A GUEST POST
Is your house boring? If the answer is yes, today’s handy guide is for you! I know that everyone has their unique ways to style their homes. There’s nothing written that says we must all conform to a particular style. At least, not when you’re a homeowner!
By now, you are perhaps struggling to come up with ideas to improve the aesthetics of your humble abode. It’s not an easy task, conjuring up redecoration ideas. Nor is it one when you can’t find someone to help you make it happen!
If you’re still stuck at the ideas stage, don’t fret. You won’t be stuck on the drawing board for long! Keep reading and I’ll share with you some wild and whacky ideas to make your home a talking point for any visitor:
Make your home’s exterior different to your neighbours’ properties
Most of the time, we tend to make the outside of our houses similar to neighbouring properties. But, if you want to differ from the norm, why not try something different? Once on my travels to the city of Oxford, I came across a house with a shark on the roof!
Last time I checked, the somewhat controversial house was owned by a BBC Radio Oxford presenter. Obviously such a modification is somewhat extreme, but it just proves that you can make your home stand out from the rest!
Turn your living room door into a ping pong table
When you’re stuck at home on a cold rainy day, TV and the Internet can only stave off boredom for so long. If you don’t want to venture out in such miserable weather, what else is there to do?
Well, you could play a fun game of ping pong with one of your housemates! But, what happens if your home isn’t big enough for a ping pong table? Simple: you repurpose your living room door! It’s easy enough to put the middle of the door on hinges so you can flip it horizontally.
It’s also got the added benefit of being an extra table or desk to use in your home, for those times you need a flat surface to write a letter.
Give your bathroom an aquatic theme
Have you ever watched the programme “The Crystal Maze”? If so, you’ll remember there are lots of themed “rooms” in that game show. You could create a themed bathroom. More specifically, you could give it an aquatic theme!
You could put sea life murals on the wall. Maybe even a lino floor with an ocean view, if you wanted! I’ve known some people to install computer games in their bathrooms so they can play fishing simulators. Trust me; there are all kinds of funny things people do in the bathroom!
Convert your bedroom into a train carriage
If you’re a train geek, one of the wackiest things you could do is convert your bedroom to resemble the interior of a train carriage! I once saw a website where a guy even fitted electric sliding doors in place of the traditional wood door to his train-themed bedroom.
For extra bonus points, use genuine train carriage furniture in your bedroom. If you’re a fan of the London Underground, for example, you can even buy the fabric patterns used on past trains!
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