Create Your Own Quirky Home!

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Quirky additions are must-haves, you can go as eccentric as you like or keep it subtle with a few crazy additions to bring a flash of colour or unusual object into your home. Don’t be fooled into thinking quirky means cluttered, eclectic taste is always a talking point and can look great in both chic and modern homes.

Chandelier Ceiling Pendants

Give a light fixture a burst of fun with this item. These gorgeous chandeliers have three tiers of sparkling crystal pendants in different shapes and sizes cascading down.  This chandelier is £79 from Graham and Green and will instantly bring life into any room. Extra gorgeous against white walls to really bring out the vibrancy.

Fuschia Transparent Chair

This funky colour will work brilliantly in any kitchen, especially if you go for the contemporary trend of now having all different dining chairs. In a beautiful and feminine shape it looks especially stunning when the sun beams through it, it is made from polycarbonate meaning it is strong, shock-proof and also wipe clean. A perfect additon for any home for £145 from Patricia Urquiola for Kartell Frilly at John Lewis.

Red Spotty Teapot

Now home is perfect without the token teapot, even if you don’t drink it you should still just have one. So ditch that boring old metal one lurking in your cupboards and bring home this gorgeous red teapot with white polka dots. It’s hand-painted and holds about two pints of delicious tea! All for £20 from HunkyDoryHome.

Green Jack Puppy Door Stop

If you find it impossible to have more than one window in your house open because a draft then worry no more, get a funky door stop to stop the slamming and give your room a funky twist with something that won’t really even need dusting or washing, bonus! Designed and manufactured in the UK by Cake, it can also stand behind the door as a buffer when you have lots of people in the house too. Weighing approx 1 kg you can get the puppy door stop from £14.99 from Rocking Pony.

Russian Doll Hooks

Throw out those old wooden ones run down from years of abuse! Now invest in some clothes hooks that are fun, pretty and something you’ll be proud to hang your new jacket on. Russian dolls are an on-going trend that are sure to brighten up any dingy hall one or old boring door, get them for only £8.99 from Culture Vulture.

Kitchen Utensil Wall Clock

Clocks may not usually be the most exciting part of your kitchen, however you can now inject a bit of interest in this department. A clock with arms made out of kitchen utensils is something we have never seen before and it should definitely give you more inspiration into becoming the next Nigella Lawson. Made from cool stainless steel you can pick it up from Oliver Bonas for £39, an interesting gift for any home.

And finally,

Red Polka Dot doormat

Also from Oliver Bonas this doormat will instantly let whoever comes to visit that you have a quirky streak. It’s cute and kitsch and beats those straw ones you seem every single day. Made from hard-wearing and durable material it’ll keep going as long as you do. It could even match your new teapot….Treat yourself to one for £16 and coming home from work will always keep your smiling.

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