Unique, interesting takes on interior design
October 6, 2018 3:06 AM   Subscribe

I was blown away by this bedroom makeover video catered to a blind person, where everything was super tactile and super sensory as per her wishes, such as a sequin wall and a stuffed-animal headboard. What other examples are there of bedrooms or other residential rooms that take unusual approaches to decor?
posted by divabat to Home & Garden (8 answers total) 17 users marked this as a favorite
From Gallaudet Today, that university's alumni magazine spring 2007, Todd Byrd's essay “Deaf Space: Deaf Culture Meets Architecture in UD” dives deep into Deaf space: how designers can support visual learners and communicators. With helpful checklists: useful data to make even a temporary space Deaf friendly.

posted by Jesse the K at 7:49 AM on October 6, 2018

Gallaudet University put those principles into practice in 2012-2013 when they built an entire residence hall designed for hearing-impaired students.
posted by Preserver at 9:00 AM on October 6, 2018 [1 favorite]

You would like Nest Magazine.
posted by rhizome at 10:48 AM on October 6, 2018

If you want unusual for unusual's sake, Netflix has a handful of shows featuring unique design. So does HGTV.com. And wherever Trading Spaces wandered off to, there've been some seriously oddball designs there. I remember one episode where the designer decided to glue hay to a wall. I don't remember why, just that I thought it was fucking bizarre.
posted by The Almighty Mommy Goddess at 4:54 PM on October 6, 2018

if you're into nerdy themed decor, perusing the home decor tag at Epbot has lots of fun stuff
posted by 5_13_23_42_69_666 at 5:09 PM on October 6, 2018 [1 favorite]

There are some great wheelchair-accessible home tours on YouTube.
posted by pseudostrabismus at 6:04 PM on October 6, 2018

Reversible Destiny has some unusual ideas about architecture and design.
posted by moonmilk at 8:52 PM on October 6, 2018 [1 favorite]

The whole world of tiny homes (like those that fit on a trailer) often has unique takes on space and multi-functional furniture. I’ve also seen some cool small apartment projects that use multifunctional walls and Murphy bed type devices to transform spaces throughout the day. Here’s one.
posted by amanda at 3:05 PM on October 7, 2018

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