A handleless teacup
Handcrafted wares. A wallet, a kettle, a made to order leather cover for your ebook
An ebook reader
Paper books too, obviously
Tea- and coffeeware. A viable grinder costs 30$, plus 15 for filters and a cone, but in return you get one of the comfiest routines of your day - making a cup of coffee.
Getting into comfy hobbies. Collecting, old computer hardware, leatherworking, woodcraft etc
Quality blanket (real wool), robe and nice tea.
If you got a bunch of money, a nice armchair for reading and stuff.
Similar, a pressure cooker. Cooks beans super fast, if you're into that kind of stuff.
high quality socks (darn tough is a good brand)
(if you're a guy) bamboo fiber boxer briefs (try jinshi)
also a high quality pillow
Well, throwing money at things can only make you so comfy, but I'm sure you get that.
In terms of things that make me comfy (I think it's a personal thing) I have:
a nice tea set
variable temp kettle, quality teas, stuffed animals
kotatsu and zaisu chair
low profile furniture
old video games
a bookshelf with lots of books and games
a place to sit on a balcony (outdoor table set)
a nice messenger bag
a physical daily planner
fluffy bed sheets
mood lighting, warmer colours
>>8891>implying boxer briefs aren't good for everyone
For me, some nice pens in several colors have made writing notes, to-do lists and so on each day nicer
Sheets and hangings that match what you want to do with a room - making it brighter, darker, brightly colored, neat patterns etc
I went on a long journey of enlightenment from briefs to boxer briefs to boxers to nothing at all. Undergarments are a scam.
>>8912>briefs to boxer briefs to boxers to nothing at all.
For a few weeks, whenever I was at home I would just wear a dressing gown and no underwear. I thought it was liberating at first but soon the dressing gown started to smell of wee. Truth is that we all let a few droplets go from time to time.
If you don't wear any clothes at all there won't be anything to smell of wee.
Except for your floors and furniture.
I've never had my clothes smell like pee. BO, yes, but not pee. I don't know how much is normal but I must not leak as much as you. Even when I wore underwear I'd smell of monkey butt sometimes but that went away after I got a bidet toilet.
Now that's something worth spending money on.
If you are a hiki you could make yourself hot drinks in your room with an electric kettle.
i like the tea
kawaii thermal pads
dont forget to itadakimasu
I've always wanted one of those box ceiling lights you see in tatami rooms with a long pull string that can be activated even when you're on the floor. I want to set it to its lowest setting, the tiny bulb, so it gives you dim lighting and comfy enough to get ready for sleep. I'd post an image but I don't know the exact model with the tiny bulb.
money can not buy comfiness. To achieve true comfy, one must let go of attachment to the physical world. Look at the original based hikkineet, kamo no chomei of medieval japan. He lived in a 10ft by 10ft square hut in the mountains with only some buhddist sutras, a bed made of bracken, and a koto and biwa for playing music (picrelated). Do not ask what you can buy to become comfy, ask what you can get rid of to become comfy. >>11938
This artwork kind of looks like the art style of subarashiki hibi i wonder if it's that guy's room.
I recently splurged a bit on some things I've been thinking about a good while.
My main computer broke down recently, not economically stable enough to replace it. But figured, the budget lite-switch models arent that expensive. Actually great to refresh the associations, keep the computer for productive stuff and gentle chill-netting. Feels more like how games felt before when I was younger when you change device/setting. Bought Dark Souls along with it, finally time for me to git gud.
Also decided to finally go back to a flip-phone, the Nokia 2720. It's nice, actually look forward to call peeps again. Never got into apps or anything, but I still never could get used to the entire screen being the input device. I need that tactility to feel at ease.
Last but not least, picked up a pellet gun. Never had one before, only know they even exist cause my dad had an old nonfunctional one in the attic growing up. Got thinking about it again because all my other interests are all mind-stuff, except for lifting stuff, but you can only that so often. It's super relaxing for the mind to just sit there and aim.
Got a Crosman 1377, super neat that there's no Co2 cartridges or anything, just need the gun and the diabolos except for cleaning supplies since you just pump it up between rounds. Gonna try to fix up some kind of DIY target thing to keep here in my place.
>>12015>Bought Dark Souls along with it, finally time for me to git gud.
Nice! Hope you enjoy it. If you're ever stuck you could try posting here with password matching for some co-op.>Crosman 1377
Cool looking pellet gun! I enjoy target shooting so I hope you have fun with it.>>12016
Stuffed animals are great, don't let anyone say otherwise. I have a bunch of Pokemon sitting around my room, I love them. Sadly not big enough to hug or anything though.
>>12021>post passw-matching for co-op
That would be really fun actually, didnt even cross my mind that that is something you can do, been too busy just taking in the world exploring. Just gotta get more agile before I play multi, it really changes your pace in how you have to play games. Have to actually pay attention to what every enemy is doing, every time, but once you're in the zone you get this hyper-focus that is so rad to be in.
>enjoy target shooting
Yeah it's fun!
I'm not american so gun culture isn't really a thing here, and we're too peaceful to have the knife-culture of the british either, so we just have uhhh… I guess a bunch of depressed programmers instead?
But sidebit aside, it's nice with the pellet one, since you don't have to be too worried about messing up, even though you should still have proper gun etiquette still since you could fuck someones eyesight permanently if you make a mistake.
Considering trying to find a pellet-gun-club locally and make some shooty-friends, maybe get some helpful tips about stuff you can't really get a grip on by reading about it or watching vids, the more hands-on stuff.
I got myself a kalimba not long back. I have zero musical experience but its fun and relaxing to play it before I go to sleep.
I don't know how much money you are thinking OP but I like buying insense to burn. My room smells like a cedar forest all the time and getting out of a cold shower and under a warm blanket in my cedar room is a very comfy feeling.>>11908
This is the best one>>11943
This is the second best one>>11938
I'm a little worried I'll end up like this and a little worried I'll never get to this level.
if you into video game you can buy a cheap flash cart off amazon and put roms on it. if you into manga you can download tachiyomi on an tablet with extensions and read manga and comics for free
buy this site and add /soy/
Now THAT is a gooncave.
An umbrella on a bicycle would be nice now as it is raining….
a few things, some don't really cost anything at all to do
- string/fairy lights (frosted/diffused ones are nicer on the eyes)
- fake ivy leaves (wrap around lamps, string lights, etc.)
- blue light filter (reduces eye strain and helps you get to sleep faster)
- house plants/quality fake plants
- beanbag chair
- candles/wax warmer
- tiny personal heater (perfect for warming your feet under the desk)
- high quality pen for that notebook
- movie/show on tv as background noise (better if its something you've already seen/don't care to pay attention to)
- wall tapestry
- large rug (pick one that's fun to run your feet through)
- floating shelves
- a globe
- bonsai tree light (resembles a bonsai/cherry blossom tree with lights on the branch tips)
- rain sounds/other ambient sounds (a speaker in front of your window makes it seem like its coming from outside)
- air fresheners
- organizers (small bins, adhesive under-desk drawers, cable management, etc.)
thank you, most of these things i have in my room currently but i really want some of the things others have listed above
hope you start feeling well soon, sushi
Space heater if you don't have a fireplace, a weighted blanket, a nice mug set.
local K-mart has a sale on plushies ~ sheep, whale, octopus and starfish.
yeah, I agree
cute gator too!
I do strongly agree with you, especially on the motion of getting nice scents into your home, especially now that in many parts of the world the nature is covered up in snow.
I will not go full get potpourri into every room but I do recommend everybody feeling just a bit down to obtain some midly scented teacandles, for the winter I would advise mild vanilla or cherry but ultimately it is all up to you and what you really like.
PS: If you really wish to emulate the "Christmas scent" on a really tight budget, orange peels, cinnamon sticks, clovers and pine boughs make for a traditionally great smell for the great great price of almost nothing! Alternatively, IKEA has your back covered with $2 premade baskets that you can hide around your house easily.
is that puss in boots movie really that good?
Getting a nice pair of noise cancelling earbuds was a life changer. The fact that I can just put it on in the middle of a crowded street and isolate the world away gives me the confidence to try new and different things.
Bought a large cotton blanket for summer ($65)
ANC earbuds are lifechanging.
I prefer headphones; don't like stuff in my ear-hole.
Man, I kinda wanna get a calendar now that I think about it
I super recommend buying some thrift store art, sometimes you can find some really cool pieces!
Sushi, ANC buds are life-changing.
I bought diffuser with a set of 12 scents. It makes my room always smell clean when re-entered, but I specifically like the unchanging noise it makes.
Are you Chinese, sushi? I've seen videos of local eateries and canteens in China, is the food in those good?
it's beautiful! is there any story behind it?
Fresh mint. Mint grows so fast and so aggressively and is relatively tough. If you grow it indoors, it freshens up your living space and can be used for refreshing drinks and savory beverages. Put some fresh mint in your tea, it will change your life. Buy a sprig and plant it on a pot.
I like the idea! I saw someone use mint that he picked himself in a lemonade recipe. He recommended to not plant it in your garden or yard. It's a pretty aggressive plant and will take over your yard/garden if you can't control it, but do just fine in a pot :)
People always say that, and yet I somehow managed to lose all the mint I had growing in a yard planter. Might've been the freak deep freeze we had last year, it got a lot of the smaller crepe myrtles in the area, they didn't come back so well this summer.
Definitely the frost. Also, make sure to not over-water. Mint thrives in drained soil. >>16411
Mint lemonade is delicious! I also like to use mint in cocktails, especially grasshoppers. There is no replacement for fresh mint in my opinion.
1 year later, and i've since moved to another town, so i'd like to provide an update to this list! most of the things that have made my living space more cozy has generally been things to help organize my things or "give everything a home" so to speak, but i do have some more nice little decor items that make it just that tad bit more comfy
- over-door hooks to hang your favorite coats/bags/hats
- additionally, over-door mirror (maybe some putty on the back to keep it from moving when the door moves)
- small tabletop drawers for pins/buttons, stickers, pens, etc.
- a cork board/peg board
- a jar for your loose coins
- a unique coffee/tea mug that stands out from the rest of your mugs
- tea, looseleaf or satchets/bags
- a ticking clock (small cute ones are my favorite)
- a metal lantern for tea light candles
- solar jar lights (put them on your windowsill!)
- small "milk crates" (useful for small sketchbooks for instance)
- night lights for the hallway (mushroom ones are cute!)
some free digital stuff you can do as well if you wish to break away from social media, subscriptions, and/or large corporations:
- start using an rss reader (basically a choose-your-own-feed method of keeping tabs on news, blogs, etc. without algorithmic nonsense)
- use a notes app instead of a google doc (ZimWiki, Zettlr, QOwnNotes, are all lightweight open source desktop notes-taking apps that can be used for darn near anything)
- stimuwrite (if you're needing to write something but having trouble staying motivated, try this app out, trust me)
- twinkle tray (similar to the blue light filter, if you want to change your screen brightness but aren't able to on a desktop pc, this lets you do so easily at a moment's notice)
Buy cheap instant coffee/use stale coffee and boil it on the stove to make your place smell like coffee for quite a while.
Thanks, sushi! You just motivated me to get my place in order
The night lights is a really cute idea. :)
Thx so much for the recommendations! I was looking for apps like these. rn I'm using Nano to take notes and is good enough.
You're very welcome, sushi!
An odd but effective way of making sure my own place is in a halfway decent order is to occasionally watch videos of streamers and the like reacting to their viewers' bedrooms/living spaces. They tend to give me the needed conscious nudge of "hey, your room better not look like some of these ones, ya hear?">>16832
You're welcome! The notes apps have helped me keep my recipes, journaling, and other random necessary mental blurbs in a nice spot. I personally use ZimWiki right now, it's lightweight enough that it opens instantly when I need it (unlike a lot of other apps I use daily :c)
Regarding notes app, I'm a big fan of Obsidian. The main feature is that works like a wiki page, you put something in [[brackets]] and it links to another note with that as the title.
Worth checking out.
yummy forbidden tea pancake 😋
I got an iPod classic 5.5 gen coming in the mail :)
Gonna rockbox it and do an SD + battery mod for some comfy tunes.
I also got a bunch of nice notebooks to write things in.