Temporary dwelling, permanent love
April 20, 2010 7:38 AM Subscribe
I am renting a room in shared house, which means that, as with many roomies/housemates, the bulk of my possessions have to live in one room. Please suggest blogs or tips for organising and making the place look nice!
posted by mippy to home & garden (11 answers total) 10 users marked this as a favorite
Yes, I know the standard answer is Apartment Therapy, but a) most of it is geared towards people with a whole flat to play with, which isn't my current situation b) as a renter I can't paint, wallpaper or fix things to my walls. (The place I'm leaving wouldn't allow posters up with blu-tack, for example.) I'm moving to a bigger room after two years in a tiny tiny room, and I want to make it a nice space that makes me happy until I can move in with MrMippy like a real grown-up.
- I'm in the UK, but I don't mind overseas blogs (I just can't always follow their recommendations)
- my room is furnished and I don't want to buy any new furniture or indeed anything much expensive for the moment - and if I decide to, I'd rather it was reasonably-priced long-lasting stuff rather than cheap but disposable.
- as well as my clothing, I have many books and craft supplies so they need to have a place to live. Most things I've read talk about how bedrooms are places for sleeping and shagging only - this can't apply to me for the time being.
- the word 'declutter' makes me want to kill kittens. I've gone from a 40sq.ft storage locker, bigger than the place I'm moving from, to an almost reasonable amount of stuff. I'm looking forward to the extra space meaning I can rationalise and organise more, but I feel I want to stop the shedding possessions element for a bit.