Small space spotlight: Whitney Garcia at ASU Downtown’s Taylor Place

Moving out of your parent’s home and into the dorms for the first time during your freshman year of college can be a bit of a shock.

One way to make the transition easier is to decorate your new room in a way that makes you feel at home and reflects you.

Whitney Garcia, a nursing major at Arizona State University moved into the downtown Phoenix, Taylor Place dorms this past August.

Garcia describes herself to be a simple, low-maintenance type of girl and her dorm room on the third-floor reflects that.

Whitney has yellow, red and orange lights hanging from the foot of her bed which has a yellow blanket on it. You can see bits of yellow throughout her side of the room.

Whitney Garcia’s dorm is consistent with her color themes of yellow, black and white. Photo by Kelci Cooper

“I was just trying to go for a specific color theme with yellow, black and white,” Garcia said.

You can see Garcia’s color theme throughout her side of the room she shares with Kelly Borland, an exercise and wellness major at ASU. Almost everything is yellow, black or white, from the bedding to her storage baskets.

Even down to the candy in her basket tied with a yellow bow, Garcia stuck with her color theme.

Even down to the candy in her basket tied with a yellow bow, Garcia stuck with her color theme. Photo by Kelci Cooper

The ribbons tied to her baskets are yellow and keep her color theme going in even the smallest details.

“As far as the bins and baskets go, I saw on the internet people tying ribbons on them. So, I tried in incorporate that in my room too,” Garcia said.

Under her bed, Garcia put a 6 cube divided rack to store more clothes in.

“Under my bed I put a divided metal rack to fold and put my clothes under there for an additional dresser like space,” Garcia said. Photo by Kelci Cooper

The baskets were used to keep her clothes and necessities organized and for additional storage.

“Under my bed I put a divided metal rack to fold and put my clothes under there for an additional dresser like space,” Garcia said.

Garcia's closet consists of a hanging fabric shelving unit to hold shoes and accessories. While baskets on top of a shelf hold things she didn't have room for.

To make the most of what little space she had in her closet, Garcia used shelves and baskets to organize her clothes. Photo by Kelci Cooper

In the closet Garcia has hanging shelves to store shoes and clothes. There are bins on top of the shelf to store things she did not have room anywhere else for.

“It (Garcia’s side of the room) is very neat and simple. It balances out my crazy side,” Borland said about Garcia’s style.

While Garcia’s room may not be the most trendy, it reflects her personal style and makes her feel right at home, away from home.

Whitney Garcia sits on top of her bed in her dorm room at Taylor Place in downtown Phoenix.

Garcia’s dorm room reflects her simple style. Photo by Kelci Cooper

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