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Focus on Gray is the advice from Kravet Fabrics regarding this year’s color trends.
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It’s a milestone when you move away from home to go to college. Living on your own, usually for the first time, becomes an opportunity to learn about yourself. It all begins with “interior” design. A time to discover how you want to live in your new environment.
A good rule of thumb, when you are uncertain making decorating decisions is to buy what you like. That will result in good design, for you! Don’t be afraid to experiment and your interior design taste and style will evolve. This applies for both gals and guys.
Focus on the many ways to decorate your new personal space to feel like home and also promote learning. Buy for your needs and then address your wants.
The biggest concern when making decorating decisions is “the budget”. It is possible to create both fashion and function on a budget.
You can start by bringing something from home that you love or has meaning for you and build from there. Like bedding, a picture, rug, piece of art or a piece of memorabilia.
Or, if starting new, shop for bedding first to create a color scheme. Then coordinate all other purchases to it. Like a rug and accessories. Having several colors in the design, will give a wider range of accessories to choose from and make it easier and faster to shop. It also makes it easier to replace things as they wear out and get dirty.
Before purchasing, if you have a roommate, discuss matching or coordinating bed covers so the room will look neater, more coordinated and less cluttered.
For more storage, purchase bed risers to raise the bed to a comfortable height and adds space for less used items placed in plastic containers with wheels that slide under the bed. You can purchase risers with electrical plus for your devices. By using the air space, your room appears larger, and gives it a cool sunken room feel.
Use all the space you can! Hooks, hooks, and more Hooks! Use decorative wall hooks to hang things like keys, jewelry, or photos. Especially door hooks that hang over doors, can have multiple hooks for everyday items.
Shelving units can work double duty as both a storage solution and room divider. Install inexpensive shelving in the closet to maximize space.
For accessories that make a difference, add a colorful area rug for warmth, pizzazz and cover a floor you may not like, while wall mirrors make rooms feel larger and more open.
For personality, put inspirational and funny sayings on walls. They can be changeable as you wish. And add some family pictures in room – to feel connected.
Bulletin boards are great for limited desk space and catches paper clutter. And great way to leave a note for your roommate.
Study areas need to be functional first: have good lighting, substantial desk space, comfortable chair, space to spread out when necessary.
Furniture in neutral colors may make the space appear larger and can be reused next year when you may want a new color scheme, which can be done again inexpensively with accessories like rugs, drapes, cushions and throws. After all, your favorite colors may have changed.
When your space makes you happy, feels comfortable and supports your needs, you will maximize your learning experience.
WHAT TO DO WITH PHOTOS
Take a treasured photograph out of your photo album and put it into a frame. Make sure the frame matches your room so it won’t look out of place and detract from the picture. If you add a backing that matches the room you can replace the picture often regardless of the picture size. Remember, rooms have no feelings, YOU do!
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