In a perfect world, you and your roommate each have your own picturesque living quarters, complete with gorgeous antique mirrors (that just so happen to complement your ornate headboards). In the real world, though, you share guac and chips from the same small, plastic serving platter night after night. But, no more! Your college digs deserve a proper upgrade. And, it’ll take both you and your roomie to redecorate tastefully.
So, to help, we rounded up a selection of bright housewares that will spruce up your space in a flash. Yes, these adornments might cost a bit more than your part-time job may support, but there's good news: The two of you can foot the bill together and reap the benefits. So, whether you’re still on a college budget or you’re skilled at the art of sharing, you’ll find it makes sense to splurge (even just a wee bit) on the small-space must-haves ahead.