Your home is where you relax; it should make you feel welcome and reflect your tastes. However, most of us would love a space that’s unique, creative, and maybe a little out of the ordinary.
Luckily, there are several ways you can add an unusual touch to your home. From DIY galaxies to geeky rugs, here are a few of our favorite décor ideas.
Do it Yourself Projects
If you want to save a little money, make decorations yourself. You can use things around the house or try experimenting with crafting materials.
The things you can do with resin are limitless, and there are thousands of crafting tutorials on YouTube. From colorful canvases to preserved flowers and bugs, the sky’s the limit. You can even create faux waterfalls and fish tanks or fantastical dragon egg lamps and decorations.
Before you start, try finding the right resin for your project. For example, epoxy resin is used for coating, while the casting type is for making molds or jewelry. If you’re going to use color, ensure you use the right chemical, or it might not cure.
Even though you buy the glow-in-the-dark stickers, creating the night sky is still your job. It’s the perfect décor for your bedroom, and by randomly placing these on the walls and roof, you can turn a dull room into a nighttime delight.
Use stickers of varying sizes to create star clusters and galaxies.
Mosaic Doors, Windows, and Floors
Have you ever broken a plate, glass, or bottle? We’ve all had our clumsy moments, usually standing in front of the sink, and the result is jagged shards being dropped in the garbage. However, why not recycle them to create something beautiful?
Use transparent and colored shards to create decorations for windows and doors, creating beautiful light shows. Just remember to dull sharp points or to embed them in epoxy or clay. You can use opaque pieces to turn bland walls into mosaic art. This kind of art will fit especially well if you rent an apartment in Wicker Park, or some other urban area in Chicago, the city known as a cultural hot spot.
Unusual Décor You Can Buy
Don’t have time to make things yourself? Don’t worry. From the macabre and creepy to the calm and creative, here are a few unusual decorations you can buy for your home.
Creative and Creepy Lampshades
Lampshades don’t have to be boring. In fact, take advantage of the light and use creatively designed shades to cast fun, amusing, and unusual shadows. One wiry design will turn any room into a creepy, thorned forest, while another replicates the cityscape.
If you want something truly unique, you can even have a custom lampshade made.
Unusual Rugs and Floors
Who said a floor has to be bland and boring? Add a colorful or unusual rug to spice things up a little. Some look like fried eggs, others like beautiful forests and zen gardens. There’s even one that looks like a frozen Han Solo and another that resembles a pool.
If you want to go the extra mile, get a 3D paint job. These designs make a simple floor look like the ocean, a waterfall, beach, forest, or mountain cliff. There’s nothing a fantastic artist can’t do with a little paint and epoxy.
Hammocks are the epitome of relaxation. Just seeing one evokes images of spending a wonderful afternoon on a beach, chilling between two palm trees. Why not bring that comfort into your home?
From hammock-inspired bathtubs to ones you can hang over the stairs, you can put these swinging nets of relaxation just about anywhere. You even get ones that’ll support two people, so you and your significant other can enjoy a little quiet snuggle-time together.
Whether you decide to start a DIY project or plan on having a professional paint your floor, don’t be afraid to get creative with your décor.
Experiment with resin, create a glowing galaxy, or recycle broken glass to design beautiful decorations. Alternatively, turn basic things like rugs and lampshades into eye-catching pieces that’ll delight any visitor.
Just remember to choose ideas and décor that you enjoy. After all, this is your home, and you can make it as beautiful or unusual as you like.