When we first moved here, she was 10 and still played with some toys and needed plenty of floor space to play. So we opted for small pieces of furniture all shoved against the walls in order to give her a little more space. This, and the fact that we left the walls fairly blank, also gave the illusion that the room was bigger. Now that she has grown up quite a bit, and is only 2 years from college, she wants a more sophisticated, yet youthful room. She really doesn’t care if the room LOOKS bigger and she definitely doesn’t need as much floor space, so we are in the process of a complete overhaul on her room.
It is happening in spurts as she gets her paychecks, since she insists on paying for it herself. However, her plan for her room, eventually is to be painted, get a new bed and 5 bookshelves. Yes you read that right, FIVE bookshelves. She wants an entire wall to be shelves for books and knick-knacks and all the beautiful things she loves.
She is also dumping her twin mattresses for a full sized bed with a beautiful frame since right now her mattresses are on the floor. And instead of it against the wall, she wants it coming out from the window. I am loving her ideas as far as furniture and layout goes and I feel she might have a future in interior design. What she was missing in her plan though was some room decor.
So, to get her inspired, we took her to At Home and let her peruse their Campus Collection. Let me tell you, that girl fell in LOVE and was like a kid in a candy store. She even got a lot of great items without spending a lot of money! She even treated me to a few items and that tells you what kind of girl she is, so loving! I am in love with the Japanese Love picture but they are all 3 amazing and look great on my formerly a catchall entry table!
Until then, here are some pictures I took when we were looking around At Home, so many different things that we wanted to pick up! Also, check out this College Move-In Checklist if you are heading to college or you are the proud parent of a college bound student!