Dorm Sweet Dorm

Hey y'all!

Every summer brings an entirely new class of kids heading off to college. New faces, (possibly) new places, and new surroundings! It's possible with all these experiences that one can get a little homesick.

So how do you make your dorm room feel a little more like home? Well, you decorate and personalize it, of course! It may not be perfect, and let's be honest, the rooms can be pretty cramped. But why not have fun with it?

Below I have included some tips and tricks with click-through links of examples! Then some pictures from my dorm Pinterest board to help inspire you to create your perfect little home-away-from-home.

    Sit back & relax
    Adding a headboard to your bed can help create contrast and color against a rather plain and boring wall. Not to mention they add a lot of comfort when you lay back on your bed.

    I've seen a lot of headboards online for very expensive. But if you're officially a broke college student, so you gotta learn how to craft, girlie. 

    My mom helped me make one and it was actually a lot easier than I thought it would be! If you're interested in DIYing one for yourself, here's a tutorial!

    Monogram me baby
    There's no better way to personalize your room than by adding a monogram decal to your wall. I think it looks so adorable when you have a roommate because it makes it clear whose bed is whose, especially whenever you have guests over!

    Another great thing about these decals is that you don't have to worry about leaving holes in the wall or having to use 3M hooks. You can just slap them on and leave them be. Then whenever it's time to move out, you'll be able to just peel them off without any damage. Easy peasy!

    Don't leave me hanging
    As mentioned above, you don't really want to use thumb tacks and nails in your dorm room walls (although for some people that's not even possible since they can be made of cozy!!) 

    But at the same time, you're obviously going to want to hang up pictures of your friends and family from back home. So the easy solution to that is to purchase some sticky tack

    Or you can go for the more glamorous option and find yourself some cute cork boards! That way your room looks a bit more put together and less cluttered. 

      🔥 It's a match 🔥
      The number one reason that girl's rooms look messy and unorganized is when they don't have matching bedding.

      In such a confined space, it's really important to find a color pallet and stick to it. Too many colors will be overpowering and make everything look like a hot mess and a half.

      So try to get to know your roommate before hand, and find coordinating bedding or pick a color scheme to stick to. 

      Locked & loaded
      If you're school allows it, definitely lock your bed halfway and use a sheet to cover the underneath. You can use the space under your bed to store boxes, crates and anything else without taking up space or looking too cluttered.

      This is especially perfect for out-of-state students because I know we all have way too many storage boxes and suitcases that we brought with us.

      It's lit
      Good lighting is a must-have. With all of those long study nights, the last thing you're going to want is a harsh LED lamp. 

      Take that into consideration when purchasing and try adding fairy lights for a more relaxing vibe. Also opt for warm lightbulbs instead of cool toned! It makes a huge difference.

        Organization = major 🔑
        Since you're not going to have a ton of space, you're going to have to get creative with how you store stuff.

        Make sure you bring a few storage bins with you and be sure to make the most out of every little bit of space you have, especially if you're sharing a room!

        I hope that all of these tips can help you out when you move into your dorm room. Freshman year is the best year of you're entire life and a small dorm room can be a little frustrating, but definitely fun! Remember, it's only for a year so make the most out of it while you're there!!



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