Good Questions: Arrange My College Dorm Room?

Good Questions: Arrange My College Dorm Room?

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Maxwell Ryan
Aug 3, 2006

Hello AT,

I'm moving in to my first apartment up at college in the fall and i really want to decorate it nicely. I've been doing alot of research and came across this website and found all the apartments in the contests very interesting. I decided to purchase the book and I read it in one day. I've decided that i want to decorate my room with an organic modern theme. I'm putting together a box of cutouts and pictures i like that i come across on the internet. I only have one problem, My room is so tiny and I'm not quite sure where to put things.....

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I have options but my room is somewhat restricted by where my bathroom and closets are located. I have a big tv but i might get a flat screen. Also i was thinking i should put my bed in the middle of my room but i dunno if that will make the room feel even smaller. I also was thinking that i might want to get a futon or a platform bed instead to maybe make the room feel bigger. Do you have any suggestions for me. I'm pretty clueless on the whole flow situation. haha.

Thanks so much! Casi

p.s. if you have any tips or anything else. even stores that sell reasonable modern decor! thanks!

Dear Casi,

First of all, you have PLENTY of room and we love that you're going organic modern. That makes a lot of sense for a college room as well, because the center of gravity is low and possessions minimal.

We would keep the bed where it is, centered on the wall, with a side table on either side (lamp atop).
We would go with your dresser on the left as you enter.
We would *try* to get your desk facing the wall to the right of the window so that it is as far away from the bed as possible (task lamp atop).

Splurge? We would get a nice big rug/carpet to go under everything and *cozy* the room.

Shops: West Elm, Wisteria, Global Table

Have a great time at College!

Anyone else?

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