Saturday, October 26, 2013

Loving your dorm room

Make your room the way you want it to be. I often struggle to get everything together, cleaning painting and decorating and organizing. It sounds like so much to do! But here's a little motivation for us to love our rooms the way we want to.

Read more to get a pep talk for making your room the way you want.

This might seem obvious but your room should be a place that you enjoy being: a place for you to recharge and focus yourself. Do what it takes to make the room worth living in. You may have a lot of limitations on what you can change or how much money you can spend, but there are all sorts of amazing DIY projects that you can try.

  • Make a list of your 10 favorite things about your room and 5 things you want to change

A lot of people will tell you what your dorm room should be like. Some will tell you it should be empty; others will tell you to cram in all of your belongings.  A lot of people will say that it's not worth the effort to decorate; a few will describe their parent's efforts to arrange their room. I'm not going to tell you what your room should be like. Please tell - or better yet show- me what you want your room to be like, what functions you want to do in your room.

  • Make a Pintrest for cool dorm rooms and DIY projects

Make sure that your room serves the function you want it to. Arrange the furniture the way you like it. If you don't want to study in your room, go to the library to study.
If you want a decked out stereo system, set it up!

  • Clean your room and get add photos of your top 10 to Pintrest

Whatever you want your room to be, it can be. It's just up to you to make it happen. So go and do it!

  • As you look at how great your room is, start working on your DIY projects!