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Kate Given

    I know I’m not the Mr. Kate you’re looking for, but I think I have some advice. As a fellow dancer and K-pop lover, I understand your predicament. A lot of the time, the transition from a small space to a whole room to yourself is really hard to swallow. At first, it seems great, but there’s so much room to fill that you wonder how much negative space is borderline too much negative space.

    My advice is to first figure out what your style is. Whether it be boho, minimalist, mid-century modern, glam, or, heck, even whimsical, you need a defined sense of aesthetic. If you don’t know what your aesthetic could be, you can always take the “What’s My Aesthetic?” Mr. Kate quiz. 😉

    Sounds like all you really have going are some white walls, a white desk, a light fixture, and a bed. Sounds familiar. Most people go through this stage when they’re decorating.

    First, color scheme. No matter your style, you always want a color scheme. Take BTS. You probably know that their merch usually uses black with pink and blue accents (and rose designs). Now, in my opinion, that’s a pretty darned good color scheme.

    Using that, I would say to spraypaint your bed frame black and buy white sheets. Why? Because it’s subtle. And it’s great. Trust me on that one. Then, toss out half of those white sheets and only use the fitted ones. You’re gonna need to buy yourself an aesthetic blanket, namely ombre pink-blue, in True BTS fashion. You also want lots of throw pillows (yes, you do), and, again, pink, purple, and blue are going to give you that aestheticly pleasing vibe.

    To go with that bed, I’d also recommend getting a second desk, just to balance things out. You could place them on either side of your bed. And, I’d spraypaint them both black. Feel free to decorate these desks however your heart desires (maybe one for schoolwork and one for makeup?).

    And – how can we forget – a #rugcuddle rug! To go with your aesthetic, I’d recommend either a really minimalist pale blue rug, a glam pale pink, pale blue ombre, or a boho pink rug with black designs.

    With your white walls, you have a lot of space to work with. In true high school fangirl fashion, BTS posters and minimalist shots (of the photographs you take, maybe?) would be good to decorate the walls, filling up some of that empty space.

    I hope I helped!