Be Different….Be Unexpected! Unusual elements to add to your living room decor

However you use your living room, whether it’s a place where the family gets together to watch TV, place games or whether it is a show piece for your friends and family to admire, stand out from the ordinary and be different with elements you will not normally find in a typical living room décor.

As we see in the picture below, Designer Jonathan Adler uses the most unusual items in this living room to create a room that is out of the ordinary.

Items such as a life-size ceramic dog and a bronze palm tree to name a few all blend together well to create a unique but livable living room. There are more unusual elements in this living room, can you spot them?

Got sheep…? Surrealist sculptor François-Xavier Lalanne created these sheep ottomans. Up against the green carpeting and sofa, you have the feeling as if you are grazing in the meadow. What other animals would you add to this living room? If there is sheep, I think there should be a couple of cows…..


LOOK UP!!! The sky is falling…NOT! But interest is created by adding artwork to the ceiling. Designer Nina Seirafi does just that by adding this sculpture to the ceiling. Not only does she add visual interest, but she treats the ceiling as the fifth wall.

Here’s a clever way to teach your children the periodic table….make a coffee table out of it. This coffee table is created by The Element Collection/Element Displays. If you had this in your home, do you think your children would love you or hate you for it? But regardless of how they fell, it is an interesting piece of furniture and sure to stir up conversation!, don’t you think?

And lastly, for my automobile enthusiastic, how about bringing your car into your living room? Designers Andrzej Sapierzyski and Lukasz Siódmok created these interesting sofas made from car parts. Hmmm….looks like a corvette.