Dorm Room Essentials
BACK TO SCHOOL
August will be here before we know it and with that many students are heading off to college. When it comes to dorm room essentials, what's on the list? Bedding, TV, a refrigerator of course, but what else? There's a myriad list of odds and ends including essential items needed for class but when it comes to your actual dorm room, have you really thought about how you can make it feel more like home?
SIMPLE BUT BRILLIANT
A couple years ago, curtain tracks customer, Laurie, jazzed up her daughter's dorm room by doing something very simple but with a big impact: she added curtain tracks and curtains. She used track 84004 Ball Bearing Carrier Curtain Track with clamps that would hold the track to the framework of the drop ceiling. By doing this, it allowed her to install a full length curtain track without drilling any holes. She installed two tracks spliced together and simply cut off any extra track that wasn’t needed. After the track was installed, she added curtains that not only helped make the room feel more welcoming but also served a secondary purpose by keeping the room dark when needed. College students often burn the midnight oil studying (or perhaps socializing) resulting in fewer hours of sleep during nighttime hours. That means they have to be able to catch some Zzz's during the day. Adding curtains is a perfect solution.
WHAT'S NOT TO LOVE?
This is an easy project that even the most "unhandiest" of people can complete. We loved it so much that we pinned this simple yet brilliant dorm room idea on Pinterest and since then, it has been repinned, and most likely replicated, hundreds of times. Such a simple idea but with such a big impact.
READY TO TRY IT?
So when you make your dorm room essentials list this year, perhaps you should consider adding curtain tracks to your room or apartment. Have questions? We are here to help! Looking for design guidance? Laurie runs L Interiors in the Houston area and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.