Furniture Design

Furniture Design

It is a personal responsibility maintaining your college education. Everything from seeking college money, to meeting deadlines, standing in line for financial aid, oh and homework, that’s a big one. Anyone who has completed a homework assignment at home knows how important it is that your home isn’t hideous. Picture this, a living room, unfinished light wood floors, peeling wallpaper walls exposing cement, an old, torn, white sectional leather sofa and the worst brown drapes you had ever laid your eyes on. It got worse. The splinter ridden floor transitioned into a green and white kitchen floor tile similar to that of an old cafeteria. It was stinky, it was a disaster, it was.. home. My first home that wasn’t an apartment. I was a proud homeowner at twenty, however, it came with an eyesore of a trade-off.

 

That semester I didn’t do too well in school. I remember having a hard time focusing and internalizing my studies. So, gradually I started to change the living space starting with the drapes. I switched them out for blinds, which added more light and created space because they were less bulky. After a couple of weeks, the drywall went up and covered about a century worth of bad wallpaper decisions. I picked a neutral color, Southwestern rug that was classic and bright. The mess I had made afforded me an excuse to get rid of the couch (bye) and to have the floors sanded and stained. The dark wood against the crisp clean walls created a fitting contrast. As the creativity flowed, my grades began to improve. I was comfortable. I found an amazing rug in the local classifieds and a navy tuft couch offseason for next to nothing. In two years time, I finished my associates at Red Rocks community college with a 3.3 and now its time for nursing school. D├ęcor became my creative outlet, it became my expression, it outlined my potential and restored my happiness, not to mention my GPA.