Sunday, March 26, 2017

How to make your room Kawaii ♡ (tips and tricks!)

My mom said that I had to clean my room from head to toe. My mom made me spend 45 minutes just picking up change from the ground in there. OTL
After roughing it and dumping half of my things, I noticed that my room is actually a bit.. plain.
How can I live a cute lifestyle if my room looks like it belongs to a 45 year old man?!

So its time for a blog post about..

How to make your room absolutely adorable and Kawaii!! 

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Im super excited to write about this because most of the search results about a topic like this only result in pictures, and honestly theyre a bit overwhelming. To me, at least.
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I mean going from something completely plain to this overnight just sounds hard..
Kawaii rooms are often very elaborate, so this project is going to be big and take some
Time. Like most big projects, it helps to split everything into groups, or phases.
 
Phase one:
KNOW THE POINTS OF A CUTE LIVING SPACE
Though unique, most Kawaii rooms have the same qualities that make them so.

*pastel colors like baby pink, baby blue, light purple, etc 

*cute characters (hello kitty, rilakkuma, my melody, gudetama, amuse characters,) 
*cute furniture, beanbags, etc 

Phase two:
 

 CLEAN IT UP 
 Junk is NOT cute. Clean your space and dust it. Be sure to coat corners with bug spray to rid of pesky insects. If youre an artist like me and like crumbling up old paper, invest in a waste bin. 
Sanrio has cute ones!

Phase three:

KNOW WHATCHA WANNA DO! GET INSPIRATION!

blogs like this one and pictures from online shops are the way to go! You can also try kawaii room tour videos if you want something more in-depth, or pintrest! below ive posted a few pictures that inspired me personally!

*photo spam ahead* 

  kawaii room | Tumblr

♡:

anime, baby, and pastels image

http://66.media.tumblr.com/853c5fb2a0d2ad72c18dbbabb3653f7c/tumblr_mzwxr7wt931tqcoeoo1_500.jpg 

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❤ Blippo.com Kawaii Shop ❤:  

 Kawaii room! Instagram: rosie_os:  

cute lolita bed room:  

Phase four:

KNOWING HOW AND WHERE TO SHOP

If you live in the states like me, where the general public believes that everything cute and dainty is strictly for children, finding cute stuff like this for a room can sound hard.. well, the good news is that it isnt! With a few tricks, getting cute things in store for your space is easy peasy. Here are a few I use. 

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 Check the kids bedding section! 

 lots of stores that sell bedding and furniture have a children's section. often times the colors there are more pastel, and the bed sets are very cute. Target is a great place to start. they also sell really cute lamps! 

 Buy storage boxes around Easter and Valentines day!

This sounds like a pretty specific step, but im telling you it works. think about it. Around valentine's day, they sell a lot of heart shaped boxes for cheap! I got two super cute heart shaped baskets at Walmart last week for a dollar each!! Take advantage of these times to buy stuffed toys to decorate your room with too. Easter things are ALWAYS pastel colors and again, cheap. Check your dollar stores.


Thrift Thrift Thrift!! 


I feel like on every post I make here theres a section just about why thrifting is a good thing. I know it can be sorta off putting uh... thinking of buying room stuff from the thrift store, but im telling you it works! I recomend buying bed linens new but I have found really good stuff. If you're into decorating with really kitschy ceramic animals in pastel colors like I am, thats the place for you. Its also a good place to buy bed frames. steel bedframes are very sweet looking compared to others, especially when painted white.
Notice: if you do decide to get linens from a thrift store, please inspect and wash them first. ;u;

Buy online! 

 sometimes, there really aren't any good choices in store. thats okay though! dont be discouraged. it happens to me more often than you think. (AND ITS USUALLY WHEN I ACTUALLY HAVE MONEY TO SPEND OF THESE THINGS UGH) but um, anyways, lucky for us, we live in the age of the internet! Of course, because shipping on these things are usually from asia, it takes a longer time and can be pricey.
 The good thing is that you're almost guarenteed to find what you're looking for! Aliexpress has a section just for home things! Ebay is another good place to start. If you have more of a budget and can use a shopping service, check out Taobao. (its in chinese, but google translate works wonders.)  

With buying online, be careful with what seller you choose. on ebay, how many people have ordered the product? if its a fair amount and is good quality, go for it! On Aliexpress and taobao, check the amount of orders and the amount of stars a seller has. if it looks shady or too good to be true, it probably is. also! make sure you get a good shopping service for taobao too. 

 If all else fails, DIY!
Dont be afraid to do things yourself if you cant find exactly what you want. Lots of times, it comes out cheaper than just buying it anyway. check youtube and pintrest for diys

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Final phase:

PUTTING EVERYTHING IN 

This process can take a while, but keep at it and just decorate as you like! Know what furniture pieces are too big for your room. Customize your wall with posters! Be yourself <3 I hope this post helped. good luck with your kawaii room! bye bye~

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