Ten tips for decorating a residence hall room with interesting bits and colored light bulbs
It's back-to-school time for college-bound youngsters. Chances are if yours is a freshman and a bit inexperienced at residence hall life, she could use a few pointers on how to make the best of a small space.
Jack Gentul, dean of student services for New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), Newark, says that the best-looking, most functional residence hall rooms he's seen typically feature one or more of the following 10 items. You may want to share this list with your college-bound student or use it yourself for last-minute gift ideas. NJIT, New Jersey's third largest public university located in the University Heights section of Newark, offers on-campus residential hall housing and other services to more than 1,700 graduate and undergraduate students.
Top Ten Decorating Tips:
• Photos of family and friends.
• Fish: Some schools allow one ten-gallon tank per room.
• Posters and art work. Check residence hall requirements for hanging items.
• Color coordinate bedding, rugs, and accessories. If you can paint the walls, use lighter colors to make the room look larger.
• Consider an area rug.
• For art work, create a collage atop a self-stick poster board using photographs, advertisement letters, magazine illustrations and more.
• Bubble lamps and/or fiber optic lamps.
• Colored light bulbs to create mood.
• For a touch of home and wall art, hang high school memorabilia.
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