My Fangirl Life is a geek lifestyle blog, or that’s how we describe ourselves. This means that we love to talk about every aspect of life as a nerd, from cosplay, Cons, & entertainment to cooking, fashion, & DIY. Today’s topic: Geek Decorating, falls squarely into the middle of all of that.
It’s funny how easy it is to amass “stuff”. It’s also funny how thoroughly that “stuff” represents you & your life. My years can be boiled down to a carefully curated collection of things that fill my room & decorate my apartment and, seeing as I am a huge nerd, many of these things have a certain fandom flair. So much so that when I went to do a tour focusing on the special geeky touches of my bedroom I found my post becoming unreadably long. I showed it to KG (who has previously posted a geeky bedroom tour) in alarm, “My bookshelf in itself could be a whole post!” She looked at me exasperated and said rationally, “Then do a separate post just for your bookshelf.” Oh… Ok… So today I bring you a special glimpse into my geek-tastic bedroom bookshelf!
Above is an overview of the whole bookshelf. It is an excellent shelf; I love the cubbies. If you’re looking for something similar it is a classic Ikea find. On top are a few photos I took while in Venice, Italy. Justine & I went on a backpacking trip around Europe a few years ago & now I love decorating my house with pictures that remind me of our adventures (You can actually read about that trip over at Wonder & Wanderlust, if you’re interested). There’s also a Bath & Body Works candle, because I am OBSESSED!
Digging into the actual cubby holes you’ll find almost every single one has something fandom-related. Well, except the ones filled with my university engineering textbooks, but I think we can all agree those are still plenty nerdy. Other shelves dig into my top interests. My lovingly-made blog/photo books from my various trips & holidays get their own shelf. As does this awesome picture with John Barrowman… almost. It does have to share its space with a bottle of Nocking Point wine, which is from Stephen Amell’s winery.
Some shelves are meant to be more functional. I have boxes of stickers, cards, and various other mail-making supplies hidden under the cutest Batfamily ever. These dolls may be my favorite Etsy purchase ever (handcrafted by Capes & Saucers – they are not only adorable but also incredibly well made). And the top-left cubby, the one most easily accessible, is used for storing all the things I need on an “everyday” basis, including comic books, my D&D Player’s Guide book, dice & notebook to record our adventures, and my Doctor Who sticky notes that are perfect for bookmarking purposes.
I’m all about mixing books (which are everywhere in my room) with various other knick-knacks, photos, etc. to create a dynamic look.
- I’ve set up one of my favorite pictures from London with my beautiful leather-bound Sherlock Holmes anthology (a gift from KG… she’s the best).
- Lord of the Rings is wedged in with a signed photo of Dean O’Gorman because he is a hunk who deserves to be displayed.
- Game of Thrones (the books that aren’t currently being read by a member of the My Fangirl Life team) is accompanied by a beer stein from Oktoberfest. It’s the least “matchy” pairing, but seems to fit anyways.
- I’ve paired my Twilight books (yes, I still have the Twilight books… although they’ve been relegated to a bottom shelf) with a photo from my visit to Montepulciano, where they filmed the Volterra scenes for New Moon. Justine & I were dismayed to find that there isn’t actually a fountain in the middle of the square.
- My Harry Potter obsession is played up by matching the books with my wand (actually Krum’s wand because he is the best Triwizard Champion) and some Potterverse sweets. All of these accessories came from the Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Orlando.
- The Mortal Instruments/Infernal Devices books, however, barely even fit into the cubby by themselves!
But sometimes there just aren’t enough cubbies for each fandom to have their own. I’ve grouped my favorite dystopian novels into one shared shelf. The photo is my interpretation of participating in the Hunger Games. I’ve also corralled my more”fairytale-like” YA series together with some appropriately whimsical decorations.
What are your favorite pieces of nerd decor? Comment below or tweet at us (@Fangirls_Online) to share the awesome geektastic pieces from your room/house/wishlist!
Love & Luck,