Every year, the Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art is one of the most talked-about red carpet events of the spring. The star-studded guests all step out in incredible gowns and tuxedos that honor the theme of the occasion as well as speak to their impeccable sense of style. Though it's only a party, the winning looks that are seen by the worldwide press here tend to dictate the direction that the fashion world goes in that year.
This year's gala celebrated the opening of the "Punk: Chaos to Couture" exhibition, spurring many of the celebrity attendees to bust out their mohawks, safety pins and tartan in celebration of the theme. And it's no secret that the best looks on the runway tend to carry over into the manner through which many of us choose to decorate our houses. That means that the punk lifestyle will likely be making its way into home decor as well.
If you are feeling inspired by the outfits of best-dressed stars like Miley Cyrus, Anne Hathaway and Sarah Jessica Parker, you can incorporate some elements of this rough-edged style into your home without making it feel unwelcoming.
Though a darker color scheme accentuated with red is typically associated with this aesthetic, you can incorporate a plaid, oversized safety pin or checkerboard flooring into a space that you're hoping to punk up. Even in an elegant part of the room, choosing a bolder pattern for your silk drapes could be a simple way to thumb your nose at authority and put some of this rebellious spirit into your home.