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Dorm Decorating Ideas

Best Decorating Ideas to Brighten Up Your Dull Dorm Room

This DecorDezine article provides a few create dorm decorating ideas for students who wish to turn their dorm room into an inviting living space, and create a home away from home.
DecorDezine Staff
Last Updated: Mar 9, 2018
College life can invoke all sorts of reactions. Though most students feel excited about the independence associated with college life, there are many who might miss the comfort and warmth of their home on stepping into a dorm room. Well, there's no need to get disappointed, all you need to do is decorate your room. There's so much that can be done, even with a small budget. First of all, get rid of clutter your room and use the limited space wisely.

Functional Ideas for Decorating Dorm Rooms

First of all, think about the best way to use the given space properly. You need to organize your room well. It is pointless to decorate a room full of clutter and bulky objects. The first step would be creating a neat functional room. Then, you could think about the various accessories to decorate the room. You also need to keep in mind the dorm rules regarding painting, use of nails, staples, or tapes on the walls of your room. As far as the space is concerned, you can use the space well by using storage bins, closet or canvas organizers, rolling under-bed shoe rack, under-bed boxes, and wall-mounted shelves. Using multipurpose furniture is a good way to utilize space.

Wall Accessories
The entire decoration could be based on a particular theme. For instance, boys generally love sports cars and adventure sports, so they could put posters to express their passion for their favorite sports. As far as the girls are concerned, soft and delicate look might be preferred. You could make a collage and put it on the wall. This is an easy dorm decorating idea and it wouldn't cut a big hole in your pocket. You could also put pictures of your family and friends or colorful posters of your favorite movie stars or rock bands on the walls. While buying wall decals, murals, or hangings, make sure you don't forget the color scheme. Bright and vibrant colored wall accessories will accentuate the decor. If you like to paint, you could put your own creations. This will allow you to lend a personal touch to your room.

Fabrics
Use the right kind of fabric for your curtains and bed sheets. It is advisable to choose a reversible comforter that goes well with the color scheme. Make sure that you choose one which will look clean for a longer period of time. So, a darker shade could be used for the comforter and contrasting shades could be used for the pillows, throw pillows, and blankets. A bed is the biggest piece of furniture in a dorm, which is why it's absolutely essential to arrange it properly. One can also choose the color scheme of the room in keeping with the bedding. You could place a side-table next to your bed and place small decorative items on it. You could also place a colorful rug on the floor. Use colorful fabrics for shower curtains.

Lighting
You surely wouldn't want your room to look dull. Lighting is an extremely important aspect of decor. Poor lighting can ruin all your efforts to decorate your dorm room. Extra lighting could make a great difference to the ambiance. You can keep unique lamp shades in your room. Since you might be needing desk lamps or floor lamps, invest in something that will enhance the look of your room. It would be advisable to keep the color scheme or theme in mind.

These were just a few ideas to decorate your dorm room. You can brighten up the space by keeping potted plants, decorative headboard, and other DIY decorative items. You would be able to utilize the space only after removing the clutter and keeping your things in an organized way. So, head out to thrift stores so that you can find the comfort your home in your dorm room.
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