Colors, styles and themes – the plethora of choices and endless guides to decorating can get a bit tedious at times! Anyone shopping for a new home or thinking about a major home renovation will vouch for this and often we are so busy making these choices and getting things absolutely spot on that we tend to forget about enjoying it all! At the end of the day, decorating your home should be a liberating and fun experience that allows for self-expression.
That is why we decided to move away from the usual trope of ideas today and share with you some quirky decorating inspirations that will bring a bit of ‘eclectic charm’ to your home. We have made one pick for each room of the house. These choices are a touch offbeat and yet not so far out there that they are too difficult to accomplish or just plain weird. Whether the modern living room or functional kitchen, the relaxing bedroom or the family dining space, here are some great, unconventional ideas to enliven your home in the New Year.
In the Living Room
We start with the living room and while it is easy to think about eccentric artwork and delightful, expensive area rugs with plenty of flair for the space, we suggest you take a much more affordable and bohemian route with an old trunk turned into a coffee table. These smart pieces add contrast and color to the modern living room, usher in a hint of personality and also allow you to reclaim a part of your past with style. Add to this a brilliant, colorful couch (if you want something even more eye-catching) and you’ll have a living space that is a great conversation starter!
For the Kitchen
In the kitchen, we have two finishes that are bound to turn heads and give your current kitchen an instant aesthetic upgrade – copper and onyx. With copper, you can try a metallic backsplash, a smart and unique countertop for the central island or even just a couple of fittings along with cabinet handles in the metal. Onyx, on the other hand, is much more spectacular and with the right back-lit presence, it can become the most captivating feature of your home this year.
Bedroom’s Focal Point
We have always believed that when it comes to the bedroom, the biggest feature must not be too far away from the most obvious piece of décor in there – the bed, of course. That is why we are in love with this wonderful trend of DIY headboards and especially repurposed old window shutters that are turned into fabulous, one-of-a-kind headboards. Colorful, woodsy and definitely unique, adding one to your bedroom will completely alter its dynamics and is bound to give it a more eclectic aura.
Dine with a Difference
Natural, wood, glass and epoxy resin – this is a combination that is currently giving birth to some of the most audacious and popular dining tables and coffee tables across the world. These amazing dining tables come in a wide range of sizes and finishes and some even incorporate shells and stones into their surface! It’s just amazing to see one of these in person and you can rest assured that your guests will be completely wowed next time they come for your weekend party.
An Indulgent Bath
The spa-styled bathroom is one everyone wants in their home these days, irrespective of its size and connectivity with the outdoors. And one great way to bring in this aesthetic experience, apart from the more basic additions like the freestanding bathtub, a neutral color palette and lovely ambient lighting, is with natural river stones and pebbles. Place them around the bathtub, maybe in a corner next to the shower areas, or even under the vanity countertop!