Feeling at home while you’re away at college can be hard. You’re still trying to get the hang of classes, as well as getting used to the new environment that you’re now living in (unless you commute). However, it is time to get excited about what you can make of this new chapter of your life, dorm included.
Say goodbye to having an ordinary room thanks to these dorm decor ideas for the upcoming fall season! If you’re someone who enjoys being openly festive and decorating things, then you’ve come to the right place. It’s time to get hip and start to decorate your dorm like you would your bedroom back at home.
1. Door Decor
Decorating your door can either be simple or somewhat time-consuming, it depends on you and how much time you are willing to spend on decorating. Stores like Target and HomeGoods sell cute things you can accessorize your door with, like a hanging sign that reads “Trick or Treat,” or has pumpkins and other fall-related items on it. It’s up to you! If you want to get super creative, you can even paint or decorate your own sign, writing whatever you please on it to make it yours.
2. Painted Pumpkins
If you’re one who loves art and painting, then this might be your favorite idea yet. You can make it a fun activity to do with friends, from the pumpkin picking to the painting itself. Or, if you want to save time and money, just buy a pair of small fake pumpkins to paint on! I’m not much of an artist, but this is definitely something I’m looking forward to doing this fall with my friends. If you want to decorate your dorm and leave your mark, then consider a fun project like this.
3. Essential Oils
If you’re like me, then you love it when your room smells good at all times. And I mean all times. Since most dorms don’t allow candles, college students have to find other alternatives. Let’s face it, sometimes flameless candles aren’t good enough when you’re in the mood to decorate your dorm but have restrictions.
Essential oils not only have a lot of benefits, but they can also change your room from smelling like simply nothing to smelling like cinnamon and pine. Believe it or not, there are a ton of essential oils out there that can do this for you! Click on this link here to read about some of the oils you can purchase and use to spice up and decorate your room with.
Lights are a simple yet creative way to decorate your room and make it look and feel more cute and festive. Lights can also give your room that cozy effect, which is great for students who are far away from home and want it to feel like one. You can hang them wherever you please and keep them up for as long as you’d like!
Most dorms have harsh lighting so using lights you can put up yourself can give the room a complete and total makeover. And as fall approaches, stores will start to sell fall and Halloween related items! So, if you want to hang up a cute pair of lights with pumpkins on them or even leaves, do so and have fun doing it.
5. Accent/Decorate Your Bed
One of my favorite things to do is decorate my bed! Cozy blankets and pillows will never go out of style, especially not during the colder months. They can either match the color scheme you have going on in your dorm already or if you’re feeling extra festive, you could just buy blankets and pillows that have fall colors in them.
If you like to decorate your dorm often, then complimenting your bed with such accessories is just one of the ways you can get excited about college and being away from home.