Although gorgeous sleek lines and bold colors are more popular than ever: so is personality in decor. People want their homes to look and feel as unique as they are. Although this can be taken too far if people don’t use a little restraint, it’s not hard to learn the balance between too much and not enough!
If you recently found one of the Oakland houses for sale, here are the top ways to make your property pleasantly unusual and show off your fun and unique personality to anyone who visits!
It’s All In The Details
The most fun kind of unusual decor is to change up the details of your home. If you like punky or goth style, this can be as small as replacing the handles on cabinets with skull lookalikes or adding vampire fairy lights to your living room for the night. You can add more fun details with fun wallpaper with hidden caricatures or images in it, or even the print on pillows and blankets. If someone doesn’t notice something until they’ve looked at it closely, it can be a fun and funny surprise!
Lean Into One Color
Like The Green Lady in NYC, you can lean into one specific color or shade to create a space that’s eye-catching and fun. There’s a thin line you could cross here that could ruin this effect, though. Make sure that all of the larger pieces are similar tones and shades of the color. Doing this step will allow the room to keep itself from getting too flashy or complicated to look at. The best way to do this would be to use dark and rich tones for the couches, tables, or cabinets and then brighter colors for the details. They’ll stand out more, and the color will carry through!
Push For Period Style
Leaning into a period can be a fantastic way to keep your home pleasantly unusual. Lean into a style that’s at least 1970s or older, and have fun with it! Although you should still let yourself have the modern technology that makes your life easier: you can keep everything else looking nice and vintage. You don’t have to overpay to buy legitimate old furniture, but you can find modern replicas to remake the old style. Not only is vintage always in fashion, but it’s also fun and quirky when leaned into.
Some surprises can make a normal-seeming space into something fantastic and bizarrely fun. This could mean building in a secret library behind a bookshelf in a hallway or decking out your closets with hilarious fun chandeliers and over-the-top cliche ‘fancy’ decor for campy fun. Your home doesn’t have to be straightforward; let it be both surprising and fanciful by filling it with secrets that make you laugh and bring you joy.
If you ever start getting annoyed with the changes or realize you don’t like what you’ve created: take a step back and stop. Although it’s nice to have a space unlike anything anyone else has, you mustn’t go too far for the sake of being ‘quirky’ to a fault.