"Whimsy is behaviour which is unusual, playful, and unpredictable, rather than having any serious reason or purpose behind it." Collins English Dictionary
All homes NEED a touch of whimsy. How do you get whimsy? Here are some of my favorites:
1. Unexpected furniture, accessories, and architectural elements.
The room below features Piero Fornasetti prints placed below the windows and a television on a mid-century modern easel.
Modern home trends favor contemporary decor. Clean and simple lines are in, but the result can often be dull and stark. No one want's to live inside a white, boring box! One of the best ways to add whimsy to a contemporary home, is through the use of color. Bright, unexpected colors in small doses can have a huge impact.
This room combines color (a pink headboard and turquoise doors), along with playful art and a pillow by Piero Fornasetti.
3. Whimsical Artwork. Whether it's a monkey in a vice grip, a Janet Leigh print from the movie Psycho, or cute antique signs....you can always use art to add a little whimsy to your home.