We call this the “Sunrise” style. Want to see a different style? View our version of the “grid” style here!
While gathering ideas for dorm room decorations my roommates and I came across a lot of ideas about designs that you can make using paint samples. Since our University does not allow us to paint the walls in our rooms (most schools don’t let you) we decided that this was a cute, simple, way to give temporary color and personality to our space.
Cool, right? We sure thought so. We planned to do something similar to this before we met in person, so one of my roommates and I went to Home Depot and grabbed tons of paint swatches. We didn’t have chance to coordinate as much as it would require to do so for those fancy designs, so we just did the best with what we had.
We put 4 small rolled up pieces of scotch tape on the back of each paint swatch, one on each corner of the swatch, to make sure it would stick to the wall. We started with red in the corner and tried our best to fade it out in a rainbow pattern, ending with light pink/purple at the top.
It took a lot of teamwork, coordination, and loud music… but here was our result!
We hope to collect more paint samples soon and begin the same pattern in the top left corner of the wall, so they meet and combine in the center creating a full rainbow going up and back.
How have you added some color and personality to your dorm room? Tell me below!
I feel like first posts are always the most awkward. Do I introduce myself? Do I just jump right in? Do I tell my whole life story?
I guess I should start with an introduction, but don’t worry, I’ll spare you most all of the boring details.
I’m Dani, I’m a Freshman at a college in California and I’ve decided to keep a blog. I’ve been wanting to do this for quite a while but just haven’t found the time to start, and I figured that now is better than never! So here I am. Welcome!
On this blog I will be posted everything from college, to life, to organization, to cute creative things, to my experiences in theatre to.. well.. practically everything.
If you want more information about me and what makes me tick, check out my about me page.
Now time to jump right in!
While the majority of dorm rooms are one room bedrooms shared between 2 or 3 people with a bathroom down the hall that the whole floor shares, I am lucky enough to be a part of the rare colleges to provide suite style dorms for their Freshman! My dorm consists of 4 girls, sharing 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, and 1 living room. It’s a pretty good deal if you ask me.
Luckily my roommates are just as into decorating and organizing as I am, so we were all on the same page when it came to move in day.
The images below are mainly panoramic pictures that I took with my phone, so excuse the bad quality. If you click on the image it will open up larger for you to view better.
The Living Room
(View from the door)
(my bed is on the right)
And there you have it! Though I’m sure we’ll change it throughout the year, I have to say I’m pretty satisfied with how it looks right now 🙂