Decorating a dorm is tough, they aren’t exactly cute by nature, and you’re not given a lot of free space to work with. But it can also be fun! And you can actually do a lot with it if you have a few key pieces to make it feel more like a stylish home.
We’ve rounded up some dorm room decor essentials you absolutely need! Ahead, ten dorm room decorating ideas to get you ready the school year.
You could splurge on a cloud-soft comforter and ultra-cooling sheets, and we wouldn’t blame you, after all, when you’re in college, you need a good night’s sleep where you can get it.
UNDER THE BED STORAGE
More likely than not, the bed will be the largest piece of furniture in a dorm room, so making the most of the space it takes up is important. Storage totes, cubbies or even low-profile drawers under a bed create storage in a room where space is at a premium.
Dorm rooms often come equipped with just an overhead light. Layering in task lighting is a great way to make a dorm room feel more like home. Bedside lamps, desk lamps and floor lamps are among the lighting options to consider.
Rugs help dampen sound for your neighbors below you, and they also keep you from having to step on cold floors first thing in the morning. Area rugs are also a great way to add color, pattern and personality to a space.
Bulletin boards enable students to display inspirational art, class schedules and other visual reminders to keep them on track through the school year.
FUN THROW PILLOWS
Your bed is the only spot in your dorm that’s wholly yours, so you have permission to go all out. Fun, colorful throw pillows and blankets are a great way to add color and personality without dominating the room.
This mirror serves double duty: It’s a spot to get ready and check out your outfit in the morning (crucial) and gives you added hanging space for bags, scarves, or jackets.
You can’t paint your walls, but you can cover them in temporary wallpaper! Many companies today offer removable wallpaper that’s easy to apply and, more important, easy to remove when the school year is over.
Dorm rooms can feel stark and cold. Warm it up with a woven, modern wall tapestry or a photograph that reminds you of home.
It’s all too tempting for a busy college student to throw dirty clothes on the floor. Having a stylish hamper in the room will at least give them something to aim for and help them keep their dirty clothes separate from the clean ones.
Dorm rooms tend to be small and somewhat sterile, but a little design magic can make one feel warm and inviting. Consider these ideas above for making a dorm room more cozy and functional.
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