DesignYourDorm.com

DesignYourDorm.com

Gregory Han
Aug 6, 2009

It's back to school time, and for a whole new generation, that means packing up their butterfly chairs, Target bedding and their favourite band posters all in preparation for making a new home on campus. But before you settle in, young fresh faces of college, perhaps you might want to consider planning out how to furnish and decorate a space that will be yours to make your own for the next year (at least half of it, if you're sharing like we did)...

DesignYourDorm.com is an online tool which allows users to decorate and layout their dorm room in 3 dimensions. You can get started on a dorm room design, send it to your assigned roommate to collaborate upon before moving in, and then have it all set to decorate by move-in date with your 3D plans and checklist of items. The site's catch is that it revolves around you purchasing stuff to be delivered to your dorm, but we see this as a viable tool just to plan out a room without the worry of filling it with a predetermined selection of stuff from their data banks. Because half of the battle of decorating is having visual plans of where and how things fit in relation to one another, and DesignYourDorm.com's visual tool is helpful in this regard (though sometimes a bit slow).

Moms and dads can also use DesignYourDorm.com to send care packages, with a reference to determine whether Timmy Jr. really needs another bean bag or whether a new rug will help bring his decor altogether.

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