So Nasa scientists have discovered flowing water on the surface of Mars, and the Internet explodes as excited Earthlings burst forth with renewed fervour to discuss the possibility of extraterrestrial life on the Red Planet.
This momentous discovery may also one day lead scientists to find solid evidence that Mars is habitable for humans, but that day most definitely wouldn’t be any time soon. In the meantime, check out these out-of-this-world decor ideas that will take you to the far reaches of the universe. As Carl Sagan once said, “Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were, but without it we go nowhere.”
The Red Planet
$28.40, available on HipVan
This detailed infographic about Mars and its moons will make a cool addition to your wall.
Grow Chart: Space Rocket
$74, available on HipVan
Project your dreams of flying to space onto your child, starting with this wall sticker! Okay, we’re kidding; forcing your kids to become somebody you want is terribly unhealthy. Nonetheless, this chart makes for a fun way to monitor their growth.
Luna the Moon Lamp
From US$65, available on crowdfunding website IndieGoGo (32 days left to go at time of publication)
How awesome would it be to be able to illuminate your room with moonlight? Made of glass fibre and coated in non-toxic latex, this lamp looks stunningly like the moon and casts a soft, warm glow with adjustable luminosity. The first production of Luna The Moon Lamp is expected to take place in December 2015, with the first batch of delivery slated in March 2016.
Can’t wait that long? Check out this alternative on Naiise.
Nebula Ceiling Mural
$262.50, available on Etsy
Absolutely beautiful – that’s what this self-adhesive ceiling mural is. This work of art is printed using certified eco-friendly inks that are UV-resistant.
Galaxy Bedding Set (inclu. one duvet cover, one bedsheet, and two pillowcases)
$145.18, available on Etsy
You know that fuzzy feeling you get when you’re in between sleep and being fully awake? With this bedspread, we guarantee you’d feel as if you were floating in outer space. Kinda scary, but utterly cool.