PHILADELPHIA, PA, August 28, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/
-- Pomona West Apartments
celebrates a recent article
in Aiken Standard that discusses decorating tips for college students in dorms or in off-campus housing. The team at the premier off-campus housing facilities understands that it is often difficult to find community-driven, temporary housing in college, which is why they aim to make every resident's experience as comfortable and stable as possible.
One way the team strives to encourage a serene, comfortable environment is by fostering individuality. Unlike some apartment complexes, the staff at Pomona West has a deep appreciation for style and giving residents the freedom they need when it comes to decorating, reflecting their personalities and exploring their individuality. On the opposite end of the spectrum, they understand that some students need to find convenience and high quality designs, and many of them do not have the luxury of decorating on their own. The housing community extends fully furnished apartments for those looking for move-in-ready units. Whatever you're looking for, the team at the apartments are dedicated to meeting your needs.
While the staff aims to give college students the freedom to make their units their own, they also understand that it is difficult to decorate on a budget. The professionals at the off-campus housing community know that - in most cases - decorating a dorm room is much more limited than decorating an apartment. While covering cement walls in a dorm is much more tiring than a cozy off-campus housing unit, college students still struggle with decorating on a budget.
The article notes, "It's important for you to have a safe haven in the midst of the commotion and buzz on campus." To make a unit a warm and inviting space, the article encourages students to consider how they want the room to feel: "You may want to coordinate with you roommate regarding color and style. This is the most helpful so the colors in the room do not add to the disharmony you may feel those first few weeks."
While this is a helpful tip for dorm dwellers, the team at Pomona West encourages apartment residents to also consider theme and color scheme.
"You may not share a room in your apartment, but there is still value in decorating a place with a unified theme," said a staff person.
"When you walk from room to room, you want the design elements to flow nicely from one setting to the next. Decorators often don't realize that a design theme doesn't necessarily end in one room and start fresh in the next. See if you can string along some design concepts throughout the rooms, whether it's a reoccurring color pallet or pattern."
However, the team does warn against designs that are too "matchy matchy." Decorators often advise beginners to tie in complimentary colors, not necessarily the same colors. The article states that in a small space such as a dorm or an apartment, organization is key: "That means storage bins of varying shapes and sizes and colors are a must. Options include bins with drawers, bins with sliding drawers on casters and bins with or without tops. They offer great places to keep snacks, extra clothes, extra shoes and other necessities of life. When selecting your storage bins, think about the overall color scheme you have chosen for your room and purchase coordinating colors or classic white."
The article encourages college students to invest in items that are multifunctional - the key to organizing and decorating on a budget: "Foot stools with hinged or removable tops can be used as extra seating and storage. Using a brightly colored foot stool is another great way to add pizzazz."
The article also mentions that personalizing a space with decorations that are meaningful is an excellent way to liven up a room. The team at Pomona West Apartments concurs with this idea.
"College is a time where you can relish in unforgettable experiences, discover new things and enjoy your individuality," said a staff person. "Letting your room reflect your personality does not have to cost a lot - especially if you make your space more vibrant with DIY pictures or posters you love. Let this space represent what you love, creating a positive and innovative encourager for your studies." The team at Pomona West Apartments believes that the key to adding some flare is to make sure it doesn't look cluttered.
Pomona West Apartments
is dedicated to cultivating community among its residents, meeting the needs of college students attending Butte College and Chico State University. The community-oriented, off-campus housing is also a pet-friendly community that offers a spacious dog park on the property. Residents applaud the community center for its attempt to welcome and engage students in a secure, vivacious environment.