Free Descriptive Essays: My Room, My Haven


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My Room, My Haven


Over the years I have bought and collected all sorts of silly items to decorate my room. There are posters as tall as you stand, several black lights, and a bumping stereo that all give my room its unique style. Although my room is very small, it easily holds all the stuff I need to relax and feel right at home.

At night, a total of twelve feet of black light tubing engulfs my room with light. This light includes a tinge of orange which is emitted by one of the black lights. This light is a four foot, double tube fixture which I painted fluorescent orange. The light from the two tubes hits the orange coloring, giving a slight orange tone to everything in the room. The other black light has an all black fixture and measures four feet. Because this particular fixture is black, it emits no light other than the black light that the tube produces. There are several items in my room which are black light sensitive. From posters to shotgun skeet clay pigeons, my room has many highlights of glowing items. The black lights add a lot of character to the room in that whoever enters the room, suddenly changes color. Clothes go from white to light purple, and the color of clothes sometimes changes completely.

Other lighting effects are also used to help give the room a fun and party like environment. A small light covered in red plastic wrap is placed in a corner of the room. This light is bright enough only to light just that corner, hence it does not impede on the already acquired orange tinge. A light blue lava lamp which is constantly on day and night, is placed near my bed. It is the only light that remains on while I sleep. Because it serves as the nightlight, I can wake up to a soft blue glow rather than having to turn on a much harsher normal white bulb lamp.

A small variety of posters that represent my interests fill every wall. The majority of the posters consist of scantily clad sexy women. These pictures were collected over time from magazines, and some were given to me by friends. One can tell what type of music I listen to by looking at the posters on my walls. Such artists as Kirt Cobain from Nirvana, the whole crew from Metallica, and an almost life size picture of Billy Joe from Green Day, all give the room a nice touch of style.

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I must mention my stereo. This AIWA three disk CD player is capable of producing 500watts of sound. This powerhouse is channeled to four separate speakers, all providing perfect surround sound. The two main speakers each consist of an eight inch speaker, and two other internal tweeters. The other two speakers are four inches in diameter, and provide a nice midrange of sound. The system sounds great at volume. Yet I rarely use it to anywhere near its potential.

My room is my haven. Everything I could need and want to have fun in everyday life is in it. Many have complimented me for my lighting effects, and for my choice of posters. I await the day when I move into my new house. There, my room will be more than twice as large as it is now. Who knows what I'll do then...


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