Student Blog Too

Apr 4, 2007

Ann Tancio


Living Comfy

A lot of students have the unfortunate reality of living in a dorm room. These tiny cement cells are far from comfortable. My dorm room, however is quite luxurious (pics soon). How did I do it? Here are a few tips to get the most out of your space and turn it into a sweet spot for you to hang out and do whatever, be that study or play your new PS3.

1) Carpet makes A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE!
Seriously, cover up that hard ugly floor with some carpet. This is the single biggest alteration to your room you can make and its so simple.

2) Loft your bed if you can
Lofting your bed gives you space underneath it that you wouldn’t of had before

3) Bean bags.
I recently had the opportunity to plop my butt down in a Sumo Omni [photo]. This is by far the best bean bag you can buy today. Get one or two of these in your room, throw against the wall in front of the T.V. Maybe get a small table beside or between them with a lamp for comfy reading, and you will have the most comfortable dorm room lounge on campus. In my room next year, I will definitely be purchasing both an Omni and their Otto for the room (black of course!) One problem though, these may be a bit expensive for most college students (but totally worth it!). Regular bean bags are not a replacement for the Omni, so don’t bother.

Wow, I used a lot of exclamation points there. Moving on.

4) So maybe you have guests often. Replace that couch or love seat with a small futon. This allows you to fold it out to a bed for your guests to crash. PRO-futon tip: get a sheet to cover up your futon with to prevent ruining its pad with spills or whatever.

5) Keep your room tidy. It is much more comfortable to live in a clean space, free of clutter. I know this is hard for a lot of students, but trust me, picking up dirty clothes once a day is worth doing because you will enjoy being in that space so much more.

I hope this guide helps my fellow students improve their living situation. I welcome other tips in the comment section of course, and maybe I’ll do a follow up in the near future. Pics would be lovely (hopefully I get pics of my own room up here shortly).

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