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Friday, August 22nd, 2008

If I Were Off to College I Would…Part One of a Few: Wall Decor


Posted by Ali | View all posts by Ali
3 Comments » | Published in College & Dorm, Decorating Modern  |  3 Comments

I decided after writing about college bedding that the dorm decor advice station shouldn’t stop with sheets and duvets. There are so many other dorm decorating tips that need to be dished out. Thus, this is numero uno in a multi-part serious: “If I was off to college I would….”

If I were (corrected: thanks Adam!) off to college I would…seriously think about what you plan to put on your walls. Shortly after college begins there will be loads of sidewalk vendors attempting to sell the cliché “College” John Belushi from Animal House poster, or an overly large image of Bob Marley’s head, or something related to beerz. Although John, Bob, and beerz are great, put your blinders on! You can do better than that.

At most schools you are not “supposed” to nail items to the walls and many colleges have tight restrictions and what types of adhesives you can use…that is when a light bulb went off in my head…wallbands! These puppies only require a bit of water to get them up and down…and they won’t leave anything on your walls when the school year is over. Have a look-see at a few twenty2 wallband visuals to get an idea:

twenty2 Seymour Wallbands

twenty2 Dixon WallBand

twenty2 Gala Wallband

And, my personal favorite image which just screams…

twenty2 Racer Wallbands
“Weee! I am having fun studying in college next to my wallband!”

Ha. Actually, this photo could really use a better caption. If you have one, I’d love to hear it.

Sorry John, Bob and beerz. Goooo wallbands!

About Ali

I enjoy wood paneled station wagons, German food and senior citizens (I am 80 years old at heart). Nearly every weekend I am taking photos at other people's weddings and I have a blog of my own (but I don't update it often enough). I love to paint, sew and knit. Check out my DP Staff profile on Hatch.



  1. kitpollard says:

    August 22nd, 2008 at 8:28 am (#)

    I wish I’d thought about design a little more before I moved into any of my dorm rooms. As it turned out, I think the most deliberate decorating I ever did involved saving Absolut ads for a border around my room sophomore year. Much like everybody else in 1994/5…

  2. Stan says:

    August 23rd, 2008 at 9:17 am (#)

    As a quick fix, decals and wall stickers always work wonders!

  3. ali says:

    August 25th, 2008 at 9:54 am (#)

    Decals and wall stickers…I agree 100%! One of the best quick and easy wall applications out there. They may be a bit of a passing trend but if applied properly they can be awesome.

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