It is vital to realise that any household item has the potential to improve one's home. Some items are quite dull by nature (bookends for example) so if there is a chance to liven them up without upstaging/compromising the design I never hesitate to do so. With this philosophy in mind, a piece like this is bound to raise a smile:
Of course, it is vital when to know that a piece like this will have a negative impact upon on a room but if you are looking to add a touch of eccentricity to a room you could do a lot worse!
Credit: Design my world