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College Decor Revolution!


Yes, that time of year where you set really big goals for yourself. ...Like eating healthier or going on diet. ...Like exercising more or finally getting around to a gym membership. ...Like spending less money on shoes and purses. ...Like growing your hair down to your waist. ...Like being more environmentally friendly. ...Like studying harder or getting straight A's.

Well, Miss Scholastic supports you in all your New Year's aspirations. But we especially support one cause in particular: dorm decor and rental re-vamp. And yes, you read that right. This isn't your typical New Year's "Resolution." It's all about a full-blown, college living space revolution!

Fall Semester zoomed by. And many students' Winter Breaks have either ended or just about to. Do you find yourself less-than-excited about returning to your college living space? Now is the perfect time to buckle down and amp up the style in your place.

So here at the blog you can find inspirational ideas, creative projects, and budget-friendly solutions. Whether you live alone or share with a roomie...whether you live in a dorm, apartment, or rented-room... come here to Miss Scholastic for the tools to re-vamping everything from floor to ceiling, wall to wall, and bed to desk to closet.

Upcoming posts will feature lots of ideas, inspiration, and projects... but if you're not sure where to start or stumped with a decor dilemma, post pics of your dorm to the Miss Scholastic Flickr group or e-mail me at misseclectic[at]live[dot]com. I'd be happy to give individualized feedback!

Let's get re-decorating!




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