Craziest Home Décor Pieces
If you ever find yourself wishing that when you bend over the sink to wash your face or brush your teeth there was someone looking back, then this is the perfect bathroom fixture for you. This combination sink and aquarium provides hours of entertainment during routine daily tasks. The unit also includes a large light to make sure you don't miss a minute of fishy fun, even at night.
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Outdoor Pool Party
With this weatherproof pool table, playing a quick game of nine-ball in the rain or snow is never a problem. For extra fun, you can have the all-weather billiard table installed in your swimming pool or a courtyard fountain. Each table is made to order, professionally installed, and can be customized with a wide variety of special features.
Burn, Baby, Burn
Here's a clever decorating idea. Add a coffee table that features an open flame to a room filled with wooden and upholstered furniture to spark a lively discussion about crazy home décor. This unusual table is made of walnut and stainless steel. Ethanol fuels the flame, and the manufacturer swears that the table surface doesn't become hot while the flame is burning.
More Bang for Your Buck
Part jigsaw puzzle, part fine furniture, the Explosion Cabinet looks not like an accident waiting to happen, but like one that already did. The bottom half of the cabinet can stand on its own, but the six pieces that make up the top half must be mounted on the wall -- even if you plan to display the cabinet as a fully united piece.
These unusual sofas are sure to keep your home décor interesting -- and your guests off balance. With high-density cushions and a seating area that is extra deep and wide, the sofas are built for maximum comfort, except for the vertigo that looking at them may cause. There are also chairs available in the same topsy-turvy design.
Marketed as unique furniture that can be easily relocated and repositioned to suit your changing needs, these "flying carpets" look remarkably like leftovers from a dismantled miniature golf course. The carpets are hand-loomed New Zealand wool, the wedges are felt, and the whole concept is pretty elaborate for something you could accomplish with a throw rug and a couple of pillows.
Knot on My Time
One reason so many men try to avoid being perceived as "the man who has everything" is their fear of receiving gifts like this novelty Tie Clock. If a man has to suit up for work each day in full uniform, he's probably had more than enough of neckties by the time he comes home. If he's the blue jeans, work-at-home type, a bouquet of ties is the last thing he wants to see when he glances over to see if it's time to watch The Simpsons.
Have Books, Will Travel
The Book Chair comes fully equipped with everything a dedicated reader could want, from built-in bookcases to a small reading lamp firmly attached to the arm. There's even a big wheel in front, so you can easily move your special chair from room to room, or take it to the park when you're in the mood for a literary outing. That's good news: the Book Chair's mobility should come in handy when your spouse kicks you out for bringing this odd contraption into the house in the first place.
Lighter than Chair
Who wouldn't want an easy chair that comes with its own mood lighting, can double as a night light, and must be plugged into an electrical outlet to be fully functional? Despite the way it looks, however, the polyester resin that encases the chair and its use of florescent bulbs for the internal light fixture, keeps it from becoming a hot seat.
A little like a water bed without the risk of a puncture, this swinging bed will rock you to sleep and have you dreaming as peacefully as that proverbial baby in the treetop cradle or, just as likely, reaching for the Dramamine and hanging on for dear life. Either way, you may have some trouble crawling in and out of bed through the cables that suspend the bed from your ceiling.
Larry West is a freelance writer in the Pacific Northwest, whose crazy home décor includes an antique partner desk with stylishly mismatched chairs and a Japanese tansu.