Forget the rules. That is the first rule in decking out your interior in a funky house decor. Things that are supposed to be attached to the walls can go on the floors. Bathrooms can be virtual art galleries. Functional items (a colander, for example) can serve something other than their intended purpose. Coffins can be transformed into beds. Hand soap can be shaped like a child’s hands.
Think Eclectic – Mix and match unusual materials, textures, items, colors and accessories. If executed skillfully, their ideas can be used to create a pleasing hodgepodge. A funky house decor interior is whimsical, unexpected and, generally, very colorful. Use the typical in unusual ways: Silverware can be made into wind chimes; quilts can be hung on walls. Leave your Christmas lights up year-round or attach a collection of vintage hats to the wall. Pick out a central focus for each room. You should use something as quirky as that mannequin that you impulsively picked up for next to nothing in a second-hand store, or some other equally outrageous item, and work around it.
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Collections – Over the years you may have been collecting items–thimbles, teapots, buttons, coins, old hats, handkerchiefs–and haphazardly tossed them into a box or drawer, never to be seen again. Gather up your collectibles and figure out a way to put them on display. Perhaps the items can be hung on the wall or displayed in a shadowbox or on a bookshelf. Let your family and friends see the items that you have collected along your many journeys.
Put it Together – Make a plan in your head or, better yet, write it down. Determine what you already have on hand that can be used. Decide what else you would like to incorporate into your funky room. Maybe your mother will let you raid her attic. Go to flea markets, antique shows, second hand stores and yard sales. You may be pleasantly surprised by what you unearth. Keep in mind the size of your room and the room’s general purpose. Consider how much wall space you have and how much artwork it can accommodate. Even if you purchase something that you can’t ultimately use in your design, you haven’t spent a bunch of money on the item so don’t worry about it. Stash it in the attic and use it in another room at a later date.
Decorating an entire room in a funky style does not have to cost a fortune. You simply need to be innovative and, as they say, think outside of the box. Put an old, square-shaped glass window, complete with wooded frame, on top of a sturdy box and you have created a small table. Create a fake fireplace out of molding and shelves found at a second-hand store. Curtains can be made out of inexpensive sheets. An old door can be turned into a long coffee table. Drape a coral color scarf over your lampshade to make the room glow. Attach fringe and beads to your lampshades for an exotic Bohemian look. Create your own artwork and hang it on the wall. You probably already have a lot of items on hand, in your basement or attic that can be utilized in your funky house decor.