This weekend we hosted a goodbye party for my cousin who's off to college and I gifted her this book
[but not before taking a peek myself!]. I was amazed at the detailed projects that were both colorful and age-appropriate; perfect for any young decor-lover on a budget.
I even found a few ideas myself that I'd love to incorporate, dorm room or no dorm room! The book begins with helpful tips on what may not be allowed in a dorm room, furniture that can serve multiple purposes, and choosing an inviting color scheme. There's even a section on making those cinderblocks look a bit more... luxe.
My favorite tutorial is, BY FAR, a felt zebra-print rug. A no-sew and fully functional rug, the "cut-it-out felt rug" tutorial includes a template for the look, as well as color scheme ideas and an easy-to-use pattern. I have a feeling I'll be trying this in my own home this month!
From messenger bags to lamps and fleece robes to message boards, this is the co-ed's guide to living with style. In fact, I wouldn't be surprised if this read inspired incoming freshman to switch their majors ASAP. To interior design, of course!
Authors: Theresa Gonzalez and Nicole Smith