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Design Fears Debunked 2: The Resurrection

Whether it’s black cats or white carpets, if you face any fear head-on it’ll immediately begin to fade away. That’s why, this spooky season, we’re bringing you a handful of ways to tackle your deepest, darkest design fears—from the paralyzing phobia of stains to the most frightening color combinations—so you can shed those home-interior woes and breathe new life into your beautiful space!

Design Fears Debunked 2: The Resurrection

Whether it’s black cats or white carpets, if you face any fear head-on it’ll immediately begin to fade away. That’s why, this spooky season, we’re bringing you a handful of ways to tackle your deepest, darkest design fears—from the paralyzing phobia of stains to the most frightening color combinations—so you can shed those home-interior woes and breathe new life into your beautiful space!

Stain Superstitions

Many of us have dreamt of adding white or light-colored accents to our home, but shied away from it thanks to those nightmares of red-wine spills and other ghoulish stains. Not anymore—if you use white in the right rooms and on the right materials, you can brighten your interior with no fear at all! As long as you steer clear of the foyer and kids’ rooms, you can use things like white slipcovers for your furniture and painted floors to bring some worry-free white into your space. Plus, white slipcovers stay positively bewitching with a little bleach treatment every couple of weeks, and floor cleanup can be as easy as cruising through the room on a broom or a quick run-through with a mop.

Pro-Tip: If you really want to go wall-to-wall with white, install some carpeting with built-in stain technology that can keep it white as a ghost through countless spooky seasons.
Stain Superstitions

Many of us have dreamt of adding white or light-colored accents to our home, but shied away from it thanks to those nightmares of red-wine spills and other ghoulish stains. Not anymore—if you use white in the right rooms and on the right materials, you can brighten your interior with no fear at all! As long as you steer clear of the foyer and kids’ rooms, you can use things like white slipcovers for your furniture and painted floors to bring some worry-free white into your space. Plus, white slipcovers stay positively bewitching with a little bleach treatment every couple of weeks, and floor cleanup can be as easy as cruising through the room on a broom or a quick run-through with a mop.

Pro-Tip: If you really want to go wall-to-wall with white, install some carpeting with built-in stain technology that can keep it white as a ghost through countless spooky seasons.
The Color Curse

It’s normal to feel a little spooked in the face of bright, bold and contrasting color schemes, but without them your interior can start to feel flat. To overcome the fear of contrast and bring a little color into your world, first figure out exactly which color is going to be your primary—white or black is a good place to start because nearly every color stands out against them. Then, pick your contrasting color and have some fun. Just knowing where to start and what colors to work with is more than half the battle. Experiment with colorful accent pillows, throw blankets, and area rugs to create some contrast with the floor and furniture. Or, repaint one of your walls a bolder hue to create a beautiful statement wall. If you’re still tentative about the intensity of it all, make your contrasting color matte so it’s slightly muted, but just as stylish.

The Color Curse

It’s normal to feel a little spooked in the face of bright, bold and contrasting color schemes, but without them your interior can start to feel flat. To overcome the fear of contrast and bring a little color into your world, first figure out exactly which color is going to be your primary—white or black is a good place to start because nearly every color stands out against them. Then, pick your contrasting color and have some fun. Just knowing where to start and what colors to work with is more than half the battle. Experiment with colorful accent pillows, throw blankets, and area rugs to create some contrast with the floor and furniture. Or, repaint one of your walls a bolder hue to create a beautiful statement wall. If you’re still tentative about the intensity of it all, make your contrasting color matte so it’s slightly muted, but just as stylish.

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Hanging Horrors

When it comes to wallpaper, there’s nothing scarier than the tricky and time-consuming process of putting it up. However, this seemingly monstrous task is now nothing to be afraid of thanks to the arrival of easy-application wallpaper! This type of peel-and-stick wallpaper makes replacing panels quick and painless, so you’re free to explore statement walls and unique patterns with no fear of commitment—time or otherwise!

Pro-Tip: Don’t let the walls be your only canvas; with peel-and-stick wallpaper, you can add a stylish (or spooky) twist to anything from your cabinets, to your front doors, to your ceiling!
Hanging Horrors

When it comes to wallpaper, there’s nothing scarier than the tricky and time-consuming process of putting it up. However, this seemingly monstrous task is now nothing to be afraid of thanks to the arrival of easy-application wallpaper! This type of peel-and-stick wallpaper makes replacing panels quick and painless, so you’re free to explore statement walls and unique patterns with no fear of commitment—time or otherwise!

Pro-Tip: Don’t let the walls be your only canvas; with peel-and-stick wallpaper, you can add a stylish (or spooky) twist to anything from your cabinets, to your front doors, to your ceiling!
Statement Scares

While there’s no denying the style and character they bring to a room, large statement pieces are understandably frightening to some. It can be hard to commit to one piece—especially artwork—when you never know how you’ll feel about it down the line. But if you hang an oversized statement mirror instead, you’ll have a view you can always admire: the illusion of more space! With a strategically placed statement mirror, you can conjure up square footage at the drop of a hat. You need only worry if you can’t see your own reflection!

Pro-Tip: If you’re afraid of making a bold statement in your family room, first test it out in a more private space like a bedroom or office. It’ll get you more comfortable with the idea, and add a little dimension to an otherwise ordinary space.
Statement Scares

While there’s no denying the style and character they bring to a room, large statement pieces are understandably frightening to some. It can be hard to commit to one piece—especially artwork—when you never know how you’ll feel about it down the line. But if you hang an oversized statement mirror instead, you’ll have a view you can always admire: the illusion of more space! With a strategically placed statement mirror, you can conjure up square footage at the drop of a hat. You need only worry if you can’t see your own reflection!

Pro-Tip: If you’re afraid of making a bold statement in your family room, first test it out in a more private space like a bedroom or office. It’ll get you more comfortable with the idea, and add a little dimension to an otherwise ordinary space.
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