|My bed next to the window. The curtains were my Christmas gift to Rachael last year, and the twinkle lights just make life better.|
I am a clean person. It drives me crazy if my living space is not in pristine condition. I cannot concentrate on anything. Some may say that's a good trait, some that it is a bad trait. I think it's a combination; so long as I don't force my standards on others it is great. Well, moving onto a college campus and living in a room made of cinder blocks with fluorescent lighting was something I knew was going to be hard for me. I am rooming with my sister, and we both have the same ideas regarding how to live. We started planning over the summer, realizing that we would not be happy if our room looked like a dorm room.
|This is the view from our door.|
|Our bookshelf, which frankly needs to be bigger.|
|The couch has tears in the cushions, so we put this throw over it, which is nice, since it's cream instead of red.|
|My beautiful lamp that I thrifted.|
|The view from me bed. We added curtains to the closets to hide the ugly plastic doors.|
|We are coffee addicts, and therefore love mugs :)|
|My desk, which usually doesn't have a sandwich and computer on it...|
Small touches like books, plants, lighting, organization, and just making ordinary things pretty make all of the difference between a room and a home. If you have a clean space that is welcoming to visitors (having things like coffee and tea on hand to offer is a huge step towards making people feel comfortable), then it doesn't matter if you have all of the 'things' that you may want. Beauty can be had at any price tag, if you just look hard enough. Do you have any special tricks for making your space feel homey?