1. Firstly, find a
for your room. What color do
you like best, and stick with it.
your bare walls adds instant life without much
expense. You will find that either your
, or a cheap store in town will sell you nice
for a reasonable price. Do not use
tape! The latest and cheapest method is
Prints online. Try some 'blue tac' or other gummy substance, or
you will find ripped posters and peeling walls.
3. Some rooms come with a
mini fridge and microwave
already, but for those that don't, rent! This will be
your lifesaver as the dining halls and class schedules seem
to conflict quite often.
Get a bean bag.
As lame as this may sound, many attest
to the added benefits for studying, sleeping, watching
movies, or just chilling. They can easily fit into a
corner or under a bed. Make sure you do not rip them
as they leave a huge mess!
Build a loft
A number of students find that they need
more room than the average room provides. Building a
loft brings the bed off the floor and gives added closet
space below with a make-shift desk for your computer and
books. If you have a bunch of stuff, then this could
be your best option
They don't take up very much room and add a
fresh smell to the stuffiness that accompanies most college
rooms. Don't forget to water as a dead, lifeless,
brown heap counteracts the beauty and benefits of a fresh
healthy plant. If this is you, invest in a cactus.
7. Throw Rug
8. Bulletin Board
Getting organized is an
essential aspect of University life. Bulletin boards serve
as a great tack board for photos, letters, reports or anything
else of importance. This will save you from ruining your
walls with nails as most dorms or housing has heavy fines for
putting holes in the walls.
9. Your Door
Your door represents who you
are. Decorate it accordingly.
Find some posters and pictures that portray your personality as
well as a white marker board for people to leave notes and
messages. Try not to put anything on your door that will
offend people in this P.C. Culture. Try some
Most dorms don't allow pets, but some houses
do. Find a pet that is clean, doesn't smell, properly trained,
and does your homework. The point is, good luck finding
a pet that is perfect for your room. They tend to
stink and leave little presents everywhere. Tread
carefully, or invest in goldfish. If they die, you are
only out a couple of bucks.