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How to Make a Boring House a Cool Home

10 Unique Decor Ideas That Inspire Fun

Do you know someone who always has new cool things in a house to show off when you visit? Become that person and have one of the top cool homes of your friends and family with these ten design ideas.

1. Ping Pong Table-Door

We all know that staying active is essential, but not all of us have space for an at-home gym or tennis court. But, what if there was a way to fit a ping-pong table into any size of home?

This ping-pong table door is not only a smart space-saver but an iconic piece of home decor. ‘Wow’ your friends by challenging them to an unexpected game of ping-pong after your dinner party is over.

2. Cryptic Security Solutions

Valuable items require expert security solutions, and the Defendius door chain does just that. Have some fun while letting friends in by getting your guests to crack to code. More than just a lock, this chain is a conceptual art piece. Add a feeling of intrigue with this detective-esque coded lock that will require some serious brainpower to beat.

Starwars character in a window
Photo by John Moeses Bauan from Unsplash

Quick Tip – Adding a wrinkle-free white sheet in front of your movie theater projector surface is a cost-effective way of boosting the projection quality.

3. Fish-Filled Aquarium Sink

Fish aren’t exactly the most exciting pets. But when you transform your bathroom sink into an aquarium, it becomes a jaw-dropping water-feature accessory for your home. Provide yourself with some much-needed entertainment while you shave or brush your teeth with an aquarium sink. Having cool things in a house isn’t reserved for Bond villains and millionaires – anyone can deck out their house with fun home decor.

4. A Slide Instead of Stairs

Embrace your inner child with a slide to replace a boring staircase. Turn this everyday activity into an exciting fun-fair ride, and you will find a reason to smile each morning!

Do you have kids, nieces, nephews, or grandchildren? They will love coming to visit your home with an indoor slide. A stair-slide is one of our favorite cool things for houses, as they provide endless fun for everyone, whether summer or winter, rain or shine.

Indoor home slide opposite stairs
Photo by Lucas Calloch from Unsplash

5. Hammock Chill-Out Zone

A great home has different areas for relaxing, reading, socializing, and watching TV. Make excellent use of space while adding an extra zone to your home with an over-the-stairs hammock.

This unique home feature will surprise your guests while offering an extra area to get some peace and quiet. All you need is some stronghold netting to ensure the fit is secure, and you can turn any zone into a space-saving hammock.

6. Indoor or Outdoor Tree House

Every child dreams of having a treehouse as a den to take their friends. Make their dreams a reality by building a treehouse that can double as a playroom for your little ones. Not every family has a garden, which is why we love indoor treehouses too! They make the most of your accessible space and are fit for use, whatever the weather.

indoor playhouse in front of windows
Photo by Kate Darmody fom Unsplash

Quick Tip – However big or small your space is at home, there are always ways to work with what you’ve got, so remember to think vertically when saving space. Find more essential space-saving ideas here.

7. Garden Movie Zone 

A movie zone doesn’t have to break the bank. Unlike what comes to mind when you imagine a movie theater room, a garden movie zone embraces the essence of a drive-in (walk-in, to be precise) movie.

Invest in a quality projector that will work outdoors and make the zone ultra-comfortable with bean bag chairs, a cool box, and fairy lights. Read this New York Times article for more tips on how to set up your own outdoor movie theater.

8. Fire Pit to Warm Cool Evenings

A fire pit is a perfect way to add a cozy ambiance to an evening outside. And, if you choose wisely, they will double as a piece of cool garden decor. Bring your garden to life all year round, or spruce up your living room with an indoor fire pit. Soak up the warmth of a crackling open flame while relaxing with friends at home.

Colored chairs around a fire pit
Photo by Taylor Heery from Unsplash

9. Punching-Bag Couch

Starting a new hobby has never been easier than with this punching-bag sofa design by Tobias Fränzel. Simply lift the backrest, and it becomes a nifty at-home punching bag!

Complete your home gym or living room with a dual-usage sofa that saves big on space while encouraging sporty living and exercise. Choose some cool gadgets for home, and boredom will be a thing of the past.

10. Collapsible Shelf-Stairs

Save precious floor space with a set of collapsible shelf-stairs. Building vertically is the best way to maximize space at home, but reaching up high can be incredibly inconvenient.

This storage solution is 2.6 meters high but is totally accessible, as the bottom three shelves pull out to become steps that help you reach the top cupboards. Every high-ceiling home needs one of these smart storage solutions.

shelves with ladder, in room with a desk and tv
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Quick Tip – Cool things to have in your house don’t have to break the bank. Braving the ‘do it yourself’ route is a smart way to save a dime on your interior decor pursuits.

Why Choose Cool Home Decor?

Interior design should be a fun endeavor, so we shouldn’t limit the number of cool things in a house. Let your personality shine through your decoration choices, making your home a space that reflects you. Give this blog a read for more tips on how to add personality to your home.

Complete your cool home office with a ping-pong table door for when you need to give your brain a break or create a cozy environment with a fire pit. Choose cool funky home decor to cultivate a home you truly love with these ten cool things in a house that you can get started on today.

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