So where did this post just go?? That's right. I wanted to offer a peek inside my dorm room. It really is fun. This year I get to live in a Senior Woodframe and thus my room isn't all cinderblock and linoleum tiles and metal doors. However, there are still the parameters for Fire Safety that I ALWAYS gripe about: no painting walls, furniture, hanging things larger than 5x7, drawing on anything, affixing anything anywhere at anytime. You'd think a more normal-looking room would make a huge difference, but when you can't paint the walls it still feels very dorm-like.
I've managed what I could. Added some homey decor, window treatments, Bed Canopies One & Two, some fun lamps, etc. Here's a little peek at some of the small details, with larger ones to come in a future post.
Every girl who loves makeup needs a vanity, no? I used the dorm dresser, put a mirror and mirrored tray on top, and went to town. It's girly and definitely makes getting ready in the morning fun.This also reminds me that I must do a run-down of my favorite beauty products. I love to share and am definitely one of those product junkies for both high and low budgets. And yes I bargain buy my makeup, haha. Don't judge. I swear by couponing for makeup products. Kate Moss for Rimmel was 1/2 off at Walgreen's last month and a lot of beauty editors recommended the line so I went in and DANG are the lipsticks absolutely AMAZING (sorry for the capsthusiasm). And if you read the Sunday newspapers there are almost always coupons for $1 or $5 off drugstore products.
As you might tell, there are a lot of pops of pink around here. I try to continue it throughout the space...that's a total lie...I just happen to have a hoarding problem and when I find a pink ribbon or box I have to keep it.
The shelves above my desk, below. Lots of little mementos. I would say 90% of this picture contains stuff I re-purposed from home for free, and 10% bought from tag sales or discount stores. Some fun $2 fabric letters from The Christmas Tree Shop. I could shop there for hours, their decor is the best. The Coral canvas on the left was $1 there, too. I also covered the ugly plywood shelves in white fabric because they were clashing with everything. I wanted to spray paint them but I can't afford a fine.
There's the sneak peek. Nothing special. Just some snippets. Do you have any dorm room decorating ideas? Little accoutrements that make all the difference? I want to know.