Things to Keep in Mind While Decorating Your Dorm Room


Decorating a small bedroom can be really difficult- especially when you’re sleeping, studying, entertaining and relaxing there. Add a roommate, and those challenges can increase exponentially.

Earlier, dorm room ideas for decorating were limited to not much more than posters, bean-bag chairs and a shelf for books. But today’s tech-savvy, eco-savvy and design-savvy college

students naturally want their dorm room to reflect their design sensibilities.

Things to Keep in Mind While Decorating Your Dorm Room

1. Make space by lifting your bed. If you are unable to lift your bed to gain some extra space, try using bed risers to lift it.

2. Rearrange it; try putting two desks together, moving the dressers into a new configuration or putting your bed by the window.

3. Make sure that your furniture must be able to serve more than one function in your space.

4. Coordinate with your roommate. Ask him/her if they would like to match/coordinate with your interior and make the entire room as one whole entity instead of two separated sections.

5. Temporary wall decorations like pictures, initials, etc. come in a wide variety of shapes, colors, and images.

Things to Keep in Mind While Decorating Your Dorm Room

6. Keep your accessories contained and organized, take advantage of unused spaces by hanging shoe organizers in the closet and hooks over the closet doors.

7. Soften the harsh lighting. Add some fairy lights if you are into that.

8. At most colleges, extra-long twin mattresses are the standard bed size. Get some comfortable sheets, but don’t spend too much, since you probably won’t need that size after your schooling.

9. College can be a lot of fun but remember the real reason you’re there. Your dorm room needs to be an organized, comfortable space where you can study and work — but it doesn’t have to be boring.

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