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5 Budget-Friendly Dorm Decorating Ideas

5 Budget-Friendly Dorm Decorating Ideas

Description: As a college freshman, decorating your dorm room is your first opportunity to express yourself through your living space without restrictions.

Slide one: Decorate without spending a lot.

Because starting college can be expensive, here are some tips for decorating your dorm without breaking the bank.

Slide two: Hang lights.

Stringing Christmas lights is a great way to make your dorm feel like home. Christmas lights come in various colors, so you can choose a color that matches your dorm’s color scheme. For a cozier vibe, opt for warm yellow- or orange-toned lights.

Slide three: Make your bed the centerpiece.

Most dorm rooms are small, so you’ll be spending a lot of time on your bed or at your desk. Make your bed as comfy as possible by adding colorful, fun pillows and throw blankets. In addition, make sure to choose a bed set that will complement the rest of your room.

Slide four: Hang pictures.

You may start feeling homesick during your first semester. To ease your homesickness, hang pictures around your dorm of friends, family, and loved ones. Pictures are a unique and cheap way to add flair to your room.

Slide five: Invest in storage.

Since dorm rooms are so small, they can get crowded easily. Investing in storage, like under-the-bed totes or a bookcase, can keep your dorm clutter-free. Plus, storage provides an easy-to-find spot for seasonal clothes and extra school supplies.

Slide six:

Hang up a tapestry.

A tapestry is ideal for filling up empty wall space in your dorm. Tapestries come in a multitude of designs, so find an option that matches your interests. Some websites even allow you to upload your own design to be printed on a tapestry. Before investing any money, though, make sure to check with your university’s fire code rules

Final slide: All in all, decorating your dorm is about expressing yourself. Your dorm should be a place you enjoy spending time in, so decorate accordingly.