Home sweet home is starting to look a lot like dorm sweet dorm. Well, that is if you’re heading off to college. Getting your stuff to college is one thing, however, decorating your dorm is another. Luckily, the folks at Dormify (the dorm-essential online mecca) have a few friendly decorating tips to help your dorm feel a lot like home.
Dorm decorating tips from Dormify
The Dormify dorm designers recommend that students start first with their bedding selection. They say, “Decorate with comfortable bedding and accessories that speak to your personality.” Whether you’re a little more edgy in your style or like simple touches, there’s a bedding theme to fit your taste.
After purchasing all the bedding necessities (don’t forget the foam-mattress topper) there are other #extra touches you can add to your room as well.
Dormify designers say, “We love temporary wallpaper for those who really want to go the extra step and have their dorm feel like a real space, rather than a college dorm room!” Surely, the bland cinderblock room walls wouldn’t mind being covered by a temporary black brick wallpaper—the final results will give the space hip urban feel.
When living in a dorm, personal touches are everything. “Adorn your walls with photos of your friends and family to really make it feel like home and don’t forget about an area rug to really add a homey feel” say the designers.
It’s pretty common knowledge that there’s poor lighting in all the dorms. Most dorms are pretty dim, so extra light is a good thing to use when designing your space. A side task lamp such as this silvery one is great for studying. Wall lights like this LED Eye light not only give off extra light, but also adds a bit of style to any tiny space.
Lastly, adding a welcome mat in front of your door (loving this rainbow doormat) lets your new neighbors know you’re friendly and ready to make long-lasting college friends.