Personalise That Room!

Daily Prompt: What do you display on the walls of your home — photos, posters, artwork, nothing? How do you choose what to display? What mood are you trying to create?

Considering the home I live in isn’t actually my own, you know being only 17 and all, I will tell you about the walls of my room instead. One of the four walls of my bedroom is built in wardrobes, they are a very dark and not very attractive brown. I don’t particularly like brown so I made it my mission about 4 years ago to cover them up, that didn’t go so well; as four years later only about 1/3 has been disguised.

I like to think of myself as quite arty; in reality I have about as much creativity as a not very creative person (I don’t know, I told you I’m not creative). Despite this I have managed to blu-tack different magazine cuttings onto the wardrobes so they look a bit more interesting.

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Around the other 3 walls of my room, I have various paintings dotted around that I did with my grandma about 7ish years ago. Some of which I am pretty impressed with, although they could’ve well been more my grandma’s handiwork than mine. I also have the collage that I made at school that got me interested in collages in the first place, up on one wall.

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Apologies for the awful photo!

Apologies for the awful photo!

This is what my best friend gave me when we were in Liverpool on a school trip one time, which I thought was lovely and hoped that it didn’t mean that I was really going to get non-emergency midnight calls regularly (for the record, I haven’t even had one!).

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I enjoy cramming my walls with random things, especially photographs and things that have important memories attached to them, I think it makes a room so much more personal and homely. I know that when I get to university that will be one of the first things I do, to make myself feel more at home and hopefully less homesick. I can understand that when you get older, none of the ‘decorations’ around my room are particularly tasteful or stylish, but for a room that maybe isn’t always seen by guests I think it’s lovely to have personal touches on display, even if it is just for you.

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