Decorating the Apartment
Today, July 21st, it is exactly one month ‘til USC Move In Day, and I still can’t decide if I’m excited or dreading it.
While I’ll be heading back to campus starting August 13th (as if my drive to Venice wasn’t long enough to begin with) to work on the Daily Trojan O-Issue, I’ll still be living at home until the 21st, five days from when classes begin.
ThoughI have all my dorm stuff from last year, I’ll be living in Troy East apartments this coming year, so my roommate and I are frantically trying to figure out our kitchen/living room supplies. I thought having a “furnished” space would mean pretty much no work, but there’s still so many pots and pans and nonsense to worry about.
While due to my budget I’ll be getting most everything at Target, I’ve been spending the last few weeks scouring the Internet (Pinterest is my new best frined) for cool ways to spruce up dorm furniture. My friend and I even hit up a few antique shops, though in the end almost everything was a little out of our price range. While I doubt any decorating I do will make the apartment a work of art, I’ve come across some cool DIYs that I’m planning to attempt.
- 1. Washi Tape – I already bought five rolls of this colorful Japanese tape and I’m hoping to use it to decorate a wall with pictures, posters, postcards and the like.
- Frames Galore – I didn’t realize that picture frames are for way more than just pictures. Just put a little fabric or scrapbook paper in them and they can transform into trays, whiteboards, and who knows what else. I’m going to Michael’s this week to find some fun colorful ones.
- Succulents! – Succulents seem to be everywhere these days and they seem like an easy plant to care for, perfect for a college student. I spotted some the other day at my local Pavilion’s for just a couple dollars each, but decided to wait until the school year’s closer to get them (less time for me to kill them). I haven’t decided exactly what to do with them, but if I’m daring enough I’m going to attempt this DIY.
Have any cool decorating tips or DIY projects? Tweet them to me @isabellasayyah! Once I move in and decorate, I’ll make sure to blog about how my apartment turned out!