GEEK HOME PROJECT: Redecorating My Bedroom

You may be asking yourself, “Why are you talking about redecorating? This isn’t HGTV!” I’ve decided to catalogue the whole process of redecorating my room because naturally there is a geeky motivation behind it.

I moved home from San Francisco 8 months ago. If you were to go into my bedroom right now, you’d think I just moved in yesterday. Yes, it is that bad and yes, I am that lazy. Before I moved back I already had an idea of what I wanted to do. I was going to do what every geek wants to: turn their living space into the fictional world they love. Specifically for me, I want to make my bedroom look like something out of a Christopher Nolan movie.

Yes, that’s right. I’m Nolanizing my room.

When I moved back in January I was very motivated. I was going to paint stores and buying dozens of samples of paint. I even painted a lot of sections on my wall to test the samples:

Life got in the way though, and for a while I had to put this project on the side. After a few weeks, these random bits of color became a sock on the mantel to me, and I had put this project so far on the back burner that I had almost forgotten about it. One day I woke up and all of these samples of paint practically smacked me in the face and said, “Hey! It’s been 8 months, DO SOMETHING ALREADY!”

I figured if I catalogued this transformation it would not only keep me on track with this project, but maybe it would amuse some other hardcore fans out there who have done similar things to their rooms. Or you guys can just laugh at how totally creepy and nerdy I am, either one is fine.  You guys can even give me feedback! I’m going to make a post with each major step I take and include pictures of what I’ve done. I’d include more “before” pictures now, but my room looks so awful that I’m too ashamed to put them up! So for now these pictures will have to suffice.

Right now I’m at the stage where I’m taking down old posters and glow in the dark stars. I’m probably going to put the glow in the dark stars back up when I’m done because, I’m sorry, but I think they’re really cool. After that I will sand the peeling bits of paint and then… PRIMER TIME!

Here are the inspiration points that have determined the room’s color scheme:

They’re similar, but most of the colors will come from the poster on the left. You can see that I’m incorporating the lovely red/orange color from the Inception poster. I’m going to use that as the trim around my doors and windows.

Wally Pfister is the cinematographer for Nolan’s films and he is an incredible one at that. One of the reason’s why I love Nolan’s movies so much is because they’re simply beautiful to watch. The color compositions are stunning and the lighting is always dramatic and effective. The way shades of blue are used truly inspire me. Pardon me for sounding girly, but it’s always so pretty! I’ve decided I want my room to look like something Pfister shot. I guess then I’m not just Nolanizing my room, I’m Pfisterizing it as well :)

So here it goes. The beginning of a long, nerdy, and possibly arduous geek home project.

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