Whilst I looked around my flat recently, I realised the decor has slowly but surely turned ever so slightly more geeky. I’ve been looking forward to kitting out my own place with various bits of geek decor. In the past decade, I’ve noticed that the appeal for geek decor has seriously improved. Whole companies are coming out just to make prints, figures, chairs and much more. As such, I wanted to make this new flat my own – and I decided that the best way to do it was to put my own mark on the decorations.
Everything in the flat is mine and Jake’s decision and nothing has been very expensive; arguably the most expensive piece we have is the above print which we got for less than £30 from Amazon. Kevin was kind enough to donate four frames to us, so we could make some framed prints and then we’ve got some other bits and bobs. Simply put, to kit the whole place out has been a work in progress from many years of accumulating – And we’re still nowhere near done. We also still have a Fullmetal Alchemist wall scroll which I’ve had for many years, which we fully intend to put on a wall… Somewhere.
We love our new home, but we really had to think about where everything was going to go. Still, I’m sure you’ll have a specific feng shui that you follow too, or if not, perhaps you have a bout of organised chaos.
One of the above decorations that I mentioned, are four prints that we have to go in frames. The frames are these ones from IKEA, a Ribba Black frame of 23cm x 23cm. At £3.95 a pop, these were no real skin off Kevins back and thus was a very welcome house warming gift. They’ve been sat next to my desk for ages as we get ourselves sorted out, however we’re putting Pinky, Inky, Blinky and Clyde in the four canvases, all facing the directions they should face from their respective Home Corners. In case you’re interested, you can have a copy of our Pac-Man Ghost Prints.
Weeks on, we’re almost at the point where we can say our flat is our own, but there’s still a few bits to do, such as put up our shelves where we keep all of our figures.
Ultimately, geek decoration is becoming more common in this day and age and the current market. People love characters, people love artwork from their favourite series and yes, people love the strange and the unique. Over the coming years, I hope to be able to add cosplay props onto the walls, as well as other interesting tidbits. One fun fact, a lot of people live in rented accomodation here in the UK, which says they cannot have things nailed or pinned to the walls. Well; we’d not nailed or pinned in anything: We’re using these Picture Hanging Strips which hold canvases and frames in place really well! They come off the walls clean and are genuinely really convenient!
Today’s article was a bit of a relaxed one; deviating a little bit from our norm. However, I thought you may be interested in decorating your own place with geek merch that you’ve obtained from conventions across the UK. Don’t think that your bedroom is the only place – Once you’re in your own property, have a thing about the sorts of interests you want to have plastered on your walls (and remember to not use blutac – That stuff can seriously damage walls!) Let us know what your geek Feng Shui is and share with us any stories you have about decorating where you live, be it in your living room or just in your bedroom. Share all of this in the comments below, or over on Facebook and Twitter.