Are you someone who loves things that are a little different, quirky and unusual? Do you have a flair for putting unusual things together and stamping them with your personality and style? If so, this article is for you!
Today’s homeowners are smart and discerning, and have an eye for what looks good and what doesn’t. They are willing to think out-of-the-box, and are not afraid to experiment. Convention has taken a back seat — boring, cookie cutter designs are now passe and what people want is something that’s bold and extraordinary!
To help you think a little different, here’s our list of top ten quirky home décor features that you’re sure to love. From metallic accent walls to smart storage, these bold design ideas are sure to be right up your alley.
#1. Gold Accents
Metallic accents can make all the difference to your interior, and when you combine gold with black you have all the makings of a showstopper. Check out this stunning gold foil painting on an inky black feature wall, and you’ll know what we are talking about! Embellish with elegant gold birdcage-styled planters and one-of-a-kind gold-covered sculptures and lampshades. All that glitters is indeed gold, at times!
#2. Tropical Style
If you are concerned about sustainable lifestyles, then rattan and ferns are sure to be on top of your décor list! This tropical themed living room gets it all right— from the hand-woven jute carpet to the rattan chandelier, organic cotton couch and biophilic prints, every element in the room has an innate connect with nature. It’s time to pay attention to your carbon footprint and make mindful choices that will help our planet breathe.
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#3. Jewel-Toned Couch
Live like royalty, with this stunning royal blue velvet couch that’s the last word in comfort and style. Make it the focal point of your room, allow it to grab eyeballs, and then decorate around it with subtle grey and lemon-yellow accents. Velvet fabric is trending, and so are bold, jewel-toned colours. We also love the pretty ikat patterned designer rug in greyish blue.
#4. Unusual Colour Combinations
An adventurous colour palette will elevate your interior décor from the realms of plain and boring, to something that can never be forgotten! Step out of the ordinary, and dare to be different with unusual colour combinations in your home. Explore shades of fuchsia pink, tangerine orange, sage green or neon yellow. Embrace the wild side in you, and make crazy colour combinations feel right at home. The bolder, the more beautiful!
#5. Garden Bathrooms
Gone are the days when bathrooms were meant for quick ablutions. Today’s bathrooms are spa rooms, where you can soak in scented water and indulge in decadent luxury. Every homeowner dreams of at least one bathroom set in the middle of lush, exotic plants, blurring the boundaries between the indoors and the outdoors. Get ready to refresh, restore and rejuvenate yourself amidst a tropical paradise!
#6. Mirrored Shutters
Mirrored shutters are incredibly stylish and very functional. Turn your back on convention, and instantly add an air of understated luxury to your bedroom with frameless floor-to-ceiling mirrors on the cabinet shutters. Visually double the size of your room, frame interesting views, and enhance the feel of space and light.
#7. Smart Storage
With urban spaces at a premium, smart storage is more of a necessity than anything else. Make your furniture do double duty with more than one functionality. Get furniture pieces that slide in to save space, slide out to make extra seating, or fold away against the wall when not in use. The sky is the limit to your creativity! Here, these lovely nested tables in glass and metal have a sleek, sophisticated silhouette.
#8. Tactile Textures
Texture adds an extra and unexpected dimension to a space. Through clever use of texture, even monochromatic designs can stand apart. It builds visual tone and creates impact, keeping even the most ordinary of spaces from looking flat and uninteresting. In this charming living room, the lovely combed texture on the stucco wall is the standout feature.
#9. Swing Chairs
Move over, segmented sofas! Curve appeal is in, and softly rounded chairs with fluid, undulating lines are all the rage now. Make a statement with a rattan or metal bucket chair that is suspended from the ceiling, allows you to curl up into nothingness and slowly drift off into the most blissful sleep! We love the matching chain supports for the book and curio shelves.
#10. Moroccan Tiles
Moroccan tiles are once again having a moment. These quirky, fun tiles have an ageless appeal and can instantly liven up your kitchen or bathroom with dynamic, cheerful designs and colours. Pick the tiles first, and design the rest of your room in sync! Use them on the floor for a carpeted feel underfoot, or make your kitchen backsplash grab attention with a Moroccan tile pattern.
Need a hand exploring your quirky side? Let’s get started. All it takes is a call, and the HomeLane team will be by your side, helping you to conjure up the home of your dreams! We’ve got all the ideas, tips and tricks you need.