Be Brave – Be Bold {Decorating with Drama}

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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Yes, a fabulous emerald room is definitely bold…

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{via Horchow}

 

…as are canary yellow accents…

 

…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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2. Scale

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

 

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.

TIDBITS & TWINE Ironstone Collection

 

4. Materials

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

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TIDBITS & TWINE Pebble Floor Living

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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?

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.

 

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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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. Julie
    March 7, 2014 at 6:07 AM (4 years ago)

    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 :)

    Reply
    • Tidbits&Twine
      March 7, 2014 at 8:30 AM (4 years ago)

      Thank you, Julie!

      Reply
  2. Kris @ Junk Chic Cottage
    March 7, 2014 at 7:33 AM (4 years ago)

    Being a neutral girl it is nice to know we can find ways to be bold and beautiful too without using bright colors. This was a great post. Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful week end.
    Kris

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    • Tidbits&Twine
      March 7, 2014 at 8:30 AM (4 years ago)

      Thank you, Kris! Have a great weekend!

      Reply
  3. kathleen
    March 7, 2014 at 7:35 AM (4 years ago)

    I’m your newest email subscriber, stopping by from A Stroll Thru Life!
    xoKathleen from Charm Bracelet Diva {at Home}

    Reply
    • Tidbits&Twine
      March 7, 2014 at 8:31 AM (4 years ago)

      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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  4. Kim
    March 10, 2014 at 6:25 PM (4 years ago)

    I’m surprised that you shared my collection. Glad to be among all this beauty.
    Thanks!

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    • Tidbits&Twine
      March 11, 2014 at 7:46 AM (4 years ago)

      Kim – Your collection is fantastic!! Too good not to share! :)

      Reply
  5. Minnie Peters
    March 13, 2016 at 3:56 AM (2 years ago)

    Kim, Many thanks for including my kitchen design…..Minnie Peters

    Reply

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