Ikea, move over. Photos of a Mianyang college student's dormitory showcases impressive use of the tiny space.
Student dormitories on Chinese college campuses are known for their cramped quarters (usually six to eight students per room) and generally unwelcoming decor (concrete walls and floors, metal-framed bunk beds, and shared desks), but this student has made a DIY cozy home by partitioning the bed off with floral drapes and utilizing cheap soap holders, shelving, and hardware to maximize storage space.
The photos, recently posted to the Mianyang QQ forum, have drawn praise from other forum readers—and a lot of surprise that the budding interior designer is male.
From the forum:
This dorm has been remodeled into a "cottage." Don't those floral drapes look like the work of an attentive woman? But I found out it was actually the work of a male student! The average female student probably can't even do such nice work.
Look carefully; it's just an ordinary bunk bed.
But it's been made into a comfy nest.
There's probably about a meter-and-a-half between the bed and the ceiling.
This is the monitor portion of a flat screen; the stand is on the floor. There's also a screen on the desk, but the one stand can be used for both.
When it's in use it can simply be pulled out. The arm can be adjusted up, down, left, right, forward and backward. And you can use the wireless mouse and keyboard regardless of whether you're sitting, lying, or even standing.
Here is a side view of the screen — when not in use it folds back against the wall.
These are three wooden shelves that can store whatever. To the right is a row of hooks for hanging things.