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Easy Ways to Decorate a Dorm Room

It’s that time of year again and you may be wondering how to make a dorm room feel like home. Since a dorm room is a completely blank slate, you have endless options for how you can decorate. However, this may feel overwhelming for some people, or maybe you just do not know where to start. Of course, you need the dorm room essentials, but you also want your room to feel comfortable and to create a place you like to be. Putting together a dorm room can be easy and fun if you know ways to simplify the process. Here are some ways to help you create a space you’ll enjoy spending time in.

Hang a Tapestry

Tapestries are usually a pretty affordable option and a great way to showcase personality, while also covering a large portion of a wall. It can replace a headboard or act as a statement piece above a shared sofa.

Gallery Wall

Creating a gallery wall offers so much freedom in design. This will help bridge the divide between two roommates’ personalities as well as their items and can be a fun activity to do together.

Loft your Bed

Utilize your space! You can help make the most of a small space by lofting a bed. Lofting your bed will allow you to furnish your dorm room in a whole new way and offer twice as much space. You can use the area below the bed for storage, a desk, or just for hanging out. Your room decor and being smart with your space go hand in hand.

Display Your Pics

Why just stash away all your beloved photos when you can use them as decor? This is such an easy and cost-effective way to decorate. Your memories can be used as wall art simply by printing them out. There are so many ways to get creative with this, one idea is to clip them up with clothespins.

Bring in Some Plants

Adding live plants to a space will instantly change how it feels. Plants will not only be good for the air you breathe, but they will help make your room feel more fresh and inviting. Luckily, there are so many low-maintenance air plants to choose from. 

Add a Mirror

A quick and easy way to decorate a dorm room is to put up a large mirror. This is especially great for a dorm room since they also make a space feel bigger. If you are at a loss for where to begin, this very simple tip can make a HUGE difference.

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