It is definitely easy to be lazy and overlook dorm room decor as being unimportant because actually buying items may seem quite expensive and difficult to organise whilst being a poor student. It is actually extremely important to have a welcoming space that you are comfortable in and studies have shown that an organised space with some nice decor touches can positively impact your studies and overall happiness. It can seem overwhelming to try and find simple things to positively influence the space you sleep and study in, however, I am here to help! Here are 10 ways to dress up your dorm room decor on a budget.
1. Indoor Living Potted Plants
This item is something that will very quickly and easily dress up your dorm room decor instantly. Indoor living potted plants can be purchased from any local plant store or sometimes your local supermarket. The plants will provide you with air purification whilst at the same time making your room look like an oasis.
2. Artificial Plants
Small fake plants are a great dorm room decor item, as they bring the same great colours as natural plants, but require no maintenance and upkeep! They will quite literally last forever! I love putting little fake plants from Ikea or Kmart around my room which gives it a pop of green colour with no maintenance at all required. It is the perfect way to brighten up a dorm!
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3. Himalayan Salt Lamp
Himalayan Salt Lamps are a special item to keep in your dorm room. The warm red light gives off a very cosy and inviting atmosphere which brightens up any dorm room decor. The salt lamp is said to have healing properties, helping you have better concentration and peace of mind, which is why a Himalayan salt lamp is a perfect item for any student to keep in their dorm room!
5. Clothes Ladder
Finally, an answer to “the chair”! I found the decor ladder a great decor piece that can be used to hang up clothes, bags, sunglasses or even throws. This is definitely a useful furniture and dorm room decor piece that prevents you from piling things back and forth from the bed to the chair.
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Ottomans are perfect for dorm rooms as they provide storage, can be used as a stool and is an attractive piece of decor as well. There are many different types that you can get at affordable prices, that will look great as well as provide somewhere to sit for your dorm room guests.
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7. Hanging Picture Frame
Although it is easy enough to stick photos of your loved ones up on the wall with blue tack, getting a picture frame with multiple slots to add your pictures can be a great piece of dorm room decor that will add to the style and warmth of your room. Place a picture frame by your bedside table and hang a collage picture frame on your wall by your bed to keep your loved ones close.
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8. Floor Rug
A floor rug is a great dorm room decor item that can brighten up normally dull college campus carpets. There are affordable options that you can choose in an array of colours depending on your style. This will make your room look cosy, warm and inviting.
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9. Colourful Cushions
Cushions are definitely something that girls are obsessed with. Boys generally scratch their head wondering what the use is for several pillows that are not even being used. The main point of cushions and pillows are to create warmth and add colour and texture to your bedroom. It gives you another excuse to make your bed as otherwise, you might find yourself with a mountain of mess when you return to your room after classes!
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10. Desk Mirror
As most dorms are very tight with space, it is useful to combine your study desk with your makeup desk. By putting a desk mirror against the wall, you can start your day in a positive and peaceful way, without needing to squint at your small purse mirror. Desk Mirrors can also add light and give the illusion of a larger space, as well as of course making your dorm room look even more stylish.
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What are your thoughts on the dorm room decor pieces listed above? Are there any others that you feel are essential for a gorgeous dorm room style? Let me know your thoughts in the comments below!
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