DECOR THREAD

Let's talk decorations. For simplicity sake let's keep it about objects like art, toys, knick-knacks rather than broader interior design stuff like furniture.

What's your philosophy on it? Have you bought or built something solely for aesthetic purposes? Should every piece have some special meaning and say a lot about you or do you just throw in whatever looks kinda nice?
Talk about things you love, things you hate, things you got and regret...

Pictures welcome

  1. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I bought a granny house and im too cheap and poor to put a lot into renovating so im just leaning into the grannycore

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Any recs on how to Hispanice up my "office" desk and shelf? That space is actually on a nook in the living room so I still want to keep it very presentable if someone comes over.

      I have enough plants so I was thinking more in terms of cool interesting objects... Some of my ideas would be a globe, skull, plasma ball, terrarium/aquarium, fancy clock, hourglass, lava lamp... Any suggestions?

      Based. That view makes up for whatevers inside the house

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        No skulls, lava lamps or juvenile shit like that. I suggest vintage (early 1900's and older) office items, like a telegraph key, wood-and-metal telephone, old stationery that may even be functional.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          nothing juvenile about a genuine human skull on your desk.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Idk about you anon but I don't want to be haunted while I'm working

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >Don't do anything juvenile, do cringe pretentious and try hard instead

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Barf inducing. Is this bait or are you a boomer snob?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I like banker's lamps. They're classic enough to add some class but still modern enough to blend in and not look tryhard.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Bepis

          >proceed to put cool blue flickering awful CFL inside
          I’m so glad the CFL phase was short lived and lots of the modern LEDs are real close to incandescent color. I HATE CFLs so much, I bought a pack of them for an apartment once and was depressed for months until I got rid of them.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      love it, sit in a plastic padded chair sipping tea with a blanket and cat just looking out over the trees man, comfy AND nothing has to change as you get old

  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Pretty sparse in my case but almost anything with 19th-early 20th century aesthetics is good for me.
    Also I love persian rugs

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I've always lived with art, made art, collected art and decorative objects.
    They don't have to have any deep intrinsic meaning and sometimes what value they do have in that sense develops in the context of living with them for years, in different places, with different people, etc. Odd stuff can be the catalyst for all kinds of interesting conversations and as a kind of shorthand message sent to visitors; I have valuable art and also kitschy junk that grounds me to older relatives and their homes that had those same items, where I grew up and learned to appreciate them.

    Bottom line is that decor thats there because its fun or pleasant to be around is a luxury that can be as small or large as you want it to be, and luxury is the difference between subsisting in a purely utilitarian existence, and living a life.
    If people want to do the former that's fine, but those people NEED to convince themselves that they are superior. far more than people who enjoy small luxuries and non necessary aesthetic pleasures "need them to be happy", which is the cope that the ascetics like to tell themselves.

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I have no taste, so I just buy houseplants.

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Honestly the one thing I bought for decorative purposes that added the most aesthetic value to my room was a fake fireplace heater. I had a black pvc pipe laying around which I put on top of it as a fake chimney and it legit fools people. My house is tiny so I reckon it wouldn't have the same impact on a large place but here it's crazy how much such a silly gimmick enhances the cozy homely feel.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >fools people
      Lmao u got some dumbass friends, satan

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I mean when people enter they say "oh awesome you got yourself a fireplace!" then I tell them it's a 70€ fake fire they get closer to inspect it and are still mesmerized at how cool it looks. It's not like a guest immediately scrutinizes every detail of your house at a distance.

        Btw the pic I posted it's not my exact model mines a little more elaborate

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      nice try, you're not putting my house on fire satan

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      these are pretty comfy

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      If I came over to your house and saw that fake fireplace, I'd probably piss on your floor when you we're looking.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        why wait until he isn't looking?
        what's he going to do, burn you with some fake wood?
        brand you with his nonexistent, red-hot fire poker

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Basic philosophy? Avoid symmetry, avoid obvious themes, few larger pieces instead of smaller stuff, and no double-duty - using an ornate box as a stand, for example. Fewer is better, it focuses the attention, but no fewer than 3 or 4 points of interest in any single room.

    Advice? If something catches your eye immediately walking into a shop or yard sale, buy it. I've never regretted an impulse art purchase.

    Also, don't underestimate photos. It's out of fashion to actually print out your pics & hang them on the wall, but it's cheap & if you hang photos that are meaningful, you'll actually look at them when you walk by. Once you stop noticing them, they can be replaced easily.

    If you outright copy something you've seen somewhere else, you probably won't like it long term. OP's photo looks like a diorama at a Ripley's museum. It'll feel like wasted space almost immediately.

  7. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    How do you make a place look comfy without looking barren but also not cluttered. Like boomers

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Comfy
      Rugs, pillows, curtains
      Wooden elements
      Fireplace

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        this anon knows what he's talking about

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Ditch the face and it's peak comfy, as is its somber/macabre

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          how can you be comfy with that thing permanently looking at you angrily?

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            by not being a pussy?

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          the orcus face is too over the top

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous
  8. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I'm very against buying (most) decorative items. Grew up with boomer hoarder parents with no design sense and it spooked it out of me. I try to emphasize well selected pieces as the center of how I "decorate" any room, beautiful objects that are also functional (Not luxury, just stuff like books, candles, pillows) and houseplants.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Show us then, retard.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Books, candles and pillows are all luxuries.

  9. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I got a ceramic hollow sailboat with a high gloss metallic coating. pic related.
    I filled mine with sand and plugged the holes with concrete. it weighs about couple pounds has a real heft to it feels good and is safer to polish.
    If I did it again I might install an induction receiver fill it with a conductive concrete mix, probably just metal shavings carbon black a coat hanger and quikrete, to make a center piece wireless heater or a nice paperweight

  10. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I've been shitting my place up with models I build. I like history, so maps and historical paintings make for good wall decorations. Only 'knick-knack' type stuff I have are family history related, like Civil War & WWI medals, my great grandfather's WWI helmet, stuff like that. Want to start work on a big ass wooden ship model of the USS Niagara that's gonna go on a halfwall bookcase in the living room.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      That's pretty cool anon

  11. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Are there any non cringe crystals or rocks that look cool?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I like fossils, but they often look out of place

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      you can buy agates for pretty cheap, and they are beautiful and endlessly fascinating to pick up and hold to the light as they're translucent when cut thin. obsidian is another beautiful rock to have in your home. I personally have a box with five or six lovely agates and a chunk of polished obsidian that I like to put on my coffee table so visitors can look at them too.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      nice JO crystals
      you got a bro to help you charge them up?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Geodes my man.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Nobody will ever be in your room, why does it matter?

  12. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I "decorate" by lining my walls with shelves that hold all the bullshit for the hobbies I don't actually do.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      such as?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I have a 65 liter backpack I haven't used in 10 years.

  13. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I'm having the urge to consoom, tell me some decorative bullshit to buy from amazon

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      funny shaped string lights. you know, skelingtons and hot peppers, maybe throw in some shotgun shells.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Ship in a bottle

  14. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I put up decorations made by friends any family. No one will say shit because they would be insulting my friends/family. Compliments galore and its pretty basic.
    There isn't that much different between kid art and top tier art.

  15. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Love me some Funko pops

  16. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >What's your philosophy on it
    I buy stuff I think is interesting from garage sales and thrift stores, thats it
    "Decor" is merely to impress other people, and why the fuck am I trying to do that?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I have zero friends and family and I still decorate my house. it feels good to be in an aesthetically pleasing place

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Decor" is merely to impress other people

      theres that
      >NEED to convince themselves that they are superior
      thing mentioned earlier; why can't you just be secure in your own tastes and choices without attacking those made by others as character flaws?

  17. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I love snow globes is that gay?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      it's only as gay as you make it

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