The Crib: College Edition
Hello Beautiful People!
As you may be able to tell by the title of this post, I have moved yet again! #TheRALife
For those of you who don't know, I am a resident assistant. Therefore, I have to move into my apartment three weeks before school starts in order to get the dorms ready for the upcoming year. Although it sucks that I'm giving up the last three weeks of summer to sit in meetings and create door decorations, I love the fact that I'm able to get my room together before my schedule gets even more hectic.
The inspiration for my room was something in-between minimalism and trendy chic.
While I was moving everything over to my new apartment I realized that over the past four years I had accumulated way too much stuff. I had clothes that I hadn't worn in years and a thousand cupcake decorations that hadn't been used since my freshman year of school.
(FYI: I use to be obsessed with cupcakes in high school, hence the decor.)
So I decided to do a huge cleaning haul and get rid of tons of unnecessary stuff. I took half of my closet to Plato's Closet and the other half to Salvation Army and got $50 cash back! Shoutout to Platos.
This year I wanted my room to reflect what I want my head space to look like; clear and uncluttered. I want to walk into my room feeling inspired and happy to be home. I'm a huge homebody so it is imperative that I like the place that I live in.
This huge floor to ceiling window is EVERYTHING to me and I wanted to make sure that I made it the focal point of the room. I put minimal decorations on the window and my goal is to keep fresh flowers there year round. I started with gladiolas because they remind me of my mom. They are her all time favorite flower and since I was young she's been telling me about the history of the plant and how it is known as the warrior flower that symbolizes strength.
Maya, My, Maya.
I bought this picture last year and I love it. To me it reflects a young black woman in process.
The first thing that drew me in about this picture was the fact that Maya was a young woman! At the time that I bought this piece I hadn't seen many pictures of her at my age. It was so inspiring for me to see her "in my shoes" and possibly going through some of the same struggles that I'm going through. The fact that she's reading a book symbolizes the knowledge that she was gaining at that time. She was focused and on a mission. Her body was AMAZING and you could tell that she was taking care of herself. Lastly, the suitcase spoke to me too. It symbolized the journey and how it's not about where you are, but where you're going. Definitely one of my favorite buys of all time.
There's still so much to be done, but I love what it looks like so far. I'm thinking about adding a couple more wall accents, but I'm not really sure what kind. If you have any suggestions let me know! I hope this gave you guys some inspiration if you are heading back to school soon, moving into a new apartment or just looking for ideas to renovate your current space.