I have recently taken on a decorating project for a new apartment. At first, I was very excited by the prospect of buying new things and picking out colors. But it has been a few weeks now and I am overwhelmed looking at all the different possibilities. My laptop history would prove to you that I have visited all the conventional home decor spots like Ikea, Bed Bath and Beyond, and more.
It’s easy to get lost while searching for bedding, curtains, and kitchen supplies. Paint on the walls? Forget it; there are more colors available in Home Depot than I could ever imagine existed. I desperately started to scour the internet for some advice on how to deal with my dilemma.
In my frantic search I stumbled upon blogs, lots of them. There were blogs about the dreaded task of finding the perfect apartment and tips for searching. Some people had even posted their current apartments for rent. Luckily, I am past this headache and onto the more amusing yet somehow equally stressful task of filling the place with stuff. I am in desperate need of some Apartment Therapy.
The magnitude of blogs that offer tips for decorating is astonishing. I remember when decorating shows on networks like TLC and Discovery were the preferred medium for information on decorating. Trusted professionals like Ty Pennington (Extreme Makeover: Home Editon) showed people quick tips and tricks while completely redoing rooms in two days.
It appears that citizen journalism is expanding in new categories as these good samaritans offer their advice and opinions in areas that may not be their expertise. For what it’s worth I want to play along, so here is my contribution:
- Be creative
- Have fun
- Express yourself