My Goodreads Quotes

Allison’s quotes

"Don't you think it's rather nice to think that we're in a book that God's writing? If I were writing a book, I might make mistakes. But God knows how to make the story end just right--in the way that's best for us."
Do you really believe that, Mother?" Peter asked quietly.
Yes," she said, "I do believe it--almost always--except when I'm so sad that I can't believe anything. But even when I don't believe it, I know it's true--and I try to believe it."— E. Nesbit

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

How to Decorate a Dorm Room (in Three Easy Steps!)

Step one: Start a Pinterest board.  It should look something like this.


Or this.

Or this.

Step two: spend $9867678986 on dorm decorations.

Step three: leave most of them at home because you don't have the deep inner strength needed to face carrying them up a bazillion stairs.

Anyway.  Here's the final product.

Before I say anything else, I have to fangirl a little about my dorm.  It has crown molding.  And beautiful real floors, and beautiful yellow walls, and a gigantic window looking out on the oak tree-lined quad.  I.  Love.  My.  Dorm.

Immediately on your right is the dressing room, where I prepare my flawless daily outfits.  As you may notice, there's some artwork.  Here's the first:

It's a quotation by John Muir, the famous explorer.  I love its adventurous spirit and wanderlust.  (Text: the mountains are calling, and I must go.)

This quote is from a song written for Beauty and the Beast when it became a Broadway musical.  The original phrase:

No matter what the pain,
We've come this far.
I pray that you remain
Exactly as you are.

I love having a daily reminder in my room.

Here are my books!  I have since added quite a few more, including a beautiful copy of Grimm's Fairytales, illustrated by Arthur Rackham (my favorite illustrator).

Likewise, I have since added more art to the wall above my bed.  It seems a little sad and bare in this picture.  And hopefully, they'll be even more to come!

Beneath my bed is my modest kitchen.

Here's my desk.  It is absolutely this neat everyday.  Yeah.  Totally.

Remember the big, lovely window I promised?  Here it is.

And that's my dorm!

I really am loving college.  For those who don't know, I'm a double major in English and Classics.  I'm brushing up on my Middle English and Latin this semester, which is terribly fun.  I love the girls on my hall, too.  So far we've watched the Lego Movie, the Emperor's New Groove, and Shrek.  During the scene in Shrek where Fiona sings to birds, one of my neighbors turned to me and said, "That's you, Allison."

I'm off to seek my fortune.


Olivia K. Fisher said...

Looks like a lovely dorm room, Allison! :)

plumpponies said...

Too bad you aren't enjoying college! ;) Your room looks fantastic!

Sarah said...

Lovely dorm room! I'm rather fond of mine as well . . . haven't been able to take decent pictures, though. (My room is also rather lacking in artwork. As I cannot art, it will probably remain that way, with the exception of my magnet board, which isn't exactly art, but does make the wall a little more interesting.)
Glad you're enjoying college!

Jemma Tainsh said...

I love your room! It looks very comfortable :)
Are you enjoying having your own little place?

Savannah Grace said...

Love this post, Allison! Your dorm room is awesome - I loved it! Great job decorating it!

~ Savannah

Candice Williams said...

Your dorm room looks so cozy! I lot the framed quotes, they are lovely. Sounds you're having a lot of fun at college! :)

Also I just wanted to let you know that I tagged you for the Small is Beautiful blog tag over at my blog,O Ye Scribes. :)

serena said...

This is too funny (the Pinterest part, that is)! Your dorm room does look lovely, and a nice view through a large window is the best! I'm moving into a yurt(!) this week, so I have a bit of decorating ahead of me, too!

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