Fraternity house decoration ideas
Okay, decorating your liaison house may not be high on your list of things to do, but a nicely put together place can make it more convenient for everyone and even make parties more fun. We won’t all go Martha Stewart on you. These ideas will be quick, cheap, and easy, and will add character to the lifeless place that is now likely to be full of dust and bachelorish rudeness.
1. Clean up. Dirty socks and beer cans do not count as decoration. You don’t really have to set rules for it or anything, just make sure everyone does their part to keep things right in your liaison house. And about once a week, you should clean the kitchen, dust, and bathrooms so that the girls don’t get totally spoiled every time you have a party.
2. Apply paint. Painting is one of the cheapest and easiest ways to make a room look better. Your furniture doesn’t have to fit all together, and you don’t have to have beautiful curtains. Just buy a paint can in an interesting color and drive into town. You can decorate an entire room in a light but not neon color, or use a bold, deep color on some accent walls.
3. Add some – very few – decorative pieces. Nothing is more interesting than an original work of art. Visit your school’s art department to see if anyone is ready to make a custom painting or sculpture for your liaison house. Don’t go with anything too fragile or girly. You can now buy some really cool Impressionist or Modernist pieces, and buying one from a fellow student will save you a lot of money.
Try using a simple painting on the main wall of your living area instead of using lots of small pieces on different walls. This makes everything leaner and also gives you less dust. The same applies to other decorative items. Just get some big, sturdy, and interesting parts instead of a whole bunch of small, fragile, dust-collecting parts.
4. Don’t use a theme, just pick some colors you want to stick to. Obviously, you don’t want to worry too much about everyone’s bedroom as this would go overboard. When it comes to living areas, kitchens and the like, you can go a long way by just picking a few colors you want to stick to. Use complementary colors like blue and oranges or use colors similar to two different shades of green.
Can’t you make up your mind? Go to your local hardware store and get some color chips. You don’t necessarily have to sort every single little variation of the shade, but you can quickly vote with the majority to see what colors you use in your liaison house.
It will take a little effort to make your liaison house look decent, but it will be worth it. It will feel more like a house than a cave and will make your girlfriends and potential girlfriends happier when they come to visit.