Dorm Decor: Remake Your Space with More Than 35 Projects

Dorm Decor: Remake Your Space with More Than 35 Projects

by Theresa Gonzalez, Nikki Smith
     
 

Gone are the days of packing a single duffel for fall. Now college students and their families spend thousands on decorations and furniture to deck out their living space. Dorm Decor shows these budding designers how customizing store-bought items can transform a drab dorm room into a plush home away from home. Stylish lampshades, oversize floor pillows,

Overview

Gone are the days of packing a single duffel for fall. Now college students and their families spend thousands on decorations and furniture to deck out their living space. Dorm Decor shows these budding designers how customizing store-bought items can transform a drab dorm room into a plush home away from home. Stylish lampshades, oversize floor pillows, cool bedding, curtains, message boards, and more add style, organization, and comfort to otherwise cramped quarters. Tons of color photos, straightforward instructions, pattern pieces, and small-space floor plans make an eye-catching face-lift simple to pull off.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
Adult/High School—The authors explain how to add color and light and free up floor space in this well-organized decorating guide. Helpful hints on where to sleep, dress, study, hang out, and wash within limited space are included. The book is clearly laid out with bold titles delineating sections and subsections, and colored boxes giving directions; a "you'll need" box for each project includes the skill level. The projects are almost all practical, such as a lampshade for necessary task lighting, a privacy pocket pillow, and an eyeshade. The authors address storage needs as well as decor, and include tool safety. The print is pale and some may struggle to read it comfortably. There is much talk of color theory, but no color wheel, and there aren't enough diagrams to go with the written directions. Alternative trims to rick-rack and oversized monograms, which might be too "cute" for some older teens, would have been helpful, but the authors do say to "search for fabrics that say 'you.'" On the whole, Dorm Decor offers many clear and creative solutions for dorm rooms (or a teen's room at home).—Ellen Bell, Amador Valley High School, Pleasanton, CA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780811863476
Publisher:
Chronicle Books LLC
Publication date:
03/25/2009
Pages:
132
Product dimensions:
9.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 2.90(d)

Meet the Author

Theresa Gonzalez is a senior editor of Ideal Bite. She writes and crafts in San Francisco.

Nicole Smith is the editor of Threads and SewStylish. She teaches sewing workshops in Manhattan and lives in Brooklyn.

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