By Grayson Wise
Bonjour, it’s me, Grayson! I’ve been given the honor of writing my mom’s article again, so let’s hope I don’t disappoint her loyal readers!
As some of you probably know, I am going to be starting my freshman year at the University of Oklahoma this August. It’s been a very exciting summer, with the dorm planning, class scheduling, and all the other college preparation happening every day. With that said, you can see this summer has gone by extremely quickly to me. It’s already near the end of July, and I move to Norman in less than three weeks.
Did your jaw just drop? I know mine did because I still have trouble believing I’m actually an adult and am going to college (I’d be lying if I didn’t say I am ecstatic for it though).
Anyways... I think the most fun about preparing for college is the dorm room!
Yes, it is quite the small space, but if I’m living there for a year, you’re darn right it’s going to be extremely cute. I’ve honestly been planning it since my freshman year of high school, so let’s just accept the fact I over-plan for everything in my life. What can I say? I like to have a fairly clear vision.
It does tend to change A LOT, but hey, that’s life! Lucky for me, my roommate does the same thing! Although we’ve only met each other a couple of times, we’ve texted nonstop about what our perfect dorm would look like. I’m happy to say we have very similar decorating styles, so our flow is going to be unreal!
Our dorm room has very deep, rich colors and textures, which I love with all my heart. A room can’t be very interesting without some good texture, am I right? The easiest way to add some pizazz is with throw pillows and rugs, and we have lots of both! My roommate bought the prettiest cranberry red area rug that has lots of other jewel-tone colored flourishes embedded throughout the design.
It has a very Turkish feel to it, and that just adds tons of character in my book! We also plan on covering our bland walls with unique art and textiles we’ve found at various thrift stores, garage sales, online stores, and local shops. One of my favorite finds has to be these vintage18th-century style mini portraits.
They totally give me a Marie Antoinette vibe. Hanging objects and photos on the walls allow us to add our personality into the room without actually using up any of the valuable floor space. We need all the room we can get if you know what I mean!
If I used three words to describe our dorm, they would be: eclectic, cozy, and fresh. I can’t wait to show all of you the photos of the finished product, so, mark your calendars for August 8th! Now I’ve got to go... I still have a few things to buy!