The Element of Surprise

Most living rooms have the same functional features.  The features serve a purpose.  The furniture is there for comfortable seating, no matter the decor style.  However, repurposing and re-using furnishings in unexpected ways creates an element of surprise, making it interesting and unique.  

Try using an old wooden stool as a night stand, or a picnic bench as a coffee table.  Shop the antique stores for that one-of-a-kind item.  In my house I have my father’s 1930s safe that doubles as an end table.  It’s quite the conversation starter.  

In addition to creating conversation, the element of surprise is a great way to make your room memorable.