With the help of Gino, I managed to purge 7 garbage bags of clothes, paper files, and miscellaneous items from my bedroom. I figured it was time to have a more adult bedroom, and that meant getting rid of a lot of things that I didn’t need or use anymore. I took down the polaroids that adorned my wall, got rid of the old dog toys Nico doesn’t play with anymore, and tossed out/donated old furniture that doesn’t suit my style anymore.
In fact, I bought a nice headboard (adults have headboards, right?), and decided to make new furniture out of reclaimed wood, steel pipes, and old lockers that best match my vintage aesthetic. Yeah, I’m twee as hell, but making a brand new, smaller computer desk and side-by-side nightstands out of lockers also allowed me to delve into my creative side. I even bought some of Gino’s old floor lamps to place on the side of my bed.
Above the headboard, I decided to gather some of my old wall decorations and paint the frames white; the light color contrasts with the brick wall. I also wanted to have a pagan-esque altar, so I went to the local botanica and bought some relevant candles.
I love the look and feel of my new room: it’s more open (both in feeling and physically), and is completely in synch with design sensibilities and identity.