"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
"It does, but reality happens every second of every day. Why assume that perfection is not possible? You have that idea in your mind but you do not question it. You have only one life to live, why can't it be in paradise? If not now, then make…"
Hi all,Have been thinking of relationships recently and as I didn't grow up with happily married parents I didn't have a good role model to understand what they are about.But a theory I have is that a relationship is not so much about the person you are together with, it's more about having a commitment to the relationship itself. So it doesn't matter so much whether your wife annoys you or pleases you, whatever happens you are committed to the idea of being togeher and forming this…See More
"I see some readers would like a shorter version. Okay, to summarize, basically if you could create your own paradise, what would it be like? And, do you genuinely think you know yourself well enough to know what that paradise really would…"
"Your argument collapses if I never die though right? And since, I have never before been dead, why should I assume that I will? Just because other people have? I am my own individual, all that is, exist because I have perceived it to…"
"Thank you sir. I do strive to be original. Frankly, many of the posts I have read seem rather mundane and petty, some of them. I think it is important to question one's sense of reality, as it can lead to greater insight into what this all…"
"Hello, I am a new member. I am from a Commonwealth Country so the Queen is our head of state. She actually sacked our PM in 1975 via her local representative the Governor General. It's a really famous speech made on the steps…"