Friday, October 28, 2011

Crazy Art-Decked Out College Dorm Room: Paper art for artists who want (to be cheap) murals

Color Meets Me

   I have never lived in a place that I couldn't put my own touch in. My room is a homage to National Geographic's expensive cameras and adventurous photographers splashed all across my walls. My living room, hallways, basement, bathroom, kitchen, TV room, you get the picture, are all covered in art work. It is a must for me to not have white walls surrounding my lounging time. Doing your own home interior design makes your place just that much more you, your style, your likes, represented and there for everyone to see.

This room you see above I lived in for a year and decked it out to the nines with pirate ships, cutouts of dudes, my painting class mess-ups, painted turtles and my favorite was the Tazo Tea bag tags that I use everywhere (paper art or recycled art is like a mantra for me). Clearly, based on the picture above some minimalism could of been exercised but, who cares, it was my college dorm room. That coffee table is made out of the box that the futon couch came in. My roommate and I decided because we bought the couch from an unmentionable store.......We could do penance by making craft projects and really just everything out of cardboard. And so I made a full-on coffee table that housed all our booze in the day and became the world's best can-last-only-two-years coffee table.

If you are in a college dorm right now, have nothing on the walls, or in an apartment, a temporary space, go crazy, because you only live once, why not make your time in one space memorable through the way you transform the space you live in. If you need ideas for how to projects in recycling just google search it and you can find so many ideas. Cut out newspaper images, embellish them, do not buy posters, or if you do, cut them up, make your room a colorful and interesting place to let your eye wander around.

Crack Meets Ashley's Room
Want to turn your room into something like this? A cool modern interior design that screams crazy??!

Some of those things on the wall are paintings, but you do not have to know how to paint. You can just use clippings from magazines, cut them out in interesting shapes, use colors to add spice, and voila! You have a drug induced state of mind room. Get creative with paper and see what you can find online for ideas on decorating with paper. Come up with your own creations. You can look at some of my past blogs on how to make stencils and murals with paper to get some of your own ideas.

1 comment:

  1. Cool!! I believe this only shows how artistic you are. Thank you for sharing this unique work of art.

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