How to make a bare dorm a
room to call your own....
it's scary being surrounded by new classmates and a daunting new
schedule - far away from home and on your own - what's the best
way to feel more comfortable in your new dorm?
Don't be afraid
to let your own personal tastes tell the world who you are. This
is YOUR place now. Even if it's only part of room that you share,
and for only relatively a short time.
heading off to college, start planning now to decorate your new
dorm digs so you'll be ready for September.
decorating on the cheap
tips on college dorm
room essentials, here are best bets on how to affordably "nest"
in your cozy corner of the world while expressing yourself and
your personal style:
always the cheapest and easiest way to decorate your walls. Probably
the easiest and most fun way to look for posters is online, where
there are thousands of posters to choose from in various sizes
and in categories ranging from flowers and landscapes, fine art
to music to iconic Hollywood themes.
are not the only way to express yourself. Look around online or
at local gift or card shops for funky frames in which place your
favorite photos, or get creative and make your own with do-it-yourself
shadow box frames so popular now.
yet still design choice is a dry erase board. Surround the border
with your favorite photos and leave the rest of the board free
to help keep track of your very busy schedule.
option for decorating dorm walls are oversized wall calendars
- which now come in so many sizes, themes and varieties that you
should have no problem choosing one that inspires or cheers you.
Keep in mind that wall calendars for the following year usually
go on sale just in time for back-to-school.
the wall" dorm room decorating
comforts await at Bed, Bath & Beyond, Linens' N'
Things, or other houseware shops where you can browse for funky,
comfortable throw pillows for beds and couches. Matching colorful
area rugs can also help to cut down on noise and provide a warmer,
more homey environment.
For your dorm
room desk, also think about adding personal touches such as a
decorative desk lamp, framed photos, a potted plant from home,
or colorful keepsakes to help get you get through those late night
in mind that you'll be graduating sooner than you think, so dorm
room design doesn't necessarily have to be as complicated as,
say, Calculus 101. All it takes is a little money, creativity
and your own sense of style.