How to Decorate Your Dorm Room


College life is both fun and hard. Academics can exhaust you, so it is important that at the end of your day you have a place to stay that is comfortable. Most dorms look unappealing, sterile and blank. This article will help you furnish your dorm room in cheap and easy ways.

  • Ask beforehand what furniture the dorm provides. This will help you know what else you need, such as a computer table or a night stand. You can measure the room or ask for the measurements to know if the things you plan to bring will fit in your dorm room.
  • Cover your floor with a rug or remnant carpeting. Choose a color that is neutral so it will be more versatile when matched with other colors. You can choose a patterned color if you want to disguise any future stains. These materials are often available at discount stores, so don’t worry about your budget.

      • Bring ready-to-assemble things, since they are cheap and practical. You won’t have a hard time moving them up the stairs if your room is not on a bottom floor. You also won’t have to spend a lot of time packing them up when graduation rolls around.
      • Find out the size of your bed so you will know what size bed linens you will need to bring. You can choose a pattern or color scheme that goes with your towels and curtains, too.
      • Invest in a really good chair. This is because you will need it when you are studying or sitting in front of your computer. Ask the university what kind of chair it provides in dormitory rooms. If it doesn’t look comfortable, you can switch it with an office chair that will be more conducive to studying and computer use.
      • Check to see if the university provides a study lamp. If not, get one for yourself. One good choice is a beam lamp, which will work better than an overhead lamp as well as prevent you from disturbing your roommate while sleeping.
      • Invest in boxes you can store under your bed. This is practical and useful if you have a lot of stuff. Make sure that you organize the boxes to avoid cluttering and misplacing items.

                Tips and Warning

                • You can talk and coordinate with your roommate ahead. This will allow you to freely decorate in your own style or come to an agreement about how to decorate together. You can both share expenses for shared things like rugs, curtains or book shelves as well.
                • Consider second-hand furniture. Go to a garage sale or a thrift shop. You can find shelves, tables, rugs and home decor that you can put in your room. This will save you tons of money.
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