Being a homeowner gives us the choice to design and decorate our homes exactly the way we want it. By personalising your humble abode, you are not only fulfilling the ‘home sweet home’ mantra but also adding a sense of uniqueness for those visiting or passing by your home.
Most of us might only think to personalise our homes in subtle ways like changing up our colour schemes or styling it out with unique furniture. However, some homeowners around the world have taken their homes to the next level. Their properties have pushed the creative boundaries creating some of the most imaginative and decorative houses we have seen to date.
Here are a few weird but wonderful homes for you to take inspiration from and tips on how to incorporate their style into your home:
1. Bubble Palace
The Palais Bulles in Theoule-sur-Mer near Cannes, France was designed by Pierre Cardin. The house reflects prehistoric dwellings by having distinctive curves on its exterior. As such, the house has the nickname of the Bubble Palace.
With homes in Ireland and the UK mainly built from bricks, they can look plain and uninteresting. The neat and structured look of most houses can be made to be more inviting by using adopting round decor. Things like circular windows and round beds can help create warm and welcoming vibes to your humble abode as opposed to harsh edges.
2. Transparent House, Japan
Minimalist homes have been a popular style for many. House NA, better known as the transparent house, is located in Tokyo, Japan takes this style to a new level attracting many adoring fans.
The building itself was inspired by human’s pre-civilisation lifestyle when our ancestors lived in trees. The branches are represented by the white steel-frame structure and the house recreates the openness of living in a tree using large glass windows instead of conventional walls. While the design of this house isn’t entirely feasible for everyone, you can still take inspiration for your home by including bigger windows to let natural light in or utilising mirrors to make your home feel bigger and brighter. Using white to decorate your interior will also allow your space to feel light and airy.
3. Nautilus House
The Nautilus House in Mexico City is known for its vibrant and unique appearance. The house, as its name suggests, resembles the shell of a nautilus cephalopod and mimics its logarithmic spiral using curved concave shapes. The house is also paired with whimsical elements like colourful stained glass windows and landscaped gardens that continue through the front door and into the property.
For those who are interested in creating a similar fun and lively style within the home, you can experiment with accent walls or opt for bright furniture. For smaller adaptations, you can even consider getting fresh flowers to make your home look more vibrant.
These are only a handful of the weird but wonderful houses around the world that people have designed. Designing your home to reflect your personal style will make an even more special place. For more inspiration, you can read up the full list of Chill’s weird and wonderful homes.0