I love quirky decor and wall displays. You know – decor that is different or unusual but in a good way. For me, quirky decor is about the creative juxtaposition of items, re-using sold stuff in original ways, striking colour combinations and so on. For me, the arrangement of the items in the pic below is an example of a striking colour combination!
I’m not sure if there is a decor trend known as quirky, but there are a lot of pics on Pinterest tagged as ‘quirky’ if you look for them. I’m not an interior decorator, but I think it is a different style to shabby chic (which Wikipedia defines as a “form of interior design where furniture and furnishings are either chosen for their appearance of age and signs of wear and tear or where new items are distressed to achieve the appearance of an antique”.
This style I’m talking about doesn’t fit shabby chic, so I call it ‘quirky’. To my delight, over the years I have discovered a number of local businesses in Grahamstown, Bathurst and Port Alfred, mostly restaurants and second-hand shops, that have quirky decor.
Whenever I visit, their creative ideas make me smile and I’m always sure to take my camera with me in case there is something new that I haven’t seen before.
I’m so pleased I am actively looking for everyday delights. Otherwise, I would never really notice these or take photos of them!