Applied Design: Add a Little Creative Tension

See that little green bench in the Room of the Week?  The creative tension it gives the room is one of my favorite details.  It’s a little more country in style compared with the rest of the furnishings, and it’s paint is scuffed up.  But, it really helps off-set all the new elements in the room, and give the room a sense of history.

Adding a design element that’s just a little different from the rest of the items creates a really nice creative tension in a room and keeps it from looking stale.  The piece doesn’t have to be too wacky or bizarre…just something in a different style or shape or color than would be expected.

Want a little farmhouse bench of your own?

benchThis option from Dutch Crafters is customizable with several paint and stain colors, and at less than $100, the price is right too.

Also….did you notice I did a little renovation on my blog design?  I’m getting ready to launch my design business and trying to make my sites coordinate….more on that to come next week!  Have a great weekend!

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