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Super-groovy makeovers to organize your dorm or bedroom (1971)

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Super-groovy makeovers for your pad or bedroom (1971)

Super-groovy makeovers to organize your dorm or bedroom (1971)

Decorating & room makeover ideas: Yours and ours

Teamwork’s the thing here! Your ideas for space-saver scenics sparked our postscripts. To bloom a room, read on.


Create groovy storage for your pad

Has a paraphernalia explosion hit your pad? Are you short on space for storing stereo and records, seating friends? Here’s one reader’s doubly good solution.

WIDEN A WINDOW VIEW

Take two double cubes in singing colors and place them under the window, then top with pillows. Presto! You have a mini music center and cushy seating, too. – Jane Schmittdiel, Los Angeles, California

P.S. MULTIPLY AND CONQUER

Why stop with two units when you can go on like this:

  • Frame the entire window in cubist casework
  • Get set with op-art canisters to hold miscellany
  • Match wall to shades: stick on dot-and-dash vinyl
  • Zebra-stripe the floor with a no-glue, no-wax covering

Integral Cubics storage units, Con-Tact wall covering, Congoleum flooring

Window decor makeover for teen bedroom from 1971


Separate areas in the bedroom or dorm room

Too-square room, too-full closet? Two heads (plus ours) came up with these practical, decorative notes

ADD SUPER SHAPERS

Screenery to the rescue! Make a great divide and reap useful extra surfaces — one for fashion and accessory hang-ups, the other for a beautiful furniture backdrop. – Barbara Goldberg, Trumbull, Connecticut

Pair two trunks to make a zany dressing table with built-in storage space. Jetting away? Unstack and pack. – Ann Gilpin, St. Joseph, Missouri

P.S. SPLASH ON COLORWORKS

Combine both bright ideas for a marvelous makeup and dressing center; clash lively hues to turn it on

  • Wrap the screenery in outdoorsy gift paper
  • Paint trunks shocking pink (they’ll never get lost)
  • Billow pillows in snappy crinkle vinyl
  • Contour-cover the bed with pillow-matching shine
  • Nest plastic-fantastic tables here and there

Paper by Faroy, Riverdale vinyl pillows, Comark fabric

Colorful screen decor for teen bedroom from 1971


Home decorating: Organizing & storage for your pad or bedroom

Do you start your day with a treasure hunt? Are possessions cramping your style? Peruse these sparkling ways to neaten a nook, put everything in its place.

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BAG CHEERY CATCHALLS

Paper the walls with blooming vinyl (or any glowy cover-up), then use extra cuttings to make closet door prizes: matching bags for accessory etceteras. – Janet Schluger, Flushing, New York

Make a sunshine stand-tum an old milk can into an umbrella holder by painting it the most upbeat yellow. Or top its lid with a plump cushion for spiffy seating. – Jane Halbach, Cedar Falls, Iowa

P.S. MORE IS MERRIER

Continue the closet clearing with handy sequels:

  • Mix nifty garment bags that go to all lengths
  • Stack two-tone boxes for accessory put-ons Open the door to towel racks, petite pictures
  • Square off the floor with stick-to-it checker tiles
  • Make tracks with furry feet-or hang them up

Wall covering by Wall-Tex, Bogen garment bags, Goodyear floor tiles, Glenoit footprint rugs

Great storage options for teen bedroom from 1971


Time to get organized?

Change your dorm or room into a happy habitat by following these collective tips (ideal for busy students, into-everything activists)

MAKE HANDY PIN-UPS

Create a bulletin board of felt: turn edges under, thread yardsticks through and trim in contrast braid, ribbon. – Cynthia Young, Radford, Virginia

Deck the door with a giant writing pad for while-you-were-out messages, noteworthy thoughts; add fluttery butterfly placemats or cutouts for a personal touch. – Betsy Johns, Coraopolis, Pennsylvania

P.S. PULL IT TOGETHER

Swing into full zing by adding comfortable plumage:

  • Play up the floor with plush bathroom carpeting
  • Fit a spread to the bed to make it sleek in a wink
  • Give pillows the slip: hide them in bed-matched covers
  • Catch table-turning cans to store stuff and stack
  • Paper walls in prepasted zigzags (easy on and off)

Lysander carpeting, Karla bed fashions, United-DeSoto wallpaper

Organizing and decor for teen bedroom from 1971

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