Dorm Room Evolution: Confessions Of A Mom With A Secret Passion
Getting your student ready for college is exciting and made easier if you start with a plan. A sure-fire way to plan for their pending departure is to create lists of each “room” of their dormitory. A dorm room is much more than a place to sleep and study. Dorm rooms have become a decorative statement piece expressing the lifestyle and personality of its occupant.
The number one question to ask when preparing your college-bound student is how they want to feel when they enter their space. The answer to this question helps to inform the kind of items you purchase (or gather from home) to outfit their home away from home. Some students like a zen-motif, others prefer to showcase their love of music, sports, or art. Having a theme around the décor creates a cohesive oasis that your student quickly identifies with home.
The bed is truly the focal point of all dorm rooms. Pillows take up valuable real estate on the bed and should provide the comfort requisite to support sleep, reading in bed, using a laptop in bed, and sharing time with a confidant. Having a collection of decorative pillows may look pretty for the photograph but what inevitably happens is that these pretty, but barely functional pus, fall to the floor and is forgotten. Carefully select pillows with purpose in mind therefore, each supportive device enables your favorite student to have comfort and functionality.
I hope you enjoyed digging into this dorm room conversation with me. Leave a comment below and let me know your thoughts on dorm room decoration, and whether you think this is more for the moms or the kids.
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