A dorm room in college is your first real space outside of your parent’s home (unless you went to boarding school), so you might feel a bit lost when it comes to decorating. To help you out and keep you from getting homesick, here are some decorations that will make your dorm room feel like home.
Aside from your desk, there is one other spot where you will be spending the most time in your dorm, your bed. Home would not feel like home without your own personal spot to lay your head at night. The best way to make your bed feel cozy would be to purchase some comfy new sheets and a comforter. Whether you are relaxing in bed scrolling through your feeds or actually catching some Z’s, you will feel more at home with a bed you can feel snug in. This yellow floral print comforter from Urban Outfitters is exactly what the doctor ordered; it will keep you warm and relaxed for nights to come.
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Many colleges are pretty adamant about policies that don’t allow students to hang anything on the wall, but that doesn’t mean you have to have a boring wall or room because of it. Because who really likes plain walls? A removable wallpaper like the one below from Urban will add some color and life to your room without breaking any rules or leaving any mess behind when you need to take it down. Find a print or pattern that suits your taste then just peel and stick.
You can find this floral removable wallpaper here:
Seeing your stuff out in the open will definitely make your room feel, well, roomier. This leaning mirror is compact, can hold bags, light jackets, hats, or your next outfit (and your shoes underneath). The choice is yours. Grab your bookbag from the rack, take a look at yourself in the mirror before you step out, and get your day started off on the right foot. By the way, the mirror is adjustable so you can position it however you like.
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Some dorms come equipped with desks (bland though they might be), while others don’t. If your room doesn’t, then we would absolutely recommend you bring one with you. It will be a lifesaver for those late nights you spend working on assignments because you procrastinated, again. Apart from being a place to do your work, you will be glad to have a space that is all your own where you can chill and store other items like makeup, textbooks, or your vintage Beanie Baby collection your mom sent with you (don’t worry, we won’t judge).
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Hanging artwork in your room is, decidedly, the grown-up version of plastering Jonas Brothers posters all over your wall when you were a teen. It gives your room character, and it’s a form of expressing yourself that will make you feel right at home. As we mentioned before, we know a lot of Universities can be strict about hanging things on the wall, but pick yourself up some Command Picture Hanging strips, slap them on the wall and hang up your artwork like the rebel you are (don’t worry the strips won’t damage the wall or leave any trace they were even there).
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No room would be complete without at least one chair for you to lounge about in. For those with a little more space in their dorm room, we recommend getting a comfy chair, like the one below, that will last during your time at uni. Make it your own little private reading nook by adding a bed canopy over it to create a relaxing hideaway. Decorate it with a throw blanket and some pillows for that extra cozy factor.
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The last thing on our list are these decorative fairy lights. Before you knock them for being basic, hear us out. Fairy lights come in different colors including this warm yellow to give your room an amiable, enjoyable feel. The best part about fairy lights is that they are generally sturdy enough to hold photos so you can hang your favorite pics of your family and friends on them. We guarantee that nothing will make you feel more at home than seeing the faces of the people you love most on your walls. To hang them up, we would suggest using command hooks to avoid damage.
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