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Room Ideas

Alvin and friends have been giving their dorms their own personal touch.

Alvin and friends have been giving their dorms their own personal touch.

Although this post might have been more suitable at the beginning of the term, it’s never too late to decorate your room! My room is not well decorated, but I was able to draw enough inspiration from a friend’s dorm to write about room decorations. Below are some pictures of his room before adding any lights.




Since the majority of us spend relatively large amounts of time in our rooms, it makes sense to embellish them a little. Here are a couple of pictures of the dorm with some lights added in (roughly $40 in total).




The lights certainly make a huge difference and make the room a much better place to study, do homework, have friends over, and relax. Here are a couple of more ideas for improving your room.

1. Have food accessible: having snacks readily available in the room can be vital. Although you may think you won’t need to eat outside of the dining hall, snacks can be a lifesaver. If you have to skip breakfast and rush to class, or if you need an energy source to power you through your late night studying, having food in the room will come in handy. Buying a mini-fridge is also a good option to consider, as it greatly increases the variety of food and drinks that you can store.


2. Use posters: the walls can look very bare if they are left untouched. Putting up posters of your choice adds a personal touch to your room, as well as greatly increasing the aesthetic appeal. And if you can/want to, show some school spirit with Carleton posters!




Alvin is a west coast kid at heart (coming from San Jose, California), but is excited to start many adventures here in Minnesota. He plays for the soccer team here at Carleton and loves exercise. If he’s not on the soccer field, in the gym, or out on a bike ride during his free time, he can be found in one of the lounges playing Exploding Kittens, or in the music building playing piano. He is a potential economics major with an interest in computer science and mathematics.