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Design Dilemma: Getting A Little Funky at Home

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As a long, hard winter comes to an end, and the first fresh breezes of spring linger in the air, we feel a bit like changing things up at home. And namely, we feel like bringing home a bit of colorful personality that’s in your face cool. We’re calling it “getting funky.”

We’ve run across a few interiors that really seem to epitomize exactly that spirit of funkiness. Beginning with the dining rooms pictured above and below.

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Lets face it, the room above are totally cool. It’s a combination of the Tulip Chairs, classic and mod at the same time, the psychedelic rainbow rug, and the pop abstract art┬áright down to the Brillo sculpture on the table, that makes these two rooms feel spunky, free and fun. The eye catching, in your face, pendant lights, also add another note of cool.

And sometimes it takes just one element to funkify a room. Check out the lime green Tulip Chair below in this bedroom:

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Below, find a funky living room. What makes it so beyond the pale? We think it’s the fact that every piece of furniture is treated as a sculptural element, with an emphasis on natural, organic shapes. According to the designer who put these shapes together, the organic, curvaceous forms make the angular space feel “sensual.”

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Here, a bookcase is the sculptural element that lends this corner office space it’s funk factor.

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Now there’s all kind of funk. There’s funky offbeat, and funky boho and funky cool. Art is an essential part of any of those looks. Below, check out a funky boho bedroom made cool by a painting of Frida Kahlo wearing a Daft Punk t-shirt.

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And below, a nice little funky vignette incorporates a Buddha and an eclectic mix of artwork.

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Here’s another bedroom rendered cool by the use of a Tibetan rug as a wall hanging. Vintage furniture pieces combined in an eclectic mix also up the funk factor.

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Wallpaper can be an interesting way to go funky.

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And so can the use of reclaimed wood furniture.

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Sometimes, funkiness is not about layering lots of pattern, texture and color. It can be adding just one unexpected element in an otherwise pared down space. Like this orange fixed showerhead and and handheld showerhead in a bathroom:

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Let’s recap how to go funky.

  • Be adventurous when it comes to color, pattern and texture.
  • Be eclectic. Mix eras.
  • Go sculptural. Buy furniture the way you’d buy a piece of art, thinking of line and form, not just comfort.
  • Go vintage. Many of the coolest pieces are from earlier time periods.
  • Add original art, the quirkier the better.
  • Broaden your decor to incorporate unusual elements, such as wallpaper or reclaimed wood.
  • Add just one unexpected element in a pared down space.
  • Let yourself go and have fun!

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