When one of my cohort-mates walked into my room for the first time a couple of weeks ago, the first thing he said was “Is this an Anthropologie?” He later went on to tell me that I should teach an Ex College class on interior design, a prospect which I laughed out loud at (seeing as I am supremely unqualified to do that). But he wasn’t incorrect in his original assertion—my room does give off Anthropologie vibes, a choice that my roommate and I made deliberately when we moved in. We were determined to make this 215 square foot space a home, one which we would be comfortable to sleep, read, work out, attend class, and scroll for hours on TikTok in. During a semester in which the majority of our lives are virtual and isolated, we felt it was imperative that we made our sole maskless space as cozy and warm as possible. While I won’t be teaching an Ex College class anytime soon, I can offer my best tips for turning a cold, blank room into a space you’ll never want to leave.
That’s all I’ve got for now, but if anything else comes to mind, I may revisit the idea of teaching that Ex College class. Keep an eye on the Ex College course offerings in the next few semesters ;).