How To Make Your Shit Room Look Flash

  1. ONE WORD: POSTERS

Scavenge around music stores like Penny Lane and the EcoShop on Blenheim Road, they tend to have discarded posters waiting for a new home. Also, movie theatres can have some sweet old posters.

  1. ANOTHER WORD: FAIRYLIGHTS

Dim light is best light. Make sure you get the flattering golden glowy fairylights and not the ones that make you look permanently startled. Should you frequently (or ever) get naked in this light, your ego will thank you for steering clear of harsh fluorescent bulbs.

  1. SCORE SOME OLD FURNITURE

The EcoShop is just around the corner from campus; they have heaps. If you want to meet eccentrics and visit parts of town you didn’t know exist, TradeMe has some sweet finds too! Give it some TLC + a lick of paint. For extra snaps get the paint in tiny test pots from Resene.

  1. GET SOME WASHING BASKETS

Let’s face it, no bedroom is void of getting messy. But get some washing baskets, one for dirty clothing and one for ‘worn-once-but-clean-enough-to-wear-again’ clothing. This way stray clothing and run-away old socks around the room don’t ruin the feng shui you now have cranking.