Perk 3 to Being an Author: DECORATING

The third perk I listed in the 9 Perks to Being an Author was DECORATING: “Decorating my writing room with birdhouses, plants, quotes, pictures, and whatever I deem “inspirational” helps with my productivity and imagination; therefore, it is also part of my job.”

I find most inspiration through visuals. Experiential visuals are preferred—traipsing through a new country, hiking in the mountains, people-watching, etc.—but when I can’t do these things, I draw from pictures, ideas, concepts, and creativity. Basically, that means I go to Pinterest.

So, to share some of my “decorating” inspiration, I thought I’d share a few favorite pictures from my Pinterest board:


Though this isn’t a picture of my own lightbulbs, I currently grow ivy out of an emptied lightbulb and a lovely vine out of another.


Photo manipulation by Erik Johansson


Even though it involves defacing a page from a book, I think this type of art is beautiful.

Photo by Janez Tolar

Just the colors inspire me to decorate with unique lighting! (Photo by Janez Tolar)

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Can you tell I enjoy the idea of decorating with book pages?


Although I don’t have a forest by my house, I am in the process of decorating a corner of my writing room with paper birdhouses.

Okay, now it’s your turn. What do you draw from for inspiration or decorating? Which of these ideas/pictures is your favorite? Do you have your own idea to share?

See the other posts in my “Perks to Being an Author” series:


2 thoughts on “Perk 3 to Being an Author: DECORATING

  1. I like the photo by Erik Johansson. I also agree that art looks cool on book pages but it hurts my heart to deface them. I really like the ones where certain words are circled and everything is blacked out. It completly changes to meaning of the page.

    • I have a few books that are already falling apart (like my first Harry Potter book) of which I already have a new copy. It’s practically unreadable (may be missing the first chapter), so that’s a book I might use, or a book I don’t like and don’t want to lend out. Still, it hurts my heart a little, too. I’ve never seen the circled words art you mentioned. That certainly might be something I need to look into. I would love to decorate with that!

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