Everyone wants their room to match their style, of course. For the most part, we design for an incredibly on-brand look with our message, theme, and look. But how to pick unique pieces that are memorable and create a room that is our own? We've researched through design lists to find some fun and practical pieces that stand out.
Below, we've made a list of 21 fun and cool pieces that you won't find in any boring catalog collection. These aren't your standard set pieces - these are quirky, individualistic pieces for various styles. Whether your look is farmhouse chic, contemporary, or even bohemian, you can find inspiration for a one of a kind room below.
1. Butterfly Wall Art
Wall art is a great way to add interest to a room and make it appear more luxurious. These butterfly pieces are simple but cute, especially for a child's bedroom.
2. Narrow Shoe Rack
If you're short on space, then this narrow shoe rack is perfect. It's unique but still functional.
3. Soy Candles
These decorative candles brighten the room twice. To begin with, they provide light. But even when extinguished, the cheerful design adds a pop of color.
4. Flower Lamp
A fun and festive light that would be particularly perfect for a kid's room - or anyone young at heart.
5. Floor Lamp and Shelf Combo
This floor lamp does double-duty as a shelf. As a result, you have a functional piece that does two jobs without taking up extra floor space. For this reason, it would be most useful in a small room.
6. Reiki Healing Pyramid Art
This art piece claims to be made of crystals that have healing powers. Whether or not this claim aligns with your personal interests, you can't deny that it's a stunning and unique display piece.
7. Banker's Lamp
If you like more traditional styles, then this lamp is a fun call-back to a vintage look.
8. Vinyl Record Wall Art
Likewise, this vinyl record combines a vintage style with a more modern inspirational message. This contemporary spin on a classic is especially perfect for any music lover.
9. Turkish Table Lamp
This lamp is, in short, a stand out piece. Although it provides light, it's above and beyond being just a functional piece. On the contrary, it's memorable, dazzling, and a beauty.
10. Inspirational Wall Art
For an uplifting and motivating addition, try adding wall art. You can find quotes and sayings that remind you of your own personal philosophies or keep you focused. For example, this collection of four pieces all inspire positive thoughts of change and growth.
11. Floating Zigzag Shelf
This shelf settles nicely in a corner. As a result, it offers a great way to display knick-knacks without taking up extra floor space.
12. Colorful Hanging Planter
With a bright pop of color, this is a cheerful way to add some natural beauty to your room. Planters coupled with plants really pack a punch to a small space.
13. Tree Bookshelf
This bookshelf gives you a place to store books and other items but does not take up much room. As a result, this is great for a small space or a console table.
14. Photo Memory Map
This memory map allows you to put your own personal photos up in the states you have visited. For this reason, this piece doubles as both art and a conversation starter. Also, it can be a great decoration for someone who has traveling on their bucket list.
15. Air Plant Holder
These geometric plant holders are a trendy and contemporary way to show off air plants. These can fit in just about any little shelf or flat surface available because of their small size.
16. Arm Rest Tray Table
This tray table is perfect for people who need a stable surface for eating or work but don't want something as bulky as a table.
17. Room Divider
. If you need a way to break up a large room or guide eyes away from an unattractive feature, a room divider might be your solution.
18. Storage Ottoman
This ottoman is both opulent and rich-looking. It's a place to rest your feet, but it can also be an extra seat or table. Further, it also has storage inside, making it an incredibly practical choice.
19. Hidden Storage
These hollow boxes look nice but actually hide eyesores such as power cords.
20. Vintage Post Box
This box has a vintage feel but could still be used to hold flowers or other decorations.
21. Bluetooth Radio
This is a working radio with Bluetooth but wrapped in a unique and fun package. While functional, it also, ultimately, sets itself apart.
How Do You Make Your Room Look Expensive?
There are a few classic tricks for making a room look expensive. You don't have to break the bank redecorating. You can still give the impression that you did. To this end, some ways to create the feeling of luxury in your decor include:
- Don't hesitate to use wall art and accent pieces. Conversely, using art gives the impression that you have money to spare and aren't stuck with just "necessities."
- Add metallic touches to your home decor. While too much can be sterile or gaudy, a touch of metal seems refined and classy.
- Incorporate high-end materials. Sometimes, there's just no mistaking quality, so place it where it counts. A few key pieces in prominent, eye-catching spaces can give the illusion that everything in the room has a similar grandeur.
- Replace cheap hardware - much like the rule above; if you replace the hardware on furniture with a high-end version, it makes the entire piece seem more valuable.
- Less is more. Minimalism creates the feeling of luxury. Save money by not getting "more" stuff; instead, have a few quality pieces.
- Use lights and mirrors to make the room seem bigger.
- Add fancy molding. Crown, baseboard, even ceiling medallions can all be used to make a room feel elegant. Just don't use too many competing elements, which can be distracting and tacky.
How Do You Display Knick Knacks Without Looking Cluttered?
It's easy to collect tchotchkes and knick-knacks, only to look around your room one day and realize - how did it get so cluttered? It seemed like a cute, personalized way to show off your favorite belongings. But it's actually claustrophobic, even smothering. How do you pare things down and make a pleasing display?
Group Like Things Together
When you group your knick-knacks with similar items, they tend to be seen as "one" object rather than several. Even just placing items similar in color together tends to make it look like one cohesive unit. By making clusters of 3 or 4 pieces, you can quickly reduce the look of clutter.
Helpful tip: Put tiny pieces in glass jars. It's visually pleasing and a surefire way to replace multiple, separate items with one decoration.
Eliminate What Isn't Needed
You don't necessarily need to get rid of your favorite pieces. But, you may not need to display them all at once. Consider changing elements seasonally, with holidays, or even just on a whim sometimes for a new look. By rotating through your display, you can reduce clutter and keep your decor interesting and fresh.
Give Knick-Knacks A Purpose
By giving your decorations a purpose, they become functional accessories and not just dust collectors. For example, some of your favorite pieces might be able to double as a candle or flower holder, a plate, a bookend, or more.
Where Should You Not Put Candles?
Candles are a great decor piece that adds warmth, light, and comfort to any room. However, they can also be dangerous if not used safely. Because lit candles can be a hazard, always use the following safety rules:
- Keep candles away from children and pets.
- Don't place lit candles under items, such as cabinets, curtains, or shelves.
- Similarly, only place candles on a steady, sturdy surface.
- Only use candles in rooms with adequate ventilation.
- Finally, always monitor lit candles and extinguish them when leaving the room.
For a fun and unique look, pick room accessories that complement your personal style. Pieces that are both functional and interesting add variety to the look of the room. However, avoid overcrowding the room with too many pieces. Instead, pick a few key pieces that best showcase the theme and brand you want for your home decor.