Hello, spring admits who attend colleges with January terms! Chances are, you’ve only just settled in and are most likely too worried about your first week of college to think about dorm decorations. Fear not! That’s what these tips are for, handed to you on a silver platter!
That time of year is coming: the day when it’s perfectly acceptable to stuff yourself with savory comfort food and then sleep it off during a long nap. While many students return home or to a friend or family member’s house for Thanksgiving, why not have double the fun and throw a pre-Thanksgiving dinner with friends at college? I think it’s safe to say that students on college campuses have access to a stove whether in their apartment, dorm, house, or another building. And if not, well, take out is a beautiful option. BUT, don’t hold a feast on those wood veneered dorm tables without a little style to add a spark to the party! We’re here to bring a young, glamorous vibe to a rather old tradition: Thanksgiving!
Dorm rooms and off-campus apartments are just plain small, but in some twisted sort of way, I’d like to think it’s for the better. For one, it’s less space to clean which is a perk when you’re already busy juggling classes and extracurriculars. It’s also small enough where it encourages you to spend time outside of your room meeting other people and whatnot, and the time that you do spend in your room allows you to feel cozy and secure in a place of your own. Plus, in my experience as someone who goes to college up north, it’s easy to keep nice and toasty in the winter. Perhaps best of all, however, living in a small room encourages you to be creative about your use of space and it can be a fun (and sometimes frustrating) part of the college and young adult experience. I’m here to help take some frustration out of the crowded room experience by providing you with some small space solutions that can carry over to those first few years in a cramped apartment in the city when you graduate.
Remember that old, decrepit scarecrow your parents hauled out of the basement every year to sit embarrassingly on your porch for the entire month of October? Now, aren’t you missing it a little as the first weekend of Halloween is fast approaching? Just because you’re living in a cramped, dreary dorm room doesn’t mean that […]
There are always the classic unappealing traits for a dorm room: sterile white walls, old carpet or linoleum, and little more space than a broom closet. Spending time in an undecorated dorm room can feel like spending time in a prison cell, but even if you have brightened up the space with some posters or tapestries, this decor can get a little repetitive month after month. So, why not be festive and change up your dorm decor from season to season? While dorm decorating is limited by the fact that candles and hanging decorations with nails in the wall are not permitted, there are a few easy and affordable dorm decorations to warm up your space. I’ve picked the top 5 fall dorm necessities that have the biggest bang for your buck.
You’ve gotten the low-down on 6 basic tips for sprucing up your room, but if you’re hoping to take it to the next level, you better look up. With the peeling paint and radioactive lights, it’s understandable why you don’t want to spend your time looking at the ceiling of your dorm, but there’s a plethora […]
Living in a dorm isn’t exactly like a vacation at the Ritz. The rooms can be rather old and rundown, closet space is limited, and it’s not uncommon to find your floor littered with sticky red solo cups on a Sunday morning or two. In such living conditions, keeping your belongings clean, especially your clothing, […]
Of the many ways to cover up your ugly cinderblock dorm room walls, the poster method is probably the most popular. Every year, college students flock to allposters.com and purchase the classic oversized prints of John Belushi in Animal House and Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s. While there’s nothing inherently wrong with doing this […]
When’s the last time you walked into a dorm room and commented on “what a beautiful job they did with the walls”? Probably never. Dorm room walls are usually downright drab, but that doesn’t mean you should have to suffer a view of holes, tape residue, and chipping plaster. Whether your walls are covered in […]
It’s a well-known fact that college dorm rooms tend to be on the small side. Sometimes it seems like there’s hardly enough space for the obligatory extra long twin bed, squeaky dresser, ancient desk, and uncomfortable chair, let alone your personal belongings. There are, however, a few simple measures you can take to address this […]