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6 Tips To Create The Perfect Dorm Room at OU

You’ll be living in a dorm room for the next year, so you might as well do what you can to make the room as perfect as possible. Your dorm room is a blank canvas. You and your roommates have the ability to make those four walls become anything you want. Your room should express each of your personalities. Keep reading for 6 great tips on how to make your dorm room your new home.


1. Add Christmas lights, twinkle lights or a standing lamp.

These will give your room a softer light. Overhead lights in dorm rooms can be harsh, so delicate lights or a floor lamp will make your room easier on the eyes.


2. Hang photos on strings with clothespins.

It’s an inexpensive and easy way to display your favorite pictures throughout your room.



3. Loft your bed and put your desk underneath.

This is great for a personalized study area! Or, instead of a study area, you can put a futon underneath for a cozy living space.


4. Personalize your room with monogram decals!


5. Get a decorative wall piece or rug.

These can be a fun way to express your style!

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6. Coordinate bedding with your roommate!

Whether you choose totally matching or just a similar color scheme, a put together room is a happy room.


Use these ideas or come up with your own. Whatever you choose, just make sure you’re happy! The best part about having your own dorm room is that you can change it whenever you want. Happy decorating!

Which of these dorm room ideas inspired you most? Comment below and share this article with your roommate!
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Nicole Rhoads

Living on a diet of whatever can fit in my dorm mini fridge, skipping from class to class and falling in love with every dog I see.

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