For high school students around the country, the start of the upcoming second semester means it’s time to start seriously thinking about, and preparing for, the start of college. While this can be stressful, for students who already have a clear idea of what school they will be attending, it can be exciting!
One of the most exciting parts of your first year of college is having the opportunity to decorate your dorm room. When it comes to dorm room decor, most students don’t have the opportunity to work with professionals at Confident Comfort and might struggle to find the best ways to decorate their room in order to make the most of their space. Here are a few simple dorm room decorating tips to help make the process a little easier.
Loft Your Bed
While it might not sound ideal to some students, one of the best things you can do to maximize the amount of space available in your dorm room is loft your bed. Taking your bed off the floor opens up your space, making it look significantly bigger and allowing you to add additional furniture such as a couch or futon, a larger than average mini fridge, storage components, and more. If sleeping in a lofting bed sounds less than appealing, don’t worry; you will get used to it in no time, and the space you are saving will make it worth it.
Play With Lighting
When space and decorative options are limited, one of the best ways to make your dorm room look more aesthetically pleasing while increasing the functionality of the room is by incorporating unique lighting elements. From small string lights to a few table lamps, this will give you softer, more appealing lighting options than your dorm room’s bright overhead lights, and will easily add a decorative touch to your room without taking too much space.
One of the most underrated ways to personalize your dorm room is adding plants. Adding a few house plants to your dorm room is an easy way to add some extra color to your space, and can also help to increase the air quality in your room. While live plants are the best option, students who are worried about keeping plants alive can opt for fake plants – this will give the same visual effect without any maintenance (plus, fake plans can easily be moved between dorm rooms and used year after year).