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Bold interior design ideas to inspire your next home makeover

If fashion is about dressing to impress, the same can be said about interior design — homes should be given similar attention. Spaces reflect your personality and individuality. It is a representation of boldness, joy and the hidden pizzazz in you.

However, it is considered a mandatory breach in the world of interior design when spaces look ‘unconventional’ in terms of clashing colours, loud prints and contrasting furniture pieces. Logic tells us to choose something ‘safe’; putting functionality and practicality over the simple rules of aesthetics. While your idea of aesthetics may be different from others, it is okay to sometimes play along with the idea of creating ‘fun whimsical spaces’.

Famous designers like Karim Rashid, Patricia Urquiola and Marcel Wanders are not the kind who would go for conventional basics. There is no room for ‘matchy-matchy’ – it is monotonous and boring. Break conventions: stop putting things in pairs, put large furniture in small spaces and paint your wall with a colour. Stash symmetry away and stop sticking to one style throughout your home.

Inspire yourself with these bold interior design ideas that dare you to make decisions without fear. Let your creativity fly along with original and outstanding spaces, synonymous with your personal style.

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Inject fun and flair into your boudoir with an art-deco inspired theme, decked in delicious candy colours. (Credit: Nuria Alía)

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Dreamy pastel is back in trend. This monotone realness makes spaces look extra sensual with a beautiful contrast between solids and see-throughs. (Credit: Studio Brasch)

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Don’t be afraid to mix and match furniture and accessories even if they simply don’t match. Let each piece speaks for itself. (Credit: Angelita Bonetti)

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Choose large bold prints to dress up the walls. This wall art-inspired concept doubles as a conversational statement in your living or home’s foyer. (Credit: Gray Crawford)

 

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Go unconventional: Find an outstanding piece that you love and pair it with an eclectic ensemble of knick-knacks. Don’t be afraid to add contrasting colours to spruce up the sultry vibe. (Credit: Kelly Wearstler)

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Accentuate spaces with an imperial touch of dragons and other celestial creatures like phoenixes and gargoyles. (Credit: Jim Thompson)

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With elements of tropical making a comeback, go all out with complementary pinks for a bold attitude in your dining space. (Credit: Virginia Gasch)

 

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Make a statement entrance with this graffiti-inspired staircase. (Credit: Nickolas Sargent)

 

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Dark and decadent, accentuate black-dominant spaces with glitzy gold glamour. (Credit: Fran Cassinello)

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Try this bold combination of everything gold for a luxurious touch of luminosity. (Credit: Marco Ricca)

 

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Go for a standout piece of rug to give the space a touch of sass. (Credit: Bruce Damonte)

Martin Teo
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Martin has a bent for history and food culture, especially of the Peranakan heritage. Since the pandemic, he finds joy in plant parenting and continues to expand his collection of Philodendrons, Anthuriums, and Syngoniums. He's now on a lookout for the elusive Philodendron Florida Beauty to add to his urban garden.