These last few languid days of August signal the close of summer and, for many young adults, the transition from high school to college. And with that comes the excitement of decorating a new space to call home.
Despite how daunting a bare dorm room may seem, Sheri Corey of Dorm Suite Dorm offers up some tips on how to turn a drab space into one with style.
Top 5 Dorm Room Decorating Tips
Hide clutter with dust ruffles: They can make all the difference in warming up your space. Many dorm rooms already have raised beds for extra storage, and adding a coordinating dust ruffle covers the mess underneath while bringing additional color and softness to the room.
Get extra storage from your seating: Whether you’re sharing a space with a roommate or in suite-style setup, dorm space is always at a premium. Decorative storage ottomans bring new meaning to ‘multipurpose,” and serve as extra seating, cushy stepstools, and a great place for storing small items.
Spruce up bare walls with bulletin boards: Personalized boards are a must when it comes to sprucing up a new space. Whether it’s outfitted in collegiate colors or Greek letters, customized bulletin boards provide a great medium for displaying memorabilia.
Hang easy-to-install curtains: Curtains are one essential that make or break sleeping in on a lazy fall Saturday. Try hanging window treatments with blackout lining, as well as grommets for easy installation and use.
Turn generic chairs into stylish furniture: One final decorating tip includes making sure to outfit the often generic chairs found in dorm spaces. A quick, custom-fitted slipcover is an easy way to add a finishing touch to your home away from home.
We want to hear from you! How are you combatting dorm room drab this semester?