Disclaimer: I am not an interior decorator! Olivia and Julie's rooms are cute and functional.
The dorm that both Olivia and Julie live in underwent a major renovation over the summer. The carpet was all ripped out, the concrete floors polished and stained, the bathrooms gutted and redone, the built-ins completely removed and replaced, and even the closets were improved!
Here are some before pictures of Julie's suite. (She shares a suite with 4 girls--2 girls in each room with a closet area and bathroom between the two rooms which they share.)
(Those are cool towel bars on either side...they swing out to hang the towels.)
The beds, desks, and chest of drawers can be moved anywhere in the room. Previously, all the furniture was permanently installed. While Julie was running with Big Sam I spent about an hour moving the furniture in various ways and walking up and down the hallway to look at how other girls were arranging their rooms. I finally decided on the above arrangement.
the kitchen area.
Here are some after pictures.
I raised the beds so that each girl has a two drawer chest (like the one pictured above--two are stacked) underneath their bed. They also have crates and plastic boxes holding various objects underneath their beds. There is a lot of storage under there!
Olivia moved into her dorm a week early because she had to go to campus early for the last week of a summer school (online) class she had taken all summer. She moved all of her stuff out of storage, unpacked, and decorated her room all by herself! She and her roommate had it all done by the time I finished helping Julie and Elle with their room. All I had to do was buy and hang some curtains over their closet. (Last year it had these groovy wooden-like sliding doors on it.)
Olivia and Morgan have an oversized room with their own bathroom.
their desk area
their living area
a view from when you walk in
the closets (each girl has her own)
another view of their beds....(before I hung the closet curtains)
This room also has a little kitchen area and a huge bathroom that I failed to take a picture of.
Both girls' rooms are homey and perfect for them!