Unique Decor – Get Inspired!

It’s easy to make quick decorating decisions but it’s more fun to scour the Internet, dogear your shelter magazines and spend countless hours perusing Pinterest for some truly interesting home inspiration.  I have done some of the dirty work for you and found some unique uses of space for this Superbowl Sunday.  Take a look at some of these out-of-the-box ideas and tell us what you think.  We want your comments!  It’s a quick read!

Reading Nook in Brooklyn.  Featured on Martha Stewart, Photography by Matthew Hranek.  Click here for article

Reading Nook in Brooklyn.  They took a former pass through between bedrooms and made it into a nook. Featured on Martha Stewart, Photography by Matthew Hranek. Click here for article

Here is another fun reading nook - this one is built right into the wall under a window.  Charming!

Here is another fun reading nook – this one is built right into the wall under a window. Charming!

Traditional Kids by Chicago Interior Designers & Decorators Tom Stringer Design Partners

Traditional Kids by Chicago Interior Designers & Decorators Tom Stringer Design Partners

These reading nooks are charming!  If you have a family filled with children – how about a bunk room?!  Those are always fun in a playroom or in a summer home where the family gathers in the summer.  Take a look here!

Bunk room

 

bunk room ski chalet

This is from the HGTV 2011 Dream Home.  It’s a bunk room in a ski chalet. Can you imagine coming in from a day of skiing in the kids program in say, Aspen, to a cozy night of chatter with siblings and cousins?  What fun!  How about this one in an old attic space at the Coastal Living Ultimate Beach House?

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This one was done by MAC Custom Homes

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August Fields Bunk Room

Mix things up if you are building a new house!  Get creative with your bannister.  Bannisters don’t have to always be the same wooden posts – why not be different?

bannister

From Leta Austin Foster and Associates - A 30's revival in Delray Beach

From Leta Austin Foster and Associates – A 30’s revival in Delray Beach

Or why not make a breakfast nook with lattice and mirror?  It gives an open, airy feel and definitely isn’t something you see every day!  It’s almost like a breezy, garden feel:

Designer Allison Caccoma uses mirrors under lattice in this breakfast nook

Designer Allison Caccoma uses mirrors under lattice in this breakfast nook

Take an oversized medicine cabinet and basically build a bar within your wall.  What fun and how unexpected!

bar in the wall

Which is your favorite?  Please post comments below.

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