Decorating a Dorm Room
Each year college students across the nation prep for classes, hectic schedules and long cram nights, but why not start your preparation where you lay your head at night? A comfortable and practical living space is key to success. With a little planning and a few dorm room decorating ideas, you can have that ideal setup that allows your personality to shine while incorporating all the necessities of dorm living. The first step is to select a theme. Whether you are into sports, the arts or video games, choose an idea and simple color scheme that reflects who you are.
Dorm Room Decor
With little room to spare, light fixtures can serve as trendy decorative accessories. For a minimal amount and a little creativity, any stylish pot, container or even a figurine can be turned into a light stand. Numerous stores carry fashionable lighting options including strobe, disco, laser, and motion activated lights.
For inexpensive art, pick up some picture frames at a local dollar store. These frames can be spray painted to match your color scheme and used to display printouts of your favorite quotes, pictures of family, friends, and places, or even artwork by younger siblings. While you are at the dollar store, search for interesting vases that can be filled with pebbles and used as pencil holders or small containers to hold desk items and change.
Dorm Room Furniture
When thinking about furnishings, start with the bed. Each day in college should begin with a good night’s rest, but the chances are that your bed will double as a make-shift sofa when friends or family visit. Don’t settle for boring. Invest in bed coverings that reflect your personality and fit your color scheme, then toss in a couple of throw pillows for pizzazz.
Next on your list should be a place to study. Before shopping for a desk, measure your available space. Stores that specialize in children’s furnishings or furniture designed for apartments and small spaces offer compact desk designs. When choosing a desk, consider one with a hutch that can serve as a multipurpose storage area for books, clothes, toiletries, or even a small TV or stereo.
Milk crates make an inexpensive dorm room storage solution. The crates can be stacked like a bookshelf or slid under the bed like a drawer. In a pinch they can be turned upside down and used as a chair or table.