Whimsy- Something Every Home Needs

June 20, 2019

"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.

 

2. Color.

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.

 

 

 

 

 

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