Living with Roommates

Living with roommates can be hard, especially if you have never done it before. The common areas or just the common room can be a sore spot among roommates. Decorating a common area can be difficult if roommates do not have the same decorating style.

Décor does not have to match! The room should flow together with different decorating technics. Eventually everything will blend together, so try to pick one color palate or scheme to decorate with. Or simply make it super easy and just decorate with multicolor splashes. This way is does not matter what patterns you use, like polka dots or stripes it can all flow together.

Be yourself! Dorm rooms are much closer quarters, but usually you do not know your roommate. Sometimes where you sleep is the common area, and you and your roommate have to look at one another’s things. But, your bedding and other décor do not have to match. You should be yourself and hope that your roommate likes it. For more dorm decorating tips you can go here! 

Be realistic! Your room should provide you a comfortable space to hang out in. It should be a getaway from all of the school stress, so carefully plan how you want it to look. You can use whatever colors you want because it is all up to you!

Be open to change! However, do not pretend to be someone your not. Be easy going, and remember that everyone has his or her own taste. You want to be comfortable in your area, but make sure that your roommate is comfortable too. But always make sure to keep your room clean and crisp.

Buy a rug! One thing that you need in any common space is a rug. This is because most of the permanent carpeting in dorms or apartments is not pretty. A rug will make the space look roomier. A rug is something that roommates can go shopping for together! Or if you are feeling adventurous you can make one yourself, talk about roommate bonding.

Something that someone does not like can always be fixed afterward if needed. The style in your room will hopefully flow no matter what. And another great way to bond with your roomies is to do simple decorative crafts together in patterns and colors you both like. And always remember that if you can do it yourself, why not.


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