Travel and Lifestyle Blog

Watch The Design Tourist Airing on

Unique Custom Design Features for Your Home

Unique Custom Design Features for Your Home

For aspiring interior designers, Architectural Digest fanatics, and creatives, homes provide a fun canvas to work with and multiple opportunities. They supply numerous surfaces to upgrade and allow you to explore various design ideas, from paint jobs to woodworking projects. If you join the many people who like to transform their living spaces and dive into different forms of expression, here are three unique custom design features to try in your home.

Chalkboard Walls

Chalkboard walls provide practical and stylish design features. On top of providing a unique appeal to marvel at, they provide entertainment. They promote interactive experiences and create customizable artwork within your home. There are numerous chalkboard paint designs to try that contribute artistic visual appeal. Adding a chalkboard mural upgrades your home with character and allows you to further explore different ways to get creative in your space.

Ceiling Murals

Many famous buildings feature breathtaking ceiling art, from the Sistine Chapel to the Gallery of Maps. Over time, these ceilings continue to take people’s breaths away and attract many onlookers. Most homes nowadays sport a simple, plain ceiling that blends with the walls. Implementing a ceiling mural into your home’s design adds a glamorous, classic statement piece that enhances the elegance of your space. Whether you showcase a timeless historical painting or simply recreate star patterns in your ceiling, a mural to look up at will make your home more unique.

Backlit Floating Shelves

For a futuristic design touch, you can get backlit floating shelves. These are multifunctional home features that double as art. They bring extra light into a space, hold various items, and create a fun wall piece when lit in different colors. Opting for floating shelves makes the display more futuristic, clean looking, and minimalistic, as it removes the need for bulky fixtures. The more rows of shelves you add, the more texture and design you bring to the look.

Unique custom design features in your home transform your house into an art piece. It adds character, style, and artistic expression to your space, making your house look like one from a design magazine. On top of transforming your home, upgrading it with custom design concepts also enhances your lifestyle, providing you with artistic luxuries to enjoy.

Picture of Karen LeBlanc

Karen LeBlanc

Karen LeBlanc is a freelance writer living in Orlando, Florida with many published bylines in magazines, newspapers, and multimedia sites. As a professional lifestyle writer, Karen specializes in art, architecture, design, home interiors and personality profiles. Karen is the writer, producer and host of the streaming series, The Design Tourist ( that brings viewers a global dose of design inspiration with episodes featuring the latest looks and trends from the world’s premiere design events and shows. She also publishes a quarterly magazine on design travel that you can read by clicking the link: Her journalism background includes seven years on-air experience as a TV news reporter and anchor covering a range of issues from education to politics. Her educational credentials include a Master of Arts in Mass Communications from Northeast Louisiana University and a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from Louisiana State University. Throughout her career, Karen has written and produced dozens of documentaries and videos for educational, commercial, corporate, and governmental clients and appeared in many TV and video productions as a professional host.

Share the post on social media


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Sign up for the latest travel news and insider tips

Latest blog posts

Karen LeBlanc

Karen LeBlanc is a travel host and writer with a popular travel show, The Design Tourist, and a companion lifestyle blog. As a widely published travel journalist and content creator, Karen is a member of the North American Travel Journalists Association. She also serves as the Design and Travel editor of the national lifestyle magazine, LaPalme. Karen believes that every destination has a story to tell through its local art, architecture, culture, and craft. This immersive creative exploration begins with authentic accommodations where the narrative of place unfolds through art, accessories, accouterments, furnishings, fixtures, and food. 

NATJA Gold Award

NATJA Bronze Award