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Normal Room – Global Decor

I know you do it. During your evening strolls, you glance over at the neighbors’ homes whenever their curtains are open. While you may not press your face against their window, it’s fun to see how others are living. Especially everyday, “normal” people. That’s why Normal Room is a fun surf. It’s a website that reader Anssi recently told me about that takes you into the rooms of those living all over – from Finland to Russia, Ethiopia, New Zealand, Argentina, and beyond. It’s fun to see what decorative styles we share (or not) with other cultures. Even though the community is still growing, it’s worth checking out and better yet, contributing your own images. Help Normal Room grow – it’s a great concept.

A terrific flat in Tokyo.

While I do not suggest clicking on “browse all” because you fall into a virtual rabbit hole, I think “search” is the way to go, and then search by country. I selected Germany, Finland, Australia, the Netherlands, and Japan. Here are some of the results, see what you think.

Fijian has a great flat in The Netherlands, don’t you think?

A really cool apartment of a 26-year-old student in Helsinki.
Fantastic colors!
Notice the art and twinkle lights – love!
A serene bedroom in Sydney with a beautiful view.
A home office inside of a timber frame house built in 1560 in Germany.

(images from normal room)

Posted by decor8 in inspiration on March 07, 2007

Your comments...

  1. Linda Merrill commented
    March 7th, 2007 at 5:21pm

    I love this website! I posted a couple my rooms on it and have gotten some comments, which is fun. It’s like a big worldwide open house!

  2. Kate F. commented
    March 7th, 2007 at 5:42pm

    Love! That site can be a total time suck–the first time I went on I did indeed fall down the rabbit hole…

    In the Finnish Student’s apartment, the art in the bedroom is a colored version of Marimekko’s Hetkia print. CB2 sells a wallhanging in b&w.

  3. Anonymous commented
    March 8th, 2007 at 11:15am


  4. Simon commented
    March 10th, 2007 at 9:49am

    I really like the Helsinki
    apartment. I like the bare brick wall in the kitchen and there is lots of space.

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