|Some of the video games. A lot are still in storage.|
Day 3: Choose your room and sit in it for 10 minutes
The task for yesterday was to pick the room that needs restyled. I puzzled over this for ages, honestly. All our rooms could use a little sprucing, but I've also been working on them for months now, so there wasn't a ton of revamping that needed done in any room.
Except one. The one that I was most sure I wouldn't be allowed to touch: our den.
When we first moved in, I had originally pictured the room as a cozy place where we could watch TV and sit by the fireplace, and just generally be comfortable. I thought maybe it would be our main hang-out room, where we would entertain most often, and had great ideas for it.
Then we moved in, and it became Brian's room. Not that that's a bad thing, but just not what I had pictured. Currently the room has a small TV, a couch, a couple of old chairs, a pinball, and aaaaallllll the video games. The room is perfectly functional for him, and he likes the simplicity, which is great for him.
But it does make for a room that's really not particularly nice to be in if you're not Brian or one of his immediate friends.
But really, the worst thing about the room to me is the poor use of space. We have shelves that are basically empty, or have things on them that I set down literally the day we moved in and never moved. (See: the jar of peanuts on the mantle.)
So, after talking to Brian, I think I can make some changes, as long as I don't go overboard and ruin the things he likes about the room, which is that he has a place to sit, he has a TV, and he has easy(ish) access to whatever game he wants to play at any particular time. I need to find a way to spruce up the room and make better use of the space without completely disrupting his flow (OR spending a ton of money, haha.)
Pictures and to-do list below. Suggestions are desperately wanted. Required even.
|I don't even know what some of that stuff is.|
|I want to rip these out and smash them.|
|DVDs and random crap|
Also, you may notice in this picture a light switch. The light switch is behind the door, and it's the only way to turn on the lights. It's the most idiotic thing. Need to look into moving it.
|Our mantle, a jar of peanuts, and a cat.|