I took to the Sims 3
to create my ideal study space. Here is the result:
Now, I know that you are thinking: "Wait a minute, that's not Hogwarts!"WRONG!
This, ladies and gentlemen, is the Room of Requirement
. Or, at least, it's what it would look like when I needed a quiet place to study!
In case you couldn't guess, I am extremely picky
when it comes to my study environment.
Firstly, in order to get into a studious mood, I need to be completely alone
and without fear of being interrupted.
No classmates, pets, nosy portraits or ghosts allowed (looking at you, Peeves
!). The Room of Requirement is the perfect place for me, for no one could possibly find it without my permission!
Secondly, to ensure maximum concentration, I need to be in a quiet place
, free from all distractions
. These include music and snacks, which seem to be essential for a lot of students. In attempt to cater to my needs, I believe that the Room of Requirement would block all outside noise, or at least muffle the sounds of the castle around me. Being a magical room, it could even create a serene ambiance by playing some soothing nature sounds, like bird songs!
Lastly, I need a well-lit
, harmoniously decorated
and meticulously organized place
• I am not a fan of bright colors, so I opted for a limited color palette.
• The window would be enchanted, not visible from the outside. I like to imagine that it would open to a secluded part of the Hogwarts grounds!
• I kept the decoration simple, yet elegant. Since unnecessary clutter tends to drive my attention away from what I should be focusing on, I tried to minimize the furniture and decoration.
➝ On the desk there would only be a lamp, a desktop computer (which, sadly
, would probably still not work!) and a glass of water (hey
, it's important to keep hydrated!).
➝ The drawers would contain all sorts of school supplies, including parchment, quills and ink.
➝ The mirror would help me prepare for presentations, speeches and debates.
➝ The antique armoire, converted into a bookshelf, would store all my books, maps and encyclopedias.
➝ The chaise-longue would allow me to comfortably relax whenever I took a break!
➝ I included some plants because I believe that they create a better environment to work in, in addition to producing cleaner air.
➝ There would also be a small clock near the desk, so that I wouldn't lose track of time.