College years are full of excitement and opportunities. A new life in a new place without the comfort and convenience of home is a challenging but thrilling prospect. Suddenly you’re faced with responsibilities like taking care of money, food, and your own accommodation.
It is important to understand that living in a college dorm room, hostel or off-campus apartment is not like having your own room at home. There you could place a ‘keep out’ sign on your door to avoid interference. But this will most likely not work in college.
Often you share your room with an unknown person, and are surrounded by students from diverse backgrounds and places. Be that as it may, you can still add a personal touch to your college room by decorating it in your own style. Whether you live alone or with a roommate, a little interior decoration will make college years pleasant and comfortable.
To bring or not to bring
Keep the college rules in mind; tiresome they may be, but when in Rome, do as the Romans do. Find out if the college allows appliances, extra furniture etc. Don’t take your favorite lounger from home only to have it confiscated.
If you have a roommate, make sure you check with him or her regarding your redecoration plans. It is best to avoid the possibility of frequent fights with the person you probably have to live with your entire college life.
Less is more
Presumably, your college accommodation will not resemble a penthouse. So try to make the best you can of a small space. Use the space under the bed for storing your belongings.
Purchase shelves that can be hung on the wall for storing books. Make use of the walls to place photographs, wall hangings and lamps. This way you will avoid cluttering your room
Use colorful rugs to brighten up your room’s pale colors. Memo boards on the wall can be adorned with pictures, artwork, souvenirs etc.
Most importantly, don’t go overboard with dorm dÃ©cor. Save your money for emergencies and other important expenditure.