Next year I will be moving off to college and to prepare I am beginning to search for dorm room decor. I have been having trouble finding affordable and practical goods that are also youthful. Any suggestions?
One website I found that has some information on the following is www.projectgreendorm.com. It is created by the same environmentally concious teens who created the Teens Turning Green skincare line.
this is very exciting. danny seo has some groovy stylish books on decor green. but basically anything you need just get from craigs list so you are reusing things...good will, vintage...all used...thats most green. and then with money you save that way you can get organic sheets and hemp material for other things...or clean paint...i bet there isa great green store near you that you could find inspiration in....let us know specifically what hurdles you come up against....we will help. thank you for your efforts. love alicia
when the semester is over...make sure you check around in people's front lawns in college neighbourhoods. when i went to university, right after exams when people would leave for the summer, there'd be couches, bookshelves and all sorts of lamps with a big sign that said free! we actually decorated a large portion of our newspaper's office that way.
i decorated my "dorm room" and other apartments in college through used goods websites too. always check bulletin boards and better yet, see if you can swap something you don't need with someone else.
The best thing I've found from being in the dorms is that it can be really difficult. Request them to put in CFC bulbs in the dorm, or buy your own and change them out. Reuse old things! I can't stress enough how much I love going to Goodwill and Peddler's Malls and yardsales to find storage bins or picture frames, soap dispensers, anything you can thing of that you need, chances are that someone is willing to sell it. Give it a second life. If you don't like the looks you can paint it with an eco paint or add some new handles or something to give it a new look. Instead of buying new sheets see if you can reuse old ones in your house. Splurge for the eco friendly laundry products. Staples sells a great eco planner for classes as well as great recycled notebooks and computer paper. They also recycle ink cartridges and you get 3$ for every one you recycle. Use reuseable grocery bags. set up a container for recycling and check for facilities in your area. Best of luck to you!