COLLEGE LIFE | The Look You Love by Lifestyle Design
Moms world-wide are frantically juggling school schedules, supply lists, and after school activities while also trying to send their first little angel out into the ‘real world’ – College Life.
With unparalleled experience in both Property Management and Interior Decorating,
Our Clients experience a Dorm Room 101, unlike any other.
Because a sliding glass door was the only source of natural light, we used colors that would make the room feel bright and airy. Using gender-neutral colors like Yellow and Blue, fun and functional accents work effortlessly in this space. With seasonal Home Décor on clearance, two, large wall décor pieces bring depth and subtle pops of color without cluttering The Look.
*Helpful Hint: Wall art & decor pieces usually consume a large portion of the budget, so when you find what you like and it’s on sale – get it! Or, you’ll regret it later!
In the apartment living room shown above, only the basic furniture set was provided (i.e. Couch, Chair, Coffee Table, & End Tables); No art, accents, or general decor items included in rental rate.
Attention Mom & Dad…
Here are a few helpful hints for your Housing Hunt:
- Explore both Fully Furnished & Unfurnished options (off-campus). Some communities offer all furniture (+internet & cable) for one flat rate. Others offer amenity upgrades (i.e. washer/dryer provided) but no furniture options. Find what works best for you!
- Have a detail-specific understanding of what ‘All Inclusive’ includes. (It’s not all, always included; ‘Inclusive’ typically has a limit, or ‘cap’ amount) Significant fees, additional charges, & an outstanding balance due are not friendly conversation topics – so save yourself the frustration, and stay informed instead!
- Be realistic about your Lifestyle priorities: Proximity to campus/work, the surrounding environment and respective lifestyles of community members, Amenities & Services provided at no additional charge & those that are.
- Parents & Students should connect & engage with the respective Housing Community’s, Social Media Sites – Facebook, Twitter, etc. Find out about offers & incentives that Mom would not otherwise know about. PLUS! They typically will post pictures of activities and events on-site, giving you the opportunity to see your little angel more!
It’s 2013 – stay connected!
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