Hey LC, Welcome To My Crib

The dorms of Fordham Lincoln Center: from plants to Polaroids, and everything in between


Did I grab power strips? What about a mattress topper? Is it Twin XL? When you enter Bed, Bath & Beyond the summer before your freshman year, concerns about what to buy typically overpower thoughts about how your environment affects your mental health and wellbeing. HGTV General Manager Allison Page calls interior design “escapism” from the distress we face almost constantly. Interior design is often seen as a luxury, but with home decor becoming more affordable and accessible with websites like Wayfair and Joss & Main, anyone can become their own interior designer, channeling their inner version of Nate Berkus or Kelly Wearstler.

After spending an entire summer carefully studying the intricacies of HGTV (especially “Fixer Upper”) from my couch, I realized that interior design not only reflects the personality of the individual but creates a safe and comforting space much needed for college students. Each resident at Fordham Lincoln Center (FLC) is given the same mundane set of furniture to fill their space, but some students go above and beyond to bring comfort to their little home in the city. Here are some of the little decor details that make FLC students feel at home: