Bedroom Eyes

I might be moving again although not far this time; not across state lines or countrysides, but just a few miles into a different apartment in a slightly more urban area. Another move; this one just months after the last--a year at one fort in VA, a year before that at another fort nearer to Virginia Beach, a year before that all across the country in Washington State to recount my most recent nomadic history. Lately, I've been admiring the interiors of teenage bedrooms I spy on Tumblr and Flickr and nurturing a growing jealousy. I wonder what it is like to have a personal space you mark so completely--walls you paint bizarre colors in a fit of pubescent creativity then cover with posters of celebrities you'll cringe at in a year and rip down with blushing cheeks. Rooms with corners filled with scribbles you hide from your parents behind furniture and dressers coated with stickers; shelves filled with evidence of a stationary life, cluttered and crowded with no thought to how delicate crystal will travel. I grew up moving. We did sometimes paint the walls (in sensible pastels) and there was a set of paintings and photographs that were routinely packed up and unpacked and nailed on otherwise bare walls. My shelves were not empty, but instead filled with art supplies and books. But there was always this nagging sense of the temporary; my bedroom was scratched instead of tattooed with my personality. Knick-knacks were avoided and clean lines favored. I never missed it much growing up, but now with yet another impending relocation I'm eager to sign a lease for a year and throw caution to the wind in regards to my bedroom. I want a chalkboard wall, I want a wall so cluttered with picture frames you can't tell what color lies beneath, I want shelves filled to the brim--spilling over with every random thing that catches my eye; I want it to be a nuisance to dust. I want people to walk into my room and feel how wholly it is mine. To claim a space completely, even if only for a short time.

Outfit details:
Lauren Moffatt tote bag
*pictures by Brittany


Kitsune-kun said...

ha I grew up moving a ton too- like every three years. college was the longest I spent anywhere and it made me feel weird and antsy to be there too long. but yeah, now that we live in very temporary university housing in the city, I've been feeling so stifled by the plain white walls, and the pointlessness of really sinking in and decorating. good luck finding a place you love!

Rory said...

LOVE your dress and shoes! I've never ever moved in my life. So when i go off to college, it's gonna be very strange!
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Sarah Mendelsohn said...

Love your dress and sandals! Great post :) xx


Abi. said...

What a lovely post! I'm in that kind of weird post college, now back at home, what do I do kind of phase. Every day I'm dreaming about my new home, in a new city and I can decorate it how I want to. I'd love a blackboard wall too!
Good luck with the move, your home will be beautiful!

Abi x

Rachel said...

I'm the opposite, I lived in the same place for most of my childhood, but I've just finally moved out and yeah...it's weird. I know how you feel. I'm slowly building up the things that make it feel MINE, while trying to ditch the clutter that doesn't.

michelle tree said...

I'm at 29 moves and I'm 22 haha :) Cute outfit miss.

Kristian said...

I hope your next move allows you a chance to make your mark, as it were, on your room and home.

Lovely dress too!

Fashion Inciter said...

The color of that dress looks perfect with your hair/skin. I really like the back.

Meghan Elizabeth said...

my mom and I moved about every year or two until I was about seventeen, and I've always loved setting up my bed and putting on the blankets and stuff; i guess my bed is my home, haha

Meghan @ The Flight of Fancy

bestie said...

oh my god please do it. reading these words has got me all excited to see the wonderful things you can do to a room. x

kamila290 said...

fabolous dress


sara said...

i love your dress and hair in these!
growing up i had no say in how my room was decorated, and sadly my mom and i do NOT share similar decorating taste. im looking forward to moving into my own apartment and being able to unleash my creativity!!!!!