How I Decorate My Pop Culture Room – Juxtaposition
the fact of two things being seen or placed close together with contrasting effect.
Juxtaposition is essentially putting two things together that would normally NOT belong together, or are complete opposites.
It’s like taking a bright pink heart cake and writing ‘whore’ on it. That’s juxtaposition, and I love it.
And it’s the inspiration I draw from to decorate my room.
I love taking things that wouldn’t normally belong together, and combining them to make some weird and unique.
I think I love juxtaposition so much, because it’s happening in my head all the time, and in my mind… it’s beautiful.
My interests are pushed and pulled in so many different directions, and my spectrum of interests is damn long.
I have a love for pastel colours, glitter, and the kawaii aesthetic; but I am also obsessed with Halloween, the dark aspects of Fall, horror movies, macabre, witches… you get it.
It’s like if Wednesday Addams and Barbie had a baby… it would be weird, but would it not be the coolest baby ever?
That’s what I want my room decor to be.
The general theme of my room is bright, happy, pastel colours. I have light blue walls and I use pink, gold and silver accents.
The problem with these colours (it’s not actually a problem but let’s pretend it is for now) is that those colours can be difficult to mesh with some of my interests (i.e. Harry Potter, Horror Movies, Halloween nic nacs etc). This is where juxtaposition comes in.
I started pairing my bright pastel pink decor with some of my hobbies and interests and it started with frames.
I would take scenes from Harry Potter or IT and put them in light pink frames. I thought it wouldn’t work, but it did.
And now I can’t be stopped.
The goal was to find a way to keep my room happy, bright, and calming while still being able to incorporate my interests that don’t really scream those traits.
There is just something so unique about seeing a prison photo of Belltatrix LeStrange wrapped in a pastel pink, vintage frame.
The key to having an awesome-looking room is consistency. Things don’t necessary all have to blend, but they need to be consistent.
So if you’re room is a light, happy colour then try to add some light or happiness to the dark parks of the room like with frames, flowers, bows, paint etc.
I am also a firm believer in surrounding yourself with things you love, and that should always trump aesthetic.
I used to have so many friends in high school who would paint or decorate their room a certain way because they saw it in a magazine, or because their parents didn’t want it to look cluttered.
What happens when you do this, is all the stuff you love ends up in boxes.
The same thing happened to me. I would take all these little nick nacks that I love, and end up putting them in boxes because I wanted my room to look clean and organized.
But through this experience of revamping my room, I’ve found ways to incorporate things that I love into my decor and making it look like its there on purpose (and not just because I want to see it every day).
My room decor is heavily based on pop culture, which I know is not everyone’s cup of tea!
But I strongly encourage you to surround yourself with things that make you happy and make you smile, as opposed to putting a heavy focus on organization or uniformity.
Also, my last decoration tip… surround yourself with books.
Magazines, Art books, novels.
Stack them and put them places.
Don’t ask me why, I just think it’s nice to be surrounded by stories and adventures.
That’s all from me for now!
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