Not Your Typical Home Accessories

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We all have an image we think of when we think about home accessories. When you think about curtains, they're just that--curtains, fabric covering the wall. One of my favorite things to do is use something unique for these everyday items. Here are some of my favorite ideas.

Bed Canopy:

(Photo via Traditional Home)

This bed canopy is the perfect way to make something that is usually very feminine a little more industrial. I even love the idea of using plumbing pipes as a clothing rack.

Curtains:

(Photo via Apartment Therapy)

If you're patriotic for a certain country, whether it's your home country or just a personal favorite, a really cool way to make a curtain is from a vintage flag.

Bookshelf:

(Photo via Archiproducts)

 This colorful, geometric bookshelf is one of my favorites. I love the idea of color coordinating the books as well.

Stools:

(Photo via Designboom)

You don't have to own a cupcake shop to have fun stools. Mix and match your favorite treats for a super awesome place to sit.

Bathtub:

(Photo via Norregard)

I love how comfortable and inviting this bathtub looks, even though it has a cement look. The elegant candles and cement look wouldn't necessarily be paired together normally, but I think the combination gives off the perfect feel.

What are your favorite ways to make an accessory unique?

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Brittany Watson Jepsen is an American designer and crafter who just returned to America after 2 1/2 years in wonderful Copenhagen, Denmark. Her motto is "a creative mess is better than tidy idleness" and she lives each day accordingly. During graduate school for interior design she spent one summer working for designers Jonathan Adler and Celerie Kemble and another summer studying textile design at the Danish Design School. She created her blog, The House That Lars Built, as a way to keep her designing and crafting. She currently runs her blog and her etsy shop, where she sells her home accessories and paper flowers.