This Fall, I will be entering my senior year at Stanford, and that means I have one last chance to do a dorm room right. The primary obstacles in decorating a dorm room are:
1. It is an empty, depressing, white box, for which you usually have only a few days to decorate before problem sets and Alexander Pope papers begin.
2. Everyone else owns that futon from Ikea as well.
PLASTICS offers the solution of bright and colorful shapes to transform your space in this post. I say, California sunshine may be overrated, and it’s time to bring the darkness, intricacy, and clutter of New York out West. The duel is on!
There are plenty of vintage skeleton keys like these from theginghamgirl, and I think they would make for an awesome craft project — perhaps string a whole bunch to hang across a wall instead of those cheap Christmas lights everyone loves so much.
The glaringly empty walls of a dorm room are begging to be covered. I’d pick this beautiful polaroid emulsion lift by TiffanyTeske, rather than the Animal House poster that has managed to build a monopoly on college wall art.
Part of the problem with the dorm room is that it not only is a temporary space, but it continues to look like one, even when inhabited. I want to fill my space with history and tchochkes, in an effort to beat back the soulless modernity of the room. This Six Legged Lamb by melabo is perfectly cute and creepy.
I may not be allowed to light candles in my dorm room, but this crystal candelabra from sheriscrystals would still bring the drama when I gather my friends together to discuss Oscar Wilde or Facebook.