Hi! Are you ready for fall? I’m so happy the weather will be slightly cooler, that I’ve already started decorating my Ashton Village home.
I decorated the exterior of the house with some starry pumpkins from What Next and Eileen string lights kit from Sway’s. I do have a ton of autumn decor, so it was nice to be able to use it!
The Decker Natural Living Set from Cheeky Pea is versatile and so easy to arrange. It gives a fabulous fall vibe, and goes along with the other What Next autumn-themed decor I had. I like all of my homes to have soft lighting, whether it be from string lights or illuminated decor.
Have you decorated for Autumn in SL yet? Let me know in the comments!
EDIT 9/7/2019: I’ve left Ashton Village; now that I have fulfilled my Autumn home decorating dreams! I hope the new owner enjoys it as much as I did.
What I’m Wearing:
Truth – Labyrinth
The Secret Store – Helena V-Neck Sweater (Dotted)
The Secret Store – Celestial Flounce Skirt (Milk)
Reign – Oxley Woven Boots
Reign – Fall Vibes Traveler Bag (The Romantic #13)
I have more decor rezzed outside of my Linden Home than inside. I enjoy the sea view and I love virtual fresh air. The Aicha Garden Pod from Cheeky Pea is so cozy and cute, I used what’s left of my prims (or land impact) allowance to make a cozy garden corner. The Aicha Garden Pod includes a HUD to change wood, seat, and pillows colors.
I went to my friend Britnee’s houseboat to set up the Brighton Boat Bar set from Cheeky Pea. You can rez it on land or on water, but I think it’s super cute on water! There’s enough seating for at least six of your friends!
My outfit today is the Bomia look outfit from M.Birdie. Don’t ask me how many times I had to play this gacha to get an outfit that color coordinates. TOO MANY. I now have several complete outfits, lol.
Hello from my backyard! Cheeky Pea just released the Taula Gazebo Set, perfect for when you’re inviting friends over for a drink. I just enjoy being outside in SL, and this ‘wine shed’ comes with everything I need to feel like it’s an actual living space – gazebo, furniture, lighting, and decor.
Hello virtual neighbors! I have decided to decorate the inside of my Linden home. At first I had planned on using all of the prims outside, for landscaping and exterior decor, but after seeing other residents using their 351 prims wisely, I realized that I wasn’t being efficient. I am still using nearly 200 prims outside, but as I decorate the rooms in my home, I will remove landscaping and replace high-prim items with lower prim ones.
Every home needs a nice living room, it’s usually the first thing people see. I love the Vida Sofa Set from Cheeky Pea. The set includes a texture HUD to change the colors of the sofa & pillows (8 presets), so it would work with lots of interior styles. The entire set is only 46 land impact! (Does anyone know the difference between li and prims?) I aim to use only 50 prims for each room, so I can decorate all the rooms in my home. I added a planter and a few knick-knacks on the shelf, and this room is complete.
My decorating skills are quite low in SL. I don’t like clutter, and I also can’t remember all the things that are in my inventory. This however, works out perfectly in a Linden home. For the sake of being able to rez things quickly, let’s not overload our homes!
After I arranged my decor, I had to do a fresh re-install of Second Life cos my textures kept refreshing constantly. It was a nightmare! I know my computer is quite old (if I tell you how old it is, you will be shocked – hint: it’s almost as old as my blog), but I can usually rez just fine on private sims. I blame my neighbors for this! Being on a shared public sim is difficult, especially with everyone trying to decorate their homes to the brim.
After I did my re-install of Second Life, things were a little better. I decided NOT to adjust the debug settings. Back in the day, it was recommended to adjust rendervolumelodfactor and some other things, to get mesh to render correctly and not be a blob. I’ve been thinking about it, and we have come a long way since the early mesh days. Creators need to optimize their stuff, cos most SL residents don’t even know about the Advanced menu. If I have to adjust debug settings for your things to render correctly, then I do not want them. So my SL experience going forward, will just be whatever the default settings are.
I just found this outfit from The Secret Store in my inventory, that’s how much of a wreck my inventory is right now. I love it! The reason I’m wearing this teal color is cos my new sofa also comes in this exact shade!! If you ever wanted to match your furniture, here’s your chance.
What I’m Wearing:
Pink Fuel – Kiera (Biscuit) for LeLutka
Truth – Surrender
The Secret Store – Fiona Belted Skirt, Samantha Blazer