As autumn approaches the air cools and colors begin to change. Green leaves turn into beautiful shades of gold, orange and red, and decorations are put out in anticipation of the new season. As the fall semester comes around, why not decorate your dorm for the season by giving it a little autumn touch? Here’s a list of everything you’ll want in your dorm for this coming autumn!
1. Mini pumpkins
Pumpkins are everywhere during autumn as the season’s mascot, so it’s only natural to have one in your dorm room as well to bring in the autumn spirit. Mini pumpkins are easy to find at grocery stores or markets, or if you don’t want a real one, plastic ones are fine too. Arrange them in a terrarium to create a miniature jack-o-lantern for a bit of a spooky touch.
Mini pumpkins come in different colors shapes and sizes, so find that special pumpkin for you and bring it home this season.
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2. Halloween Décor
One of the biggest fall holidays is Halloween, and just because you’re in college doesn’t mean you’re no longer allowed to get your spook on! Buy throw pillows with witchy sayings or hang up fake spiderwebs on your walls. String up black and orange lights while placing small pumpkins and bowls of snacks to munch on around your desk.
String up a fake skeleton on your door and put ghost stickers on your window! Or switch out your bed covers with a spookier design!
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3. Fall Objects
Decorate your room with fall colors. Buy red and orange pillows or find red and gold leaves to string up on your wall. Place a basket of apples on the edge of your desk or fill a vase with pinecones and fairy lights to make a pretty decoration. Buy a wreath of autumn leaves to hang from your wall next to all your pictures and simply enjoy the wonders of fall from the comfort of your own room.
Decorate your picture frames with autumn flowers or buy some scented candles to light in your room for a relaxing night filled with the scent of apples and cinnamon. Just remember that some dorms may have rules on candles, so be sure to check the rules before buying any.
4. Flavors of the season
Pumpkin, apple, and cinnamon are three of the most associated flavors with fall, so stock up on all sorts of goodies that match their descriptions to really put you in the season mood. Keep cinnamon sticks in a jar to use in your tea or baking, buy apples to use in pies, warm apple cider is also a popular treat for those cold autumn days.
For those of you who own a coffee machine, Starbucks and Dunkin Doughnuts sell pumpkin spice coffee packets that you can make at home, complete the set with some fall-themed mugs and you’re ready to go! You can easily order any of these items off Amazon, so looking for them is as easy as a ginger snap.
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5. Items to keep you warm
As the temperature begins to drop, you may find that your thin bedsheets are no longer able to keep you warm late at night. To keep yourself from shivering the night away break out a nice thick comforter. You can buy them online from several dorm supply stores or from stores like Bed Bath and Beyond. You’ll want to cozy up for the winter as well so this may be an investment you’ll want to make. Fortunately, there are many options to fit your budget and style to keep you warm this fall season.
If you’re moving from a warmer climate then now is the time to get some new wardrobe items such as sweaters, scarves, jackets and cool boots. Fall fashion is a great transition from summer to pre-winter. Enjoy the fall season while it lasts as it is only going to get colder when winter arrives and you’ll have to bundle up.