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    Jul 30, 2015

    12 Ideas For Silly But Sophisticated Decor

    Texture over everything.

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    Lyft is a popular ride sharing service in major cities around the US. Their drivers are most recognized by their pink "glowstaches" that adorn their dashboards. We decided to pay the San Francisco-based company a visit and found that Lyft HQ was a treasure trove for quirky decor inspiration.

    1. Decorate in 3D.

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    Because everyone loves touching things.

    2. Use texture in unexpected places.

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    Elevator rides aren't so awkward now, are they?

    3. Use words as art.

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    Instead of defaulting to motivational posters, Lyft decided to make four art installations that captured the message and spirit behind the core values.

    4. Staircases are fair game.

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    You could even play around with the theme of going one place to another!

    5. Disguise your doors as paintings.

    So you can have some ~top secret rooms~.

    6. Experiment with uniquely-shaped picture frames.

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    On Lyft's gallery wall, every memory stands out individually!

    7. Furniture doesn't need to match.

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    The midcentury-inspired couch makes the space look modern, while the wooden coffee table adds a bit of flair.

    8. Light up your team spaces.

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    Illuminated letters are a fun, contextual alternative to string lights! For example, this room belongs to the T&S (Trust & Safety) team.

    9. Use illustrations instead of portraits!

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    With illustrations, you can be a bit more expressive, and add embellishments that channel your inner robot or superhero.

    10. Think outside the pot!

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    Instead of a potted plant, bring some life to your space with more unique forms of green.

    Every employee at the Lyft office takes a photo in front of this one on their first day!

    11. Remember your roots.

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    Put a timeline on display, which you can add to with every big success!

    12. But, most importantly, don't hold back on personal touches.

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