Decorating tip: Be unexpected

Staff Writer
Mount Shasta Herald

"Just because a product is made for a specific purpose, doesn't mean you can't reimagine how it could be used," says Taniya Nayak, HGTV designer and television personality. "For example, hanging materials on the wall that are typically used as flooring can be breathtaking. Wood planks or concrete panels, featured vertically and not just on the ground, add richness and texture."

Another great tip to accomplishing this trend is to look at construction materials in new ways. Molding and paneling can add architectural detail well beyond crown molding and baseboards. Installing framing on a wall and painting it with complementary paint colors can change the look and feel of any room. "Unique treatments instantly increase the texture, depth and visual appeal, without spending a lot of time or money," says Nayak. "And the greatest feature is that these updates aren't permanent, meaning you can continue to change your space as your style - and home design trends - evolve."

-- Brandpoint

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