21 November 2008

Gotta keep 'em decorated Part II

A while back I wrote about my misadventures in interior design. It's hard for me to decide on anything because I'm really just not confident in my style choices. For instance, yesterday I went to Target to buy some new linens. I probably walked up and down the same three aisles 20 times trying to decide on a damn bedding set. It's hard stuff! This is what I came up with after feeling awkward staring for about 20 minutes.

In the past I've typically avoided patterns and tended towards simpler designs but I've made a big step forward in my home decorating journey recently and I thought it deserved some celebratory patterns. I am referring to the fact that a couple of weeks ago I went out and bought myself a new entertainment center (!), a new bed (!!), and a whole new bedroom suite (!!!). I went and picked up the entertainment center last night and after 6 hours of construction and rewiring my whole living room I can say that I'm really happy with my purchase. The bedroom suite is being delivered to the store today and I'm hoping I get to pick it up tomorrow and then my transformation will be complete. I'll be so grown up I'll have a guest bedroom! How weird is that?! Here is the entertainment center in a demo living room that is much cleaner than mine.

And here's the bedroom suite. I didn't get the chest of drawers because, really, who needs that much damn drawer space?

So that's that, I suppose. It cost me a good amount of money but I think I'll be happy once it's all in. I'm really excited about the fact that I'm getting a super-comfortable queen-sized bed. Sleeping by myself every night in that full bed wasn't quite depressing me enough. Now with all that extra space I won't be able to ignore the fact that I'm dreadfully alone!

Now you have a detailed history of my home decoration purchases. Tell me what you think. Give me advice on what I should purchase next. Am I going to hate that quilt set in a month? Should I start investing in house plants and sconces to complete my soul's gentrification?


prettyhelmet said...

to really complete the look of "yes I'm a bachelor let's get to the fucking" a Pabst Blue Ribbon neon sign would look delightful mounted above that entertainment unit.

i have just that sign in storage.

Apollo said...

I would think that the smattering of empty PBR cans throughout the living room might have the same effect.

Sarah, etc. said...

The pattern is a little busy, but you've got cut outs in the headboard. If your lady gets mouthy about the pattern, you can just tie her up and gag her. So really, those linens say UP WITH KINK.

Apollo said...

I'm not sure how I feel about the pattern, actually. I will say that the picture doesn't really do it justice. You'd need to see it in person to get the idea.

Yeah, I just invited you into my bedroom.