Hello! My name is Mariko and I blog video games and other nerdy things over at Gamerwife. I discovered The Cat, You and Us last year and instantly fell in love. My husband and I were planning our honeymoon in Tokyo and Damaris and Dani’s photos and adventures were a huge inspiration to us. Although our blogs themselves are very different, I found that I actually had a lot in common with Dani and Damaris and was beyond honoured when they invited me to guest post for their 1st Blogaversary.
Since Dani and Damaris are actually closet geeks, they called on me to bring some geekiness to their blog. And since the theme is Home is With You, I decided to whip up an inspiration board and share my tips on how to work some geekiness into your home decor.
1. Bookends from Knob Creek Metal Arts
2. Pixel Heart Sign from Rusty Walnut
3. Portal/Doctor Who Shower Curtain by Miss-Lys
4. R2D2 Plate from Cabinet of Pretty Things
Accessories are a great way to sneak in some geeky flair without having to commit to major renovations, like refitting your doors so they slide open like they do on Star Trek. (But seriously, how cool would that be?) A couple of themed throw pillows or an unusual bookend could be all you need to insert some personality into a room, without disrupting the general design aesthetic.
Good Design is Always Good
Well designed items will always be in fashion, geeky or not. While geeky decor used to be considered disposable, manufacturers are starting to wise up and offer items that are well constructed, stylish and geeky. As well, design on demand sites like Society 6 now offer all kinds of household items with the geeky design of your choice.
Fanmade and Handmade
Some of the nicest geeky decor items I’ve seen have been made or constructed by fans for fans. The best thing about this is that in addition to getting that is more unique, you also get a chance to interact with a support a fellow fan. While tons of geeky decor items can be found on sites like Etsy and Society 6, don’t forget about vendor’s floor at your convention. You might just find the perfect finishing touch and make a friend at the same time.
I hope these tips were helpful. Thank you again to Damaris and Dani (and let’s not forget Juno) for letting me take over their little corner of the internet. Congrats again on a very successful year of blogging!
Photo & text credits for this post: Gamerwife
Mariko runs the show at Gamerwife, her place is full of fun and interesting video games reviews focusing on that little indie gems out there, and the lifestyle that comes around them. We love her interview series “Dames who make games” where she highlights the girls working on the video game industry. In short, Mariko is my superhero girl! Go check her blog if video games are your thing, we know there are lots of us out there :)
There still a week and a half to go with the giveaway, just making sure that you got your chance! :)
**This post is part of the “Home is with you” guest post series to celebrate our first blogiversary**
I love Gamerwife as well c: Very nice home picks really!
I love geeky items/households decors :’) but then again
I’m quite a geek myself as well haha ;P and someday,
I’ll own those Star Trek slide doors!! Xx
Hahahaha, I know! The doors sound too good! :) I am always between kawaii and geek objects to decorate our home.
Thanks again for letting me take over your little corner of the internet! And congrats again to a great first year of blogging. Here’s to many more to come!
Thanks to you Mariko! ♥ We could not celebrate properly without having you here :)
ahh Mariko is the superhero girl :) I like the cute (and geeky!) items she choose for this series, especially the totoro pillow!
i always love your picks and tips mariko!! i love love that totoro throw pillow <3
I loved this post! Who wouldn’t want to add a little geeky flair to their home! Loved those cool book ends! What a fun idea!
Mariko is so awesome! And I love that shower curtain the crazy bookends!
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