There’s an old saying… God is in the
details. It means details are important. If you
pay attention to those small details you’ll get big rewards. Ask any interior
designer and they’ll tell you that the details are the most important thing!
It’s these little things that make ordinary pieces of furniture really
stand out. Let’s look at some examples. Here’s a very typical drum shade. The
fabric is very neutral, the shape is very simple but from a designer’s perspective
it might be too simple, too ordinary. But in this case look close and you’ll see a
beautiful chain instead of the ordinary electrical wire. I also think the finial
underneath the shape is rather eye catching. Both of these small details
make this drum shape anything but ordinary. Another example is this drum
shade in a flower shape. There are so many of these types of ceiling mounted
fixtures and instead of choosing an ordinary round shape, why not choose one
that’s a little out of the ordinary. Kitchen stools are a great way to inject
something special where practicality usually wins out. It’s true you’ll want
stools to be comfortable but that doesn’t mean they can’t be special in
some way. I love something like this… These rattan stools really stand out but
they’re still large enough and roomy enough to be comfortable. Instead of
buying a vinyl covered seat think outside the box look for unexpected
materials or shape. Those are the details that will stand out. Another great place
to look for interesting details are furniture legs. Take this couch for
instance. Neutral simple you might even call it modern. So yes, this is a pretty standard modern sofa but I love the sofa legs!
See that? Not so boring anymore. I love how they give the sofa a little more
personality. It’s subtle but still special. Would you go out specifically
looking for a sleek copper legged couch? Probably not but that’s why it’s a
special detail. So here’s your takeaway… Sometimes a linen pillow is just a linen
pillow. Small details like little bows make that pillow not just another pillow!
Look for details that make everyday objects stand out. Make them special.
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