It’s your home. So why not go all out? These tips will help you add a little drama to your interior décor, perfect for those who are just a little extra.
Extra. What once used to be a simple adjective or a word little newspaper boys shouted on street corners has now become a word to mean over the top or dramatic. “I was hanging out with Becky yesterday, and she was just a little too extra for me.”
While this word may be an insult to some, it’s a way of life for others. After all, what’s so wrong with going all out when it comes to the things you care about? If you want to be a little extra with your home, here are a few ways to add drama to your interior décor.
Colors have a way of playing to our emotions in a way few other things can. And just as you can fill a room with light neutrals to make it feel simple and open, you can use colors to give it a dramatic flair. A few good dramatic colors you can add are:
- Navy blue
Dark colors tend to give a room a dramatic air, especially if you paint the walls with high-gloss, dark-colored paints. Just keep in mind that the darker the color, the more likely it is to show imperfections. So be sure to hire a good painting service.
If you want a dramatic color in your room but don’t want to cover every single wall with it, a good solution is to do a statement wall. This involves painting one wall in the space a different color than the rest to add visual interest.
But if you’re looking to make your space dramatic, why stop at a single color? Creating a patterned wall will allow you to add a little extra color and drama. There are many ways to do this. One of the easiest is to create patterns using tape designs. However, you could also use custom wallpaper or make an ombre accent wall.
Art is often an expression of pure emotion, so, of course, adding it to your space would be a great way to make your interior décor more dramatic. But you don’t have to settle for just throwing a picture frame on the wall. Here are a few ways to take your room’s art game to the next level:
- Choose a large-scale piece of wall art
- Create a gallery wall with multiple pieces of artwork
- Look for ornate frames for your art
- Display statues or busts
- Commission a mural painted on your wall
Just as often, the drama of your art doesn’t come from the piece itself but from how it interacts with the rest of your space. For instance, let’s say you wanted to display a Grecian-style marble bust. While it’d look fine in a white room, placing it in a dark room or surrounded by dark objects would create a starker contrast. Now that’s what we call extra.