Remember that Aaron Carter poster you taped on your wall 10 years ago, the one that left marks that are now begging to be repainted?
People who outgrow their rooms suffer from this kind of problem. While the bedroom should reflect its occupant’s personality, what do you do when it still screams of a prepubescent girl with a massive crush on that cute boy band member?
Here are tips to make your room reflect who you are at this point in your life. Beyond anything, remember to also make allowance for growth and maturity.
1. Frames, not tapes. Yes, we all had those days where we’d stick up posters of boy bands on our bedroom wall, leaving tape marks which are harder to forget than your professions of love for ’N Sync! An easier and cheaper alternative is to buy a frame in the size of a standard poster, or bigger. That way, you can switch it up as often as you’d like, without leaving permanent scars on your bedroom walls.
2. Stick to accents. Are you the type who has a favorite color of the month, but who junks that color the next month? If you do, integrate it into your room as accent.
Instead of changing your wall paint to, say, green, find accent pillows or vases in your favorite shade of green. That way, when you get tired of them, just shove the stuff into the attic and replace with items in the next color of the month.
3. Solids over patterns. A more intelligent decision to make is to paint your walls in a neutral palette and coordinate it with your preferred accents of the moment. You’ll thank yourself one day when you no longer have a wall full of floral patterns.
The Philippine School of Interior Design’s Advanced Class of 2013 will mount its graduation exhibit, titled “OPM: Obra Para sa Musika,” on Oct. 1 to 31 at Glorietta 3, Ayala Center, Makati City.
Aiming to promote the beauty and richness of Filipino music, the exhibit showcases over 20 masterfully designed spaces inspired by some of the best Filipino songs from different genres.