College dorm rooms are all the same – old, institutional, and just plain dull. They include only bare necessities, rarely leave anything to feed your artistic soul. However, as you will be living in this place for your entire school year, we are sure you will want to make it cool by doing some decorations.
Dorm Room Decor: Ideas for Your Bare Walls
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Wall decoration is an easy, quick way to transform your dull dorm room into a nice place. Check out these ideas:
Artwork for Mix-N-Match Style
A mix-n-match style is always effective in adding vibrancy and inspiring creativity. Buy several trendy and stylish artworks to create a colorful environment and inject personality to your room. Create a gallery-style wall with artwork pieces and photographs.
A Happy Inspiration Board
An inspiration board is a great idea, as it will serve dual functions of decorating your room and inspiring you. Make a decorative memo board with your favorite things like personal pictures, inspiring quotes, favorite magazine cutout, and something others that will make you happy and motivate you to lead life in a positive way. Looking at your favorite things will help you when you are drowning in homework and will help you get through when you are homesick.
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Posters & Murals for Fun
Using giant posters is a cheap and very easy way to decorate the walls of your dorm room. You can choose this option if your institution does not allow using painting or wallpapers. Invest in some great posters, because they will accompany you throughout your college life. Wall murals are another option in keeping the room cheerful and happy. Do you have liking for a particular sport? What is your favorite hobby? Are you crazy for a rock music or sports icon? A giant mural or small images arranged together in a mural-like style of your favorite person or sport will definitely add fun.
Spice up with Stylish Shelves
Students need shelves for keeping their books, keepsakes, or other stuffs. What if the shelves not only serve functionality but also can be used to decorate the room? Different types and styles of shelves are there that can effectively fulfill your aesthetic needs. Keep your space clutter-free and bring a chic style to your dorm room with tree-style, skateboard-style, or geometric style shelves.
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As a new student, decorating a dorm room can be overwhelming to you. However, these ideas may help you making your room the best one on the hall. Most colleges have rules and regulations about what can be put on the walls and what not. So, do not forget reviewing the rules of your school before spending money on anything.
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