I don't have anyone going off to college this year. But I have friends and clients that are sending them off now. The closest thing I have to compare to is when my kids have gone to sports camps. My son has been to UVA and William and Mary and each time he went I didn't even come close to his dorm room. We signed in and he waved me off.
This summer I took my daughter and her friend to Christopher Newport for volley ball camp and they couldn't wait to have me check out their room and help get them settled!
Pillows in hand!
I lived with my parents all four years of school so I never had a dorm experience of my own. I couldn't really tell the girls what to expect. We googled dorm rooms so I could show her and here are a couple we found.
Source; Not Enough Good.com
Average dorm room is 10 x 12!
Source: A Cup of Tia
How cute is this? Probably inexpensive yet cheerful and well done!
Source: Dig This Design
Source: Style at Home
I think color is the key to these dorm rooms.
My daughter announced that when she goes off to school she is taking her own mattress!!
Of course, we didn't decorate anything and the girls barely personalized their room.
I will soon enough see what it's like for myself when my nest starts to empty next year since my son graduates high school this year. He swears that he will have the best looking dorm room wherever he goes and I bet he's right!
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