This is No Animal House, Students Hire Professional Decorators for Dorms

What has this world come to? Why are kids hiring professionals to decorate their rooms? What’s wrong with the poster tent they set up during the first week of school? All you need is a little Belushi and Marley covering your walls and you’re good to go! This is not the case anymore, as kids have adapted to more “civilized” living styles. Not too long ago I was placing the finishing touches on my “Maxim Centerfold” wall collage in one of  my dorm rooms. It was a beautiful piece, made up of many magazine pages, but I considered it art.

As college students in Georgia and elsewhere settle into dorm living, a growing number are far from roughing it. More students and their parents are paying interior designers $90 to $175 an hour to turn drab dorm space into spaces worthy of magazine spreads, complete with upholstered headboards, wallpaper and crystal chandeliers, reports USA Today.

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