I consider myself lucky in that I am so far two-for-two in my college acceptances. Currently, I am accepted to my safety school Hood College and one of my favorites, Seattle University, with merit scholarships at each. I feel incredibly proud and very lucky to be able to go to these schools, but that also means that I have one thing on my mind: dorms.
Essentially, I now am aware that I will be spending nine months of the coming year packed like sardines in a room with one or two other girls trying to get used to life away from home. If I go to Seattle University (which seems likely) I will also be 2750 miles from home, without much chance of coming back on the fly. I'll be out of my element in more ways than one, but for all that I am still very excited.
I've already started planning some of my dorm room by reading Tumblr blogs such as Fuck Yeah Cool Dorm Rooms for inspiration and trying to translate ideas to fit a more Goth aesthetic. There are a lot of guides on Goth decorating, but many of them seem unfit for Dorm rooms. In my dorm room I will:
- have plain white walls
- have plain brown furniture (that I won't be able to move)
- have limited space
- not be able to use thumbtacks or nails
- not be able to hang lots of fabric (fire hazard)
- have a probably non-Goth roommate who might be intimidating by all the black.
Who among you has lived in a dorm room at some time in your life? Have I missed any guides for this decorating that I should read? Do you have any tips for a soon-to-be college freshman? Thank you!