"Well, for a start, there are futon covers that aren't green or blue. The mattress store may carry them, I know Target did at least as of a couple of yeas ago. The no paint rule may be a bit flexible. Eons ago, when I…"
"The problem is even if you buy real wood, a wooden cabin interior inside an ugly modern building just sticks out like a sore thumb, so obviously unreal and artificial. I recommend being authentic. It's a dorm room. Be okay with it looking like…"
"One thing that I've done that made a room more cozy was adding dark book cases and also putting different types of fabric on the wall. I've got a handful of flags that I hang vertically (from those adhesive hangers) that gives a bit of…"
"If you have some extra shelf space, consider growing a couple of small plants. Of course you couldn't do anything that would be large or require any significant amount of upkeep, but if you could find something green and leafy, I feel it would…"
"My senior year apartment I shared with two other girls was like this:
trashpicked comfy furniture covered with fur pelts
walls painted in dark Victorian colors
lots of thrift store taxidermy
framed pressed leaf collections trash picked from my dept.…"
"To specify, I the following are things that I cannot do:
alter the wall in any way that prevents it from being the same when I move out as when I moved in -
aka no painting, wallpaper, nails, screws, etc. I can use adhesives, however.
"What are you allowed to do? Are you allowed to paint, wallpaper, hang curtains, or whatever? Or must everything be free standing?
Christopher Lowell (interior decorator) did a special on decorating teenage and college rooms.…"
Hello All, I noticed there was a post about this a few years ago but it didn't receive much feedback, and I wanted to see if there are any new ideas anyone can provide. I'm going to be a junior in college and I am going to be living in a single room, that is, it will be my own room, and it is actually a decent sized room. It is big enough that in addition to the college-provided desk and bed, I will have enough room for a futon/couch and my fridge/microwave, etc. I'm trying to…See More
"Hah! Welcome to the crowd. I'm fully retired now (military and social security) and my youngest daughter is but 22 and in college. I've a grand kid only a year younger than her.
I'll tell you this: I'm a far…"
"I deal with it by keeping myself strong, fit and limber. I work at it religiously. Jack la Lanne was an idol of mine.
My intent is to remain physically able to deal with everyday things such as mow the lawn, shovel snow, pick up a…"