Congratulations! You’ve just moved into your first student room. Decorating is often something that comes last in this type of situation for many reasons: it’s small and not always inspiring, you don’t have much budget or time for it, etc. But there are always plenty of ways to make a room more pleasant in any situation.
But there are always plenty of ways to make a room look better in any situation. After all, you’re going to be spending a lot of time in it in the next few months! Might as well make it look and feel good, right? So, without further ado, let’s dive into this blog and learn some of our tips for decorating your college dorm.
1. Thinking about a cohesive palette
Chances are you won’t be able to paint the walls, so the color will have to come from the accessories. And the idea is not to match everything in one color that will make you sick in the long run. But just to consider the harmony between the elements: bedding, towels, rugs, curtains, pillows. Do white or neutral colors more soothe you? Is it the sophistication of darker colors that speaks to you? Or are you energized by pops of color?
There’s something for everyone! The best way to achieve a look that sticks together is to buy all the pieces from one place, if possible, from the same collection. The designers who create them know exactly how to achieve the “mismatched/coordinated look that looks random but is cleverly designed”.
When it comes to incorporating storage into your space, the keyword is optimization again. There are no empty spaces in a student room; every square meter must be exploited. So you can store your things in boxes under the bed.
You can also use 2-in-1 furniture, which is a clever storage unit and allow you to free up space. But the simplest solution is to invest in the walls. Indeed, installing shelves on the walls is an inexpensive and very practical alternative to storing books and trinkets. They can also serve as a display for your shoes or other accessories.
3. Decorative objects
Once again, for decoration, you can’t resist using the walls to give your room some cheerfulness without cluttering it up too much: pictures, posters, drawings, everything is allowed. You can also use your shelves to place scented candles or knickknacks. Don’t hesitate to invest in a carpet to cover your floor.
4. How to decorate your student room at a lower cost?
If the student room must be a functional place, it is also a living space that must be pleasant and attractive. It is important that you pay attention to the decoration to make the place your own and feel good about it. Decorating doesn’t have to cost a lot of money.
The first tip for decorating your room is to surround yourself with objects that make you feel good: from books to posters to fancy knickknacks; in short, you can recuperate. Also, to dress your walls at a lower cost and give your room a warm and personal side, do not hesitate to hang photos. You can also invest in some green plants; they will give life to your interior and are a very pleasant company.
The most experienced in decorating can go through the painting, by touch to provide relief to your room, by painting only the ceiling, for example, or delimit a space such as an office area. You can also get a mirror; many signs offer inexpensive to give depth and bring more light to your room. You will also find many DIY to create your decorations.
5. Covering the walls
Let’s face it: the walls in a dorm room are often really flat. Concrete blocks painted beige isn’t the height of chic. So what you want to do is “forget” them as much as possible. Don’t leave any wall empty! Whether it’s posters, cheap frames, old vinyl records, a wall of non-framed photos, or any other DIY, hang something on your walls.
And don’t worry if you can’t make a hole: we have tips for that too! Another good idea: put one or a few small shelves on the walls (beware of the weight limit, these can be installed with adhesive strips), which will allow you to put some decorative objects on them. And when you leave, they can be removed without any problem!
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