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If you're looking for inspiration on how to redecorate or are a sucker for good interior design, you're going to love this subreddit. Hell, you'll probably enjoy it even if you're just bored and randomly scrolling through the Internet.

The premise is simple: it collects memorable, high-quality images of rooms. The rooms, however, are anything but. From a clocktower in Brooklyn to a secluded cabin in the forest, they utilize everything the place to offer, creating an enthralling atmosphere you'd really like to soak in. As in, you wouldn't just visit these rooms, you'd gladly return to them time and time again. Continue scrolling and check out what I mean for yourself.

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Would Love To Spend A Rainy Afternoon Here

Would Love To Spend A Rainy Afternoon Here

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To learn more about what makes a room great and interior design in general, Bored Panda got in touch with designer, stylist, and content creator Luke Arthur Wells. He said that function has got to be at the base of a room design. "No matter how good a room looks, if you haven't got the basics right including the spatial planning and the flow of the space, you won't enjoy using it and you'll want to change it again quickly," he said. "The details, such as ensuring there's enough room between furniture and walls and doors for you to traverse the space, or getting the layout of your kitchen appliances right so that you can cook efficiently, don't necessarily have to have a negative bearing on the aesthetic of the room."

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#2

Simple But Gorgeous. Trabzon-Turkey

Simple But Gorgeous. Trabzon-Turkey

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However, function is usually not the concept people are most excited about when it comes to settling in. It's form. "This part is more creative and less measured than the functional aspect of the space," Wells said. "It's about creating a space that reflects you and offers a sanctuary from the outside world when you need it. While functionality is at the core of a scheme, that doesn't mean that you can't opt for objects that contribute to the aesthetic more than they fit the purpose of the space."

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The designer offered the coffee table in his own living room as an example. It's huge, blocky, and too heavy for one person to lift—not very functional. However, it strikes the balance between a design he loves and the drawbacks that may come from this style of furniture.

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Beautiful Wooden Loft With Huge Window

Beautiful Wooden Loft With Huge Window

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Essentially, it all boils down to balance. "If you can get function and form to meet, then that's great design, but I think you need to strike a compromise between the two when they're in conflict. No space is going to be completely perfection function-wise and you may have to shift away from your dream scheme if it means your space is going to be less usable."

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"Of course, there are design styles where form and function sit perfectly together," Wells added. "The Bauhaus movement, which has seen a style revival over the last few years, prioritized function over form in furniture design, but now these designs are coveted more for their good looks than their functional nature."

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The most upvoted rooms in the subreddit are usually those where both function and form are intertwined: if it belongs to a building in the countryside, you often get huge, panoramic windows, "extending" the space into the outdoors, blurring the line between the two. If the room is situated in a 100-year-old house in the old town, it might preserve a little something from its original design, hinting at its rich history. You get the idea. In its 9 years of existence, the subreddit has grown to over 1.1 million members, and judging by the way they engage with its content, I think there's room to get even bigger.

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#5

Renovated Apartment In A 1914 Belle Époque Building In Antwerp, Belgium

Renovated Apartment In A 1914 Belle Époque Building In Antwerp, Belgium

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#6

My Hotel Room In Japan

My Hotel Room In Japan

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nanashi
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3 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

WOW clear view of the Fuji. this must have been quite the expensive room!

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#7

Traditional Conservatory In Omaha

Traditional Conservatory In Omaha

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Wolfstar
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3 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This is so pretty! I love all the natural light! I'd love to read a book or practice piano there. It's very peaceful!

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#8

Hotel In Norway Where The Movie Ex Machina Was Shot

Hotel In Norway Where The Movie Ex Machina Was Shot

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#10

My Girlfriend's Favorite Place To Read In The Apartment

My Girlfriend's Favorite Place To Read In The Apartment

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#12

A Loft In An Old Warehouse, With Views Of The Brooklyn Bridge Through The Clock Window. Yours For Only $2.35 Million

A Loft In An Old Warehouse, With Views Of The Brooklyn Bridge Through The Clock Window. Yours For Only $2.35 Million

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#13

Doesn't Get Much More Cozy Than This

Doesn't Get Much More Cozy Than This

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Mary Rose Kent
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3 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I guess I don’t find snowy landscapes cozy—they just make me think of being cold.

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#14

The Suzzallo Graduate Reading Room At The University Of Washington, Seattle

The Suzzallo Graduate Reading Room At The University Of Washington, Seattle

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rgr8
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3 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I was already planning on going to UW, this just makes it so much better!

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#15

Living Area With A Glass Wall And Cedar-Log Posts And Beams In This Ski Retreat Located In Whistler, British Columbia

Living Area With A Glass Wall And Cedar-Log Posts And Beams In This Ski Retreat Located In Whistler, British Columbia

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#16

Bedroom Above Kitchen And Dining Space Forming A Compact Living Space In A Wilderness Retreat Cascading Down A Slope Of A Ravine Above Clearwater River, Juliaetta, Idaho

Bedroom Above Kitchen And Dining Space Forming A Compact Living Space In A Wilderness Retreat Cascading Down A Slope Of A Ravine Above Clearwater River, Juliaetta, Idaho

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#17

Secluded Library In A Tiny Cabin In The Forest, Upstate New York

Secluded Library In A Tiny Cabin In The Forest, Upstate New York

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#19

Open Home With Corrugated Metal Exterior In Chau Doc, Vietnam

Open Home With Corrugated Metal Exterior In Chau Doc, Vietnam

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#20

Sunken Wood Bath In A Tiny Secluded Courtyard With Some Greenery, Yangpyeong County, Gyeonggi Province, South Korea

Sunken Wood Bath In A Tiny Secluded Courtyard With Some Greenery, Yangpyeong County, Gyeonggi Province, South Korea

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Angela B
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3 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Just to relax too much and someone rushes out that door and knocks you unconscious....

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#21

Open Air Living Space Connected To A Deck Surrounded With The Greenery Of Valle De Bravo, Mexico

Open Air Living Space Connected To A Deck Surrounded With The Greenery Of Valle De Bravo, Mexico

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Dorothy Parker
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3 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

So beautiful. It feels like it has some Japanese influence in the design.

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#22

Conservatory Room Addition In The UK

Conservatory Room Addition In The UK

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SirPatTheCat
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3 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Imagine having to clean all the bird s**t and leaves and things that would end up on the window...xD I don’t know if I could stand it

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#23

Tall And Spacious Living Room Opening Up To A Patio And Garden Surrounded With Mature Oak Trees, Orinda, Contra Costa County, California

Tall And Spacious Living Room Opening Up To A Patio And Garden Surrounded With Mature Oak Trees, Orinda, Contra Costa County, California

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Mary Rose Kent
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3 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I can’t help but envision a massive winter storm sending those oak trees through the floor-to-ceiling window.

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#25

Conservatory Kitchen, Downtown Boston

Conservatory Kitchen, Downtown Boston

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SirPatTheCat
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3 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I feel like there is a lot going on here with the ceiling, windows, the wood, and the tile. It’s not super cohesive for me.

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#26

A Large Shower And Bathtub With Mountain Views In Aspen, Co

A Large Shower And Bathtub With Mountain Views In Aspen, Co

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Angela B
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3 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Do bears think the person in the bath is "soup" or a half egg....with a crunchy centre?

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#27

Open Airy Apartment In Stockholm

Open Airy Apartment In Stockholm

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3 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Can confirm. The older buildings in Stockholm house some very special apartments. Check them out on hemnet. se

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#28

Loft-Style Living Room With Floor-To-Ceiling Windows In Tannersville, New York

Loft-Style Living Room With Floor-To-Ceiling Windows In Tannersville, New York

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Mary Rose Kent
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3 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The wood is sooo gorgeous! I love the hanging, bouncy chair and the charming gazebo.

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#29

Master Bedroom In An Evergreen, Co Home

Master Bedroom In An Evergreen, Co Home

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#30

Serene Tea Room In China

Serene Tea Room In China

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Note: this post originally had 93 images. It’s been shortened to the top 30 images based on user votes.

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