Dorm Design

I would not necessarily call myself too savvy when it comes to decorating. My bedroom at home has been practically the same since I moved into it. But I get a bit more creative when I get to move into a new space. Upon returning back to campus I have a single bedroom all to myself, and I have to say I love it so far. I have these two giant windows that let in light during the day and the view looks out onto beautiful trees. The floors are a worn, dark wood, my closet is huge, and the ceilings are tall compared to last years attic room.

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Well first of all, you know my last post? Above is all you need to add some design interest to your room. Just a bunch of pictures and some blue painters tape. You’ll see how I used the images in the pictures below!

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Well, first look at my bed! With fluffy padding and tons of blankets its the most comfortable twin bed I have ever slept on. Plus it’s right by the window which I have always wanted, but with a roommate or the radiator being in the wrong place have never had.IMG_3319

 

And then, the desk area. This time around I think I am going to be utilizing my desk way more than I have in the past. (read: my desk in the past was more storage than desk) The right side the space functions as a vanity. The drawers contain toiletries, and everyday stuff like my hairbrush and blowdryer (sorry neighbors, yikes!) can chill on the side. I have no idea where the mirror came from, but I have used it every year, so I just propped it against the wall. Hanging off of the mirror is a cool wooden pipe I got while in Ecuador a couple years ago.

The lamp is in the middle with pencils and pens and my two little plastic busts of Debussy and Mozart I got from music school.

And then the left side of the desk is all serious business. Kept clear most of the time except for books and my computer–and the occasional coffee cup.

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And more of the pictures, but here on the back of the door to my room. Just geometric, and slightly crooked.

So that was just a bit of my room, and examples of the images put into use in the space. I hope to blog more about college while I am here, since I have more semesters behind me than I have left. It would be great to look back at this in the future.

6×4 Artwork Inspiration

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In a few days I return to school, which means time to live in the dorms again. While not entirely thrilling, it’s my last semester living the dorms so I want to make the best out of this last semester.

Making prints of your favorite images can really liven up a dorm room and can be a source for creative inspiration. I did this last semester, and I recommend doing something similar for all students that go abroad. But you don’t need to be traveling to another country to give your room some uniqueness and style.

I like to create a folder of images using a mixture of my own images combined with some collected throughout the internet. Tumblr, Pinterest and all of your favorite websites and blogs can be perfect places to find images that you love. You can print them out at home or go to your local photography store or drugstore which will be able to have prints made for you for a small price. I had 50 6x4s printed in an hour for only $10. Small price to pay for some art to liven the space.

 

Homeland

Although I cannot get over Claire Danes and her crazy eyes, I think I might be hooked on this show. Stories are only compelling as long as you want to stick around.

I was talking to a friend today on the train who said that the mark of a good show is one that you would watch over and over again and never be bored. For her, that show was Friends.

I have watched a good deal of Friends, and I agree, it’s a great show.

But so is Homeland. Not because there is some sort of romantic thread that keeps you strung along, but because there is romance, but so much more.

Updated Flickr and Brainstorming

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I just added over 100 new pictures to my Flickr account which you can view by clicking through the tab above labeled, you guessed it, Flickr. The other day I realized I have not updated my profile there in quite some time so it was time for an update. It was actually quite nice looking through all my old pictures from the summer and this past semester, so many memories that could easily get lost are instead memorialized in a way through images.

This past year I was able to travel and grow–and I want my blog to be similar. As I approach another new semester I hope to bring something different to the blog. I hope my studies inspire more personal content, that questions and considers as much as I post about films I want to see or desserts I am currently making. So if content here is less often, remember it does not mean I am not brainstorming away.