Kinesiology senior Christine Stevens let The State News into the house on Oakhill Avenue she shares with four girls.
Stevens brought a modern feel to her room by sponge painting her walls pink and featuring photos of her closest friends and family, as well as a poster by her favorite artist, Andy Warhol.
The State News Describe your room.
Christine Stevens My room, I would say, is pretty bright. I like pink a lot and I thought sponge painting would give it a more creative look. I have pictures and quotes all over.
SN Was there an inspiration for decorating your room?
CS When I moved in, it was pretty depressing. The walls were tan and because my room is in the back of the house, it’s really dark. I thought by using pink it would brighten it up.
SN Why did you decide to sponge the walls?
CS We were just going to use sponges, then we thought it would be easier to use a roller, which actually turned out to be a lot harder than we thought.
I haven’t seen a lot of college rooms sponge painted, so I thought I would make my own different.
SN What’s your favorite part of your room?
CS Probably my windowsill area because I like my curtains. Then above I have three big black-and-white pictures with my sisters and my closest friends.
SN If money wasn’t a factor, what would you have in your room?
CS I really wanted a canopy bed and I didn’t know because the rooms are really small and I thought that they might be a little more expensive … I have one at home and I really like it.
SN What advice would you give someone who is just starting to decorate their room or house?
CS Realize that it takes a lot more time than you think. There’s still a lot that I wish I could do but just with school and everything else it takes a long time.
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