Normal Room – Global Decor

March 7, 2007

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.

Normal Room - Global DecorWhile 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?

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A really cool apartment of a 26-year-old student in Helsinki.
Fantastic colors!
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Normal Room - Global DecorA serene bedroom in Sydney with a beautiful view.
Normal Room - Global DecorA home office inside of a timber frame house built in 1560 in Germany.

Normal Room - Global Decor(images from normal room)


  • Reply Linda Merrill March 7, 2007 at 5:21 pm

    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!

  • Reply Kate F. March 7, 2007 at 5:42 pm

    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.

  • Reply Anonymous March 8, 2007 at 11:15 am


  • Reply Simon March 10, 2007 at 9:49 am

    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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