I recently read a great article “Minimalism is Just Another Boring Product Wealthy People Can Buy” which raised some great points about how minimalism and nice decor are out of reach for most people, and it got me thinking. The rooms and dorm rooms I’ve decorated over the last five years, could I have done those if it weren’t for my parents’ and my place of financial privilege? Answer: Probably not.
I finally did what I said I’d do and here’s my room tour!
My room is nearing completion! Soon I’ll have everything in place for a room tour. until then, here’s a sneak peek at my room:
This is long overdue. It took so long, in fact, that yet another piece for my room arrived today and I considered waiting a bit longer until it was installed to do an entire room reveal. I decided not to. So let’s get to it.
Sometimes it’s good to get everything out. I looked at my rant and used it as a to-do list, improving everything I could in a day. Yesterday I ordered a chair online, cleaned my room, took my dog for a walk, fixed the slowness on my laptop, and signed up for stuff that’ll get me out of the house and will hopefully motivate me to write more. Maybe I’ll even make friends, who knows?
Today was a big day. My room looks more like a bedroom and less like a construction site than it has in months. Jeez. Months. Has it really taken me that long? Nonetheless, I did what I wanted to do before I leave again for England, and tonight I will be able to reap my reward by sleeping in my own bed again, finally.
This is not a how-to article, so if that’s what you’re looking for I suggest you keep looking. If I’m honest, I’ve been putting off painting my room for one simple reason: it makes me nervous. What if it looks bad? What if I spill paint everywhere?