Exciting Interiors: Some Examples

Exciting Interiors: Some Examples

How wonderful would it be to create exciting interiors rather than mainstream decor for your home? As many regular readers are aware, we are torn between making significant changes to this house and moving (we may have a viewing this afternoon….) so interiors and decor are very much on the mind! If and when we move we really want to create something special. We all have ideas as to what our dream home would be like and for many of us, it will always be a dream.  Below are some weird and wonderful ideas you might want to adopt for your home.

Aquarium Bed

Want to make your bedroom a bit more interesting? Do you like the idea of sleeping beneath an aquarium every night? The aquarium bed has a tank fixed above and down the sides of the bed and finishes just below the pillows. This is supposed to be very relaxing and supports a better nights sleep. Counting fish instead or counting sheep, can you imagine that?

Work In Sand

Sand is good for your feet. It helps to keep hard skin at bay so they stay smooth and more comfortable. Some people actually have their desk sitting in a large tray of sand that is about four inches deep. Some say they work better this way and they think the sand puts them in a better frame of mind to be more productive. I’ve read about this and as a freelancer, anything that helps with productivity is good for me!

Unusual Furniture

There is no law that says every home must have sofas or armchairs. Likewise, with accessories, the choice is yours. If you want to have something that is totally different from the norm then you should look at JCP furniture here. Being different is not bad and in fact, can make your home rather special. This is what exciting interiors is all about.

Spiral Staircase Slide

Most people have seen a spiral staircase, but how many have you seen one with a slide fitted to the side? What a great way to come down the stairs each morning when you are only half awake! The boys would love this! Who am I kidding, I would love this!

Play Pool On Your Dining Table

This is not something you would normally do unless you have a table that converts from one to the other. There is now a table available that you would have no idea the top comes off to reveal a pool table underneath. It looks like any usual dining table but easily converts for a game of pool. I love the idea of a multi-function table however would probably go one step further and make this a gaming table, for Dungeons & Dragons. Yes, we are that geeky.

Ping-Pong Door

A Ping-Pong door has a swivel at just the right height to turn it into a Ping-Pong table. With a net that is fixed but lies flat when it is being used as a door, this is a perfect way to have some fun when you do not have a great deal of space. Of all the exciting interiors ideas I’ve seen on Pinterest and so on, so far, this is the most…different. Good though, and great for boosting your activity levels.

Themed Fire Pit

Fire pits are not new but what about putting yours in a themed setting. You could build some seating around it and have sand on the ground so that you can pretend you are enjoying the evening on a beach somewhere. Has anyone seen the Darth Vadar fire pits? Well worth a Google!

 

There is no end of ways you may create exciting interiors without spending too much money. Things like a hammock over your stairs, or maybe turning your basement into a skate park. These are simple things that you might not have thought of, but each and every one of them has already been done by someone else.

 

Easy Ways To Declutter Your Home

Easy Ways To Declutter Your Home

It always annoys me when I read articles on how to declutter and free up space in the home, and the tips are focused on throwing things out. Obviously, there will be a few things you can give to charity or friends, and everyone has a few items they can just get rid of.  But, what if you’ve already done all of that and you still have too much clutter? You don’t want to throw your things away as they might be valuable in one way or another. Instead, here are a few easy ways you can declutter without throwing all your valuable possessions away:

Make Use of Every Room in Your ouse

It’s all too common for people to feel like they have no storage space when they actually have a lot. The secret is using every single room in your home. I’m talking about a couple of places in particular that regularly get neglected; the attic/loft and garage. If your attic is boarded up, then it’s the perfect storage room for loads of things you don’t use on a regular basis. If it isn’t, then boarding it up is such a good investment as you instantly create a storage room. The same goes for your garage; make use of the space available to neatly organise things. Here, you have a way of moving clutter out of the main rooms in your home while still keeping it nearby. So, if you do randomly need something you stored away, you can easily get it out.

Put Some Valuables in Storage

We all have a few family heirlooms or things that are either emotionally or financially valuable. Similarly, a lot of these things don’t really get used every day, and you can live without them in your home. Therefore, you can seriously declutter your interior by putting these things in storage. There are long-term storage solutions out there where you can keep things for months on end locked away in a secure room. A lot of these places offer discounts too, so check online find out if you can save money. Mainly, this idea gets rid of things that are taking up space by not being used and keeps them safe. You still have them, they’re just no longer in your home.  We don’t have heirlooms sitting around but I have to admit, there are things that have always moved with us that we never throw out that could be happily located elsewhere!

Use Multi-Functional Furniture

My favourite idea is to use furniture that has multiple functions. Beds or chairs that contain storage compartments are brilliant examples of this. They take up as much space as regular items of furniture, but they allow you to store things in them. As a result, you banish a lot of clutter from the room while keeping it very close by. It’s ideal for things like children’s toys or books that you might use regularly but don’t want to leave out all the time as they clutter up a room.

While it can be a good idea to sort through your clutter and get rid of things that have no purpose, there’s no need to throw away loads of perfectly good things. I said to Roy just the other day “We have too much stuff” but really, I think we just don’t have enough storage. Could you declutter a better way than simply throwing things away?

 

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