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06 October 2012 @ 09:45 am
The last time I posted here I was still unpacking some things. This time I am posting just the bedroom. The whole apartment has been through a lot of changes, but later for that.

I share an apartment with my boyfriend/eventual husband. The apartment is actually large for two people and we would like to move into a much smaller place when the lease is up next year. Suggestions on decor are very very welcome, though- We can't paint. As you can see, I like minimalism with contained clutter. But I love to hear any suggestions because I think it's great fun so if you have ideas that don't fit in with my style then go buck wild anyway!

This is going to be a full 360 view going counter clockwise. There is my clutter corner.
A closer look:

I would like to frame that poster. It's from a show we had in the Southeast Museum of Photography. I used to work there and I asked for it because I really liked the show and it was just collecting dust in storage. The framing wont happen anytime soon as I am a photographer and never have any money. When I do, it goes straight to my drug dealer (Starbucks).

I just got that glass... plate..thing? From the future in-laws who were having a yard sale and gave me whatever I wanted before they put everything out. I have no idea what to put on it right now. But it will probably be one of my non working antique cameras. I am the only professional photographer in the family so I have the honor of being the keeper of all photographic equipment from dead relatives.

Honestly- I don't like that Audry Hepburn canvas at all. But it's one of the very few things that belongs to The Boy so I like to keep it above the bed.

That is a Jack'o'lantern night light. My Halloween decor stays up year round.

Those doors go to the walk in closet and the bathroom. We won't look in there... (no gusta).
That is a Jack Sparrow doll I made. I colored his skin with tea! (and then lost all interest before I finished making his clothes).
That ribbon hanging down is because the chain to the light is missing...

The door out ends our tour!

Thanks for looking and go crazy on suggestions cause I love to hear what other people would do to the space.
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Velvet Froggvelvetfrogg on October 6th, 2012 04:07 pm (UTC)
I don't ever do much with my bedrooms. But what about getting a nightstand or 2? I don't know if they would be beneficial for you. I've had them but this past year is the only time I used them majorly. I have my reading lamp and a stack of books. My phone and glasses sit on it. And the drawer is full of my prescriptions. You can put your photographs in frames and hang them up. Even if you don't get large prints, even just getting 4x6s (.29) or 5x7s (1.99) can be cheap and frames go sale often and sometimes you can luck out on some good ones. Those are the only two things I suggest for a bedroom. I have a bed, two nightstands, a mini fridge (for my bottles of water to take my scripts) and a coffee table I really need to put in the garage. But I could have way more suggestions for the rest of your apartment. Lol
Velvet Froggvelvetfrogg on October 6th, 2012 04:08 pm (UTC)
I meant to say you can luck out on good ones at thrift stores.
qnorse on October 16th, 2012 05:27 pm (UTC)
I took your advice and got ahold of some nightstands the In-laws were going to put in a yard sale. Well, they aren't really nightstands but I am using them as such. I plan to post changes eventually. I don't often have luck with frames and art at thrift stores. I'll post the whole apartment next time.
Victoria: pic#118928848spracker on October 6th, 2012 08:19 pm (UTC)
The "glass plate thing" looks like a cake stand to me. :) I like how you started decorating the corner, and think you could continue that theme/style around the rest of the room. The dresser (between the two doors) doesn't really do much for me; but, I know it can be difficult to replace furniture. (I have a few pieces I'd like to replace, as well!) More art on the walls. I second the nightstand idea.. or maybe even a headboard. (Or a mock headboard. Check out some tutorials online for cheap DIY.) I actually like the Audrey print over there. I think if you didn't have it, you'd have one giant empty wall. It adds a focal point.
qnorse on October 16th, 2012 05:38 pm (UTC)
I wanted to paint that dresser black but The Boy won't let me cause he loves wood (teehee). I am working on convincing him to at least let me stain it so it's very dark.
I ended up getting night stands (sort of). The in-laws gave us a coffee table and end tables that were away too big for our tiny living room and sofa so the end tables are now nightstands.
wynnegruffyd on October 7th, 2012 01:37 am (UTC)
I also think more artwork would help. I would also lower the Hepburn canvas. Thrift stores, yard sales, junk stores are great places to pick up cheap and cheaper pieces of odds and ends furniture. Paint is your friend. A cluster of frames that you have picked up from yard sales and thrift stores that you paint in the same color make a great wall display. Get different shapes and designs. Love the skull print on the wall. You might want to go with more of that type of feel to the room. There is a lot of white in that room....add some color. If you can't paint the walls, then some cheap fabric on the window, rugs, bed pillows. You have a great space.