How to decorate my dorm walls

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  1. zblaxberg Guest

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    So I have a dorm and it has a lot of wall space and I haven't really been able to find any posters I like. Throw any ideas at me for pictures or stuff to put up on the walls. I was thinking making a mural out of photographs of the campus (like a landscape picture) or just printing out a bunch of pics I like.
     
  2. iKwick7 macrumors 65816

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    The mural idea sounds nice. I'm a big fan of pictures on walls. Maybe a nice collage of random pictures.

    Do you have a roommate? Do you drink? When I lived on campus way back when, we would put the top of the cardboard of every case of beer we drank on the wall. By the end of the year it made for quite a nice collage of logos. Good times.

    Ahhh.... beer.
     
  3. bartelby macrumors Core

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  4. zblaxberg thread starter Guest

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    whoa thats really cool but wouldn't the pics get a little pixelated?


    as for the beer idea thats not bad but i don't drink enough
     
  5. bartelby macrumors Core

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    They degenerate into a halftone pattern but viewed from a distance it's fine.

    But I like the halftone effect.
     
  6. zblaxberg thread starter Guest

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    Very cool!
     
  8. adk macrumors 68000

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    No, there's a special program for it. http://homokaasu.org/rasterbator/



    Most dorms prohibit that these days.



    I'd recommend hanging up a map of your hometown if you go to school far away. great conversation piece.
     
  9. wordmunger macrumors 603

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    What do they prohibit--drinking beer or not drinking enough beer?
     
  10. devilot Moderator emeritus

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    Please, just don't put up any one of these posters:
    • Bob Marley
    • Bob Dylan
    • Marilyn Monroe
    • Breakfast At Tiffanys (Audrey Hepburn, sorry bartelby but for dorms it's just way too overdone)
    • Pulp Fiction
    • Pink Floyd
    • Scarface
    • Salvador Dalí

    These are all way too played out. :D
     
  11. bartelby macrumors Core

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    :eek:
    WhyIortta!!!



    You forgot Ché from your list silly!
     
  12. jaydub macrumors 6502a

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    I work for the campus housing office at a University. One thing to keep in mind is that they don't look too kindly on holes or adhesives used on the walls, so make sure you won't be charged damage fees for putting holes in anything.

    If you can, use that sticky removable stuff to hang them. :)
     
  13. zblaxberg thread starter Guest

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    It's not that our dorms prohibit beer because we actually drink it all the time and our resident advisor doesn't care but the problem is it's a fire hazard apparently.
     
  14. FrankBlack macrumors 6502

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    In the 70's, students were big on Posters of their favorite bands, and black light posters. Some went for current bands, and some went for more classic bands. An Example. The Harvard COOP had what was probably the biggest and best poster and print department. Alas, they totally changed the store some years back, and the posters are long gone. :(

    Your favorite bands or some movie posters are fine indeed, depending what you like. Bottom line: put up what you like. Allposters.com is a pretty good bet. I bought two movie posters from them, and I'm satisfied with the service.
     
  15. adroit macrumors 6502

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    You forgot Clockwork Orange
     
  16. adk macrumors 68000

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    Technically most dorms prohibit drinking beer and hanging empty cases on your walls, but a 12 pack is a lot easier to hide than a wall.
     
  17. jvencius macrumors regular

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    You also forgot Edvard Munch's "The Scream".:rolleyes:
     
  18. .JahJahwarrior. macrumors 6502

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    Maybe I'm an idiot, but how can I download and run Rasterbater on my mac?


    At my uni, UCF, we aren't allowed to display anything for drugs, including alcohol. No beerpong tables. No cases of beer. Definitely nothing stacked, like pyramids of beercans, or montages made out of beer case tops. No bongs.

    Also, we aren't allowed to cover more than, I think 40% of our walls. Something like that. They have a strip of 1x2 about 7 feet up on the wall, running around most of the room. We can do whatever we want to that strip of wood.

    I took some plastic picture frames I had....you can find them at Walmart, they are about $1 each, clear plastic, and usually lean back a little. Well, becuase they lean back, when I tape them upside down fron the 1x2, they look really cool. So I've displayed some of my favorite pictures in those cheapie frames, and it looks nifty.

    Other than that, I've got some band merch and stuff that I've collected over the years working at Cornerstone Florida festival, like, the sign the band had displayed over their merch booth, stuff like that.

    And just the other day I bought a fake black rose at Walmart (halloween!) and a vase, and it doesn't really look that real, but late at night it helps put you in an emo mood.

    ^why that's a good thing, I dont' know. I was inspired at 1am and made a trip to the 24hr walmart.
     
  19. xJulianx macrumors 6502a

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    I started university in Portsmouth yesterday (well, I moved in) and were not allowed anything on the walls at all. The area's we can put up posters, pictures etc include a notice board, our door and wardrobe.

    Pretty lame if you ask me but I'm sure I'll live.
     
  20. adk macrumors 68000

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    http://homokaasu.org/rasterbator/ It's a flash program, no need to download
     
  21. squeeks macrumors 68040

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    im suprised no one has mentioned this..umm porn? (well chicks in bikinis anyway)
     
  22. Lau Guest

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    I stapled a plain bedsheet to the wall (the top two corners really high up so the holes wouldn't show) and then taped, stuck, overlapped loads of postcards and photos and small posters on it. It looked really good, and meant I didn't lose the deposit for making holes in the walls or leaving blu-tack or tape marks in them.

    As it happened, in the last month, I burnt a big iron-shaped flat bit in the nylon carpet instead. :p
     
  23. simon-says macrumors regular

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    I second the Rasterbation idea. I have 2 hanging in my room. One of Stevie Ray Vaughan and the album cover to Hendrix's Axis: Bold as Love. If I had more space I'd cover a wall with something.
     
  24. .JahJahwarrior. macrumors 6502

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    Doing it online imposes a 1mb file limit. Most pictures I've taken are 2.5-5mb. I know I can always knock down image quality, but with the downloaded version I can run any quality picture through it.

    I can always do it on my PC I suppose.....
     
  25. MacHipster macrumors 6502

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    I decorated mine with a pirate flag on one wall, a bear head (not a real one) on another, and the third wall is covered with postcards from a postcard book and Edward Gorey illustrations.
     

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