Your home is meant to be a reflection of your personality as well as your style, and what better way to showcase your uniqueness than by creating an unusual and eye-catching space? Injecting some unconventional elements into your home decor can spark conversation, ignite inspiration, and make your living environment truly one-of-a-kind. In this blog post, we’ll explore a variety of ideas to hopefully help you make your home look unusual.
Have An Eclectic Style
When you have an eclectic style, it’s all about mixing different ideas together. This might be different eras, styles, colors, or even cultures, to create something that is completely different, very unusual, and exactly what you want.
There are two ways to have an eclectic style in your home. The first is to simply pick items that you love. When you are in a store or perhaps a thrift shop, or even when you’re browsing online and people are selling things through social media, if something interests you and you think you would like it, you can add it to the collection. The other way to enjoy an eclectic style is to have a theme. You might only choose things in a certain color, for example, but the eras don’t matter, or you might want a specific time period, but you are happy to have many different patterns.
If you want unusual things in your home, then it’s unlikely you’ll be able to find the things that are really going to work for you in a standard store that anyone can go to. This means you might need to start making your own things. Whether you cover an old chair in a new fabric or you make some kind of decorative item that you can’t find for sale anywhere, learning these skills so you can enjoy your home in the way you want it is ideal.
Of course, in some situations, you might be able to find unusual décor that you can use in your home that someone else has worked on. These will be items that aren’t mass-produced and that are entirely handmade, making them unique. You can see some great examples if you look at this needlepoint store – there might be something that you decide will work for you there.
Play With Color
If you want to create an unusual home, it can be a great idea to step away from the standard neutral color palette that we are often told is the best and use bolder, more exciting colors instead. Consider painting a room in a bright shade that you love, and don’t worry about creating a blank canvas for the next people to live in the house – you can do that when you decide to sell instead. All the time you’re living in the property, it should be how you want it.
You don’t even have to stop at just one color, either. Try pairing unusual colors together to see how they work – do this on a small area of the wall before painting all of it, though, to be on the safe side.