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16 Ways To Make Your Room As Dark As Your Soul

My aesthetic is dead flowers and rust.

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1. Paint your walls, shelves, and furniture the color of your black heart.

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No worries if you rent: you can easily restore walls to their original color with a few coats of primer. Learn how to do it here.

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7. Find some less-than-welcoming candles to set the mood.

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Who says creepy can't be cozy? Get this Wuthering Heights-themed candle from Etsy for $18 or one that smells like "midnight" for $19.

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9. Hang bare Edison bulbs from your ceiling if reading by candlelight seems a bit much.

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Edison bulbs have the perfectly soft glow to help you drift off while tucking in with a bedtime read about serial killers or aliens. See the rest of this house here.

11. Or just dry out flowers and spread them around your home.

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I, personally, like hanging a bouquet upside down for a week or so to dry it out so that my vases are always full. Get more tips for drying out your flowers here and get some decorating tips here.

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16. Leave a smudge stick burning in the corner.

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When you're actually home, of course. Learn how to make a smudge stick here (in French, but it's easy enough to figure out from the pictures). Or buy a pack on Amazon for $7.51 if you're a ~lazy~ witch.

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