Freshman and sophomore undergraduates don’t have much choice in their room furnishings. There’s that formica desk/hutch combo, the rickety plastic chair that calls to mind 7AM choir practice in the third grade, and of course, the bed. That blue, too-hard, horizontal abomination mattress upholstered in rubber for easy cleaning has wreaked havoc on aesthetic considerations and our precious spines for half a century. Millions of college students nationwide contort themselves into uncomfortable cramped positions on that darned thing each night, and it looks like it’s here to stay.
For many a student however, junior and senior year bodes better for furnishings and health, because these are the years that most colleges allow an off campus move. Below are some tips on upgrading the three dorm room furniture s (more…)