Where can you find offbeat interior designers for geeky decor advice? #Decor & Decorating#decor#geek#geeky#nerdy March 26 2018 | Catherine Clark bijouxandbits Asteroids Re-Stik decals from Blik This is a fellow geek in despair. My fiance and I just bought a house here in MN and we wanted to create the ultimate cool video game/geek basement. The problem is, there are just no offbeat interior designers AT ALL. We wanted someone who understood the geek vision and make everything harmonious. Someone who would understand what golden snitches or sonic screwdrivers are. Know anyone in the Twin Cities area who could help? – B This is a super relatable question! You want your decor to be chic and stylish but to also integrate your nerd cred. I totally get it (and WANT it!). I decided to hit up our Facebook page to see what our loyal Homies had in the way of geeky decor advice. And as per usual, they did not disappoint. The two major points: hit up local, nerdy online resources/forums to find a good professional in your area and bring inspiration from online sources specializing in geeky decor. If you do end up having to DIY most of it sans pro, Pinterest and Reddit forums can be gold. For instance… Check out this Bat Cave theater room! Here are a few of my favorite geeky inspiration rooms for a start: An Avengers-inspired room A Portal-inspired room A Bat Cave! (and a Bat Cave-inspired theater room!) A Doctor Who guest room (that's bigger on the inside, of course) Let's hear from the Homies for even more ideas and resources… Game controller table from WoodCurve Use local forums Maybe reach out to Twin Cities Geek or The Nerds of the Twin Cities? – Kelly I’m first and foremost an artist, I have an eye for design, and am open to creating custom art for your space on top of helping you with overall design. A fan of all the things geek! 🙂 I’m very DIY, Crafty, & Pinteresty. If you show me pictures of things you’ve seen I can definitely make it! Old Armoire turned TARDIS, done! I have painted tons of walls, redone many furniture pieces, sanding, staining, and refinishing wood, have hung tons of shelves and stud-mounted heavier pieces. – Jill (hit her up in the MN area!) If you go for home automation or lighting installed (Like Indigo Domo, Lutron Caseta) talk to those designers/installers. Also visit showrooms when you can; flooring, lighting, furniture. Etsy for decorative items and custom stuff, and Pinterest for DIY/inspiration. This'll be me when my hubs and I buy a house of our own, and I used to work in lighting so I am aaaall too familiar with this problem. – Annaliese Find inspiration online There's a website called ournerdhome.com That might give ya some inspiration. – Erin Have you ever read EPBOT? Their home is super geeky and wonderful and could help start conversations with more traditional interior designers (or give ideas for some DIY projects). – Mary I'm seconding the idea of creating Pinterest boards and searching on Pinterest or Reddit for nerdy inspiration. Our Nerdy Home is great! My advice from my home is to blend the more "traditional" design elements, whether you are into mod stuff or vintage items, with your nerdy elements so that both pop and shine. For example, we use an old printer's tray to display not only antiques and rocks, but also LEGO figures and dice. I've got my Potters bookended with antique owl bookends. Also try and find things that might not be nerdy but totally look it — like the lamps that look kinda like d20s or Death Stars. – Allison Blik has video game wall decals. – Kelly This Tetris-inspired home decor will fit perfectly into your life Alright, last week we talked about home goods inspired by Final Fantasy, which is a video game I know nothing about. This week, let's talk about home goods inspired by… Read More Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Catherine Clark Catherine Clark is Offbeat Bride's Executive Editor. In her spare time she loiters at her local library, makes art, watches movies en masse, plays video and tabletop games, poorly cooks healthy things, cuddles with her feline fur baby, and blogs at BijouxandBits.com. @enidjcoleslaw @bijouxandbits @bijouxandbits PREVIOUS Gun control explained with cats (to share before tomorrow's March For Our Lives) NEXT CherryPicks, a Rotten Tomatoes competitor, is trying to amplify female voices in film criticism Show/Hide comments [ 2 ] Holly cow the bat cave 🙂 Reply Thanks so much!!! This is the best community ever!! -B Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Subscribe me to your mailing list No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. 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