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DFIRg33k

Prison? More like a secure room in a psychiatric hospital.


BassFan2002

Plot twist: he is actually in a psychiatric hospital and only believes he is in college.


JohnathanKirkfield

This was the funniest thing I’ve seen all day.


OverAster

Nah I've been in a psychiatric hospital and it is Way less accommodating.


sim642

Might be one from Norway.


therealmaideninblack

Maybe it’s in Eagleton


TAastronautsloth99

Came here to say this. Spot on. https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/news/976/cpsprodpb/DA80/production/_107763955_cell976.jpg


DenEJuAvStenJu

Norwegian here. You're on point. Our psyc hospitals are at least 3 star hotels. Sometimes 4.


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lobut

Yeah, mine was way nicer too. Had a TV too.


LocusStandi

Way too many sharp corners in this room for that.


smoothballsJim

Most of the patient rooms I have seen had windows


JedEckert

Tile floor + harsh fluorescent lighting = institutional vibes. Try to minimize both of those as much as possible if you want it to look less like prison.


jesterinancientcourt

A rug, a lamp, and some wall art will make this place look more comfortable and personal.


dirtybillclinton

1 rug and 3 cheap lamps would completely change the vibe of this room


BackRiverGypsy

It would change the vibe of the room if he filled it with snakes.


R0enick27

I vote for the snakes


Crazafon

Budgets are tight in college, and if you can only go for one or the other I'd choose the snakes


Siswai_aman

Now we're talking


_Tactleneck_

*Indiana Jones disliked this*


Louielouielouaaaah

I don’t know why this made me laugh so hard


BackRiverGypsy

I am not wrong.


tecberth

Right enough


God_is_a_Bogan

Enough is enough! I've had it with these mf snakes in this mf dorm room!


twisted_memories

Seriously. This is huge for a dorm room, and it’s just a single? Could make this super nice and cosy.


Fishyswaze

Agreed, it is surprisingly nice. If this is what people think prison cells look like I think they’d be very disappointed if they went to prison lmao.


dirtyhippie62

Some string or adhesive lights to create ultra atmosphere!


EtherCJ

High window in door, lack of window, bare minimum furniture and whatever the heck is going on with bare mattress.


_kruetz_

A barracks but he doesn't have a roommate


aznsensation8

Yeap that furniture style and colors are dead on.


SkinHairNails

I've stayed in single bedroom barracks before multiple times, and unfortunately they were much nicer than this (in Australia though).


ADHDK

The best thing about work from home over covid for me was ditching fluorescent lighting. I didn’t realise how negatively impactful it was on my mood and well-being until it was gone, and then I was expected to suffer it again.


cnrtechhead

People who buy cool-white lightbulbs for their residences belong in the sort of facility that looks much like OP’s dorm.


ADHDK

Driving around the streets these days every third window is some savage pink/ purple LED or neon hahah


TheFarLeft

That’s just some [bisexual lighting](https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bisexual_lighting)


ADHDK

Hahaha goddamn, I swear those are the three primary chosen colours for most people with LED lights.


Kallisti13

The pink/purple lights are probably grow lights. I use one for my fancy plants.


Duke0fWellington

A good friend of mine has it and while always disliking it, I never really realised how much I disliked it until I sat in his high af off weed brownies. So harsh, clinical and unforgiving. Not to mention totally unflattering towards people.


emrythelion

Overly cool light is bad, but too warm of light is bad too. I basically only buy bulbs that replicate daylight at this point, with the exception being the lamp on my bedroom. Having colors be properly replicated is important and too warm of light isn’t much better than overly cool light.


js1893

I have friends who prefer overhead lighting on like this always, and don’t care if it’s a cooler temp light like fluorescents. It’s honestly fucked up. How does someone enjoy that? I literally only do that if I need to find something quick. Also all of them are women. But not like I’ve polled everyone I know


ADHDK

My partner and I had conflicts with work from home haha. She wanted the harsh overhead lighting on drowning her in light. I bought led strips to put behind furniture and light up the wall with circadian lighting programmed, and a monitor lamp to light up the desk space.


OneBlueAstronaut

no window


JedEckert

I didn't want to pile on OP and mention the things he couldn't change. Though I guess he could put up like a painting of a window.


gingercokeandlime

Or one of those mirrors that’s framed like a window!


ADHDK

I think there’s a window in the bathroom? But it looks like it’s either night time or a dark light well.


dreamingbutdead

STRING LIGHTS


nameistaken99

Agreed. Some pictures, area rug, indoor plant & you can change the fluorescent bulbs to “warm” LED bulbs that are more yellow & less white or get a lamp. I’ve stayed in far worse. This has lots of potential & wouldn’t cost much to give it a more homey feel.


vanillagorilla_

I almost never had my ceiling lights on in my dorm unless I was cleaning. Only lamps and sunlight


Hrspwrz

Your prison is way nicer than my home. I live in a 450sq ft highrise ghetto. Many real jails in other countries are far nicer than my home lol


OldSackofBeef

Big rug. Three dimmable lamps of varying height spaced around the room. Put both chairs in the murder room and get a different desk chair.


RayanBing

I laughed so hard at the " murder room ", from now on that will be its name


wanyequest

My first room mate's dad told him "You know Joe, even the cavemen had art on their walls." Never forgot that haha.


K-Robe

That's perfect hahaha, gotta steal that one.


Quacker_please

Stealing that lmao


ThatSandwich

What exactly is that room? Is there a laundry machine or sink or bathroom? Just seems like a room students would lean out of the window to smoke in.


RayanBing

exactly that what they do lmao, but it suppose to be a shared room with my neighbor but he's not here


ThatSandwich

I'm honestly surprised it still opens. Most institutions bar them over due to accidents or suicidal situations.


elle_quay

My dorm had operable windows because we didn’t have air conditioning


d1smalnow

Same. Nobody is going to read this, but I'm going to tell it anyway. It was a hot, sticky summer's eve in West Lafayette, Indiana. During pledge week in my freshman year, I happened to over-imbibe. At about 3am, I was awakened by a terrible rumbling. The half-bottle of Southern Comfort I had invited into my stomach that night wanted out. Now. I jumped out of bed, and looked around for an option. It was dark, and I was too drunk to make any complex decisions like "move the chair to get to the trash can," so I burst into the hallway and surveyed my options: To my left was about 100 feet of hallway to the communal bathroom. Immediately to my right: a window! Excelsior! I leaned outside, and the cool air caressed my face, temporarily calming me enough to notice that I was 100 feet up. As suddenly as the bike racks below came in to focus, they began to spin. I held on to the radiator under the window with both hands to prevent myself from falling out the window, and eventually off the Earth. It was at this moment that my roommate appeared, and asked me a simple question: > Is your drunk ass gonna jump? "Mmmmfffggff," I gagged. In one deft move, he grabbed me by my shirt and damn near hung me out the window. > Not in here you don't My stomach contracted with the force of a professional rugby scrum. It was so powerful that I swear I was propelled backward - assisting my roommate, and possibly preventing me from landing only a brief moment later onto a vomit covered bike rack. > Is you finished? ... > Yeah. You done. He pulled me back in the window and pointed me down the hall to wash up. > Clean your ass, and get back. I have sprite. The next morning, I woke up to my roommate having a conversation in the hall with angry people who were complaining about some biological disaster at the bike racks downstairs. Hoses were brought in. An investigation was underway. > Damn, that's crazy. Hope you catch em. The culprit was never found. He was the best roommate I ever had.


ConfirmedBasicBitch

Boiler up! Sounds like you and I had similar freshman dorm experiences at Purdue 🤣


d1smalnow

I got nostalgic and looked to see if I could find the bike rack, but it's been 25 years. [Obscured by construction. ](https://i.imgur.com/ZizKhF2.jpg) The Papa John's is still behind Follett's, and I'll bet you can still hear that goddamn drum all the way to McCutcheon on a Saturday morning. Boiler up!


voiys

Bro that was awesome.


yathree

Just go the whole hog and cover the walls and floor in clear plastic, then put a table in the center. Dexter kill room.


AgitatedVisual8919

How many phone calls do you get per day?


waternickel

One; any additional call costs him one cigarette he stashed in his prison wallet.


Styrn97

Prison? I’d take that as a compliment Looks like a mental asylum


ForrestyForrest

Yep thats what instantly came to mind. I have spent some time inside them before.


burn-babies-burn

Hope you’re doing ok! ❤️


ForrestyForrest

Thanks for asking. I am doing pretty okay these days. Any day above ground is a good day. Love you back friend.


supergigaduck

It's really the lack of any windows giving that feeling, and that door frame. The rest is just ugly furniture


Tullyswimmer

I'm just over here like "How is this compliant with fire code? Sleeping areas are supposed to have two means of egress..."


SteveMoney88

Can confirm this looks like a psych ward I’ve been in


burn-babies-burn

I hope you’re doing ok now!


CaveJohnson82

Lol the student accommodation I lived in first year was apparently built using designs of a secure hospital!


RayanBing

I moved in here because I want to depend on myself and develop as a human being, I will take every word you wrote into consideration ( nice lamps instead of the fluorescent lamp, a rug, some posters on the wall, and I will put the chair in the murder room besides the towel ) Do you want a sequel?


SkyAngel07

I would like an update! I think it looks like a very cozy prison.


certainguy

Yes! Please update us!!


RayanBing

Will do!


yukonhyena

Get some bedsheets as well. Something you put on the mattress itself, so you aren't sleeping on that bare mattress.


psychedelictranceza

I'm amazed people sleep without sheets 🙄


glittalogik

Sequel please! Also while I'm here: * Throw a coloured fitted sheet over the mattress even if you're sleeping on the pad, will look heaps less ghetto. * A couple of plants in nice pots will improve the vibe and the air quality, and looking after a low-maintenance alive thing is actually pretty great for your mental health. Do a bit of googling and find something appropriate for the amount of natural light you get throughout the day. * Don't just tack posters straight on the wall, either get them block-mounted or go thrift-shopping for frames to put them in. They can reflect your tastes and interests, but simpler aesthetic designs will make the space look more mature than photos of generic 'boy' stuff like sportscars, swimsuit models, sporting teams, etc. Think about the impression you want your room to make on a visitor/date the moment they poke their head in the door. * Those [3M Command](https://www.3m.com/3M/en_US/p/c/home/storage-organization/clips-hooks-adhesive-strips/b/command/) velcro-style picture hanging strips are amazing for putting up art, mirrors, etc. without having to punch holes in the wall. If you attach them properly they'll hold forever, especially the heavy-duty black ones. * Assuming you can't paint/replace the furniture, break up the monotony by covering some of the wood - a blanket/throw over the chair, removable vinyl contact on the shelves, a full-length mirror on one of the wardrobe panels, etc. Can't wait to see what you do with the space :)


cbrighter

Plants need light, preferable with some connection to the sun. I hate to say it, but this might be the one and only time for fake plants. Maybe something can grow in the murder room, but that would mess with the vibe.


glittalogik

It's a fair point. There are some options - [this list](https://www.proflowers.com/blog/plants-that-dont-need-sun) includes one or two varieties that can thrive under just fluorescent lights - but of course this depends heavily on where OP is based and what's available. Decent quality fake plants are better than nothing, otherwise I wouldn't bother - cheap plasticky-looking ones will probably do more harm than good.


RayanBing

Oh Thanks, This is amazingly helpful!


oodelally1

Not a poster. Get something nice that is framed. Posters look cheap, might give off even more of a Shawshank vibe. Perhaps a mirror might make it feel a bit more homely too. Shows that you take care of your appearance as well. Also, if you can I’d paint the wall either a darker green, or cream to match the other walls. Will make it look nicer. Good luck!


2lisimst

+1 for the mirror, need something to open the room with zero windows


lime86

I'm surprised nobody mentioned plants yet!


ecobb91

A rug, a few lamps and changing that bedding will help. Also wtf is that last picture?


Electronic_Ad_8049

Towel just vibin, you got a problem?


ecobb91

Yeah it probably hung itself because that room is so fucking depressing.


36taz

jesus lmaoooooo


CheeseNuke

LMAO


scleep

Brought it to him dude. Legit LOLd


ExplorerOk5274

You're a towel!!


wienermcfartface

Wanna get high


longhairedkid

Lmao. 😂


grandmasterfunk

how is it supposed to dry like that in a dark room with a window to a hall?


siempreslash

Towel’s in solitary.


Chickenmangoboom

If you told me it was a torture room I would have believed you.


yathree

Through that door is international waters. Black site.


KarensTwin

Towel room, obviously


Retrogratio

Could probably pass as an art piece lol


PhilanderingWalrus

Man, this brought back memories. University days were such simple times. Enjoy your time and make good friends, buddy. Don't worry much about your pace, discovering yourself and finding out what you want to do is more important. As you come to be more comfortable in your own skin and can be honest with yourself in any places or situation, you will also find that your sense of style had developed. Your living space will become a reflection of who you are. Enjoy, and have fun.


RayanBing

Thanks, your comment made me smile.


SkinHairNails

OP, just want to say not to take the comments here too harshly. You have limited control over your environment at this stage; it's really not a reflection on you. I promise if you use this opportunity to work hard and have fun, make friends and memories, in the future you'll look back and your dorm will barely even register in your memory. Take some of the suggestions in this thread if they resonate with you, but it's nothing to take too seriously.


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Yeah, my dorm looked largely the same, except there were three of us in that size of a room.


NoTickeyNoLaundry

lmao please what school is this


sonicinfinity2

No window = prison


indyginge

And, at least in my state, a bedroom without a window is against building code


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Seriously. Everybody talking about aesthetics, but this is a good way to die in a fire.


redstringgame

Only on Reddit could this be buried halfway down the page at a comment with 6 upvotes while the popular comments are talking about how the place is ugly and needs to be spruced up.


boofskootinboogie

You’re right, I’m sure on Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, and Pornhub this would definitely be the most liked comment while people would be burying the unimportant drivel lmao


thetedderbear

When I was in college I had a sparse dorm (not this bad but not far off) so my roommate and I went to a hardware store and bought a roll of carpet. Cut it to fit the room, and had makeshift wall to wall carpet. The original floor was a similar beige linoleum tile, so we chose a charcoal gray carpet. Really gave the whole room a ton of warmth and actually made the similar wood furniture look halfway decent. Not to mention a lot better to roll out of bed and put your feet on carpet than cold tile.


jtriangle

Area rug. Floor Lamps. Black Fitted Sheet over the mattress. That'd make this space 100% better. Never turn on that god awful overhead florescent light. Further improvement can be had with some plants, and putting a curtain over the wall mounted pantry shelves.


gingercokeandlime

Agree with all of this. For the pantry shelves OP could try a tension rod to put in the shelf to hang the curtains. And/or baskets for storage. For the florescent lamp: when I lived in a dorm comparable to this, my roommate hung a tapestry from the ceiling over the light fixture (loosely). Could be worth a try. A longer duvet that drapes over the bed would also be worth considering. Basically, any way to cover up the overload of golden oak covering this room!


kiwifucker5000

As someone who has renovated and repaired youth correctional facilities, this looks exactly like one.


TheIronLunng

Ywh that last picture really sells the prison vibe. Makes me think you took the first picture pov sitting on your seatless toilet/sink combo


coffeebeards

Lmao that’s so shitty. Sorry.


RayanBing

agree


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Where is this?


thiskillsmygpa

My God. Tell me this college is free


RayanBing

yeah it's free.. in fact they gave us 250$ every month just for studying


thiskillsmygpa

10/10 Worth living in prison for free college


Watchmedeadlift

يا هلا بالبترول


Aerodye

Which college gives its students rooms with no windows? That just seems cruel, I’d genuinely consider asking for a different room and citing the lack of a window as the reason Otherwise, first thing would be to get some floor and desk lamps so that you never have to turn on that horrible fluorescent lamp ever again Then a rug, a few posters, and a plant or two (preferably large ones)


Perfect_Brief6625

OP could probably get an online doctor to write some letter stating he has a vitamin D defiance and requires a sunlit room


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Or a fire marshal. You can't call something windowless a bedroom where I live.


Spurs_are_shite

It's is a fucking depressing hell hole.


siempreslash

European prisons literally aren’t this bad.


SweatsBarefoot

Looks like military barracks


-Tuxedo-Mask

This is spectacular compared to fort hood barracks


xbshooter

Don't Google prisons in Norway... ^^^(They're ^^^nicer)


WillingnessFar6917

Alright bud stop dodging the question… WTF is the last picture?? What kind of room is that??


RayanBing

it's a secret, but i assure you that no one was killed here


WillingnessFar6917

Then explain why it locks FROM THE OUTSIDE


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RayanBing

It's 80$/month room, but still..


tahermufti

Are you in Saudi Arabia?


Watchmedeadlift

I think it’s KFUPM (OP needs to confirm) it’s a really good university, it’s free and like all public schools they get paid to attend so I’m surprised they have to pay for a dorm room.


Incunabuli

Male living space? Forget it. This cloister is unfit for males, females, and every other sentient being


ZestyData

Fucking hell


xxsamchristie

Clearly not a US prison..


esco765

Looks like the barracks


Psychological-Bee392

You don’t know how lucky you are my friend.


caffeineTX

You aren't going to magically flip this place around because its a dorm so you are probably here for less than a year. This is why cheap college aesthetic is a thing. Cheap posters are your friend. Get a small area rug and 1 or 2 lamps with warmer bulbs. A cheap ikea cube shelf storage thing if it is in your budget would go far in letting you store your pantry and other items in tiny bins so they aren't visible. You won't spend much time there anyways, spend time hanging out in common areas and you will probably want out of the dorms for studying in study lounges/libraries. End of year most of your dorm stuff will probably go into the trash. Save the real decorating/budget for your 2nd year college apartment or house which will be a place you spend more time.


Psych0matt

So what are you in for?


jmnugent

I'm about 50 years old. Your Dorm is about 400% better than the 70 year old ramshackle building I live in. (and I'm paying about $1000 a month for the "privilege")


VincentKompanini

Why is there no window? Not even a little skylight? Mega depressing.


throaway789275

Try a rug to provide some warm to the room


[deleted]

This, without a doubt, 100%, looks like Military barracks. No joke. Worst than a prison.


Effect-Key

i mean yeah, a nice european prison in a highly socialist country. my dorm had carpet, they could have at least put down some high-wear LVP


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>i mean yeah, a nice european prison in a highly socialist country. Even prisons have windows in Europe bro. This shit is like a Guatemalan prison for someone who is gang connected.


[deleted]

They don't know what they're talking about. Most prisons don't have the luxury of having a room dedicated to a single hanging towel, and laundry basket in the corner.


RayanBing

True!


simple_twice

it looks like the smaller waiting room that you move to in a hospital


Brolliken

A rug would really tie the room together.


Grab3tto

Is…is the last picture an actual prison?? All seriousness though, throw up some wall decor, get lamps instead of using the fluorescent light and get a large rug it’ll feel better


JamesBeaverhausen

What country is this? I’ve never seen a dorm room that didn’t have a window.


kells236

rug, covering the mattress, lamps and some wall hangings will help a lot


BobspelledBob

Whoever told you that has never been to an American prison, much less any third world one.


Plenty-Opposite-2482

How far below ground are you?


Far-Alarm-4326

Maybe jail in the Netherlands.


JuanPancake

Are there no windows besides in the murder room?


Ficklefemme

A Rug Couple of hobby,movie,music,love interest etc… well placed, neatly framed posters and you’re gtg. I could throw together a painting for you if you have interest in that sorta thing.


ChipPeppers

Not an American one, but a prison for sure


gameonlockking

Don't drop the soap!


hordane

If you can get cheap wall covering art put it up, and lots of it. Cover 60-80% of the horizontal and vertical free space and that’ll liven things up


CaptainObvious110

Either a large rug or several would be great for you. Also, that chair is really chunky is it comfortable to you? Bottom line of the place is comfortable and makes you happy then dont worry about what people think or say. They aren't the ones sleeping there so it doesn't matter what they think.


lannfonntann

You need texture - rug, wall hanging, and some low level lighting. I love fairy lights everywhere so I'd recommend some


KCHONEYBADGER1982

Get you some rugs bruv!


anonymous-rebel

It’s looks like a Swedish prison


DawnSol018

My dude there are Danish prisons with way nicer cells than this. Maybe study abroad and commit a crime


[deleted]

Yes it looks like a prison. Not a nice one either, looks like a Guatemalan prison, albeit for someone with gang connections.


dmoses815

The four keys to having a comfy room: A nice rug, 2+ lamps (fuck overhead lighting), a few plants (real or fake, fake in your case bc no windows?), and art! Whatever you are interested in, get some posters or cheap cool looking things to hang up on your wall


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On the bright side though, you’ve got the room yourself


edgelordcentral

what the fuck college are u at


killzombie

2k rent a month in NY easy


nevertextgoodnight

Don't light a blacklight in there without eye protection


Iwtfyatt

How do you not have a fucking window? Where is this hell hole so I never send my kids there?


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RayanBing

240$ what do you think?


[deleted]

Those ppl haven’t been to prison- minimalism is strong here


Starlix126

I’ve lived with a bunch of Chinese Singaporean and this screams Chinese Singaporean. Curious if that is correct haha.


0ryansnyder0

Looks like you’re next door to Peacemaker & across the hall from Bloodsport. So there’s that.


Accurate-Spare-9822

Prisons don’t have laptops in room you good 👍


lilfindawg

Not even a window? That sucks.


slippin_park

A Norwegian prison, maybe, which is a hell of a lot better than an American one.


mseopswife

If prison had a principals office, that would be your dorm room


[deleted]

The Fort Wainwright barracks looked way more welcoming


nozelt

Yeah but one of those nice prisons from some European country 👍 A rug would probably be good tho


TinyFrogOnAWindow

Reminds me of army barracks.


Aggressive_Wear_796

Put empty booze bottles on the shelves, and tape beer boxes to the walls. Make it a TRUE COLLEGE PRISON 💪🏼


monkeyswithknives

I've had sex in worse places.


dbzgod9

That's a huge room for a dorm for just yourself. My hometown university puts 3 to a room that size.


naturalbornunicorn

Way too nice to be a US prison.


King_Artis

The floor and those being fluorescent lights really doesn't help. Like others said, get a rug of your choice and put some artwork and decor that show some personality in there. Think I'd even get a lamp just so I wouldn't need the extra bright light


cloud25

It's the floor plus light. Get some large rugs and change the lights for a warmer tone (2700-3500).


yggdrasil1527

It does, and I love it