5 Easy College Dorm Decor Hacks for #BacktoSchool
The first day of school is usually filled with bubbling excitement and a hint of nervousness. And with good reason, especially for those youngins entering a new school for the first time. The struggle of figuring where to sit in the lunch cafeteria or what extracurriculars you should pick up to appeal to colleges is very real. So those moving into college for the very first time!? That’s definitely a major life-changing moment! Moving to college is an incredible experience for personal growth and independence. So while you’re on the path to figuring that part out, we’ll love to help you make the transition a little smoother. Here are some great college dorm decor hacks, so you can keep your mind focus on the important things. Let’s get ready for #BacktoSchool!
#1) Storage Saver
Sharing a room with a stranger is tough, and it’s even tougher when it’s a pretty small room! That’s where the Niche Cubo shelf from Regency comes in– it’s truly your ultimate college best friend! Keep your cramp dorm room pieced together with the extra storage space. You can also use their removable fabric storage bin, to easily “clean up” (aka hide everything!) when your parents come to visit. This set comes in various colors and sizes so you can customize the shelfs to your liking!
#2) DIY Safari Lampshade
Let’s agree, your dorm room style doesn’t necessarily need to maintain the same theme over the school year. But you’re also probably a broke college student (textbooks these days cost almost a leg!), so purchasing new dorm decor is out of the question… What to do? We recommend buying simple basic pieces so you can easy customize them! Like this Simple Designs Stonies Lamp from All the Rage. Opt for a plain color, then decorate your lamp with printed paper and tape. Bonus– once you’re sick of the print, you can easily peel it off!
#3) Instant Wall Organization
Deciding between study sessions or nights out with the gang can be a tough call, especially when you forget about that midterm coming up… It’s time to keep your academic and social life in order! We love WallPop’s Monthly Calendar decals. It’s the perfect wall accessory that doubles up as an organization system. Simply peel off the calendar and stick it in a visible spot. You can easily scribble important events and meetings with a dry-erase marker, so you’ll always be in the know. Now go get that A+!
#4) Corkboard Jewelry Display
College students enjoy sleeping in, so getting ready for class should be as simple as possible. That’s where your favorite accessories come in- the best accessories are so versatile that they can instantly dress up an outfit. Keep them properly displayed and organized by hanging them on a cork board! No more struggling with detangling necklaces or losing that pinky ring on your dresser. Plus it helps to visualize exactly what you want to match the day’s outfit.
Image from The Thinking Closet Blog
#5) Photo Album
Your dorm room is the perfect opportunity to represent yourself! So, why not decorate it with photos of your favorites? Family pics, candid shots of your other half, your amazing friends, the family dog, and your favorite foods make an awesome photo album. All you need is string, tape, and these cute mini binder clips! Most colleges offer ‘free’ printing too, so better take advantage and print away (just remember to recycle the paper when you’re moving out). Polaroid your pics by leaving a longer white strip at the bottom. Ta-da, your new dorm room is now Insta-ready!