Wondering what to put on your dorm walls? Wonder no more. This DecorDezine article will help you with some fabulous ideas on how you can transform your room from a dull and dreary one to a haven of awesomeness that you'll love to flaunt. How? Well all you have to do is use some wall decorations to acquire said awesomeness. And that's exactly what we will tell you about here. These are some easy to use ideas to adorn your dorm walls with. Check them out.
Decorating your Dorm Room
Every space that you occupy, you should be able to identify with it. And it should be a perfect reflection of what and who you are. So, if you're going to be spending some time in a dorm, you need to have something that will make the place seem like home (or at least a pseudo home until you get back). Enter, wall decorations. Yes, you can make your room a little home away for home simply by using some of the ideas that have been mentioned below. Feel free to add some of your own too. The ones given below are pretty generic, so they can be used by guys and girls too.
A little unconventional, but a fabulous idea for decoration is mirrors. Small, big, square, round, unusually-shaped, etc. Whatever type of mirrors you can find and lay your hands on, arrange them randomly on the biggest wall of your room, or the one that faces the door. This way, as soon as someone enters, the first thing that they see is a wall full of mirrors that reflects them. And you don't have to use expensive antique mirrors. You can get great deals at flea markets or garage sales.
As mentioned earlier, the decor of your dorm room should be something that you can identify with. So, if you're a complete movie buff, or are studying films, or even just like that, hunt for posters of movies that you love and loved. Cinema halls generally won't mind giving you posters of movies after they're done with them. So you can get them there or browse online for them. Alternatively, you can hunt around for posters of really old classics, have them framed in contemporary frames and hang them on the walls.
One of the most common ideas is to use different kinds of stickers to spruce up the plain walls. There are varieties of stickers available at home improvement stores, stationery stores, and even craft stores. Select a theme for the room and buy different stickers according to this theme. The themes can be based on color, ideas, characters, stories, etc. Whatever you feel will give your room a very 'you' look.
If you're an artist, or simply enjoy art, then why not use this love for art to decorate your dorm room walls. Interesting, right? If you have any of your own art pieces, you can put them up in your room. They will look good, and will also serve as good conversation starters for people who visit your room. If not that, then you can also go to a flea market and pick up a painting that you like. Or if you have a favorite artist, get an imitation of his or her work, print it, frame it and put it up on the wall.
Another idea that will make you feel completely at home is photographs. Have a huge soft board put up on the wall and make a huge collage of as many photographs as you want. Family photographs, photographs with friends, holidays, important events, etc. Any photograph that you like and has a special place in your life can be put up on this board.
If you're looking for a creative and unique idea, and if you know that it will be permitted, you can take up the task of painting the walls upon yourself. Take the help of some friends and spend the day painting the wall using your fingerprints, palm prints, and footprints too if you can manage it. You can make a particular design or just randomly mark your hand prints all over the wall in different colors. It will look colorful, happy, and artistic at the same time.