Playing Make-Believe: Decorating My Hypothetical Apartment

Today was one of those days where I was all over the place–errands, lunch with my aunt, rushing back to pick up my dad, booking travel, trying to plan for a hypothtical move, job-related shenanigans and an extensive search for something scrumptious and healthy to make for dinner. All that didn’t stop me from wasting an hour or two on Pinterest, looking at interior decor. I’ve found that in addition to helping me keep track of the billion recipes I want to try, Pinterest is great for planning for that hypothetical apartment that I have after my hypothetical move. Hypothetical life has never been more fun. And don’t even get me started on how lucky the little girls of the world are now to have Pinterest to help plan their hypothetical weddings.. sleepovers just got crazy.

My problem is I like about a billion different things, and if I could blend nautical with art deco with sleek with eclectic with pirate-themed (think stripes and ships, not Somali pirates), I would. I also have a thing for lots of interesting and bright colors, so I can’t even imagine what I’ll do when I have to pick just one color scheme to decorate with.

These are just some of the items/crafts/decorating ideas I’ve found and loved on Pinterest.

Lots of my favorite ideas are DIY crafts:

Perfect for the book-nerd in me

Beakers made into vases

DIY typographic display


Homemade teacup candle

And others I’ve just pinned as inspiration, because I love the look or the idea:


Urban Outfitters duvet cover

Collage of frames above the bed

Two-in-one lights and picture display

Stacked trunks as a bedside table

To my friends who made their hypothetical moves into real moves, how did you decide to decorate your rooms? Any designspiration?

All images from Pinterest.