Finally finished decorating. I'm in apartment style accomodation, so I have my own bedroom
I'm not big on posters, but I invested in a few that I know I will like for years to come. I love travelling, black and white photography, and Andy Warhol (shown in another picture).
I bought tissue paper in my favorite colors and cut it into two sizes of squares (ok, rectangles... I didn't have the patience to be picky) to go with my squares bedspread. The tissue paper was not my idea, I was inspired by this
The red pillow clashes, I know. But it's fuzzy. I also have a red and orange rug that goes with the pillow, though it's currently MIA.
Most of you have purse holders... I only have 2 purses but a terrible scarf addiction, so I have to have a scarf holder! I only brought some of my scarves from home, the ones I wear the most. I made 3 of the 6.
I also have two dry-erase calendars on my desk; one is a 4-month one and the other is 1 month. They give them to us when you move in, but I cut off the distracting advertisements.
My magnetic circle kind of goes against my square theme, but it was a gift that I love and it comes in handy
. I have another rectangular magnetic dry-erase board by my door.
The fabric draped on the mirror was a belt/sash type thing that came with a pair of shorts I bought years ago.
My closet door is ugly and broken, so having it closed wasn't really a desired option. I have a whole bunch of stuff on the two shelves in there, including dusty suitcases, and I didn't want to be showing those off, so I hung up a shower curtain (I couldn't find any real curtains that were cheap, and I don't have any sewing equipment with me to make some curtains out of a bedsheet like Ransom did).
I save $1.50 every time I do laundry because I use a collapsible drying rack
Hanging storage for extra towels, sheets, and yet-to-be-needed winter items. My room is actually pretty good for storage - the closet has two shelves, the dresser has four drawers, and there are three drawers under my bed.
Old placemats can be decorative
I didn't have a pen/pencil holder, so I cut a cardboard box (in which a coffee... thermos? came) in half and wrapped excess tissue paper around it. I have another one holding computer stuff on the next shelf up.
I only used one thumbtack in the wall (in a pre-existing hole), everything else is held up with sticky tack or temporary adhesives. There were a bunch of paint chips on the walls, so I tried to cover up most of them with the posters and tissue paper without going overboard. I decorated my room last year similarly, but found I had too much going on. I only used about half the tissue paper I used last year.
Sorry for the massive post!