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>>10099682Final aquarium room pics. None of them are mine but I can dream.
>>10099682I am absolutely loving the dark and modern gothic meets minimalism looks at the moment.
>>10099705not so minimal gothic
>>10099705Having that bed must be like straight up sleeping in a cathedral. Just get some sheer stained glass drapes.
Some 80s inspo coming in.
Regarding the post from the last thread about why these threads are called room threads and not home decor threads: there was never specifications about it having to be a bedroom, but bedrooms are most commonly posted because it's the easiest place to decorate. Lots of people, NEETs or not, can't have their own home, and sometimes when they do have their own home the bedroom is just the place they spend the most time in.Besides, there's no need to be so insecure about liking cute things. Being an adult doesn't mean you aren't allowed to collect Sanrio merch. Being an adult means you can do what you want.
>>10100252ah that's so comfy lookin'
What's your dream room like? Be it a bedroom or a livingroom or a closet...whatever you like. Could you describe it?I am moving into my own apartment in a few months and will be decorating for the first time. I have a feeling there will be a lot of pink, fluff and pastels.
Does anyone have any "traditional" farmhouse bedroom inspo? My bedroom is just large enough for a double bed, double wardrobe, and an ottoman. My furniture is light pine coloured and my walls are white. I want to display my Victorian photograph collection and a couple of lolita artwork. But I don't know how to go about it tastefully? I really don't want to add white accessories or anything shabby chic style.
>>10100952Good question anon! The trouble is I like gothic interiors & curio displays, minimalism, art deco and 80s modern, indoor jungles, and a dash of cute shit - I have no idea how to successfully combine all these styles in a home without it looking like one massive clusterfork.Dita Von Teese's home was posted earlier, she managed to make her eclectic interior work, so maybe there's hope, I think it'll just take a lot of planning.
>>10099709God I love the taxidermy/apothecary look. The middle middle and middle right are my faves.
>>10100979I think what you have sounds beautiful anon. I'm with you on the all-white shabby chic thing too - frankly I'm sick of it, and the accompanying heart chalkboard 'home sweet home' type stuff. Somewhat rustic and shabby can be cool, but I think it can all too easily fall into twee cliche.Anyway anon, how about keeping things relatively simple not unlike in the attached collage, and say, adding your pictures in the Victorian staggered cluster style. I don't know if you have wooden floors, but a rug of some kind could look beautiful. As the decor will be quite neutral you can pretty much go with whatever bedding, curtains etc take your fancy, from hints of gothic with curio displays, to understated or traditional type prints such as William Morris.
>>10100952My dream has taken a long time to put into words, but I want a perwinkle&purple wonderland with a magic feeling that makes you want to peek out the window for elves and fairies. I want a room where I can watch my planted tank thrive and have a small shelf full of leafy plants that smell pleasant. I want it to be a soft, safe place where things grow quietly and steadily and where I can go when I need to rest. Purple mixed with dark woody colors, plants, and crystals are my inspirations for my dream room! Though I can’t have lilac walls like I want, I get to paint my walls white, and I plan to hand plants, my jellyfish baubles, and fantasy forest pictures so I feel like I’m transported away every time I open my door!
>>10101435I'm not so keen on the colour or fabric choices here but the general approach / principle might be helpful - i.e. choosing your colour and fabric choices and keeping it coherent, as well as thinking about any additional items such as wall clocks, mirrors etc. Also if you have room, I think tub chairs like in the pic look amazing in farmhouse rooms and add a bit of stylish luxury to the overall look.
>>10101435>>10101446Thank you, anon. This is exactly what I was looking for. I want the bedroom to appear warm but sophisticated. I really like the idea of displaying the photographs in a clustered style. I don't have the space to fit any additional furniture into the room– I did really want a chair. I like the idea of incorporating a couple of small plants. I have an old lamp with a fancy marbled base that needs a new lampshade. I'm definitely going to see whether I can source a lampshade like the ones in the first image you shared!
TFW you don't have enough money to buy your own house and you're set to inherit one for sure and possibly two since your sibling is most likely going to disappear after their favorite parent dies. It's horrible, but I'm literally waiting for someone to die so I can have my own house and decorate it to my liking with out any restrictions
>>10100141yesyesyesyesyesmore of this plz
>>10100952A room like this minus the toys.
>>10102068>tfw when the toys are the least ugly and immature part of the room
>>10100946Can we get some more battlestations? I'm moving to a new apartment in March and I'd love some inspiration! Attaching a pic from an old thread, if there's more like this one let me know!
>>10099693Go on /r/plantedtank, they can help you get started. You can grow some low light plants in big vase using the Walstad (I think that's what it's called) method.
I love the idea of a hanging bed, but I'm horribly clumsy and would end up hurting myself
>>10102386this is amazing
Can someone recommend a nice way to store or display bags outside the wardrobe?
>>10102050>>10102221>>10102098>star trek-keii love it.
Combining pastels with black, white and grey. Kawaii elements with a mature touch.
>>10102611Some ideas, adjusting color preferences to suit.
>>10102386I love the idea of a hanging bed, but I would 100% try to swing on it like a small child and probably pull the roof down
>>10102221I love it but the room is so dark that can't be good for your eyes.
>>10103139I'm pretty sure there's overhead lights as well, just not turned on for the photo.
>>10099705>>10099702>>10099709This is super cool. I love the idea of getting vintage second hand furniture and covering it in black chalk paint lmao. That chains chandelier is pretty unreal.
>>10104869>spraypainting vintage furnituredisgusting.Unless it's common or the lacquer/paint is already shot, fuck you
>>10102098Not mine, posted in the last thread
>>10104882I get where you're coming from and I've definitely died a little inside when I've seen people paint up say, beautiful oak vintage furniture with a unique patina or slap some white chalk crackle paint over a Victorian antique. On the other hand, I don't think we should necessarily be too precious – I've seen some amazing transformations of furniture that was destined for landfill, or unappealing vintage furniture given a new lease of life. Not to mention painting furniture isn't a modern phenomenon, lot's of vintage or even antique furniture was lacquered or painted, as well as covered in thick layers of varnish. In general, I'd rather see furniture recycled and given a new lease of life, so they can be used and enjoyed again than chucked out.I've also worked for charities where people donate furniture and a lot of the wooden items, particularly pine and low-mid quality furniture from the 30s, 40s, 60s and 70s just don't sell and after taking up space for months, are either recycled or given to a furniture project. Sometimes volunteers paint the furniture and suddenly it sells. I'd rather furniture like this find new homes after being 'upcycled' than end up just recycled for parts. Hell, some of it is perceived as so ugly, unfashionable and undesirable that we can't even give it away.Pic related is cheap faux baroque style furniture painted black.
>>10103139>>10103144Yup, lights off is pretty much for the moody, glowy a e s t h e t i c s
>>10105054>>10105055Also agree with giving furniture new life if it desperately needs some TLC and/or could do with a new look. On an unrelated note that gold trimmed white nightstand is giving me some SERIOUS deja vu, I swear I had that exact same nightstand when I was a kid. The more I look at it, the more I'm sure that's the same one. Had a matching dresser and everything, both used to belong to my aunt in the 80s I think. Very strange to see it now, even if it probably isn't the one I had actually owned.
>>10105054nayrt but I pretty much agree, saving stuff from landfill when it's useable is always a good plan. "Upcycling" only annoys me when it's something like a beautiful unused antique in great condition that you know some homeowner somewhere would find perfect for their 19th Century whatever or Art Deco house. I get that value is determined by the market and all that, but it breaks my heart if you've got a beautiful untouched original finish and just chalk paint over it without respect for the original craftsperson...different if it's a very standard, commonly available kind of thing from 40-50 years ago.
I’ll admit im new to this sort of stuff, so could anyone tell me what style of room(??) this is called. Or just the general concept of an additional level like this one? I’ve looked and looked and haven’t had any success. Thanks~
>>10106846Like...a mezzanine or loft bed?
I really like the vibe created by this gallery wall in pic related posted by someone last thread >>10037535. Anyone have similar photos or ideas of what keywords I could use to search for this aesthetic? Also: auquaria-anons: I love the look of all the aquariums set up in the last couple of threads, but I've always heard they were pretty loud. How loud would you say yours were? Noticeably loud when the room is otherwise quiet or loud enough to be annoying when watching TV...?
>>10107037I look for gallery walls or display walls. They seem to be quite popular for gothic decor as well.
I wanted to share Miss Kika's instagram. She is a digital illustrator married to a Disney animator. They just bought a house, which they have been working on/remodeling and making everything a pastel paradise <3 I love watching her IG stories. She just finished painting her studio and will be moving in all her toys. Check her out for (future) inspo! https://www.instagram.com/misskika/
>>10106846it's a loft.
>>10108916Usually I'm not a fan of the OTT sugary sweet aesthetic, but her IG is really pretty. I appreciate people who go all out to achieve their aesthetic visions and I'm looking forward to seeing how her home progresses.
>>10107037http://www.cavallini.com/You can find their stuff on Amazon or Paper Source.
>>10106846all I think when i see a loft bed is how hard changing the sheets will be
>>10109891It's fine with fitted sheets and a duvet cover rather than top sheet, but definitely not for people who are into hospital corners.
>>10109905There are still people who use non fitted sheets in this day and age? Why would you needlessly torture yourself like that?
>>10110286Nayrt but fitted sheets sometimes move around a lot and can't be tightened like flat sheets. I also enjoy purchasing vintage floral sheets and it's easier to find nice flat sheets than fitted ones (which tend to be more worn or with busted corners). Also, even when I use fitted sheets I prefer to have a flat sheet tucked into hospital corners on top so my sheets stay put while I'm sleeping; that sounds like a pain and a half in a lofted bed.
>>10108916Yes! I've been watching her house stories for almost four months now and it's so amazing watching her put it all together. I'm way too excited for the office to get set up
>>10110322maybe try those mattress clips? I personally use them and love them. They are just adjustable strips of elastic with metal clips on each end.
>>10099693it's not that hard to start anon! The hobby is extremely helpful to newcomers who want to do it right. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aVIq2-_kEAc&t=11sThe planted Vase is probably my favorite facebook group ~hit me up if you have any questions.
>>10110952Do you have a generic / junk contact you're willing to drop? I don't really do youtube messaging stuff. Your posts have been great.
>>10107037>>10108144 What do people usually use to hang up their frames? I have so much trouble in my rented apartment with drywall anchors (walls are thin plaster over brick) but I've had bad luck with command strip hooks breaking on me (especially their plastic ones).
>>10111522maybe tumblr? http://lain01.tumblr.com/
>>10108916Oh my god thank you. I've been SO invested in her house progress haha
>>10111556I use the hooks only if they are rated for at least double the weight of my frames. If you have matching paint, use screw hooks and fill any holes you make in the wall with spackle and paint over them
>>10105787Are CRT monitors coming back in style ironically or is this an old photo? (not hating I think it's an adorable setup, if a little bit extremely impractical)
found a very cute wall decoration at a local thrift store today.
>>10105787Pretty sure it's old, look at the TV....
>>10111769>>10111800Not sure but I'd definitely say it's and old photo, maybe mid 2000s? There's also that stack of CDs sitting there beside the TV lol.
>>10110834I've tried the corner ones and they didn't help much as it's the middle of the fitted sheet that keeps bunching up. I'm thinking of purchasing pic related to see if it helps.
>>10111769Regardless of the age of that pic, I think small CRT's look adorable and can see why they might appreal if you don't have the space widthways.I also have a feeling that picking up certain old CRTs might become a thing, if it's not already. Maybe I'm lame but I lept a bunch of my old horror vhs due to their amazing cover art, and have often thought it would be fun to watch them on an old tv.I guess they may have hit that tipping point where they have retro appeal rather than just being outdated. Of course most of them are now festering in actual waste tips.
>>10102049i love the nagel prints!i got this off /fa. apparently women in mexico have freemason clubs.>>10112164it is a thing. collecting vinrage tvs, repairing the electron guns, and refurbishing the tubes and yokes is a super niche hobby, but arcades hire these people.
>>10112798that is a wonderfully weird and absorbing pic
>>10113966Those arm rests are crazy! I'd love to chill in this room for an afternoon.
This whole thread is super comfy. Plant anons, any recommendations for a low light basement room? I'd like a few terrariums/ aquariums but I don't want it to get that dingy and dirty look
>>10114903Just checked the previous thread and got a good chunk of advice. What a nice thread for a nice day. Pic kind of related.
>>10116273This looks like a hospital guest space, where a gift shop is just around the corner.
>>10113966Looks like a love hotel in Vegas.
>>10112164>CRTs are coming backGlad i kept mine, then. Even if it does have that old chunky single input cord.>>10114198I'm not into pink generally, but hot damn, that is an inspiration. It's so well put together. Makes me want to KonMari my house until it looks like that.
>>10119127More of this
>>10100952Something cozy, simple and fresh... Something like >>10100252 would be wonderful. Your living quarters can affect your mental health, so I've been working on creating a nice space for myself. Weeding a lot of stuff out and figuring out what my ideal space would be.I really like the look of wall tapestries and dark brown furniture mixed with vibrant colors. It creates a very cozy feeling, especially in the evening when you turn on the lamps.
>>10119295Kate welcomes you to the most 80s pic ever.
>>10114198Does anyone know what desk this is? Kind of dying for it
>>10125046Looks like it's using the Ikea ALEX add on unit on top of whatever desk they've got going on
Man I just love those room threads. Thanks to everyone posting!Does anyone have inspo for organising jewellery? Kinda like >>10100949(It's hard to find something when you have a lot of necklaces and bangles but no earrings)
Any cute red bedroom inspo? Can be combined with pink, but I'm really looking for red. Also, this might sound dumb, but does anyone know of ways to display collections in a minimalistic/tidy way, that doesn't emphasize "there's a lot of stuff right here"? Family keeps complaining that my room looks "crowded" when i've got all the manga and My Little Ponies out on display.
>>10123300That harp is facing the wrong way
>>10126412I have some stuff of mixed aesthetics, but not a whole lot. Will post anyways.
>>10126739As for tidying up a collection: the KonMari method could help you, i.e. finding what "sparks joy" and peacefully parting ways with the things that don't (this helped me tidy up recently when it came to purging stuff I still had for some reason from when I was a preteen as well as stuff that I got more recently). But if its just a matter of just displaying things in a prettier way, then why not try to coordinate the pieces by color or style to make it more aesthetically pleasing rather than just a pile of stuff put on a table with no rhyme or reason? Though... It's a little hard to give advice without knowing about the situation itself.
>>10126750I had a lot less red in my rooms folder than I thought. Guess I'll just post coherent collections? Or maybe just collections. Mostly cutesy things.
>>10126750I should probably look deeper into KonMari, I like the "sparks joy" idea and have a box full of stuff I've been trying to sell off. I'm going to IKEA next week, so hopefully I can get some cohesive furniture for displaying.
>>10099705requesting the source of the cathedral bed
>>10132584I think it was custom. Haunt does gothy furniture though (but not quite like that)
>>10125657>>10123302Where are these from? They're beautiful and I'd love to know the source
help me anonsi have these really lovely red velvet curtains that i want to use, but i have absolutely no idea what color to paint the walls. all of my bedroom furniture is white, and the curtains are more of a deep red, not crimson.
>>10139515white sounds nice with red curtains.
>>10139519Sorry, I meant that painting the walls white would be really nice. That way you could add pops of color to the walls (art) and still keep a bright, open looking room.
>>10139523i guess i’m just worried that with white furniture it would be too much white
I have this cheap plastic organizer from Walmart. I'd like to paint it (the white) another color so it fits my room better. What's the best way to go about this?
>>10140264Forget pic like a retard.
Anyone know any sites for really cute princess style furniture...which aren't for kids?
>>10139533Maybe get some accent decor pieces to add some colour to the furniture. Pillows and throws and table runners work quite well. It all depends on the aesthetic you're going for though. If you want a moody goth room, I'd suggest doing black or a dark grey for the walls. You could also try red if you like a really bold primary coloured room. If you're going for a more romantic look, you could try wallpaper, or pink shabby chic decor pieces. Do you like your white furniture? There's always the option of vinyl sheets to temporarily alter the look of them, or highlight pieces (like the top of a table, or panels of a shelf) of the furniture. As someone else mentioned, art could also help.
>>10140441i like my white furniture, and i already have a fair bit of accent decor and art. the problem is that white walls make me think “hospital” and i’m not sure if any amount of decoration will be able to get rid of that vibe in my mind. i do want a more subtle color on the walls so it doesn’t clash horribly, but i want to still be able to tell that the color is there.
>>10140264I'm not sure the paint would hold very long. It might chip off or scratch easily with time (though sealing the paint might help a little bit). Especially in the spots that suffer friction when you open the drawers. Do you have any idea what material the organizer is made of (maybe from a sticky tag)? If yes you could ask in your local hardware store which paint and sealer would stick best.
Any inspiration for people who have to do all their crafts and sewing in their room? I live at home and whenever I watch cosplay youtubers they always have their own aesthetic sewing room but all I've got is half my bedroom has my personal stuff and the other side is craft room and it gets kinda crowded. Closet isn't much help, either...
>>10145227do you want aesthetic inspo for making it cuter or something more along the lines of keeping it organized/storage solutions for small spaces?
I'm almost finished upgrading my sewing space. Today I made an ironing board topper for my table out of a 2x4 and some fabric. Next goal is to make machine covers and put up some wall art. Thoughts?>>10145227My sewing space takes up about 1/4th of my and my partner's room. Trust in vertical storage, like cube storage units and drawers. Also ottomans are great too if they're the type you can put things in.
>>10126754How are they getting that upward staggering effect with the hello kitty plushies? I recently got some to put my plushies in and while it looks nice enough, it definitely doesn't look that organised.
>>10139405Yo what are those feet they have on the detolfs. I'm been pulling my hair out to find a solution for lifting mine that doesn't require a custom made base. I've always been told that other ikea furniture would buckle under a full detolf.
>>10100250this is my dream room but im sure nobody would respect me if i would do that once i move out in some years since im already 22 lol
>>10146099That isn't even that crazy by normie standards.It looks retro and I doubt people will care. I'm 26 and none of the normies I am friends with are jerks about my pastel dishware. Just don't get cheap stuff for kids and stock up on cute stuff around Easter and Valentine's Day. Even nice brands put out pastels around those times.
>>10145985They probably have some plastic shelf risers to lift up the ones at the back to get that effect. Pic related, that's what I imagine they're using.
>>10146021I think those are the Ikea Capita legs. They aren't meant to be used for detolf, so you have to drill the holes yourself but they work just fine. Much better than using a Kallax.
>>10146132Thanks, I'll measure up and start searching!
>>1014648Amazing thanks so much anon.
>>10139405They're from an 80s interior design catalogue. I love how diverse 80s design was, I highly recommend tracking down 80s magazine stuff on tumblr, pinterest etc.
>>10145217What about a light grey?>>10145273Storage and discipline about working on one part of one project at a time. Be ruthless
>>10126758this design of cute clutter looks adorable but dusting it all must be a bitch
Is there like a gothic shabby chic term? I want my house to look like a slowly crumbling witch’s cottage in the wood.
>>10158967i've actually been looking at light greyish sage colors!>>10160088honestly just googling "witchy interior design" pulled up a lot
>>10102068This seems inspired by the Creamy Mami series! I love it.
anyone have suggestions for a cute light pink bookcase/display shelf for plushies?
>>10126758Cake clock source please. My heart weeps because it's not in my life
>>10160339Ikea has a white bookshelf with pink drawers, STUVA/FRITIDS, and the KALLAX cube unit [at least used to] comes in light pink. You could buy any wooden shelf and paint it your ideal shade of pink too.
>>10160349yeah i found the kallax but it's not being sold anymore from anywhere unfortunately. thanks for the help tho
>>10160395There are a bunch of KALLAX-like cube storage systems from other stores, like Target. You can probably find one in pink online.
>>10160344Swimmer, but they closed down. You may have luck finding it second hand from Japanese auction sites.
>>10160397they're just not quite the right shade of pink. I'm picky, i know. i'd paint it myself if i didn't live in such a cramped apartment
>>10160497What about contact paper/sticky vinyl to cover them?
If anyone has some mainly mahogany + white room inspos I'd appreciate it, I'm renovating my room and I'm going for that combo
>>10161377>>10161376I wish I could have a bed that soft and fluffy.
>>10165100Why can't you? It just looks like an overstuffed comforter...
Anyone have any goth room inspo featuring the color gray?
>Live in a beautiful apartment>walls are tanAll my stuff is pastel and cool tone. It drives me insane. I was told the walls would be grey when I moved in but it was a lie. Is there anyway I can make this work?
>>10105787that is so cluttered. id want to kill myself.
>>10166662Why can't you change the wall colour?
>>10105787it's cute, but why does one human need to much shit?
>>10166686Not everyone is into minimalism. Some people enjoy being surrounded by things they like, or get a cozy feeling from having lots of things. Despite the large number of items in that picture, everything but the stuff on the desk seems fairly organized.
>>10166680In theory I could but it would be $300 a room and I would have to paint it back when I moved out. Which would be fine if I planned on staying long but eventually I would like to get a house instead. I can't feel justified spending like 1.8k for something that will last like 1-3 years.Unless the estimates on paint I found were way over priced.
>>10166662Are you allowed to put hooks up on the walls and do like...draped fabric?
>>10166665Not everyone is a minimalist. At work when we were forced to remove all decors from our desk I wanted to kill myself. I love being surrounded by all the shit I like.
>>10168801This is me. Minimalism, tiny house etc is not my thing and I would much rather have a regular sized house surrounded by all my stuff. It's not that I couldn't live with less things, it's that I'm happier with more, am surrounded myself with stuff that I like and am fine with that.
If you don't have a lot of space to work with, and enjoy simple yet cosy styles, Japanese apartment interior design can be great for inspiration.
>>10105787I had that nightstand too! There was also a dresser and a desk that were part of the set that I owned. Mine were bought new in 1990.
Anyone have inspo for studio apartments?
>>10191132There's some studio type inspo already in the thead, are you after anything specific?
How do you figure out what kind of aesthetic to go with for a room? I like so many clashing things and styles and it's hard to blend them
>>10191608Which styles are you thinking of?
>>10191609I enjoy the grand and classy rooms you'd find in mansions, golds/black/white etc. with beautiful fabrics and classic, timeless elegance, but at the same time I adore my plush/figure/poster collection and which only fit the typical ~kawaii~ aesthetics of rooms
>>10191716You can certainly mix the two. There's nothing outlandish about decorating decadent furniture with a bunch of stuffed animals. Figures can be organized and presented on a nice bookshelf similar to an art piece. The only conflicting element might be the posters, but even then you might be able to keep them around a desk/office area or try to work with the predominant colors so that it matches.
>>10191716>>10191723I suggest framing posters if its possible. Pic related is what I did with one of mine, although I can see it posing a problem if you have a lot of posters.
>>10192089So cute! Did you get that frame online?
>>10192139Thanks! I found it by chance at a variety store, all the inexpensive white frames I've found online tend to veer towards a more minimalist/flat style and that didn't interest me so I snatched this one up immediately.
>>10191608I feel the same. I like sort of bohemian and fairy kei and I find those aesthetics very conflicting. Any suggestions for this one?
Has anyone ordered with an ss from RomaPri before? https://www.romapri.com/
>>10166987I was the requesting anon and i'm so happy you came through, despite the time it took for me to notice. That's the perfect color of grey.
>>10193376I think the thing with that mix would be to find the common themes in both styles and start there. The area I think they cross over in is the use of bold/bright colours and that slightly crowded lots-of-stuff look, but to be honest if you try to decorate with both you are likely to end up looking more one than the other. I assume by fairy kei decor you mean 80s influenced with collectible characters, brights and pastels and quite cutesy - so you could use those themes but have (for example) the textures/draping that often happens in boho with a floor rug, printed or woven soft furnishings with texture and tassels, etc. I have also seen rainbow palettes in boho decor with varying degrees of success so that could be another avenue to think about.
>>10195168Depends on what you want. I have a cabinet from them and it's absolute bullshit. It's cheap rubbish. Don't get it. I regret getting it and it's at the back of my wardrobe holding my bf's dvds.
>>10185590>>10185591>>10185592>>10191132A bit late, but check out the Japanese app "Room". You can narrow it down to how many bedrooms, how big it is, what sort of house it is etc. It's quite nifty! and some of the users tag where they got their items from rakuten.
>>10146099you're in a lolita forum, i'm guessing you're a lolita. By those standards, you shouldn't care what other people think.
>>10102822This aesthetic looks a lot like my grandma’s house.
>>10195633what company is it by? can't narrow it down in the store because of all these american apps
simple j-apartment inspo
>>10210578Too small to be comfy.
>>10219458Japanese apartments are this small. This is normal. Don't move to Japan.
Do you guys have any ideas on good ways to store hair clips and brooches?
>>10222879maybe on an embroidery hoop w/ cute fabric?or, for hair clips, i’ve seen people take a length of wide ribbon & pin it to a corkboard, and then clip things onto it
What should i do if my mom wont let me decorate my room? I dont have the money to move out bc im a student. I have this desk that I literally cant use as a desk and really inefficient furniture for storage. She put ugly framed puzzled on my walls and Im not allowed to display any posters, plushies, or figures of my own (I keep them in my closet). Also my closet doors are broken and I'm not allowed to fix them. What would you guys do to try to make the best out of this situation?
>>10222903How old are you and do you have any means of footing the bill yourself if there's anything you need? I recently gutted my room and spruced it up with some ikea hacks which I paid for myself and had other people take me to pick things up in exchange for favours to avoid shipping fees. One of which was a desk because my original one was a kids one from the 90s that my family didn't want to let go of. Since then I've upgraded and have better storage while having an improved workspace. It was a total game changer for me.Just in case you're interested in my setup, its a Gerton tabletop mounted on top of two Alex units with 5 drawers each. On top of that I have the hemnes desk add on. You end up with a nice amount of leg space and space for a little bin,12 drawers in total if you count the two on the desk add on and you can decide where the shelves go for yourself - then you have room on top of that to put figs if your mom has issues with putting in your own shelves or damaging the walls - because that sounds like what might be the cause.The entirety of this set up was cheaper than the hemnes desk add on coupled with the hemnes desk intended for it and you end up with more room.I put my plushies in a kallax unit next to that which I lay flat as a kind of sideboard which has my mirror and a few other things on top, it'd be great for displaying some figs.Honestly it'd be worth sitting down and asking her what concerns her the most about personalising things and finding out if it is mostly concerns about damaging the walls. Trying to angle for a better workspace environment might help to get you some leverage in improving the desk situation, since you're a student you're going to spend a lot of time at your desk and it'll discourage you from lounging on your bed. Once you find out the problem areas, the more able you are to bargain and compromise.If you want pics of how it turned out, let me know, I'd be happy to show you.
>>10222917Im 21 and I already pay rent. I think shes acting like this because I moved out for about a year. She sees the room as her room and refers to it as her room. Ive been trying to convince her to let me get a new desk because my current desk is a small corner computer desk placed in the middle of the wall on an angle. She seems to be opening up to allowing a new desk because I've been complaining about it. You can show me your set up. Im curious.
>>10222930why is your mom such a huge bitch? just move out, you'll have more rights with an actual landlord than that cunt who calls your rented room "hers"
>>10222903You deal with it and save up enough money to move out. Been where you are. Do NOT spend money on furniture or decorations that will make you happy. Deal with what you have and save every penny. Cut corners where you can. Try to pick up a part time job if you can. You'll get your own place and you can ball the fuck out there when that happens. It will happen. Good luck.
>>10222930Jesus christ what a narcissist.
>>10222930Yikes, if you're paying rent you should definitely have some say in how you're able to decorate your room and have some ownership on your personal space. I agree with the others in moving out as soon as you can being the best option.Here's my setup so far, I still have some tweaking to do with it especially since my ceiling decided to start leaking the very weekend after I finished building. The tabletop is sturdy even with the add-on unit, but I'd still recommend bolting them together for extra security if you go down this route.
>>10223385and a peek at what's underneath
>>10222930Yikes. To me that sounds like she doesn't really want you living at home. Any chance you could afford to split an apartment with another student, if you're already paying rent? August would be a good time to make that kind of arrangement
>>10223445My rent is very cheap atm and it would cost significantly more to move out right now. My dad is a good parent and wants me to stay. My mom is just being horrible. I dont want to derail the thread further. Sorry.
>>10223385>>10223386This was highly inpsiring for me! I need to get an attachment for my desk as well
>>10102221Sorry dumb question, but what would I search for to find those lights? Curtain fairy lights?
>>10223577Search for fairy light curtains
Painting my room lavender soon; just put some heart shaped knobs on my two white tall dressers and set up my toy collection in a way I like. I'm getting a full size pink canopy bed once I can sell my old furniture and repainting a desk, a vanity, and a bookshelf pink white and sparkly. I have a lot of kawaii art prints I'd like to frame as well. Wish me luck and post picture frame upcycling inspo! Also idk if this is too edgy...but I have some old color gaurd rifles and I kinda wanna decoden them? I like mixing hard and soft themes. My goal is a menhera palace.
>>10223810Dropping pics of my old room. Only thing staying is the vanity and the bookshelf and the floating shelf. This canopy bed finally fell apart and so did the dresser. So I'm currently using the guest room bed that's too rustic for my tastes and there are some matching rustic guest room dressers that have to be sold as well.
>>10223814Aaaand that's what I have. My toy collection is much larger now.
>>10223385Neat n sweet.>>10223817I love your furniture! Was the vanity modified or are those the original colors?Meanwhile, I'm a clutterbitch with a literal square for a room.
>>10224036I love your eclectic room anon! It's really fun just looking at all the interesting things you've collected.One thing I might suggest is, it looks a little cramped where you have a few pictures low down on the wall near the top of your chest of draws. I think it could look slightly more coherent visually if you removed the lowest pictures there, and then perhaps hung them higher on the wall where you have some space. You could also use say, a shelf raiser on your chest of draws so that you can see all the objects you have displayed there a little more clearly by adding another level. I have attached a masterful paint edit to try to show what I mean and how removing the lower pictures opens up the space.It's only a very small change, but I think it could make quite a difference.
>>10224036The vanity was modified! Poorly. I need to repaint it as its chipping in some places. Think I'm gonna seal it in epoxy resin mixed with glitter.