Bringing Out The Inner Decorator In You

Your home is an extension of yourself. Your room mirrors yourself. Someone once told me (I can’t recall who) that a person’s bedroom, office/study and bathroom – three of the most personal spaces – reflects who the person is. You can easily tell if someone is a slob, neat, artistic, obsessive-compulsive, fun-loving and what-have-you personality trait there is. I discovered a friend is a rocker girl at heart when I saw her room. She doesn’t dress like one (not if you count pencil skirts and stilettos) but her room is a rocker chick’s haven. The records say it all and the posters, color and musical instrument miniatures speak volumes louder than Slash’s guitar playing.

Now, don’t panic and start scrutinizing your room. Believe me, your analysis won’t be accurate. Haven’t you heard of poor self-evaluation? Why not just let go and express yourself? You can be your own interior decorator by basing your choices from the things that interest you. They can be your favorite things in the world, preferences in life, beloved things and others.

Choose a theme and/or a color for the room. If you’re at a loss, open your closet and take a look at your clothes, shoes and bag. More likely, there’s a color pattern that is indicative of your preferred color scheme. Base your decision from this and visualize your room in that color. If you feel good about it, you have your answer.

Don’t hang your clothes back yet. Take a look at the fabrics of the items you pulled out because they give you clues about what you think feels good against your skin. Did your silk shirt make it into the selection? Silk beddings and covers might be a wise idea. Is there a pair of fluffy bunny slippers in the mix? Perhaps a rich, soft rug will be to your liking. You won’t have to worry about items that clash too much in terms of texture, as long as everything is still cohesive with regard to color.

Accessories are the best way to add personality and spunk to any room. Pick up a few frames at the department store and display your favorite prints or photos. Go through your old stuff and pick out interesting little gewgaws and trinkets to be displayed. Put your inhibitions on hold and just show any item that strikes your fancy. You’ll be surprised at the variety of unexpected things that can go together.

Customize some things to suit your personality and preferences. It can be making your own artwork, purchasing out-of-this world photo frames, repainting a cabinet or buying a heart-shaped area rug. It’s all about you. It’s your room, so suit it to your liking.

As mentioned, some people may not like it. Maybe you won’t even like your room after a night’s sleep and your head is clearer. Decorating is a trial and error task. You can always redecorate. There are no limits for improving your space. A point to take to heart is to surround yourself with things that make you happy, make you feel good and have a special meaning to you. By these standards, you’ll always feel alright…no matter how queer your room looks.
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Chick habit – Hillbilly Moon Explosion

hang up the chick habit
hang it up, daddy,
or you’ll be alone in a quick
hang up the chick habit
hang it up, daddy,
or you’ll never get another fix

i’m telling you it’s not a trick
pay attention, don’t be thick
or you’re liable to get licked

you’re gonna see the reason why
when they’re spitting in your eye
they’ll be spitting in your eye

hang up the chick habit
hang it up, daddy,
a girl’s not a tonic or a pill
hang up the chick habit
hang it up, daddy,
you’re just jonesing for a spill

oh, how your bubble’s gonna burst
when you meet another nurse
she’ll be driving in a hearse

you’re gonna need a heap of glue
when they all catch up with you
and they cut you up in two

now your ears are ringing
the birds have stopped their singing
everything is turning grey

no candy in your till
no cutie left to thrill
you’re alone on a tuesday

hang up the chick habit
hang it up, daddy,
or you’ll be alone in a quick
hang up the chick habit
hang it up, daddy,
or you’ll never get another fix

i’m telling you it’s not a trick
pay attention, don’t be thick
or you’re liable to get licked

you’re gonna see the reason why
when they’re spitting in your eye
they’ll be spitting in your eye

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