Below is an article “Dormitory decor doesn’t have to be boring” that was in the Kansas City Star about decorating dorm rooms. Wall Dressed Up is just starting to introduce Headboard Wall Decals. Our first one is this pink tufted twin headboard, which we will also have available in full sized. We are almost finished with a Zebra headboard and a lime green tufted headboard. These removable, repositionable wall decals are an inexpensive, fun and fabulous way to add a little color and fun to a bed without a headboard, or above a plain metal headboard that is often standard in a dorm room.
This pink tufted headboard works equally well in a young girls room as it does in a teen dorm room. Accessories will make it great. A pink flowered comforter or a black and white zebra comforter would go equally well with this design!
Check back soon for more headboard wall decals by Wall Dressed Up!!
Dormitory décor doesn’t have to be boring
By JACKIE HOERMANN
The Kansas City Star
Moving into a dorm or an off-campus apartment can bring a feeling of independence unlike any other.
Until, that is, you open the door and take in your new home: blandly colored, empty and lacking decorative freedom.
No painting, no candles, no nails in the wall, you’re told.
Plenty of creative collegiates overcome residential rules with a lot of photos and magazine clippings, but there’s more to modern dorm decorating than just posters and double-sided tape.
Holly Becker, interior design consultant and author of “Decorate: 1,000 Design Ideas for Every Room in Your Home,” thinks that limited options force you to be more creative.
She recommends revamping tired spaces with flea market finds.
“You can buy a bunch of frames and paint them bright colors,” she said. “Or even take old doors or shutters and lean them against a wall or behind a bed to make a vintage headboard.”
To maximize small spaces, Becker suggests placing a mirror across from a window and avoiding dark colors. You can also add warmth to a room by using different tints of the same color or by layering different fabrics.
The less creative need not fear. Plenty of stores, including Target, Function Junction, CB2 and Bed, Bath & Beyond, offer trendy dorm pieces during the back-to-school shopping season, and many will guide you with lists of dorm essentials and preplanned color schemes.
Before you shop, remember that your space should be conducive to studying, but it should fit you, too. For example, if you’re into geography, a big map is an easy way to make your space your own.
University of Missouri-Kansas City resident assistant Maggie Light works with medical students and often sees decorating schemes that match students’ personalities.