Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Decorating the Dorm with Posterjack {Giveaway}

Back to School is a little different this year. I'm not really sure how it happened, but, you see, the Teen is heading off to college. Yep. You heard that right. Our oldest is now 18 and ready to fly the coop. At least until he needs his laundry done or starts jonesing for his dad's homemade pizza.

So, instead of just backpacks and pencils and new sneakers and jeans, this year there's a whole dorm room to be fit out and decorated. He's heading a couple of hours away from home and will be living in a suite-style dorm with a shared kitchen area. And a bedroom surrounded by bare walls. As a mom, I want my kids to be comfortable, and I want his dorm room to feel welcoming and to encourage productivity. A few touches from home and some decoration to brighten the place up should help. He's picked out his comforter and pillows to make his bed a comfy place to relax, and we've pulled together a couple of lamps and other bits and bobs as well.

To deal with those bare walls, framed photos and posters are a great solution. Posterjack.ca offers the following tips to deal with dreary dorm room decor:

1. Art Shelf – Create an art shelf with Framed Photos and Photoboards of everyone back at home.

2. Add personality without the paint – Create a great accent wall in a dorm room with a large Peel & Stick Poster. Peel & Sticks are safe to use on any surface (won’t mark the walls) and are re-stickable up to 200 times.

3. Canvas collage –Send your son/daughter to school with a collage of your favourite family memories on a Canvas Print. Posterjack’s Collage Designer makes it easy to create.

4. Photo Clothesline - Decorate your dorm room from one end to another with string, clothes pins and your favourite Fine Art Prints.

5. Clipboard gallery wall - Create a gallery wall that’s easy to change up as you create new memories. Simply layer different sizes of Posters and Fine Art Prints on top of a clipboard.

Ordering dorm room d├ęcor from Posterjack is as easy as 1,2,3!
  1. Upload your photo
  2. Select your product and size
  3. Posterjack delivers right to your door

I think the Peel & Stick Posters are an especially good bet for a dorm room, since they require no hanging hardware and can be safely applied and peeled off, then re-applied without damaging surfaces. I'm sure the residence managers will appreciate that! You can do an accent wall as pictured here, or print your photos in a variety of regular poster sizes. I've had great experience with Posterjack in the past, and you can check out my reviews here and here.

A Giveaway

Whether you have a kid heading off to a dorm room of their own, or you'd just like to spice up your own walls, Posterjack is here to help. They've graciously provided me with a gift code for one lucky reader.  The code is good for $50 in product, plus free shipping, and is valid until Oct. 31, 2013. Entries are via the Rafflecopter widget below and will be accepted until 12:00 midnight EDT, September 10. Giveaway open to Canadian residents only. Best of luck!

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