One of the best parts of being a homeowner is decorating your home to fit your style.
Your home is your sanctuary, but it is also a reflection of your style and your personality.
There is plenty of information available online, through television adverts, and in magazines, which showcases the full range of options available when it comes to home décor.
But what if you don’t want to be a trend follower but a trendsetter?
What if you want to show your individuality in your home?
You can show a lack of tradition and a flair for creativity by adding unusual and exciting features to your home.
Here are some quirky features to consider:
Aquariums are the perfect combination of practicality and aesthetic style!
If you are an animal lover looking for a way to incorporate some wildlife into your home, then a beautifully designed and illuminated aquarium can do wonders for boosting the interest and tone of a room.
Take a look at some design options over at Aquarium Source to see how you could have your very own sea life exhibit at home.
Tropical fish are fascinating pets to have, and not just from an aesthetic point of view.
You will need to learn about how to look after them and how to keep the aquarium looking its best.
Sometimes a room needs something in the way of a focal point.
Most rooms include a clock, so why not go all out with a seriously oversized clock.
A funky oversized clock is a piece of art that can give a room a modern and dramatic twist.
Make sure you choose the piece carefully.
Go for a contrasting color for real drama or maybe something big and bold with a minimalistic face.
A clock is the perfect addition to any room from the sitting room to the hallway or kitchen.
Glass Box Planters
Remember the old fashioned terrariums that you used to make at school as a class project?
A glass planter will bring some of the outdoors into your home and add a touch of greenery to a room.
This tends to be more interesting than sticking a pot plant on a shelf.
Glass box planters can be found in home and DIY stores, and the fun of the project is filing your planters with your own choice of flora.
Various types of cacti tend to work well with this aesthetic, partnered nicely with some clean stones to make for a visually appealing centerpiece for a table or sideboard.
A simple yet effective way to add more drama to a large room is to pick one wall and decorate it boldly.
Three single-colored walls combined with a large floral wallpaper, or another kind of pattern that suits your preferences, make a great choice.
You might also choose a contrasting color for one wall.
When it comes to picking the wall on which to make your ‘statement,’ it is recommended that you select the wall that is the least obscured by furniture.
When it comes to adding quirky features to your home, the best advice is to be creative and choose pieces you love and know you can live with.