In August I started school at Indiana University and honestly I could not be happier with my living situation. My room is so incredibly homie. Adding a couch and rug made the biggest difference. And having a Keurig in the room makes me feel like I am living in luxury. I have the best roommate (she makes hot cocoa ya’ll) and the cutest room- not to brag or anything, but we totally have the best looking room on our floor.
I am honestly shocked at how well we were able to pull this off. Never in my life have I had full responsibility over every piece going into my room. And never have I gone into it so blind. When assigned a room at IU the only detail you are given is the room number. Sure, you can look online at the sample layout but the website also says each room varies in layout. Trying to decorate a space that you have the slightest idea of what it theoretically looks like is quite the challenge. I was able to see a sample dorm room before moving in and that did not get me excited for dorm life at all- the room was so rough. So bare… So unappealing… Very drab.
BUT- I am so pleased to say that I am happy with my living arrangements. And my room is so much better than those neutral curtains, plain walls, beat up doors and dirty carpeting.
It is much cuter.