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8+ Cool Designs To Take Your Home Renovation To The Next Level

Emily McWilliams 31 Aug 2020

I can't be the only one who loves to look at Pinterest and make boards for every room in my dream house, right?

Whether you're about to start planning a major renovation or are more of a dreamer like me, you'll want to check out these amazing photos for some inspiration.

These aren't your typical home renovations, but they'll definitely make your place one-of-a-kind.

1. Hanging fireplace

Imgur | Proteon

This eye-catching and modern design will make your living room stand out and also keep it nice and cozy. This photo wants me to curl up with a good book for the rest of the day.

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2. Colorful cabinets

Reddit | aalborgamtstidende

Kitchen cabinet renovations are one of the most popular home renovations out there.

Instead of going for a traditional neutral tone, try ordering some in a bright and unexpected color like these cobalt blue cabinets.

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3. Indoor garden

Reddit | ElishaEsau

Adding greenery to any space is an easy way to freshen it up and give it new life.

Whether you opt for a small herb garden in the kitchen or a large patch of greenery in your living room, you really can't go wrong when it comes to incorporating plants.

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4. Taking shiplap to a whole new level

Reddit | jackalooz

If you love the look of shiplap, try adding it to your bedroom as an accent wall.

You also can't go wrong with a distressed pallet bed to match. Bonus points if you adopt two dogs in the process, too!

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5. Storage staircase

Reddit

If your home is on the smaller side, then you know how crucial storage can be.

A custom staircase with hidden storage drawers could be the answer to keeping your home clean and tidy.

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6. Room divider

Reddit | talituna

This beautiful geometric shelf also works as a room divider to help section off different parts of the home.

This is a great idea if you live in an apartment and want to break up any combined function areas.

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7. Shelf stairs

Reddit | RockGamingReal

If you need a place to store all your books (and who doesn't?), try adding shelves near your staircase.

It'll create a unique design and give you the extra storage you need. I call that a win-win.

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8. Fiber optic stars

Amazon

Hate turning on the light in the middle of the night to go pee? Fear not — these twinkling stars on the ceiling can lead you to the toilet without fully waking you up.

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9. Forest light fixtures

Facebook | Forms In Nature

If you're a fan of the forest, consider a new light installation to create a magical shadow cast on your walls. It looks like something straight out of a fairy tale!

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10. Aquarium bed

Acrylic Tank Manufacturing

If you want a closer look at those fish in the staircase, try an overhead aquarium. This gives "sleeping with the fish" a whole new meaning.

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11. Cat pipe system

Because We Can

Look — we all love our pets, so why not treat them to a little fancy transit system? These tubular tracks are made for kitty cat traffic.

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12. Glass bath

Stern McCafferty

Anyone fancy a see-through bathtub? Give your bathroom something different, and opt for this glass tub. It'll make bubble baths all the more fun!

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13. Shower Skylight

Reddit | ManiaforBeatles

A little natural light is all you need sometimes to elevate a space from "meh" to "wow." This is impressive.

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14. Outdoor Firepit

Reddit | tomgreen99200

The compact design of this firepit looks sleek and modern. It would be perfect to lounge next to after a late-night swim.

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15. Carved Pendant Light

Reddit | K1nsey6

This wooden pendant light with cut-outs is eclectic and funky. When paired with modern furniture, it gives this room a unique touch.

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16. Hippo Couch

Hammacher Schlemmer

This couch is definitely a show-stopper. If you want to go wild with your interior design, this is the furniture piece for you.

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17. Cloud Lamp

This Is Why I'm Broke

Not only does this lamp add a dreamy touch to any room, it actually simulates thunderstorms and lightning. How cool is that?

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18. Skull Chair

The Green Head

If you've got a dark sense of humor, this skull chair will add just a touch of macabre to your decor. I actually think it's kind of cute.

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19. Stained Glass Archway

Reddit | AdrianaLimaBean

You don't see too many features like this in homes. It could be a great way to recycle some vintage stained glass or add color to a space without painting the walls.

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20. Cobweb Lights

Reddit | earthmoonsun

Is it just me, or do these lights look like they were made by spiders? Never underestimate the power of adding a dramatic light fixture.

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21. Map Mural

Amazon

Scouring thrift stores for old maps can be a great and cheap way to score some wall decor. These old maps are actually super detailed and works of art in their own way.

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22. Vine Light

Amazon

This unique piece doubles as wall art and lighting. It's a great alternative to a regular old lamp, that's for sure.

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23. Outdoor Swing Bed

Amazon

If I had this in my yard, there's a very good chance I would never leave it. Goodbye, civilization! This bed and I are one with nature now.

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24. Wall Lamp

Reddit | TheSnackbarGuy

This simple design is a unique take on the traditional desk lamp. It combines a functional light with cool wall art.

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25. Twisted Clock

Reddit | pallaskleos

If you're a fan of movies like Alice In Wonderland, this clock can help you bring that whimsical vibe into your home. This is so cool!

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26. Antler Lights

Reddit | loveitornoti

When this lamp is illuminated, the lights and shadows create the appearance of antlers. Perfect for a nature-lover!

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27. Captain America's Shield

Amazon

This 3D lamp and wall decal combo would be an awesome addition to any Marvel fan's room. It would make a pretty cool nightlight, too.

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28. Water Table

Reddit | Panda_911

Wood and glass come together in this design to create the illusion of a river running through the table. This would look striking in any home.

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29. Multipurpose Bed

Reddit | Panda_911

This bed truly has it all: a place to sleep, bookshelves, a laptop desk, and a footrest. I would never, ever, leave this bed.

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30. Book Lamp

Reddit | Noticemenot

This clever lamp resembles flipping pages in a book. How cool would this look on your desk?

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31. Staircase aquarium

Imgur | Ihavenoideawhatishappening

Since I am obsessed with all things related to The Little Mermaid, I would want to make this staircase aquarium a part of my world. What a stunning piece for any home.

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32. Staircase hammock

OODA

If you have the space for it, you could make a hammock loft over your staircase. How cool would it be to chill out here with a book?

A large window or skylight would complete this hangout spot.

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33. Sneaky bookcase

Orla Reynolds

This modular bookcase looks super cool and modern, but what's even better is that it hides tables and chairs, making it a great space-saving solution.

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34. Artful storage

Facebook | Jess & Sinclair

A couple built this beautiful floral-inspired bookcase for their home, but it could be used for any kind of storage. Doesn't it look so cool? It's a piece of art!

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35. Lofty reading nook

This reading loft is like a thing out of a fairy tale. What a great way to get some privacy and have some alone time with your favorite books.

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36. Tropical bedroom

No time for vacation? No problem. This tropical bedroom set up will make you feel like you're on island time all the time.

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37. Succulent accent table

There's no question that succulent plants are very popular these days. For one thing, they're super cool to look at, and for another, they're easy to maintain. But this succulent accent table is a downright showstopper.

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38. Loft bedroom/dining room combo

Talk about making use of what space you've got. This piece combines a loft bedroom with a dining area and a huge bookcase to be the ultimate multitasker.

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39. Floating bed with lighting

Talk about sleeping on a cloud. This floating bed that's lit underneath looks so cool, and it prevents you from having to turn on the harsh overhead light in the event you need to get up in the middle of the night.

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40. Hanging night light

You don't need to fret about having a nightstand that's big enough to house a table lamp when you have hanging night lights. These free up space while still allowing you to read in bed.

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