautifully. Thanks for easing the anxieties of us neutral-lovers :)

    • Hi Kathleen – Thank you so much for stopping by from A Stroll Thru Life and subscribing to emails! I really appreciate it!

      :) Kim

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