Saturday, November 8, 2014

Dorm Decorating

Decorating your dorm has to be one of the best parts of moving into college but also one of the most stressful parts. While the fun is imagining exactly what you want to go into the space the downside is actually have to do it. I’m going to stick with the fun side here and give you a few pointers for decorating your dorm easily and efficiently.

First off, buy your sheets, if your university offers them for cheaper on a website, do that. You get more bang for your buck and some of the designs are pretty awesome.

Every college girl wants pictures in her dorm, so buy some cheap picture frames, I would suggest target, and get to printing pictures out

The part that was most fun of decorating my college dorm in particular was making my own canvases, I will provide a separate DIY on this later on but making canvases for your dorm is a must

Next, I would suggest string lights. String lights will brighten up any space and trust me those dorms can get very dark. I would check with your university first to see their rules but most of the time they are allowed

Buying corkboards and a calendar are a must for college. Corkboards can be decorating with tape and pictures and they can also be used to hold important paper work that needs to be looked at. Your calendar will be your best friend for the next 4 years so be sure to get a big one that is typically a white board so that you do not have to worry about things being permanent

Storage! One of the most important parts of college dorm life. Buy as much as you can and then some. Trust me you would rather have extra then not enough. Your college closet will not be nearly as big as the one you have at home. Your pens and pencils will not fit inside that tiny college desk and your makeup is going to need a storage bin of its own to avoid mixing with other junk

Lastly, I would suggest investing in an ottoman. I think these are the Hail Mary of college dorms. They double as seats and storage, which are two things you will be running seriously low on throughout the next 4 years

So there you have it, a nice and easy guide to dorm decorating. Good luck!

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