Why Don’t You…?

As we mentioned last week, decor and style is all about working with what you've got… and sometimes breaking the rules along the way. Take this kitchen, for example:

Opulent organization? Check. Hardwood floors? Check. Soothing, calming paint colors? Check, check and check.

Yet… wait a second. What's that we see hanging from those gorgeous exposed beams? Is that a — swing?

Indeed, it is. A swing hanging from the rafters of your neighbor's kitchen (We also spotted a unique storage solution in the rafters — did you notice?). The quirky symbol adds just the right amount of whimsy to an already-beautiful kitchen.

Proof that when you're questioning whether or not to infuse personality into a space, the answer is always yes.

Why don't you?

Image via House of Turquoise

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3 Unique Beds

As much as I love great design, it means nothing without a touch of whimsy and personality. In other words, I'm a believer that your home should be yours, rather than a cookie-cutter replica of a glossy loft you've seen in the mags. Naturally, the following bedrooms scream of personality and the look is sheer perfection. Care to take a peek?:

[Image via: Poppytalk]

With a rustic, personalized headboard, classic color palette and simple patterns, this bedroom is the perfect mix of masculine and feminine. And who wouldn't want to sleep under a romantic profession of love?

[Image via: Anthropologie]

Perhaps the least expensive headboard ever, this chalkboard wall is perfect for the non-committal. Craving a French four-poster bed? Feel like switching to a Danish platform? Fill in the blanks and color outside the lines of this chalkboard wall for an impromptu headboard that's as fun as it is personal.

[Image via: Suzie Beezie]

Low on space and high on bodies? These makeshift loft bunk beds look cozy and perfect for the little ones in your life. Why not try an adult version next time you redecorate? After all, why should the kids get to have all the fun?

Happy decorating!

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