|Non-Paintable Dorm Walls
||[Jul. 19th, 2005|04:31 pm]
The Question Club
For those of you who know anything (or at least, say you do) about interior decor:|
Here's my scenario. I am moving into a new apartment-style dorm this year (similar to one at a different school last year) and I'd like our living space to be something cool, funky, modern, yet livable.
The biggest issue is walls. Way too many blank white walls, and personally, I think hanging posters is very ... ew (although I scored a whole lot of Hollywood Video movie swag, posters, displays, and whatnot, so we had a very nice theme going last year). So there are two ideas that I've got to make the walls in the living room much more interesting or appealing.
1. The ever trusty: fabric. Covering the walls in fabric. How does one exactly do this, however? I know I can't leave any permanant holes in the wall (nothing larger than a hanging nail, thumb tack, or staple, and even then you have to spackle it solid before you leave). How would I go about decorating with fabric to make it look nice, trendy, yet still a guys' apartment?
2. Lighting. I had this idea to get some form of lamps and place colored bulbs in them, setting one or two down at each wall and casting the colored light up onto the walls. Any idea what kind of lamps to use? Will this pose a fire hazard? Would this actually work? I'm envisioning like one red wall, one green wall, and one blue wall, or something along those lines.
Thanks for your input! (And yes, I have posted around in decor communities, hehe, I just love TQC way too much not to ask here!)