It’s that time of year again! You’re embarking a new adventure and already have all of your belongings packed into your dorm room. Chances are this space you’ll be living in for the next year is anything but fun and stylish. If you’re looking to amp things up a bit, here are some great tips on how to decorate your dorm room.
GOOD LIGHTING IS KEY
If you’re going to be spending a ton of free time in your dorm room you’ll want to have sufficient lighting. Not only is it better for your eye health, but it can create the kind of ambience needed for better concentration. Replace that hideous desk lamp that your school includes with a more stylish one — try something with a fun lampshade. Hang some cool pendant lamps from the ceiling, or incorporate some string lights. Here are some great ideas on how to decorate with string lights.
GET SOME ART UP ON THOSE WALLS
Art is by far the best way to temporarily dress up a room. It’s also an easy way to express your own personal interests and style. We suggest creating some photo to canvas prints or framed art prints and hanging them proudly for all your visitors to see. You can also show off your photography skills with some snazzy Instagram prints created with your very own shots.
ADD SOME LIFE WITH POTTED PLANTS
Adding some plants to your dorm room is a great way to bring the outdoors in and freshen up the air. They’re guaranteed to brighten your space and your mood. Plant them in some cute and colorful pots to introduce a bit of vibrancy to the room. You can even plant some herbs to add some ‘oomph’ to that cup of noodles we know you’ll be munching on all year round.
ACCENTS, ACCENTS, ACCENTS
Throw pillows, curtains, a pretty duvet cover, cute knick-knacks, and more. Accents are an easy and cheap way to add some flair to your room. They’ll help to liven up even the most drab surroundings, especially if you use lots of color.
INVEST IN AN AREA RUG
We strongly believe that the right area rug can change the entire look of a room. It’s a statement piece for sure, and one you should definitely consider investing in. If you browse around the internet you’re sure to find something that fits your budget. To help you on your quest here are 7 rug mistakes to try and avoid.
USE REMOVABLE WALLPAPER
This idea can be so much fun and creates a lot of bang for your buck. Plus, it’s dorm regulation friendly! To keep things on budget, pick out one accent wall to add to. Try a unique pattern or a solid color — whatever suits your needs!
TRY OUT SOME DIY PROJECTS
There are so many fun, stylish, and cheap DIY tutorials out there on the web. We suggest scoping out a few projects to try out and incorporate into your dorm decor. Below are a few links we’ve rounded up to help you get started. Have fun!