Today’s article is for all the college students out there that are struggling to enjoy life in their new dorm rooms. It’s a well-known fact that college rooms are hideous. It’s also well-known that you’re not exactly allowed to rip up the nasty carpet and re-paint the ugly walls. So, when it comes to transforming an ugly college dorm, you have to think outside the dorm room design box.
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Hang Some Fairy Lights Up
Fairy lights are one of the best tools any interior designer can have handy. They’re such a subtle way to make a huge change in a room. Hang some in your college bedroom – either from the ceiling, on the wardrobe, or wrapped around your bed frame. When it’s daytime, they don’t impose themselves on the room and go unnoticed. But, at night, they add a lovely glow to the room and make it look so much nicer and cozier. You can experiment with multicolored lights too; there are so many ways you can make fairy lights work for you.
Cover The Ugly Walls
When you live in a college bedroom, you’ll notice the walls are always bare and ugly. People that supply accommodation for college students don’t think about decorating the walls, they like to keep them neutral. Consequently, the dorm room design feels very empty and doesn’t have a homely feel to it. So, you need to cover up these ugly walls. My suggestions are to use posters, tapestries, or even photo collages. Do what you can to make the walls more appealing, and decorate your room nicely.
Brighten Up The Room With Your Bedsheets
Typically the dorm room design are quite small, and there’s not a great deal of room for anything. Therefore, the main focal point of the room is your bed. As a result, this gives you a chance to use your bed and brighten up the room with a splash of color. Look around for the best bedding set you can find that includes lots of nice colors or patterns. Covering your bed with nice sheets will instantly improve the way the room looks. It can go from being quite drab and plain to feeling more like your bedroom back home.
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Always Have A Vase (Or Two), Full Of Flowers
My last interior design tip is another firm favorite. Flowers are excellent at breathing new life and freshness to a room. As mentioned in the point above, you don’t get a great deal of space in your bedroom. So, you have to be selective when choosing ornaments or additional things to place around the room. Personally, I think flowers are all you need. They add color to the room, a nice smell, and really enhance the aesthetic appeal.
When you first move into your college bedroom, it will feel as though all the life is sucked out if it. You’re left with a shell of a room as the last occupant has removed everything from it. Now, with these tips, you can transform it into a place that feels like home, and you aren’t embarrassed to have your friends come see it anymore.
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