I recently moved into a new flat, so being the average western consumerist I am this is making me want to Buy Stuff. I’m not talking about the “Oh god we don’t even have plates”- obligatory Ikea run – that IS kind of necessary – I’m talking about all of the other shopping possibilities in the grand realm of home ware. The not so necessary. The pretty picture frames and ‘perfect fruitbowl’.
Even though I’m sure this is a fairly normal reaction to moving house, I do wonder how much of this ‘feeling spendy’-urge is coming from my inner lemming that is way too easily influenced by social media.
Because all the things I’m immediately drawn too on yet another week night perusal of some home ware website are the things I’d imagine the typical Lifestyle Blogger, Social Media Whore Extraordinaire would go for.
Copper lamps, marble trays, succulents in terrariums (terraria?): do I actually like them or have I been brainwashed by one too many white-walls and extremely stylized perfect décor Instagram picture?
The pictures I imagine to fill many an aspirational interior design Pinterest-board.
Basically Pinterest is making me want to spend all my money in H&M home on metal bowls in order to achieve the Pinterest perfect flat.
Pinterest is giving me flat-anxiety.
And I’m not even ON Pinterest!