21 Jan

Every so often, I start to think that the Internet is a normal place, filled with normal people who do really sensible things.

And parts of it probably are.

But then I stray somewhere and cannot get the weird things I find out of my head.

No, not THOSE weird things.

Things like “What is the theme of your bedroom?” which was posed as a serious question (I guess I deserved it, looking at Home Decor as a category on Pinterest). Unfortunately, there were no Cliff’s Notes to go with it or to suggest what might be considered an appropriate answer.

I know that, when decorating for children, some people go with a theme. That’s really rather sweet. Had I been more organised, I might even have had a crack at it. But for adults, it feels like it’s maybe a bit weird. GAMES have themes. Not bedrooms.

Don’t get me wrong. The Indiana Jones Lego bedroom we stayed in at Legoland was awesome. I just can’t see myself deciding to replicate it chez moi.

Tomb Room

Quite apart from anything else, I can’t face the thought of having to dust the monkey every day.

Lego monkey

So what would be a “normal” bedroom theme? Because my mind goes to Bordello and, well, it stays there, weeping.

Anyway, I’ve resolved it for now. The theme of my bedroom is “Tired. In every sense of the word.” The Bigster’s is “There is no such thing as too many books” and Otto’s is “Wow, mummy REALLY likes pink.”

That solved, I think I’ll go find a normal corner of the Internet now. Where they talk about action points vs set collecting as a mechanic, and whether linen finish cards are REALLY better than the other kinds. And whether Renaissance Italy and Ancient Egypt are overdone as themes.


3 responses to “Thematic?

  1. yewenyi

    January 24, 2014 at 4:40 pm

    My theme would be simple, soft and comfortable. Maybe Arabian tent style.

  2. Jonathan O'Donnell

    January 25, 2014 at 9:06 pm

    I read a hagiography of Coco Chanel that described how, after her lover (husband?) died, she had her entire bedroom renovated in black. Black everything. Black. Black. Black. It took some time and a lot of money.

    She didn’t last the night. Then she had the whole thing redone, presumably with less black.

    PS: If you want a cool theme, you could go for the whole Paris apartment abandoned in 1942 look.

    PPS: I think #dustthemonkey is trending on Twitter right now.

    • Melissa

      January 26, 2014 at 10:01 pm

      That Paris apartment would be a great look, especially with the original Renoirs. But #dusttherenoir is less amusing than #dustthemonkey – and still just as annoying and allergy-inducing.


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