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