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Having Fun with Neutrals & Earth Tones
Incorporating polka dots and wavy patterns into your remodeling project sounds like a sure-fire way to trash your resale value. Yet, if create these shapes using more traditional colors and materials, you can have fun without worrying about your return on investment. Natural materials like wood and stone can also make funky contours more appealing to a wide range of future home buyers:
Ann Sacks elevates polka dots with beautiful glass tiles in browns, grays and creams. This tile design makes the perfect backsplash for an entertaining wet bar--the glass and colors are refined, the shapes are pure fun.
Sophisticated fun with wavy gray tile.
Earth-toned polka dots on upholstered walls keep this swank media room feeling fun. They're a nice balance with conservative media seating in tan leather.
You'd never think of putting enormous polka dots on the walls of your master bedroom, would you? Yet this tone-on-tone black polka-dotted wallpaper looks hotel chic. Add crisp, white linens to keep the look luxurious.
Natural slate floors and wainscoting in a master bathroom are superb for resale value, but how do you keep the space from looking stuffy or overly masculine? Covering the upper walls with neutral polka dot wallpaper keeps the look classic while injecting a bit of sweet charm into the space. The result is the perfect blend between masculine and feminine.
Whimsical wallpaper appeals to a wider homebuying audience if you select something in a neutral color palette, like this gray and white aviary print. Being paired with gorgeous marble doesn't hurt, either!
Had this porch railing cutout detail only featured circles, it might only appeal to lovers of mid-century modern design. The addition of the vertical stripe dramatically alters the look of the pattern, making it more universal in style.
The combination of white bathroom cabinets, a white vanity backsplash, white sinks and white trim can create a sterile-looking bathroom. Polka-dotted wallpaper warms up the space and this neutral chocolate brown won't ward off future homebuyers.
Polka dot wallpaper is an unexpected way to create a cheerful hallway. This neutral, tone-on-tone colorway ensures a broad appeal when it comes time for resale.
Set the tone for your fun house with polka-dotted wallpaper in your entry. Keep other design elements in the space on the traditional side and the color palette neutral for a tasteful effect.
Wavy pattern on wood front door.
Wavy wall done in neutral pebble tile. Super fun, while maintaining appeal to broad range of future home buyers.
Wavy cabinetry could be off-putting to home buyers, but not when you tone it down with beautiful wood like this.
A wacky stone installation pattern is neutralized with natural element like this slate.
Wavy wall treatment still looks sophisticated due to the use of rich wood tones.
Having fun with wavy wood.
Playful wood details, like this curvy breakfast banquette, maintain a great balance between fun and chic.
Funky kitchen backsplash in neutral gray.
Wavy bar contour in chocolate brown.
White wavy ceiling treatment brings fun into this upscale media room.