The home should always be somewhere that you feel happy and content and one of the best ways to do this is to make it more fun. The old fire station in which Mia lived in the 2001 film, The Princess Diaries, is a brilliant example of this: Mia would get to the living room from her bedroom via a fireman’s pole. While you do not have to have a fireman’s pole installed in your home, there is some inspiration that you can take from this. Here are a few ideas to get you started.
Secret passageways can add real fun and excitement to your home and this does not have to be the sort of feature that you only see in films. All you have to do is be inventive on where your secret passage will go. What about a secret bookcase leading from the lounge to a study or the kitchen, or perhaps a mirror which leads from the bedroom to the dressing room? There are many secret passageway possibilities, all you need is a little imagination.
Staircase That Doubles as a Slide
Having a staircase which also has a slide down the side can add fun for children and adults alike. Do you need a faster way to get from the bedroom or landing to the downstairs, perhaps when you’re late for work or the school run? Then why not consider a slide?
People tend to think that hammocks are only for outdoor use, but this is not strictly true. There is something fun about having a hammock inside the home, it gives you somewhere that you can go to completely relax and unwind. It can be used as a way of escapism too, why not grab a book and pretend you’re on a beach somewhere tropical.
A living wall can add some fun, colour and life to your home and is certainly more interesting than having wallpaper. You could even have a living wall herb garden in the kitchen, which would be practical in addition to good fun while adding visual appeal to the space.
Dining Table That Doubles as a Pool Table
Having a dining table which doubles as a pool table will be great for dinner parties and gives you a cool, fun game that you can play as opposed to simply sitting down in front of the TV each night. Pool can be a fantastic game and having your own table will help you to develop your abilities quickly.
Quirky Aquarium Tanks
An aquarium tank filled with colourful fish is a brilliant addition to any home and you will find yourself almost hypnotised by watching the fish. You could make this even more unique and interesting with quirky aquarium tanks, such as a feature wall which can completely transform any room.
These are just a few ideas for ways that you could make your home more fun and you will be amazed at the difference that this can have to your entire life.