Spa to Dorm: Create a Collegiate Retreat

10 Aug

Either you or someone you know is more than likely going off to college this year. Exciting, yet scary and fun it can be oh so stressful!   So we’re giving it a spa makeover!   Here’s our spa spin on how to tame those beastly situations into bliss & the goodies to transform your dorm room into a pressure-free paradise where you can escape, daydream and even do a little studying!

Dorm rooms are small & hard.

Remedy: Soften it up with plush picks. Small = cozy! Fragrance can make your room homier too – try vanilla based reed diffusers a feel good scent.

A flokati, shag or other furry rug like this flokati from Just Shag Rugs keep feet feeling frisky and the pillow sac from Courtney Cachet for Lovesac is downright decadent.

This flokati rug creates a cloud like vibe

Pillowsac Ahhh as good as a spa!

You may have a roommate

Remedy: Put a wall up.  Privacy is priceless and sometimes you just need some me o’clock.  A screen is the ideal way to block out the noise and retreat – when you’re ready to be a social butterfly again, simply fold it up.  I like the four panel bamboo one from Target – 3 panels aren’t as stable & don’t give as much privacy.

College is tiring.

Remedy: Craft a rejuvenation station w/soothing gear.  There’s not much space in a dorm room for spa stuff – so make what you include count.  We suggest a paraffin melter.  It’s fun & feels great on feet & hands – especially if you layer on lotion or olive oil before dipping.  *Note just don’t let your dorm mates know – everyone will want to come visit and play!

Trying to remember your party, er I mean class, schedule is tough.

Remedy: Remind yourself with an Inspiration Board. Great spot for your calendar & also pictures that represent your dreams and schemes.  Love these magnetic ones from Ballard Designs.

Any other college woes you want Spaaahed over?   Comment or email us!

Live, love and lounge, Candy

3 Responses to “Spa to Dorm: Create a Collegiate Retreat”

  1. Angie @ August 29, 2010 at 5:19 pm #

    Wish I would have had these tips in college! I’ll have to share this with my cute cousin that just left for her freshman year at TCU. I LOVE the magnetic inspiration board though. Cute!

    • artofthespa August 30, 2010 at 6:07 pm #

      Hi Angie! Thanks so much – I never got to live in a dorm I lived at home in college but I hope these tips help students make their transition easier. Candy


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