If you’ve been following IBC for a while (or have seen my Home Tours), there are probably times you’ve questioned my design choices (e.g., that gold unicorn over my bed). Don’t apologize, I’ve questioned some of my decisions, too. However, there is a method to my madness. That’s why today I wanted to explain what’s behind some of my styling and remind you to keep things quirky.
Many times decorating your space can become a bit fussy and stressful. Even though styling is part of what I do for a living, sometimes I second guess myself. I think I find the process even more demanding because I have to put my designs out there for the world to see. Even though years of experience helps, I do not call myself an expert when it comes to decorating. I just do what I like and hope for the best.
That’s why, whenever possible, I incorporate quirky or odd details. Accessories like my moose named Kevin, my large brass cat, and the clay cacti I DIYed give my rooms a little life and personality – and they make me smile. (I should also tell you that I’ve had these particular accessories for some time now, and they are still among my favorites.)
I’m not saying you should go out and buy a brass unicorn. Do quirky the way you want to do quirky. Whether it’s pairing polka dot with plaid on your couch, using neon pink accessories in your bathroom, or mixing metals in your kitchen, do something that will make your heart sing.
In it I share several ideas (right out of my own home) for incorporating a few unexpected touches into a space. It’s like a beginner’s guide to quirk-ifying.
Hopefully, it will provide some insight into what I talked about above, while also giving you a few ideas for styling your own place. However, before you go, let me know in the comments below what your favorite unique element is or what quirky styling idea you’ve incorporated into your home.
As always, happy decorating!