"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
I was just watching Sunday Night Football and they had the commercial talking about this high school girl who is the QB for football. Am I just out of step with things or does this just not seem like a good idea. I just do not see how having co-ed sports at higher levels is ever a good idea. Any thoughts?See More
"I minored in history at University. It is my belief from this experience that, on the whole, the people who study the past or who read the old books are the academics, and they of all people are the ones least likely to gain any benefit from…"
"Have a side hustle or two. I used to have more.
my main side hustle is being a woodworker and cabinet maker. Unfortunately, there is not much money in it for quality work. Too much competition from Nordic Surprise and their ilk. The woodworkers I…"