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Old 07-24-2006, 11:38 PM   #16
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*bumps*

Update: I redecorated my old room. Then I went to Florida. Then while I was in Florida, my roomies decided to move. Now I've redecorated my new room. I like my new room better because: the walls are white (not nasty panelling), the wood floors are gorgeous old school style (not that fake looking pergo stuff), it's not in a basement, and it's a bit smaller My old room was so big it was hard to make it look right.

Anyway, this is what I've done. Please let me know what you all think because I'll do something like this again after we get married.

I should say, many of these things are antiques given to me recently by my grandma (the white dresser, fruit boxes and crates, white chair, and shelf thing). The ugly dark dresser was supposed to go in the closet but it doesn't fit. The bed looks funny because I sold mine, so I'm sleeping on an air mattress set on top of a box spring and mattress belonging to the future owner of my room. The two large fabrics and the dresser runner I bought in Africa, the third (above bed) is an old table cloth made by my great-gran. The photos are all either cheetahs or scenes from Africa (some I took, others from friends). Anyway, I hope it doesn't look too cluttered. Everything means something to me.















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Very nice improvement Livluv
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Old 07-25-2006, 01:03 AM   #18
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For those who want to add graphics on their walls check out http://www.whatisblik.com The look is a lot cleaner and professional than anything you print out of your printer.
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Very nice. It looks very classy and cozy. Very nice job. Framed pictures look much nicer than posters.
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I like it
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Old 07-25-2006, 09:11 AM   #21
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Wow it looks great, and much much better walls/floor than the old room. Nice.
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Old 07-25-2006, 09:23 AM   #22
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your room looks so cozy! good job!
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Holy moly, LivLuv! You did good! Does not even look like the same room..
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Holy moly, LivLuv! You did good! Does not even look like the same room..
Hehe, it's not, I moved. I like it WAY better.

The only thing I'd do different is not put the bed in the corner. I'll have to change that once Phil and I move in together for good, but it works fine for just me getting in and out. I don't have a desk for my laptop, so I sit on my bed to use the computer and watch TV, so I like to lean against the wall sitting cross-wise (like under that big picture) and turn the TV towards me. I don't sit on the armchair because it's not mine (belongs to the new tennant, I just thought it looked OK there) and it's too far from the TV to hear with all my fans going.

My closet didn't have a door (dunno), that's why I hung that curtain.

The only bad thing about this room is that our house, while being really cute and sturdy, is very old, so the walls are like actual plaster, not drywall. I tried to hang my small frames with Command strips, but since it's like 100 degrees in there all day, they basically melted off (so much for holding 2 kg). I finally broke down and put in nails, but you have to do it perfectly or the wall literally crumbles and there's a 1-inch hole where a tiny nail was.
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If you have to have the bed in a coner angle it out so it's diagonally across the room as opposed to being lined against one wall. Doing that will make the room feel less boxed in.
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http://www.fengshuiweb.co.uk/advice/bedroom.htm
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Lies' Bedroom Decorating Advice

- Arrange large furniture based on availablity and accessibilty of power outlets, co-ax, and ethernet jacks (if applicable)

- Put the bed where it fits and where it allows for straight-on TV viewage

- Put the rug where it fits

- Cover the nasty white blinds with a curtain, or something, anything

- Accessorize!
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For those who want to add graphics on their walls check out http://www.whatisblik.com The look is a lot cleaner and professional than anything you print out of your printer.

Do you have any of these and if so what do you think of them? I've been eyeing a few sets of them for awhile, just haven't been able to decide I guess. Kinda wanting the Eames crosspatch ones.
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Old 07-25-2006, 04:23 PM   #29
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I do not have any myself but I have seen them in action as it were. Basically it looks a bit like a vinyl cling... something you see in store windows. I have a rough plaster technique on my walls so I'm not exactly sure how it'll do on an uneven surface like that. I should get the cheapest one on there and test it out.
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