How To Make Your Apartment Look Like A Lana Del Rey Video

    "I paint my house black"

    by Kristin Iversen · November 30, 2016

    "High by the Beach," Lana Del Rey

    The sensual power of Lana Del Rey's music transcends the auditory and goes straight into the visual. Del Rey's purring vocals reveal a world bursting with colors, with the brightest of lights and deep, velvety darkness; for Del Rey, even hell is a color. A Del Rey universe is filled with cherry reds, flamingo pinks, and eyes of blue; in "Black Beauty," she sings "I paint my house black." It's only natural for anyone obsessed with Del Rey (that's... all of us, right?) to want to make our own world's interiors a little more like the ones in her songs. 

    But while it isn't exactly practical to paint our whole house black or drape every single available surface with black leather or blue denim, we can draw inspiration from Del Rey's music videos, each of which exhibits an aesthetic that might shift a bit from video to video, but all of which possess a vibe that could only come from Lana. To be sure, "High by the Beach" features an all but empty Malibu home, one whose spare touches—a floor mirror here, a bronze and glass coffee urn there, those billowing curtains—is in stark contrast to the baroque interiors in Del Rey's "Born to Die," in which it's almost possible to breathe in the fecundity courtesy of all those overly lush flowers and in which actual tigers lounge at the foot of the ornately carved throne upon which Del Rey perches upon. What can we say? Lana Del Rey contains multitudes.

    Of course, there are some things that every apartment which draws inspiration from Del Rey should contain. There absolutely must be American Flag iconography (whether employed ironically or not, it's an essential part of Del Rey's aesthetic), and neon is always a welcome addition; there should be references to her favorite things, black leather and blue velvet and cherry red; and some sort of nod to those bee-stung lips. And, of course, a huge bouquet of blue hydrangeas has to fit in somewhere.

    Click through the slideshow below to see all the different items you can buy to make you feel like you're living in a Lana Del Rey video. If only we could all be so lucky. 

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