The fish on the wallpaper in this bathroom give the space a lakeside feeling, while the wood paneling on the lower half of the wall add texture to the space. In this room, the position of sea and land have been inverted, with the fish above and the floral print below, giving the space a touch of whimsy.
With neutral walls and soft, natural wood finishes, the tangerine fabric of an Arne Jacobsen swan chair pops in this modern, Mid-Century-inspired living room. Orange pillows carry the chair's fun color onto the neutral sofas. The extra-tall swing arm lamp and low-profile coffee table with exaggerated casters add quiet pops of whimsy.
This recreation room packs a punch! A lengthy, custom-built sofa sits below the room's highlight -- a massive piece of photo art depicting a crashing wave. The scale of the otherwise simple piece is what makes it so impactful. Nearby beanbag chairs in an animal print add to the room's sense of whimsy and comfort.
This open-concept kitchen offers the best of both worlds, providing an elegant ambiance while maintaining a creative and fun design. The bar stools, black-and-white drum shade pendant lighting and clear table add whimsy and the dark, contemporary style cabinets and soft recessed lighting establish elegance combining the two worlds into a perfect space for gathering.
Full of whimsy and style, this gray and white nursery proves that kids' rooms can and should be just as chic as adult bedrooms. The white swan rocker appeals to both children and adults for its pretty form and playful function. Although currently serving as a changing table, the versatile white dresser provides storage from infancy into teenage years.
General contractor Emilio LoCascio suspended a swing from the ceiling to add an element of fun and whimsy to this eclectic living area, which opens up to the dining room and kitchen. Exposed beams, matching square chandeliers and beautiful tile floors are used throughout all the spaces to create a seamless look.
A unique painted stripe pattern flows down a stairway leading to an eclectic living room designed by Bob and Cortney Novogratz. The candy-hued stripes on a plain white staircase add a hint of whimsy and fun. The living room is decorated with vivid throw pillows, a bold area rug and modern wallpaper.
A stunning, dark wood buffet breaks up the space physically between the kitchen and dining area while also offsetting the predominately white, contemporary open living space. Strong geometric elements control the space while a stunning, shimmering chandelier adds luxury and elegant whimsy. Everything within the space radiates organization while retaining a sense of comfort and home.
The clients, 10-year-old twins, helped designer Alisha Gwen create the fun shape of this custom, blue velvet-clad headboard. In the space, the girls’ favorite hues of blue and purple inspired the palette. Layered patterns and fun furnishings mix to form a tranquil bedroom with equal parts whimsy, function and style.
The farmhouse kitchen in this fully renovated Cape Cod-style home abounds with luxurious and functional details. White cabinetry extends to the ceiling for added storage, while a trio of skylights bathes the island in natural light. The spring green color of the island is an unexpected touch of whimsy in the traditional space.
Add a little whimsy to your child's space and create a handmade mobile. Birds, butterflies and geometric shapes are currently the most common mobile designs on the market. Make your mobile from a simple quilt hoop, fishing wire and fabric, or cut the shape you desire from simple cardstock. Photo courtesy of ProjectNursery.com
Crisp white walls provide a clean, fresh backdrop for this contemporary dining room, and a symmetrical gallery wall adds tasteful touches of color. On the adjacent wall, built-in aquariums offer endless entertainment. A funky black chandelier crowns the space with whimsy, and a live-edge dining table lends unexpected warmth and rusticity to the design.
Using vibrant flocked velvet wallpaper on the ceiling is a stunning and bold way to liven up this transitional sitting area. Jewel-toned drapery, chair and ottoman fabric draw their influence from the wallpaper while anchoring the eye. A linen pendant light provides an inviting feel while a decorative pillow adds whimsy by mirroring the bouquet of roses.
This cute owl mobile hangs above the large window to give it a nice little pop of color, as well as tie it into the room's design. The owls were hand stitched and tacked behind the trim so that they could be suspended in the air, adding a pinch of whimsy to this sweet space.
“My favorite part of the room is definitely the chair wreaths made of out free clippings I picked up from the local tree lot,” Nathey says. “I love how they turned out and feel like they bring warmth and whimsy into the space.”
Sand and sea come to mind when gazing at the exterior of the HGTV Smart Home 2013. Located in Jacksonville, Fla., the home is full of coastal character: turquoise accents, tropical landscaping and a large front porch. The palm tree detail on the porch railing adds a touch of whimsy to the home's entrance.
Bold pops of color punctuate the white walls and characterize the kids’ spaces in this modern home full of whimsy and style. Designed for a young family of seven, the house blends economical pieces with custom touches. On a wall of streamlined built-ins, the top shelf is painted bright olive green, creating a fun focal point for a kid-friendly hallway.
To create a teacup garden, you'll need some basics: potting soil, river rock to act as a drain for excess water build-up and sheet moss. Leave about 1/8 inch from the top of your cup for the sheet moss. You can use decorative tinted or natural deer moss, as shown here, to add a layer of whimsy to your garden.