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6 Things Only Design-Lovers Understand

Jul 19 2014 - 3:06am

If anyone has ever questioned your love for pillows or that abstract gold accent, let's bond. See, as decor enthusiasts, these things are totally necessary and just too good to be without. While elements like dark walls or cowhides might seem like a design risk to some, we can point out countless examples that prove they work. See how these designer favorites can transform your home into the coolest pad on the block.

Photo by Teri Lyn Fisher [1] via Emily Henderson [2]

Open Storage

There is absolutely nothing practical about open shelving, but we love it. The look is completely high maintenance and requires the organizing skills of a professional, but it's a seriously chic way to display kitchenware. It's also the perfect excuse to finally toss the hand-me-down dinnerware, since a cohesive look is key.

Source: Flickr user doorsixteen [3]

Dark Walls

Designers love drama, and dark paint shades are just the way to achieve that. Moody walls not only allow light fabrics to pop, but they also serve as the perfect backdrop for metallic accents. While black walls are a 2014 trend [4], it's a look most of our Facebook friends probably aren't willing to try.

Photo by Ashley Batz [5] via Oh Happy Day [6]

One Too Many Pillows

Many are confused by a surplus of pillows, but for us, each serves a purpose. Whether the goal is to mix prints or pull in a solid color from your room's palette, more is more.

Photo by Jessica Bosse [7] via Style Me Pretty [8]

Cowhides and Sheepskins

For us, hides go beyond westerns and are a classic element in any home. Whether it's a cowhide rug or a sheepskin styled on a sofa, we can't seem to get enough.

Photo by Teri Lyn Fisher [9] via Emily Henderson [10]

Impractical Accents

At first glance, there may be no real use for that spiky, gold accent or the vase that doesn't hold flowers, but to us (and our coffee tables), they are necessary. Better yet, we go a step further with styling tips that result in Pinterest perfection.

Photo by Sarah Winchester [11] via Style Me Pretty [12]

Intense Wallpaper

When it comes to wallpaper, we are obsessed with its ability to completely transform a room and will find a way to use it almost anywhere. Between the patterns and textures, wallpaper and design enthusiasts seem to stick.

Photo by Allison Corona [13] via Style Me Pretty [14]

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