Love Lego? Check out These Quirky Ways to Use It in Your Home

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Architecture & Design Editor

According to online home services marketplace Plentific, homeowners are now using Lego to add a unique twist to their interiors as more people are pushing the boundaries of home decoration to achieve quirky, one-off designs. If you’re brave enough, now’s the time to get your bricks out and start building – here are some bold designs to get your creative juices flowing…

Lego staircase

This crazy staircase in a loft apartment in New York’s artsy Chelsea area has been made entirely out of nearly 20,000 lego bricks. The Mondrian-inspired design even has custom windows that can also work as a place to frame mini Lego scenes of your own creation.

Lego wall

Why not go the whole hog and create an entire Lego wall? This room divider was made using 55,000 colourful bricks and took builders an entire year to construct – now that’s dedication.

Lego key holder

So it’s on a slightly smaller scale, but this cute key holder is a great way to utilise Lego in a functional and fun way. Simply clip a Lego block to your keyring and then you can attach it to the wall when you’re home – you’ll never misplace your keys again…

Lego kitchen utensil pot

Another smart idea and a joyful addition to the kitchen is building your own utensils pot – or give the kids a project to do and get them to build it for you while you actually get on with the cooking…

Lego kitchen splashback

Another cool idea for the kitchen is to create your very own customised splashback – it’s pretty money saving too as you can build around the wall sockets to keep them exposed rather than ‘splashing out’ (so-to-speak) on a pricey bespoke one… For a really bold look, stick to one colour of brick.

Lego table

Want to impress your mates at dinner with a one of a kind table that you built yourself? This is a fun idea that’ll certainly be a conversation starter… it’s also a good idea if you’re tight on space – if you can bring yourself to do it, you can always break it back down into bricks after you’ve made it.

Lego lamp

This table lamp made out of bright red bricks would make an amazing gift for a child’s room as a bedside addition – you could play with the shape and size to build your own unique creation.

Lego coasters

A pretty simple idea, these coasters would make a fab addition to the homemade lego table, or as a quirky gift for the Lego lover in your life.

For more ideas, check out the cool Nimuno Loops launched on Kickstarter – strips of Lego that can be attached to any surface.

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