Functional Decor: How to Balance Aesthetic and Function

Posted on January 22, 2013 by Priscilla Lozano | 2 Comments

How do you balance aesthetic and function? This has been a long laned and strained debate. Does function lead form or a reciprocal? Frank Lloyd Wright proposed an integrated architectural compliance - “form and function are one”. Sometimes, pleasurable presence and practicality is preferred.

You choose a blanket because you favored its vibrant color, and it was reminiscent of your best friend’s bedroom color, which you secretly copied but denied otherwise. It’s cotton warmth is only a perk.

Scouring sites and shelves, you spent the last few months buying for love ones. Now, it is restoration time to find items that work for you.

The Clip Tree

The Clip Tree by Matthew Plumstead, introduces a sleek way to organize. By merging two inspirations, hall trees and coat stands, Matthew offers a minimalist approach to conventional racks.

Shower Caddy Octopus — Tangles Please!

Shower Caddy Octopus by Sleek Identity hoists scattered shampoo. Easy slots cradle all, from brushes to bottles, bubble baths go uninterrupted.

Guard Bird

Ceramic figurines, are just that, ceramic figurines. Cute, fragile, and… there. Poketo’s Owl Container works all day and night. Crafted stoneware splits halfways to store your sugar or forbidden rice.

Big Questions from Little People

At times, a book cover suffices as a stand alone decoration. Oh, and how wonderful… content! Try Big Questions from Little People: and Simple Answers from Great Minds, an insightful collection of curious kids and responsive adults.

There you have it… functional decor wrapped in a fun'ctional post. Enjoy!

Posted in Design, Home Decor, Interior Design



2 Responses


February 04, 2013

Agreed! Mirrors are great and so versatile… functional and decorative.


February 03, 2013

Great tips! Think there are no better way to brhitgen up a space but a mirror in a well placed spot!! Doing some big time sprucing up in my own home.

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