Functional, Fun And Fab

Functionality can be much more than boring and practical when it comes to the home. Here are 10 fun, fabulous and functional items for making your house a home.

woman in modern living room

iPhone Doormat

iPhone doormat

Apple lovers can fool guests with this iPhone doormat, which mimics the unlock screen. Guests will be tempted to slide their feet right to unlock and open your door. But beware, the whole block might want to steal your creative and fun doormat. (Meninos.us, $50)
Ladder Bookshelf

Ladder bookshelf

This ladder turned bookshelf lends functionality and fun. Store books, pictures or potted plants on this rustic ladder. Perfect for antique lovers, this fabulous find will look great on any wall in your home. (Etsy.com, $100)

Storage ottoman

Storage ottoman

Designed for comfort and functionality, the storage ottoman is a great addition to any home. Use it in the center of the family room to store magazines, remote controls or blankets and to rest your worn-out feet while you relax in front of the tube. Offered in any color you can imagine, you are sure to find the perfect fit for your decor. (CrateandBarrel.com, $579)
Hug Shakers

Hug salt & pepper shakers

Brought to you exclusively by Alberto Mantilla, these little sentimental salt and pepper shakers will be a cute addition to your kitchen table. Locked in an adorable embrace, you'll have a hard time taking these little lovers apart to spice up your dinner. (Yankodesigns.com, $24)
KitchenAid

KitchenAid stand mixer

Your mom, your grandma and your best friend all have one. Even you may own one of the best kitchen accessories from this century, but do you own a fun and bright new color? Functional for everyday baking but cute enough to leave on your counter year round, you can purchase one of these beauties in red, hot pink, orange and more. (Target.com, $299)
Falling Numbers Wall Clock

Wall clock

Keep track of time in a creative yet functional way with this falling number's wall clock. Enjoy figuring out the time while delighting in the uniqueness of this modern clock. Hang in the kitchen, family room or wherever you need to keep track of time and add pizzazz. (goclock.com, $62)
winetree

Wine tree

Wine lovers will go gaga over this unique wine holder. Designed to resemble a tree, this wine rack will make the perfect addition to any home. Place it in the corner of a kitchen or dining room, sit back with a glass of wine and adore the beauty of this artsy concept. (Yankodesigns.com, $89-$175)
Stranne Lamp

Stranne table lamp

Light up the room with personality using this table lamp from Ikea. With bendable arms, you can shape your lamp to any direction you desire. Save money and go green by saving 80 percent of the normal cost of energy with its LED light technology. (Ikea.com, $40)
Zebra Accent Chair

Accent chair

An upholstered chair is a great accent piece to any home. Use for an office chair, as dining room table chairs or in the bedroom for a great look. Choose a funky style like this zebra print or a fun color to create a comfortable and eye-catching piece. (Overstock.com, $189)

Jewel toned rugStatement rug

A rug in a bold color can change the entire demeanor of a room. Choose something funky and bright like this jewel-toned gem for a fun feel, or a low-key design for a mellow look. Something out of the ordinary is sure to make a statement, while keeping your precious carpet free from dirty feet. (Etsy.com, $64)

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Hannah June 05, 2012 | 10:14 AM

Some of these finds are so unique, I love! The iPhone doormat, wall clock and ladder bookshelf I would totally use in my place.

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