Got a Valentine lined up?
Valentine’s Day is coming up just around the corner. We think our Kiss Pop Art Wall Panel would make a perfect gift :).
What do you think?
Ever Been Abducted?
Because No One Else Has One
If there’s anything that makes a dorm feel more like home, it’s adding a bit of your own personality, and a bright yellow alien will certainly add personality to any dorm room.
What do you guys think?
Make a Dark Dorm Appear Light and Bright
Living in a tiny dorm definitely has it’s pros and cons (okay, I admit probably more pro’s than cons), and one of the cons is definitely the chance that you’ll be living in an apartment with little to no natural light. Most likely, you’re going to end up with a room with a tiny window at one end, and a lone boob light in the middle of the room. That’s it.
So if you don’t have the money to pay for a fantastic apartment (like the one pictured above) with gorgeous, streaming sunshine, there are a few other ways to ensure you’re space isn’t the dank, dungeon you’re terrified of ending up in.
1.) Lighten the walls. If you never excelled in your 7th grade science class, don’t worry, here’s a quick lesson in how light works: light colors reflect light, dark colors absorb it. Now I’m sure you aren’t allowed to completely re-paint your room (and if you are allowed, go for it!), so try other things. I once lived in a room for 5 months that was dark, (and I’m talking dark), royal blue, with no windows. So I hung up light, baby blue sheets on the walls, and it made a world of a difference!
2.) Add lights throughout. Like I mentioned earlier, your room probably comes with one main light source in the middle of the room, leaving the corners of your room looking sad, dark, and if I may…a bit creepy. Make sure to add light in these little edges of your room. Adding some floor and table lamps can really brighten up a room. Even a corner night-light (like the one shown below) can make a huge difference.
3.) Hang mirrors. Mirrors are often one of the most underused items in a small space. They not only bounce light around the room, but they also give the illusion that there is more space. And what’s even better, a mirror can fit into any interior design motif. They can be edgy, graphic, hip, romantic, vintage or modern. Hang a large mirror or go for a “collected” collage of smaller mirrors. Feel free to be creative!
4.) Choose the right accessories. Just as mirrors will help bounce light around a room, so will other reflective surfaces. Think crystal chandeliers or metallic lamps. In addition, understand what takes up “visual weight” in a room. A thick, dark, wooden side table will seem to weigh down the room, while a light and airy glass and metal table will almost seem invisible to the eye, creating the illusion of more space.
5.) Add plants. Bringing in a little of the outdoors makes any room automatically seem more fresh. Even a small box of herbs on the kitchen counter will be sure to keep your room feeling a bit more upbeat. Just be sure you’re not bringing home something like a bouquet of oriental lilies, and they can become incredibly overwhelming in a small space.
How do you make your dark, dungeon-like room a little brighter?
What Would You Say?
If you guys could scrawl anything on your wall, what would it be?
Someone loves pink and Paris!
or this other Eiffel Tower Arch Wall Decal.
What do you guys think?