Good Morning America took a look at blinged out dorm rooms this week, and I wanted to share the video with you. ( I am having to embed the AOL report on it because I can’t embed the GMA video. Here’s the link to the full video if you want to see it.) The suite mates add drapes, a chandelier, and custom monograms. They have coordinated linens and a cute little couch.
“Good Morning America” reports on one St. Louis family that spent $2,500 on decorating their daughter’s dorm room. The daughter explained why saying, “The more comfortable the environment, the more comfortable you’re going to be.” The family used Decor2UrDoor, a website where students can find things like shag rugs, couches, wall art, monograms and even chandeliers for their dorm room. “GMA” reports these tricked out dorms are becoming a nationwide trend.
I lived in the dorm all four years. (Make fun if you must but it was stumbling distance to the journalism school and inexpensive.) We had double lofts for our beds and had an old couch and carpet down below. We had TV, and I think a microwave (maybe it was a toaster oven). We didn’t change the desks, except with photos. We didn’t have any drapes. We didn’t have air condition but I thought it was quite comfortable. Could I have been a better student with matching linens? Probably not.
How much are you willing to spend on your college student’s dorm room? What are essentials? What are luxuries? What is ridiculous?