Inspiration

If Walls Could Speak: Creative Poster Design Ideas for Dorm Decoration

by . May 11th, 2012

It’s graduation season here in the US, and we’re reminded of the time we spent in our respective universities and colleges. While we’re thankful that we’re done with school, there are some college experiences that we want to relive. Living in a dorm is one of the most liberating things for a student who has lived with parents all his life. The freedom of having things your way is one of the perks of college.

 

Being the so-called creatives at the office, we all agree that deciding on which posters to plaster our walls with was one of the highlights of living in a dorm. Art to our college selves meant hanging posters of our favorite bands and movies.

 

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Now, our preferences have been refined by the fact that we maintain a graphic design blog, and we’re expected to be up-to-date on the latest design trends. We’re grateful that scouring for good posters is now easier with the help of the Internet. Sharing one’s artistic work has become easier, with photo sharing sites and artist portfolios abound online. We couldn’t help but add a few old designs that we still find awesome. Some album covers and movie posters stood the test of time and adorned the walls of dorms for several decades for a reason.

 

According to a study conducted by the University of Texas, there are several reasons why an individual feels the need to decorate a space where he spends most of his time. One is to reinforce self-views. Another is to tell others how he wants to be perceived. The third reason is about a person’s ingrained habits that are repeatedly performed in a personal space. These habits manifest in one’s environment. Lastly, an individual decorates his space based on the things he has or wants to accomplish.

 

Whether your reason for decorating may be, here are some ideas for poster designs that can be great conversation starters while also improving the look of any drab wall.

 

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Posters can inspire and motivate students who often find themselves daydreaming instead of doing anything productive. Why not make something and get them as poster prints for your friends who are still in school? You might just help them get through it with your own design. You can also show us your work through our Facebook and Twitter accounts!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

YouTheDesigner is a graphic design blog under the UCreative Network. We do features; give away brushes, icons, wallpapers, and other freebies; and bring you the latest news in the world of graphic design.

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