Funky Room Decorating Ideas

Sep 19th

Whether you are a teenager or someone who isn’t afraid to let her distinctive personality and style show, you may be considering these funky room decorating ideas. While the term “funky” is very much self-defined, rooms that may be described that way can include bright colors, bold patterns and out-of-the ordinary furniture.

funky retro bedroom idea
funky retro bedroom idea

Color – The stark contrast of black and white is a color scheme commonly associated with funky room designs. If you go with black and white, select a bright accent color such as tomato-red or yellow; use it in just a few pieces and it will really pop against the background. For a different look, pair two bright colors against a white background. Try complementary colors like blue and orange, yellow and violet or turquoise and peach. Paint three walls white and one wall your brightest accent color.

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Furniture – The key to get a perfect funky room decorating without clutter is to keep most of the room’s design streamlined and unadorned, and then punch it up with a few surprising pieces. Enliven a demure white bedroom suite with an asymmetrical chest of drawers painted your signature colors or use sculptural Scandinavian-style lounge chairs as host and hostess seating with your plain dining table and chairs. Keep the rest of the furniture in a room one color and unobtrusive to make a calming background for the more dramatic items.

Accessories – Don’t over-accessorize; make each of your funky pieces a focal point in its own right. Paint an ornate picture frame or mirror frame one of your accent colors, and then use the same shade to enliven a thrift-store chandelier. The use of a solid color reinforces the funky silhouettes of the pieces, making them stand out. Use one or two of your colors to paint a bold design on one wall or buy a large stick on/peel off wall decal that fits your scheme. Add a few surprises like a chartreuse fur pillow on a black couch or a pink feather boa along a white marble mantelpiece.

Lighting – In general, funky rooms are designed to be bright and airy rather than dim and cozy. Use oversize, extremely contemporary-looking ceiling lights or large paper-lantern spheres for room lights. Paint the bases of your existing table lamps one of your signature colors and switch the shades for something more adventurous, or buy a “statement” lamp or two. Use wall or floor mounted pin spotlights to highlight your boldest accessory or train the beam of light through the leaves of a large, flamboyant plant to make spiky shadows on an accent wall.

When creating a funky room using these funky room decorating ideas, you’re only limited by your budget and creativity.