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This List Of 12 Amazing Interior Designs Will Blow You Away

This List Of 12 Amazing Interior Designs Will Blow You Away

Most people follow the evolutions in fashion to some degree, but many people forget that interior design is also constantly evolving. In recent years, not only does interior design offer new ways to express a space, new technologies are bringing truly amazing interior design ideas to the forefront. In a mix between warm, glamorous, and minimalist, the newest amazing interior design ideas will blow you away.

1. Shattered Light

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    A new amazing interior design idea in several different manifestations lately is shattered light. As electronic devices get smaller, it only make sense interior design will follow as well. In several emerging shattered light trends, a surface is made to look shattered and  backlit. This technique has been seen on walls, tables, cabinets, and accent pieces, and is a groundbreaking way to showcase your favorite pieces.

    2. Floating Glass

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      Another new amazing interior design is floating glass. This technique uses a white appliance, then adheres a thick piece of glass on the surface. The glass has no frame, giving the effect that it is hovering on top of the appliance. Floating glass appliances have been hailed as a great way to soften stark white appliances, and look nicely at home with existing stainless steel or chrome pieces.

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      3. Modern Faucets

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        Modern faucets are another amazing interior design idea that are making a comeback. More and more, we see form influence function in water fixtures for the home. Especially in the last few years, modern sinks and bath fixings have really been embellished. Truly beautiful faucets and sinks are now available, offering new, innovative ways to decorate your bathroom and kitchen.

        4. Dynamic Walls

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          Another exciting and amazing interior design trend is color changing walls. This interior design innovation was also made possible by advancing technology: large panels either light up or rotate in order to change the color or surface of a wall. In some models, you can even spell out messages, made possible by tiny modules across the surface. A truly state-of-the-art design idea that speaks volumes about where design may be in the future.

          5. Loft Furniture

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            Small space loft furniture allows you to instantly create a second room inside one. By putting a desk under a bed in a bunk bed fashion, or by making a small living space on top of a kitchen, you can not only maximize space, but enjoy gorgeous interior design. This is a particularly exciting interior design idea for small spaces and apartments.

            6. Matroshka Furniture

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              Matroshka furniture is similar to loft desks and beds. This forward thinking Swedish company brings compact living to a new level. With a name inspired by Matryoshka Russian nesting dolls, this type of furniture puts cabinets, stairs, and other storage spaces right into your existing couch or bed. It’s another amazing interior design idea that will catapult your storage space, and make storage more convenient. Lastly, this type of furniture is incredible for staying organized.

              7. Moving Shelves

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                Moving shelves are another impressive modular interior design idea. By putting different pictures or items of furniture on each side of the moving shelves, you can literally multiply how many rooms you have in one. Still leveraged in large libraries and archives, moving shelves are another truly innovative interior design trend.

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                8. Multitasking Furniture

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                  Similar to a nesting doll furniture, multitasking objects have become more and more popular as of late. In particular, tables that act as wine racks or shelves have been more frequent. By putting two items of furniture in one, this is another impressive method to maximize your living space. For example, stairways that are made to hold books immediately add a library into your home.

                  9. Textures

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                    Just as current fashions are exploring new types of textures and materials, interior design is as well. Braided leather, 3-D printed objects, and other types of rich texture are all among the new amazing interior designs.

                    10. Hanging Gardens

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                      Another innovative way to maximize your space is an indoor hanging garden. This amazing interior design addition is growing in popularity for office buildings as well as homes. By bringing plants together inside, you can greatly improve the warmth of a space. Indoor hanging gardens can vary in size, allowing you to create truly impressive living indoor design.

                      11. Soft Statements

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                        After years of dark statement colors and neutral appliances and fixings, an amazing interior design idea with a new effect is softer feature colors and softer blacks and whites. Using softer feature colors allows you to blend in more color with your cabinets and linens, plus keeps your room visually interesting. In the same way, slate gray and eggshell white in place of todays stark contrasts have been a softening feature in recent interior design.

                        12. Warm Metals/Soft Wood Tones

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                          In the same way, warm metals and soft wood colors began to make a return to the interior design scene. After several years of dark woods and stainless steel and chrome, the use of warmer tones are back in fashion. 

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                          Last Updated on September 16, 2019

                          How to Stop Procrastinating: 11 Practical Ways for Procrastinators

                          How to Stop Procrastinating: 11 Practical Ways for Procrastinators

                          You have a deadline looming. However, instead of doing your work, you are fiddling with miscellaneous things like checking email, social media, watching videos, surfing blogs and forums. You know you should be working, but you just don’t feel like doing anything.

                          We are all familiar with the procrastination phenomenon. When we procrastinate, we squander away our free time and put off important tasks we should be doing them till it’s too late. And when it is indeed too late, we panic and wish we got started earlier.

                          The chronic procrastinators I know have spent years of their life looped in this cycle. Delaying, putting off things, slacking, hiding from work, facing work only when it’s unavoidable, then repeating this loop all over again. It’s a bad habit that eats us away and prevents us from achieving greater results in life.

                          Don’t let procrastination take over your life. Here, I will share my personal steps on how to stop procrastinating. These 11 steps will definitely apply to you too:

                          1. Break Your Work into Little Steps

                          Part of the reason why we procrastinate is because subconsciously, we find the work too overwhelming for us. Break it down into little parts, then focus on one part at the time. If you still procrastinate on the task after breaking it down, then break it down even further. Soon, your task will be so simple that you will be thinking “gee, this is so simple that I might as well just do it now!”.

                          For example, I’m currently writing a new book (on How to achieve anything in life). Book writing at its full scale is an enormous project and can be overwhelming. However, when I break it down into phases such as –

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                          • (1) Research
                          • (2) Deciding the topic
                          • (3) Creating the outline
                          • (4) Drafting the content
                          • (5) Writing Chapters #1 to #10,
                          • (6) Revision
                          • (7) etc.

                          Suddenly it seems very manageable. What I do then is to focus on the immediate phase and get it done to my best ability, without thinking about the other phases. When it’s done, I move on to the next.

                          2. Change Your Environment

                          Different environments have different impact on our productivity. Look at your work desk and your room. Do they make you want to work or do they make you want to snuggle and sleep? If it’s the latter, you should look into changing your workspace.

                          One thing to note is that an environment that makes us feel inspired before may lose its effect after a period of time. If that’s the case, then it’s time to change things around. Refer to Steps #2 and #3 of 13 Strategies To Jumpstart Your Productivity, which talks about revamping your environment and workspace.

                          3. Create a Detailed Timeline with Specific Deadlines

                          Having just 1 deadline for your work is like an invitation to procrastinate. That’s because we get the impression that we have time and keep pushing everything back, until it’s too late.

                          Break down your project (see tip #1), then create an overall timeline with specific deadlines for each small task. This way, you know you have to finish each task by a certain date. Your timelines must be robust, too – i.e. if you don’t finish this by today, it’s going to jeopardize everything else you have planned after that. This way it creates the urgency to act.

                          My goals are broken down into monthly, weekly, right down to the daily task lists, and the list is a call to action that I must accomplish this by the specified date, else my goals will be put off.

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                          Here’re more tips on setting deadlines: 22 Tips for Effective Deadlines

                          4. Eliminate Your Procrastination Pit-Stops

                          If you are procrastinating a little too much, maybe that’s because you make it easy to procrastinate.

                          Identify your browser bookmarks that take up a lot of your time and shift them into a separate folder that is less accessible. Disable the automatic notification option in your email client. Get rid of the distractions around you.

                          I know some people will out of the way and delete or deactivate their facebook accounts. I think it’s a little drastic and extreme as addressing procrastination is more about being conscious of our actions than counteracting via self-binding methods, but if you feel that’s what’s needed, go for it.

                          5. Hang out with People Who Inspire You to Take Action

                          I’m pretty sure if you spend just 10 minutes talking to Steve Jobs or Bill Gates, you’ll be more inspired to act than if you spent the 10 minutes doing nothing. The people we are with influence our behaviors. Of course spending time with Steve Jobs or Bill Gates every day is probably not a feasible method, but the principle applies — The Hidden Power of Every Single Person Around You

                          Identify the people, friends or colleagues who trigger you – most likely the go-getters and hard workers – and hang out with them more often. Soon you will inculcate their drive and spirit too.

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                          As a personal development blogger, I “hang out” with inspiring personal development experts by reading their blogs and corresponding with them regularly via email and social media. It’s communication via new media and it works all the same.

                          6. Get a Buddy

                          Having a companion makes the whole process much more fun. Ideally, your buddy should be someone who has his/her own set of goals. Both of you will hold each other accountable to your goals and plans. While it’s not necessary for both of you to have the same goals, it’ll be even better if that’s the case, so you can learn from each other.

                          I have a good friend whom I talk to regularly, and we always ask each other about our goals and progress in achieving those goals. Needless to say, it spurs us to keep taking action.

                          7. Tell Others About Your Goals

                          This serves the same function as #6, on a larger scale. Tell all your friends, colleagues, acquaintances and family about your projects. Now whenever you see them, they are bound to ask you about your status on those projects.

                          For example, sometimes I announce my projects on The Personal Excellence Blog, Twitter and Facebook, and my readers will ask me about them on an ongoing basis. It’s a great way to keep myself accountable to my plans.

                          8. Seek out Someone Who Has Already Achieved the Outcome

                          What is it you want to accomplish here, and who are the people who have accomplished this already? Go seek them out and connect with them. Seeing living proof that your goals are very well achievable if you take action is one of the best triggers for action.

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                          9. Re-Clarify Your Goals

                          If you have been procrastinating for an extended period of time, it might reflect a misalignment between what you want and what you are currently doing. Often times, we outgrow our goals as we discover more about ourselves, but we don’t change our goals to reflect that.

                          Get away from your work (a short vacation will be good, else just a weekend break or staycation will do too) and take some time to regroup yourself. What exactly do you want to achieve? What should you do to get there? What are the steps to take? Does your current work align with that? If not, what can you do about it?

                          10. Stop Over-Complicating Things

                          Are you waiting for a perfect time to do this? That maybe now is not the best time because of X, Y, Z reasons? Ditch that thought because there’s never a perfect time. If you keep waiting for one, you are never going to accomplish anything.

                          Perfectionism is one of the biggest reasons for procrastination. Read more about why perfectionist tendencies can be a bane than a boon: Why Being A Perfectionist May Not Be So Perfect.

                          11. Get a Grip and Just Do It

                          At the end, it boils down to taking action. You can do all the strategizing, planning and hypothesizing, but if you don’t take action, nothing’s going to happen. Occasionally, I get readers and clients who keep complaining about their situations but they still refuse to take action at the end of the day.

                          Reality check:

                          I have never heard anyone procrastinate their way to success before and I doubt it’s going to change in the near future.  Whatever it is you are procrastinating on, if you want to get it done, you need to get a grip on yourself and do it.

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