Deformalized Decor

As consumers downsize, the décor industry offers compensational play

Implications - The push backwards from suburb to city living is seeing consumers shift from house to condominium, which is fueling a desire for playful home décor. Concerned less with the status associated with a large home, consumers are looking to juvenile accouterments to express prestige and a hip aesthetic as compensation.
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Warm Top 6 Examples: 18,097 Total Clicks Apr 14 - May 14
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Disguised Toy Illuminators - The Teddybear Lamp by Matthew Kinealy is Cleverly Designed
SCORE: 5.3
V. Hot 5,375 Clicks Pub: May 14, 14
Disguised Toy Illuminators
The Teddybear Lamp by Matthew Kinealy is Cleverly Designed
The Teddybear lamp by designer Matthew Kinealy was created for manufacturer SuckUK. The cute and cleverly-designed illuminator features a stuffed animal base that is accented with a traditional... [More]
Angular Animal Illuminators - The Trololo Floor Lamp by Egle Stonkute is Designed to Resemble a Dog
SCORE: 4.7
Hot 4,589 Clicks Pub: May 7, 14
Angular Animal Illuminators
The Trololo Floor Lamp by Egle Stonkute is Designed to Resemble a Dog
The Trololo Floor Lamp by designer Egle Stonkute features a playful and dog-shaped design that is lit using powerful and eco-friendly LED lamps. This cute and clever illuminator accessory is a great... [More]
Playful Balloon Furnishings - These Niels Schuurmans Designs Embody a Whimsical Aesthetic
SCORE: 5.1
Hot 2,673 Clicks Pub: May 13, 14
Playful Balloon Furnishings
These Niels Schuurmans Designs Embody a Whimsical Aesthetic
Designer Niels Schuurmans has created a line of unconventional furnishings that embody a playful visual aesthetic. From seating and tables to coat racks and framed mirrors, these whimsical designs... [More]
Playfully Bouncy Seating - The Boing Chair by Karim Rashid is Colorful and Stackable
SCORE: 4.7
Warm 4,027 Clicks Pub: Apr 30, 14
Playfully Bouncy Seating
The Boing Chair by Karim Rashid is Colorful and Stackable
Stackable seats serve such a practical purpose that aesthetics are not often taken into serious consideration when designing such pieces of furniture, yet that is not the case at all with the Boing... [More]
Grotesque-Faced Garment Racks - The Ooga Booga Coat Hook is Anthropomorphic, Ugly and Amusing
SCORE: 3
Warm 874 Clicks Pub: May 12, 14
Grotesque-Faced Garment Racks
The Ooga Booga Coat Hook is Anthropomorphic, Ugly and Amusing
Looking at the Ooga Booga coatrack, you can appreciate that it is not accurately representative of human physiognomy. Even without elements that emulate eyeballs and a mouth, however, the observer... [More]
Playful Foosball Hangers - The Offside Coatrack Makes a Game of Tidying Your Entryway
SCORE: 2.8
Mild 559 Clicks Pub: May 7, 14
Playful Foosball Hangers
The Offside Coatrack Makes a Game of Tidying Your Entryway
With the Offside Coatrack mounted on your wall, you may be less likely to simply drop your outerwear and accessories on the floor when you come inside. Many people just aren’t the tidy types;... [More]