Hello there, Dear Reader! How are you this beautiful game day? Ready to knock the wind out of some spoiled children’s lungs? (Re: Stanford vs. U$C, AKA the University of Spoiled Children.) Make sure to tune into the game if you can’t make it. It’s gonna be a good one, I can feel it.

Before my Trojan brother, Gus, and I head out to the tailgate this afternoon, I want to share a quick update with my new ~dorm room transformation~… I’m pretty proud.

Before

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Sad. Plain. Sullen. Kind of reminds me of a doctor’s office sick bed.

Every dorm room is slightly different, even within a single school. Mine came with a bedframe, a mattress, a short dresser (pictured), an armoire (with some shelves, a bar for hanging clothes, and two drawers), a desk with side drawers, and built-in shelves.

After

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WOW SO COLOR.

Furniture-wise, I added two extra dressers, a side table for a little coffee corner, a floor lamp, a small couch, and a shoe rack. I highly recommend curtains as a very easy decorative addition that will instantly make your room feel warm and homey. Ambient lighting is also key, so lots of lamps is a smart move imo.

Before

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So. Sterile. Ft. my iced coffee.

Big barren walls can be particularly intimidating when decorating a new room. In past years, I’ve covered entire walls in a collage of posters/signs. But this year, I took a different approach…

After

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COLLLLEGGGEEEE

By breaking up the wall into several sections– a full-length mirror, a cork board collage, and Christmas lights– that entire side of the room got much more dynamic and seemed to gain multiple new dimensions. (Lol what am I talking about.)

Before

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@Sruti, I stole your box. Jfyi.

I spent a lot of time rearranging the furniture in the room to try to eliminate as much awkward floor space as possible. Ultimately, my efforts failed. HOWEVER, I was able to take advantage of the awkward space at the foot of my bed by transforming it into…

After

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So cozy 🙂

… a coffee corner! Shouts out to my single-serving coffee maker, my abundance of mugs, and the birchwood side table that someone left near the donation bin outside Suites for making it so easy 🙂 The final touches to the room were the American flag, world map, and long scroll that Allan got me from China.

Here’s the decoration video!

Much love and GO STANFORD,

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Written by Catherine Goetze

Catherine Goetze www.cathincollege.com Find me on social media! Facebook: www.facebook.com/cathincollege Twitter: @catherinegoetze Instagram: @catherinegoetze SnapChat: @catherinegoetze Contact me: cathincollege@gmail.com

5 comments

  1. lovelovelove loved the vlog loved the transformation ❤ and laughed for ur snapchat with gus, so many trojan clothes :DD and saw my letter/card on the cork board, yey!

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