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Ahhhh college. I came to you when I was seventeen and here I am facing my 23rd birthday and ope, i'm still not rid of you. Around March/April I despise your existence but come August I welcome you back with open arms.
My first year of college I lived in a classic dorm. It was a bit newer than other dorms but it was still a dorm nonetheless. Here is a glimpse into what 17 year old Riley put together...
There are literally so many aspects of this room I could talk about. First of all, clearly when I commit to a color scheme, I really commit. Secondly, I am clearly the consumer that every store thinks of when putting together their dorm essentials list. I have everything under the sun and pretty sure I didn't even use most of it. Third of all, let's just ignore the Winnie the Pooh Bear on the bed and the band poster on the ceiling.
My sophomore year, I didn't do much better..
It basically looks like a living Gen-X store.
When Walmart and Kleenex asked me to compile a list of dorm essentials, I was ready. Not only did I live in a dorm room but I also lived in a sorority house for two years and then various student apartments during the summers, ending on a nice townhouse for the last two years. (If you are wondering how long I have been in college, just stop counting. My parents have. It's better this way.) I have moved billions of times and I have noticed what so called "essentials" get used and what doesn't. Here is the list of things I came up with! All of these items can be found HERE.
1. Baroque Style Mirror
I got one of each color!
The red and the yellow both matched our shower curtain so I couldn't decide which one to use!
For all the time I spend on our couch, it's good to have some tissues around that area!
And some on the dresser for good measure!
|Sorry this picture is dark, we have blackout curtains in our bedroom because I am nocturnal, basically.|