Interior Design goes geeky

By on February 8, 2012
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5 quick ways to bring some geek chic to your home or office.

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I’m sitting in my office and wondering to myself “Why on earth do we not have any posters around here?” For an office that is piled high with gadgets and games, the only thing hanging on our wall is a lonely whiteboard. Which is not a great thing considering I’ve supposed to have studied Interior Design as well.

Thankfully, there are some quick things you can do for your home or office to bring some very cute geek chic looks that won’t break your bank.

Get cushy
Cushions are a great way to jazz up chairs and sofas, and what better way to celebrate your inner geek than with some geek-inspired cushions? There’s a “Ctrl+Alt+Del” cushion for the Windows lovers, or even cushions based on logos of popular social media networks. We personally love the ones based on Adobe’s suite of products – who doesn’t like to snuggle up to a bit of InDesign?

Recolor your coffee mug
If you’re a designer and need that extra cup of coffee to get you through yet another night at home working on projects, why not grab a cup of coffee in your very own Pantone mug? They’re a great way to bring some color when sharing a cup or two with friends, and with literally hundreds of colors to choose from, these mugs will certainly get you the nod of approval from your fellow overworked designers.

Get plastered
No, no, not that – we’re talking about walls here. Wallpaper is a great way to breathe new life into a room instead of repainting it, but putting up wallpaper can be a bit of a challenge if not done correctly. So why not play it safe and grab some geeky wall decals? Companies like Blik and Wall Cravings both offer some classic and easy to apply wall transfers, such as Space Invaders, Mario, and even Donkey Kong to turn your boring walls into a gaming masterpiece.

Turn cables into art
There are so many cables under my desk that I’m tempted to dive under and see if any of them actually lead back to Narnia. While most of us  tend to get away with messy cabling at our office, it becomes a bit of an eyesore at home. So rather than shoving cables behind couches and binding them together with tape, why not get a little bit adventurous and artistic? Glue or Velcro your cables to the wall in interesting patterns to make for a very unique way to manage your cables. Just make sure you’ve sorted out your design first on paper before fixing things to the wall.

Accessorize with USB toys!
Okay this one is more for your office desk than for your home, so forgive me. While we traditionally plug all kinds of devices into USB ports, there are a couple of fun things that you can plug in as well, such as mini lava lamps, mug warmers, foam missile launchers, fans, and even a plasma globe. If you’ve got a USB hub handy or a lot of ports free on your PC, then plug in some quirky USB toys and waste the hours away!


A former IT & Marketing Manager turned full time Editor, Nick enjoys hurling fireballs and tinkering with the latest gadgets. Follow him on Twitter as @theregos

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    Anybody in UAE sells these?

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