Creating Better Spaces

I have good news and bad news. The good news is: I bought a house! I’m young to be a homeowner, but with a lot of hard work and some generosity on my family’s part, I was able to buy a property. I’m really excited to be able to save rent money while I get my career started.

But there’s bad news, too: I hate the place. I mean, I don’t totally hate it, or I wouldn’t have bought it in the first place. But I have to admit that, since I’ve moved in, the place hasn’t felt very comfortable. I think the problem might be with me. I feel like I’ve put my furniture in all of the wrong places, and like I’ve got too many toiletries cluttering up the bathroom, and things like that. Experts, can you help?

Dressing Up a Dorm Room

I live with my best friend in a dorm room here on campus. We love living together, but we wish there was more we could do about the space. It’s not a terrible spot (I’m not complaining about the accommodations!) but we’d both like to make it a bit more “our own” by decorating.

But I don’t really like the look of dorm room decorations. Posters and thumbtacks feel kind of cheap and juvenile to me. I want things to look a bit more put-together, but I also know that we can’t do anything drastic in a dorm room that doesn’t actually belong to us. Any tips?