Making your room feel sophisticated will help you to feel like you are going places in this world. Not to mention everyone will be asking you to decorate their rooms because yours is just too darn good! Here are four easy steps to step up your room!
1. Headboard. A headboard on a bed can do a world of difference in your space. The headboard will not only add height to your bed but interest to the wall. If you don’t have a headboard or cant afford one, just make your own! You can use a thin piece of plywood or
even foam core boards. Simply cover the board with batting to add depth and then use fabric to finish off the look. Stretch the batting and the fabric tight and use a staple gun or even hot glue to secure to the back of the board. The back will be up against the wall so you don’t have to worry about what your staple or glue job will look like!
2. Lamp. A good lamp will take your room to the next level. Try finding a lamp from somewhere like Marshalls or TJ Maxx, they have great lamps at even better prices. A sophisticated lamp will give you more light in your room and brighten up your space. Also a few great things compared to a lot of little things will make your room feel more put together and sophisticated.
3. Shelving. Good shelving on walls can be used for storage, but can also be used to display your memories. A good design tip is to keep things in groups of threes. This is a great place to put up a vase of flowers or display pictures. Adding interest to your wall in a three-dimensional aspect will make your room feel like it’s a million bucks.
4. Curtains. Curtains will make your space feel larger and more put together. Usually college dorms or apartment have very drab window shade or vertical blinds, and who wants to look at that! Don’t forget that curtains are not just for windows anymore! You can use curtains instead of closet doors. Some of the furniture provided with the rooms can be bulky and plain, using a curtain can add interest and will almost make the furniture disappear! If you cannot find pre-made curtains that you love try making your own, check out my article on no sew curtains for instructions!
Follow these simple tricks of the trade and your room is sure to be fabulous in no time! These things will make you feel sophisticated and mature even in a frumpy dorm or apartment. These are simple things that you can do in a night or weekend, so take a study break and spruce up your space!
Kendall Meyer is an intern with College Lifestyles (TM). She is an Interior Design major at James Madison University and a member of Alpha Sigma Tau sorority. She loves turning any room into a home for everyone and everything!
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