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Looking for fresh new ways to give your home a much-needed facelift? One interior designer has shared some “obscure” design elements to add a new flavor to your space.

The striking design ideas were revealed in a viral video shared by House of Hive Design, (@houseofhive), which has had over 239,000 views since it was first posted on February 20.

A caption shared with the post says: “Things I want to see more of as an interior designer.” The video features a woman talking into the camera against a backdrop of different parts of a home, while highlighting the design touches to try.

Around three in five homeowners remodeled or decorated their home in 2022, while nearly half made repairs, according to a survey of 46,118 U.S. homeowners aged 18 and older conducted by Houzz, a home design website.

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The survey found that the median spend for home renovations in 2022 was $22,000, while the median for higher-budget updates reached $140,000 or more.

Interior spaces were reported to be the most popular areas to renovate in the same year, with homeowners taking on an average of nearly three interior projects at a time.

Colorful living room with striking ceiling lamp.
A stock image of a colorful living room setting with an unusual ceiling lamp. A video of an interior designer’s “obscure” design ideas has gone viral on TikTok.

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‘Obscure’ Interior Design Ideas To Try

The woman in the viral clip says: “Here’s an obscure list of things I wanna see more of as an interior designer.”

Decorative Ceilings

The designer notes: “I’ve been saying this for a while, but decorative ceilings are seriously overlooked.” The footage features a room with a striped ceiling.

She says, “The stripe on this is to die for,” adding that “painting beams or even a fun color in between the beams” is another option.

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The video then shows a bedroom with a stripe along the top edge of the walls. “This little wrap-around stripe gives so much flavor to a room,” the woman says.

Using Artwork to Hide Storage

“I really like art being used to hide storage,” the designer says. The video shows bottles of alcohol and glasses sitting on a shelf nestled between two panels of artwork on both sides.

The designer explains, “I thought that this was really cool here with this little hidden bar area,” adding, “I really like it in a bathroom as a way to forgo the traditional medicine cabinet.” The clip features a framed piece of artwork on the door of a cabinet set just above the toilet seat in a bathroom.

“We all have a lot of stuff, but concealing it is key,” she says.

Artistic Lampshades

The designer would also like to see more “artistic lampshades.” The clip shows a striking lampshade with a dragonfly print on it against a bright, red-colored wall.

“I love that the dragonfly print on this [lampshade] follows the shape and loops around,” she notes.

“And the pattern on this sconce [wall-mounted small light fixture] is so interesting,” she says, as the clip shows a bedroom with a striped lampshade and floral-patterned body on a bedside table.

“Even if it’s just swapping out a lampshade, it gives such a unique look,” she advises.

Layered Shower Curtains

“Last but not least, shower curtains. The layering on this is super,” she says, as the clip shows a bathtub with a double layer of fabric curtains wrapping around it.

The video then cuts to another bathtub with green curtains. “The way that they used almost like a Roman shade and the curtains to frame out the top here is so cool,” the interior designer explained.

“Doing a pattern just looks so much better,” she advises. The video shows a bathtub with burgundy-hued walls and a candy cane-striped shower curtain before the clip ends.

Newsweek has contacted the original poster for comment via TikTok and their website.

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