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Pimp my College Dorm
In a couple weeks I'll be moving back into a college dorm.

I'll be living in a really nice high-rise (much nicer than the typical dorm building) however the individual rooms are still pretty plain.

I'll be in an 8 person suite with my own single room, and I'd like some help making it look dope.

My friend who does pretty well suggested I get glow in the dark stars for my ceiling...lol - claims girls love them...seems a little fruity to me

...Anyway besides some Breaking Bad posters, old school basketball banners, and some pictures of New York (where I'm from), what else can I do to take my room to the next level and make it feel less like a shitty cramped dorm roomquestion
08-13-2013 12:33 PM
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buy a Nintendo 64, college girls love Mario Kart

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08-13-2013 12:44 PM
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I'd stay away from cheap posters of TV shows. Add nothing to your room.

I had glow in the dark stars on my ceiling in college...black light and some glow in the dark posters...but then again, I smoked a lot of weed. it was pretty cool..had different colored lightbulbs in my lamps.
08-13-2013 01:02 PM
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(08-13-2013 01:02 PM)PartyonBro Wrote:  I'd stay away from cheap posters of TV shows. Add nothing to your room.

I had glow in the dark stars on my ceiling in college...black light and some glow in the dark posters...but then again, I smoked a lot of weed. it was pretty cool..had different colored lightbulbs in my lamps.

I smoke a lot of weed too
08-13-2013 01:19 PM
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Yeah, I went to the stoner stores and bought stuff like these crazy candles too. really set up the mood with some cool stereo...have a nice fan too. I also had a plant on my desk which seemed to help a bit. Himalayan salt lamp is pretty money, I just got one recently and I mention it on dates and they get intrigued and want to "see it" in my bedroom. I tell girls it has some sexy powers and stuff like that, and they get intrigued by it. Its only like 10-20 bucks and looks pretty cool.

I had one of those weird posters that you have to look at and stare for a long time to see the picture inside that was hidden. That might be a good way to get girls into your room too. the video game thing worked as well.
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Get a big 3'x4' mirror from Home Cheapo for $50 and epoxy it to the ceiling over your bed. Bishes love mirrors.

Get floor lamps with a remote dimmer.

Vanilla scented candles.

Silk or satin bed sheets or bed set.

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08-13-2013 01:50 PM
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tarot deck. posters of mystical shit, yoga stuff, organize yoga on the beach/lawn/forest stuff. don't have to teach it but run it. guys in your age group do not do yoga, so you will get all the girls to yourself

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08-13-2013 02:51 PM
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Some pretty interesting tips so far...I think I'm definitely going to order some of this stuff from Amazon and have it waiting for me the day I move in.


(08-13-2013 01:24 PM)PartyonBro Wrote:  I also had a plant on my desk which seemed to help a bit. Himalayan salt lamp is pretty money, I just got one recently and I mention it on dates and they get intrigued and want to "see it" in my bedroom. I tell girls it has some sexy powers and stuff like that, and they get intrigued by it. Its only like 10-20 bucks and looks pretty cool.

The himalayan salt lamp seems dope, I found this one which is pretty reasonably priced: http://www.amazon.com/Crystal-Allies-Gal...+salt+lamp
The reviews say its really helped people with their allergies + improves air quality which is also cool.
What kind of plant do you have in your room, I'm sure some species look better and are easier to maintain etc..

(08-13-2013 01:50 PM)Parlay44 Wrote:  Get floor lamps with a remote dimmer.

Vanilla scented candles.

Silk or satin bed sheets or bed set.

The floor lamps with dimmers seem money as well...It'd be perfect to leave on a dim setting when you go out and then when you come back later with a chick the rooms already properly lit, and you're ready to go.

Good call on the candles - I've always had a couple vanilla and lavender candles right next to my bed.
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It was just a cheap plant from the grocery. Yeah, just feed that new age crap about clearing ions with the salt lamp, they eat it up.

oh yeah, if you can, a stereo setup with a subwoofer. not a huge one, but one that when you get some mood music on, some BASS is there. really sets the mood.
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(08-13-2013 04:53 PM)Spider Wrote:  Good call on the candles - I've always had a couple vanilla and lavender candles right next to my bed.

I couldn't do the lavender. I can't stand flowery smelling things.
Vanilla is very mellow.

Stick with the smaller candles that look like they're in a shot glass. You can buy them in bulk online if you look around. The large quart sized ones look like a better deal but they get black and dirty before you get a 1/4 of the way through them.

Small ones are cheap and you can sample a few different ones for a few dollars.

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08-13-2013 06:25 PM
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If you're good with electronics (basic knowledge required really), you can try this:
http://hackaday.com/2011/10/15/christmas...itch-rave/

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08-13-2013 07:04 PM
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Candles probably won't be allowed in your dorm room.

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08-13-2013 11:15 PM
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(08-13-2013 06:25 PM)Parlay44 Wrote:  
(08-13-2013 04:53 PM)Spider Wrote:  Good call on the candles - I've always had a couple vanilla and lavender candles right next to my bed.

I couldn't do the lavender. I can't stand flowery smelling things.
Vanilla is very mellow.

Stick with the smaller candles that look like they're in a shot glass. You can buy them in bulk online if you look around. The large quart sized ones look like a better deal but they get black and dirty before you get a 1/4 of the way through them.

Small ones are cheap and you can sample a few different ones for a few dollars.

I also don't like overly strong, fruity scents - most of the candles they sell in delis etc. are too strong for my liking, the purple one I found last year was pretty mild and pleasant (I assume purple = lavender)

So far here is my list of what I'm definitely putting in my room:


1. Himalayan Salt Lamp
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00CPU0...d_i=507846

2. Glow in the dark stars
http://www.amazon.com/Great-Explorations...glow+stars

3. Bose Dock Spakers (already have this)
http://www.amazon.com/Bose-SoundDock-Por...+sounddock

4. Some mildly scented candles

5. Maybe an artificial plant (I dunno about this one)
http://www.amazon.com/Artificial-Flocked...al+flowers

6. Couple decently sized mirrors

7. Lamps with dimmers (haven't been able to find any reasonably priced ones yet on Amazon - will do further research)

2 questions

1. Opinions on nice framed artwork vs. typical college posters? (folks need some stuff out of the house and are willing to lend me some paintings)

2. Is a TV important to have? I've got my laptop and have a decent library of movies and TV shows in my Itunes library.
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(08-13-2013 11:15 PM)MHaes Wrote:  Candles probably won't be allowed in your dorm room.

There's a lot of things that won't be allowed in my dorm room, but they'll be there anyway.

RA's are lenient toward upperclassmen and won't come knocking unless I'm blasting music late at night during the week or smoking reefer and blowing it into the hallway.
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If you're looking to get anything blacklight related, then give this site a look:
http://www.blacklight.com/

Spencer's usually has some good college themed decorations too:
http://www.spencersonline.com/lifestyle1

And you would definitely need to get a great speaker system. Best buy and guitar center usually carry some good ones.
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To me it seems like your overdoing it.

Would rasterbate one entire wall, then keep everything else low key. Dont want to come across like your trying too hard.

[Image: rasterbator2.jpg]

[Image: rasterbator2.jpg]
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I have a housemate that has a lot of really cool lights in his room. Search for light sculptures on Amazon and you will see the sort of stuff I am talking about. It might be over doing it but it looks super cool in my opinion. I would lean towards framed art rather than everyday posters, it will set you apart from most other students. I had a TV in my dorm room last year and it worked well for "watching a movie." Certainly better than a laptop.
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Candles probably are not allowed.

Neither is weed.

Should that stop you? Hell no.

It's college. Enjoy the fuck out of it. College was like heaven on earth for me and can be for you too.
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True, you will probably be fine with the candles but at my school my roommate got fucked for having candles - had to pay a $300 fine.

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(08-15-2013 05:11 PM)Bricks Wrote:  To me it seems like your overdoing it.

Would rasterbate one entire wall, then keep everything else low key. Dont want to come across like your trying too hard.

How do I rasterbate my wall? Never heard of that, tho the picture you added looks cool.

(08-15-2013 06:03 PM)Lufty Wrote:  I have a housemate that has a lot of really cool lights in his room. Search for light sculptures on Amazon and you will see the sort of stuff I am talking about.

Couldn't find what you were referring to but I found this lightbulb that can change between 16 different colors and can dim/brighten at the click of a remote. pretty cheap too:
http://www.amazon.com/Lighting-EVER-Remo...neon+light
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(08-15-2013 11:56 PM)Spider Wrote:  
(08-15-2013 06:03 PM)Lufty Wrote:  I have a housemate that has a lot of really cool lights in his room. Search for light sculptures on Amazon and you will see the sort of stuff I am talking about.

Couldn't find what you were referring to but I found this lightbulb that can change between 16 different colors and can dim/brighten at the click of a remote. pretty cheap too:
http://www.amazon.com/Lighting-EVER-Remo...neon+light

My housemate has exactly that bulb, it is pretty cool although as an actually light it is underwhelming. But it is excellent for setting the mood. The light sculpture was something along these lines Light sculpture he just put it on his desk and turns in on in conjunction with a few of the other things he has. He likes his weed and is a bit of a ladies man as well. I get the impression that the lights work for both sides of his personality.
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This is good stuff Spider - thanks for starting the thread

(08-15-2013 05:11 PM)Bricks Wrote:  To me it seems like your overdoing it.

Would rasterbate one entire wall, then keep everything else low key. Dont want to come across like your trying too hard.

[Image: rasterbator2.jpg]

[Image: rasterbator2.jpg]

This looks epic - what's the best way to make this happen:

1 - actually try to find a physical shop that produce these kind of prints?

2. get a good quality photo, get it blown up and rasterbator it? what kind of quality would the digital photo / painting need to be to made large enough to be rasterbatord and printed?


Also, can anyone suggest some cool looking pics to hang over behind the bed and also behind my work desk?
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There's software that will take a pic and split it up like that and print the pieces for you. I don't remember what it's called.

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Not sure if this has been mentioned but having nice furniture to sit on is a plus for college chicks. Makes them feel comfortable and at home

You're goal is to not make it look cool for dudes but make it look welcoming to the girls. Shit that is different from everyone else. That may cost you some extra cash That will keep them coming back.

10 years ago I knew people who grew shrooms in their dorms. You can buy that stuff online.

Don't buy plates, silverware or anything else like that. You can take that stuff from the cafeteria.


Side note: Make sure to be the coolest guy on your floor. Walk in rooms that are open and just chat, especially the females if its not an all males dorm.

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(08-16-2013 11:30 AM)Parlay44 Wrote:  There's software that will take a pic and split it up like that and print the pieces for you. I don't remember what it's called.

Thanks Parlay - I think it's called Rasterbator.

With the candles, do they smell good straight away or do they need to be lit up for a few hours before it takes effect?
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