Sometimes your house can seem a little too boring. If you want to inject a little fun into your home, you don’t have to make drastic changes. With a few small alterations, you can bring some zest into your abode and counteract the mundanity of the everyday. Here are 5 tips for making a more fun home without knocking the whole thing down and starting afresh.
Companies like shuttersup.co.uk offer a whole range of statement shutters that can bring your open spaces to life. Shutters typically serve a wholly practical set of purposes: they keep homes cool, insulated, private, and secure. Statement shutters made of beautiful hardwoods or painted aluminium can add a fun aesthetic element to your home as well as being practical features. Traditional shutters are rectangular and closely follow the profile of the window they protect. Some statement shutters, however, are rounded in hobbit fashion or otherwise uniquely shaped.
Eclectic chic is hard to get right. You want your house to be a fascinating place, but you don’t want it to look like Uncle Moe’s Family Feedbag or a hoarder’s house. If you do choose to pursue an eclectic chic design, try and actively curate the kind of items you display in your home. Eclectic chic has taken a bit of a hit in recent years thanks to the minimalist decluttering movement, but when done with care and passion, an eclectic chic house can be a truly incredible place to reside and entertain.
Good art makes a room. Good art is also sometimes rather expensive but heading down to a university arts fair or scouring eBay can help you find some great bargains to help spice up your home. Remember: there is absolutely no reason to keep the art in your home tasteful. Your walls could act as an extension of your ethos.
If you fancy a truly eclectic home, consider suspending tables and workstations on pulleys. This needs to be done with immense care but can imbue your home with a sort of Wallace and Gromit style machine wonderment. Suspended furnishings also allow you to free up floor space when you don’t need to use them.
Indoor swing chairs have been making a huge comeback in recent years. They are by no means suitable for all homes and need to be installed into a solid beam in order to prevent damage. For homes with large open-plan spaces, a suspended swing chair can be a great conversation piece and tend to make owners feel like oversized kittens.
American minimalist interior designer Joe D’urso first bought sing chairs into vogue in the 1970s. At the time, there was a huge emphasis on the eradication of the ‘slum of legs’ – a rather pretentious name given to the scramble of chair legs found in kitchens and living rooms. The modern trend of clutter removal is partially responsible for the rebirth of this fun type of furniture.