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Hi Im a college student female from Long beach. I stay in the dorms and the room is so dead that i hate being in there and having guest.  Ive been in other peoples dorms but theres are set up different thier furniture is set up different and plus thier decorations look better.  Ive tried ideas ut they didnt really work.  The furniture set up is so boring.  All we have is a wall.  I wanted to know if you knew of any cool rugs or shelf fillers posters, flowers decorations anything.  P.s Im tring to keep my room purple but if you have any recommendations im willing to take them.
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ET

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Dear ET,
  If you like purple then go with that as a starting point. Find something you love that is purple and use that for the inspiration for the rest of the room. It can be either a rug, fabric, artwork, and many other things. Look for things that have other colors in it and carry a certain style to it. Keep with decor that has a similar style and color and the room will eventually look pulled together. Here are some websites I like that have some great purple decor.
Ideas
http://www.gliddenpaint.com/glbTST_n/NUSGLI/inspiration/article1001052.jsp
Artwork
 http://www.discountgraphics.net/abstract/ic-abst/ic20858.html
Great shelving
 http://www.ikea.com
Pillow
 http://www.gzintlinc.com/PillowCase/spcfw-ppl-L.jpg
    http://www.gzintlinc.com/generic52.html
Pillows
 http://www.homeaccentstoday.com/DDPillows_Royal.asp
Fabric
 http://www.barkclothhawaii.com/overall_views/11napali.htm
Om Symbol Satin Box
 http://www.sanandaspiritualcenter.com/?pageid=8049

If you would like me to design your room around something that you have found then please let me know.  

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