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Decorating Hints, Tips & Ideas

kip_silverwolf
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I've seen many great ideas from posters on decorating, and thought it would be good to have such tips etc together in one post. So please share yours here! :)

I'll start off with one of mine:

Turning furnishings upside down can often give you different looks to be creative with.
e.g the Vvardenfell Scale Model turned upside down makes for great patio paving!

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Here I've turned the Daedric Platform, Ashen & Daedric Base, Ashen upside down to use as decking

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The Orcish Bar, Long Branded Block (Blue pattern) makes a great planter pot when turned upside down

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  • kip_silverwolf
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    I haven't thought about using mushrooms like that before! What a super idea! It would be a perfect touch inside Tel Galen.
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  • kip_silverwolf
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    @Linaleah I loved your idea on the Redguard kegs so much I had to use them to make 'hot & cold' taps for my bath! :)
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  • Arciris
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    Khenarthi wrote: »
    While looking for an organic-looking ladder to use in Snugpod, I found that the wedding vine (achievement vendor in Vulkwasten, I think) looks really nice - and tilted correctly, it works like a ramp so no jumping is required. The branches/leaves on top will interfere with the visuals of the 2nd floor a bit*, but they won't stop your character getting through.

    I'll try to post a photo when I get home tonight.

    *depending on the looks you're going for, the branches may even be a good feature. For me it is, as it keeps my sleeping area extra cosy.

    That's exactly what i use in my Snugpod too, as well as any place where i'm building a tree house. Expensive but totally worth it. Just flip them upside down to avoid the branches to get in your way. Posting pictures later as well :)
  • Khenarthi
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    Arciris wrote: »
    Khenarthi wrote: »
    While looking for an organic-looking ladder to use in Snugpod, I found that the wedding vine (achievement vendor in Vulkwasten, I think) looks really nice - and tilted correctly, it works like a ramp so no jumping is required. The branches/leaves on top will interfere with the visuals of the 2nd floor a bit*, but they won't stop your character getting through.

    I'll try to post a photo when I get home tonight.

    *depending on the looks you're going for, the branches may even be a good feature. For me it is, as it keeps my sleeping area extra cosy.

    That's exactly what i use in my Snugpod too, as well as any place where i'm building a tree house. Expensive but totally worth it. Just flip them upside down to avoid the branches to get in your way. Posting pictures later as well :)

    @Arciris Out of interest, how did you deal with the bits of wood poking out on top, which used to be the roots of the vine? I tried turning the ladder upside down like you do, but my character kept stumbling because the ladder is a bit tilted and I could not tuck it all into the platform without creating a step/hop.

    Maybe it just needed extra tweaking, or maybe we're using different "upstairs" platforms and it makes a difference, but I'd really love your advice (and screenshots, later, if you can).
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  • Arciris
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    Khenarthi wrote: »
    @Arciris Out of interest, how did you deal with the bits of wood poking out on top, which used to be the roots of the vine? I tried turning the ladder upside down like you do, but my character kept stumbling because the ladder is a bit tilted and I could not tuck it all into the platform without creating a step/hop.

    Maybe it just needed extra tweaking, or maybe we're using different "upstairs" platforms and it makes a difference, but I'd really love your advice (and screenshots, later, if you can).

    Well, I'm using those same wedding as a platform too. It works when you find the right angle (not too steep) and you let a little space between the "roots" and the other platform (platforms in my case) Loggin in now and I'll take some screenshots, although the upstairs and a bit of downstairs are not decorated yet.

    edit: server is off for maintenance, so later i guess.
    Edited by Arciris on August 16, 2017 5:30PM
  • Linaleah
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    I actualy used those rough flat bricks you get from a basic vendor https://eso.mmo-fashion.com/rough-block-stone-slab/ to build almost cobblestone like floor with matching rounded ramp and then lined vines from malabal tor over it. its hell on item limit and can be fiddly to place, but if you are going for a more organic look, the not so straight surfaces actualy add to it. and... its cheap :P (and thing about space, at least snugpod has no garden to decorate, so there's a tiny bit more leeway there)
    Edited by Linaleah on August 16, 2017 8:44PM
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  • Arciris
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    @Khenarthi

    imgur.com/a/OoG3P

    Some raw pics of my platform. Still a work in progress so not filling the thread with pics :p

    edit: just saw your pics, nice nature art gallery you have there.
    I decorate my homes a lot with sound. The ambiance sound they have will kind of rule the type of thing I will be doing there. Snugpod as a jungle kind of sound, so i made a little jungle in there.
    Edited by Arciris on August 16, 2017 9:43PM
  • kargen27
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    Khenarthi wrote: »
    While looking for an organic-looking ladder to use in Snugpod, I found that the wedding vine (achievement vendor in Vulkwasten, I think) looks really nice - and tilted correctly, it works like a ramp so no jumping is required. The branches/leaves on top will interfere with the visuals of the 2nd floor a bit*, but they won't stop your character getting through.

    I'll try to post a photo when I get home tonight.

    *depending on the looks you're going for, the branches may even be a good feature. For me it is, as it keeps my sleeping area extra cosy.

    I used an Argonian Lattice for an ordinary looking kind of ladder. I have a dry docked boat and use the lattice to get onto the boat.
  • altemriel
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    Arciris wrote: »
    While servers are down, here's some very simple stuff I've done that looks good:

    - placing a skyshard up in the sky to make a shooting star:
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    - using the lower AvA furnishings to make my fishing vessel a little bit more badass:
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    very nice!!
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  • Arciris
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    @altemriel

    Thank you :)

    pictures are not so good so for the vessel: the AD flag on top is not on any of the screeshots i had. The flag has about the right size to fit there. Maybe when servers are back up i'll add another pic.
  • Tucker3711
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    SosRuvaak wrote: »
    ive always wanted to use a nord chair that is halfway in the wall, so that you are sitting on the backrest part, that actually has a hole in it, very much like an old outhouse would be.
    if i had more item space i would make this into a much nicer toilet, but this is the concept.
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  • Incognitius
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    ixie wrote: »
    Fireplace made from Hlaalu wall post, sillar stone, and Nord shelves

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    Wow, that looks really good! <3
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    ixie wrote: »
    Fireplace made from Hlaalu wall post, sillar stone, and Nord shelves

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    is that a functioning cooking pot?

    its confusing why i cant place a cooking station, anywhere in my kitchen, because i dont have room for a firepit.
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