Bed by the window/vent or bed by the wall?

Ryuson Ryuson
I'm moving into the dorms tomorrow, and I'm probably going to get first pick of the beds! One is by the window, but is also directly over the heating/cooling vent, while the other is by the wall! Which would you pick?
Answers (public voting - your screen name will appear in the results):
By the window/vent
Jul!a , DeliciousSurprise , lexical , catgirl9 , Starkiller87 , ToyTimeTim , GravyCakes , Sammi , link82 , bayosgirl , Shellz31 , slynch , Sohotdinosaur , married with children , darthkitt3n , The-IT-Guy-And-My-Secretary
16  (37%)
By the wall
Ryuson , Pixel , Rossie , Ansley , sktb0007 , tickle me pink , EJ , AngelvMaynard , leatherlover , Kayla , Wondermom , Crystal1 , dhig , SuperSarah116 , dv8 , ThoughtsAblaze , wetone123 , Tart , OhMy! , mizzmilla , Lummox , A Closet Slut (aka nipplepeople) , Ms. Spice
23  (53%)
It depends
MeliPixie , Airen Wolf , LennaKieran , Kindred
4  (9%)
Total votes: 43
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08/17/2011
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froggiemoma froggiemoma
I wouldn't pick the one right under the vent.
08/17/2011
Pixel Pixel
Directly under the vent may be problematic if you and your roommate have opposite temperature preferences!
08/17/2011
sktb0007 sktb0007
ours is by the wall
08/17/2011
Ansley Ansley
I would have a difficult time being under the window, it affects my dreams.
08/17/2011
Rossie Rossie
Quote:
Originally posted by Pixel
Directly under the vent may be problematic if you and your roommate have opposite temperature preferences!
Besides temperature preferences, it's also not fun to have air blowing right above you whenever the system kicks in, you might get bad headaches in the long run.
08/17/2011
Jul!a Jul!a
I haven't had to pick my own bed in a dorm room, but I preferred when boyfriends had beds near the windows. I like easily feeling a breeze and being able to watch the rain/snow. Being over the vent could be a problem in the winter with a lot of heat coming up from under your bed.
08/17/2011
Ryuson Ryuson
Quote:
Originally posted by Jul!a
I haven't had to pick my own bed in a dorm room, but I preferred when boyfriends had beds near the windows. I like easily feeling a breeze and being able to watch the rain/snow. Being over the vent could be a problem in the winter with a lot of ... More
That's good point about watching the rain! But the vent seems to be the main problem people are seeing~ I might go for the wall if I have the choice!
08/17/2011
tickle me pink tickle me pink
I would definitely go for the wall!
08/17/2011
Wondermom Wondermom
I am a wall hugger
08/17/2011
Crystal1 Crystal1
I like being by the wall, too! I'm always cold, though, so being by the vent is no fun for me.
08/17/2011
lexical lexical
If your dorms are anything like mine were, you're going to appreciate being directly under the vent when the crappy heating/ac can't keep up with the temperature outside...lol!
08/17/2011
catgirl9 catgirl9
I'd go for the window. I like sleeping by the window and the vents don't bother me any.
08/17/2011
Starkiller87 Starkiller87
Our dorms had small rooms all to ourselves with common rooms. I think Id have gone crazy with a roommate who was actually in the same room. Id pick by the vent.
08/17/2011
GravyCakes GravyCakes
i like being near the window
08/17/2011
ThoughtsAblaze ThoughtsAblaze
When I was in college, I chose the bed under the window! I love sleeping by a window, but I have to agree with others who point out the vent. Is the heating/air controlled in your room or controlled across the whole floor? The RA was responsible for the temperature in each of my dorms, so it always remained average and would make being over the vent of no concern to me (since I would've known it could never be an extreme hot/cold due to my roomie's personal preference).
08/18/2011
bayosgirl bayosgirl
I would go for the window bed, I love fresh air.
08/18/2011
Ryuson Ryuson
The wall was winning for a bit, but the window is making a comeback!
08/18/2011
MeliPixie MeliPixie
Rather than moving my bed to a certain spot relative to the other items in the room, I decide what all would fit where IN the room and arrange them and the bed accordingly. All I am picky about is NOT placing the bed on the South wall. Don't ask why, I have no clue.
08/18/2011
Ryuson Ryuson
Quote:
Originally posted by MeliPixie
Rather than moving my bed to a certain spot relative to the other items in the room, I decide what all would fit where IN the room and arrange them and the bed accordingly. All I am picky about is NOT placing the bed on the South wall. Don't ask ... More
The rooms are 14" by 14", so there isn't a lot of room for two people to be moving the beds and desks around! Thanks for the response!
08/18/2011
Shellz31 Shellz31
I like my bed by the window so I get a good fresh breeze flowing in, in summer.
08/18/2011
Tart Tart
Wall it! Especially if the sun comes through the window, like if you're room is at an angle that catches a lot of sun. You could be waking up drenched in sweat every morning. I hated that! I had to move my bed. We ended up doing a bunk like arrangement.
08/18/2011
Ryuson Ryuson
Quote:
Originally posted by Shellz31
I like my bed by the window so I get a good fresh breeze flowing in, in summer.
That's a good point, but I won't be in school too much when it's warm out!
08/18/2011
Kindred Kindred
Personally, I would pick by the wall but only because I don't like my bed below a window. The vent isn't a huge issue because you can probably buy a small re-director to point the airflow away if it is directly on you.
08/18/2011
married with children married with children
I would go by the window. Even if the window does not open up.
08/18/2011
Ryuson Ryuson
I picked the wall! Thanks everyone!
08/18/2011
mizzmilla mizzmilla
Good choice!
08/18/2011
The-IT-Guy-And-My-Secretary The-IT-Guy-And-My-Secretary
Quote:
Originally posted by Ryuson
I'm moving into the dorms tomorrow, and I'm probably going to get first pick of the beds! One is by the window, but is also directly over the heating/cooling vent, while the other is by the wall! Which would you pick?
By the window but always underneath the vent!
08/19/2011
indiglo indiglo
I hope you'll be happy with your choice by the wall! Those are always hard decisions.
08/19/2011
Liz2 Liz2
Difficult choice, when I was in a dorm, we switched mid-year.
08/19/2011
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