Guaranteed to “give burglars–and dirty shoes–the brush off”, Reed Wilson’s idea for a doormat is not just practical, but also fun. Well, technically, it is only fun if you live in a safe neighborhood, but this is another story. “The neighbors have better stuff” is the message displayed by this unusual door rug, a cool design idea with an insight on the inhabitant’s sense of humor. We can’t help but imagine a real burglar’s reaction to this type of message- do you think he’s fall for it?
All in all, we appreciate the simplicity of this design and the fact that it stands out, due to a creative approach. Priced $50 The Neighbours HaveBetter Stuff Doormat ( click this link to buy it ) is an interesting front-door addition that will draw attention, despite its “unfriendly” message. If you believe this tiny doormat will do the trick and send thieves on their way, or if you just consider it an original design idea to have around the house, feel free to click the buy bottom below and purchase it for your home.
And one of my all-time favorite shelf styling tricks is to display plants on the top layer of shelving, which will draw the eye upward, as well as create height and drama. Below we see shelf-top plants in a tour of my retro-modern home office. Last but not least, we shine the spotlight on the challenging task of styling kids’ room shelving, drawing inspiration from the product photography of The Land of Nod. The Zero Gravity Wall Shelf below illustrates a perfect balance of practicality and design flair, mixing carefully placed toys with books in eye-catching colors.
Speaking of “less is more” design, if your shelf offers little display space, consider opting for one or two standout items to showcase rather than a slew of small finds. In the next image, we see the Magical Thinking Peaks Shelf, crafted from glass and aluminum. Then again, there’s something charming about a curiously cluttered look, especially if items are thoughtfully curated. The Magical Thinking Pyramid Shelf below holds treasures and curiosities. When your shelves make a sculptural statement, don’t overwhelm and block them with clutter. After all, when the design is as fabulous as the Bamboo Step Wall Shelf in the next featured image, you certainly don’t want to cover up the bold form of your shelving.