Home Is Where the Heart Is: How to Decorate Your Dorm Room to Make It Your Own

Home Is Where the Heart Is: How to Decorate Your Dorm Room to Make It Your Own
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    Going off to college is a rite of passage for any upcoming freshman and is often the first chance that students move away from their parents to explore their academic passions.

    In America, one of the best parts of going to college is experiencing the dorm life.

    Many times, dorm friendships last a lifetime.

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While dorms do come with standard furniture such as beds and desks, there is a great deal more that a dorm needs in order to feel like a home. Here are several tips on how to decorate your room to add an individual twist to it and make this little bit of space entirely your own:

Go to Target

One of the best places to shop for college dorms is Target. One of the reasons for this is that Target has an entire home section dedicated to dorm decoration in the month of August. Here, you’ll find many affordable storage options and creative ways to decorate your dorm room. Since dorm rooms tend to be small, Target sells bedding in a bag in many different styles giving you several decorative themes to explore.

Invest in Wall Art

There are many affordable places to obtain wall art to add to your room. This is an easy way to not spend a great deal of money, but still add a personal touch to your room while you are studying. Adding a cork board with pictures of your friends and family is also a great touch to feel connected to home.

Make the Common Area Yours Too

Many dorm arrangements split a common area among three or four students. Offer to select a sofa, or even a dining table, together with your roommates. This way, the space feels more comfortable for everyone who is residing there, and you feel like you’ve got another place to relax in a cozy, homely atmosphere.

Decorate Your Bathroom

There are many fun pieces to add to your bathroom as well. For example, there is a plethora of colorful bathmats and shower curtains to create a theme in your bathroom. Doing this will brighten up your day and create a space that you are more familiar with when you are studying in a new environment.

Use Creative Storage Space to Your Advantage

There are many fun storage ideas available to college students. For example, investing in a colorful ottoman that also doubles as a storage place is a great way to spice up your room while also creating an extra storage space for your towels or clothes. Alternatively, you can decorate your shelves with original hand-made art of your choice.

Spice Up Your Kitchen with Color

While you are away at school you will likely have to cook at home in order to stay within your budget. If you invest in bright colored cookware, your kitchen will be a very fun place to be while you are preparing dinner even on a week night. Efforts such as these will make you feel quite at home in your dorm, and help you set your personal space apart from all the rest.

Going away to college is a wonderful experience that you will cherish for many years. One of the best ways to make the most of your college experience is to enjoy your time in the dorm. Through decorating your room and its area, you will be able to add a more personal touch to our new home and cozy up the space around you. Adopt the above creative ways to personalize your space and you will quickly see how your dorm can be transformed into your own oasis as you are studying in a new city.


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