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Etsy Roundup: 10 Quirky items we secretly love

Maria Mora is a freelance writer and single mom fueled by coffee, questionable time management skills, toaster oven waffles and the color orange. She lives in Florida with her two young sons. If you see her on Twitter, tell her to stop p...

Give your home quirky personality

Looking for the perfect decorative piece to give your home quirky charm? We’ve discovered 10 Etsy items that you won’t find anywhere else. Discover the inspiration behind these great home decor finds from Etsy.
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Give your
home quirky personality

Looking for the perfect decorative piece to give your home quirky charm? We’ve discovered 10 Etsy items that you won’t find anywhere else. Discover the inspiration behind these great home decor finds from Etsy.

If your home decor style runs a little on the weird side, Etsy is the best place to find unique pieces. These quirky showstoppers give your home a unique feel that expresses your personality without compromising taste.

Desktop robot lamp

Desktop robot lamp

Scott at Eclectic Electric repurposes industrial materials to create unique home lighting solutions. His desktop robot lamp ($130) lights your workspace and gives you a quirky spot to charge your electronics. "I had no idea how big of a hit he would be when I came up with the design," says Scott. "He quickly catches your eye and adds a fun bit of quirkiness to the room."

Eye chart wall decal

Eye chart wall decal

Amy at Sweet Wall Icing began creating wall decals when her young children got old enough to give her time to devote to creative endeavors. Her eye chart wall decal ($27) gives an eye-catching touch to any surface. "My designs come from vintage graphics, pictures or items that I've found," says Amy. "My hope is that customers enjoy my kitschy, quirky decals as much as I enjoy making them!"

Recycled lightbulb vases

Recycled lightbulb vases

David at Sasquatch's Creations stumbled into selling his crafts online after creating a repurposed lamp for his sister. "I decided to give it a whirl," says David. "I am so glad that I did. It has been fun and rewarding, and the community on Etsy is so friendly." His recycled lightbulb vases ($32) hang on a rustic chain and lend charm to any wall or window.

Metal art bookends

Metal art bookends

Eric at Knob Creek Metal Arts draws inspiration from his rural Kentucky surroundings and requests for custom orders. "We have dealt with industrial metal products for more than 15 years, and when our business slowed during the recession we decided to go in a more creative direction." Metal art bookends ($43) give a cheeky nod to nerds who love words.

Giraffe print clock

Giraffe print clock

Anja at Asymmetree Design marries digital design with natural materials. "Designs and patterns are created through the use of parametric design," says Anja. "By generating computer simulations of various natural processes, different shapes evolve, with an infinite number of variations." Birch wood and precision cutting form the intriguing pattern of the giraffe print clock ($80).

Dictionary page art print

Dictionary page art print

Is there anything cooler than a dictionary page art print ($8) of President Lincoln riding a dinosaur? If this print isn't your style, Matt at Collage-O-Rama has hundreds more from his shop out of Seattle. "I combine photography, digital collage, mixed media, illustration and cats with mustaches to make unique and surreal art that is accessible to everyone," says Matt of his quirky designs.

Nautical art print set

Nautical art print set

Ashley at Rizzle and Rugee began creating art to decorate her kids' rooms. "My love of the beach led to the creation of many nautical prints. Any of our art can be customized to your color and design preferences." This modern nautical art print set ($42) is perfect for a modern nursery or a beach-themed living room.

Marquee light letter

Marquee light letter

Meredith at Saddle Shoe Signs drew inspiration from Pinterest and learned how to create handmade lights with help from her woodworker father. "A simple DIY project for my own home turned into an idea, then a product and a business!" says Meredith. Jazz up any room with a vintage-inspired marquee light ($150).

Faux moose head

Faux moose head

White Faux Taxidermy out of Utah carries cool animal heads that give any room a chic and fun look. This pink faux moose head ($100) is perfect for your office. The shop carries dozens of colors, animals and finishes to choose from, including a T-Rex your kids would love.

Animal planter

Animal planter

Heather at Coastal Moss carries a variety of planters that are perfect for today's trendy succulents. Create a modern centerpiece with an animal planter couple ($35). Heather and her husband handpick the natural moss and plants that ship with each planter.

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