Star Wars at home

Sometimes, because I am an adult, I do adultish things like buy a house with hardwood floors and put down area rugs. This doesn’t sound like an interesting premise for a blog post, but I promise it actually is because here is my bedroom floor:

Why yes, those are X-wings on my floor. Ruggable has an entire line of licensed Star Wars rugs that are amazing, not to mention washable. When I discovered this, I immediately talked my husband into buying one (to be fair, it was not difficult). Did I buy Star Wars rugs for my kids’ rooms? No, I bought one for my room.

I actually really liked the red TIE Fighter Houndstooth one best, but the Rogue Squadron color scheme was better for the room. Plus, X-wings. X-wings! On my floor!

Aaaand then my husband bought the Millenium Falcon one for our office.

Then he was looking for something to put on the wall in there. When I said it should be something appropriate for the background of a Zoom call, naturally he showed me these from Displates. They are metal posters, super easy to hang.

So now we have lightsabers on our wall, too.

I think Ahsoka’s is my favorite but there are several awesome ones. (I would love a Mara Jade magenta one…)

How do you guys incorporate Star Wars (or your own fandom) into your interior decorating?? Or is it just me?

It’s CURTAINS for…the office

For the past few weeks, I’ve been in “project mode,” making curtains for our home office.  The ones it came with (when we moved in over 2 years ago) were fine, but dark and heavy.  My husband is doing some work from home right now (ah, the life of a software developer), and we are trying to make the room look a tad more professional, since he has daily Skype sessions with his clients and bosses.

The office is also where I write a lot of the time.  And where we play TOR.  It has most of our books, and a tiny old TV hooked up to old gaming systems like the PlayStation and N64.  We want it to be like our happy nerd haven in the house.

So, we picked a simple, cheery fabric, with vertical stripes that are conveniently easy to sew on.  The pattern is basically a giant rectangle, with a few touches to make them hang well, etc.  My mom and I made these from scratch; she did all the ironing and pinning, and I stitched all the seams.  We added blackout material as a lining to keep the room dark when they’re closed.

Even working only a few hours a week, it took less than a month to do these.  And since we bought the fabric and hanging rings with coupons, plus fairly cheap curtain rods from Target, they cost the same, if not less, than comparable curtains from the store.

B and I are both really happy with how the office looks now 🙂