With the college school year quickly approaching, it’s time to start thinking about how your son or daughter will decorate their dorm. This is the first time that they will have free reign over what goes in their dorm room, so it’s important for them to make it feel like home.
More times than not, colleges do not allow you to paint the walls, and most often the walls are made of white cement blocks. In these rooms, it’s especially important to make their room feel warm and welcome. While your son or daughter will want to decorate on their own, we have 4 great ideas that you can subtly hint at when they go back to school shopping, with you or with their friends!
4 Ways to Make a Dorm Room Feel Warm & Welcoming
1) Add Curtains in a Fun Pattern
Since you most likely won’t be able to paint the walls, it’s important to bring color to the walls, which can be done with curtains, while also allowing your son or daughter to sleep in when their schedule allows. Choose curtains that will not only add character to their space, but will also showcase their personality.
2) Add an Area Rug
Dorm room floors are often cold, hard and dreary, so add a bit of softness and color by adding an area rug to their space!
3) It’s All About Storage
Most dorm rooms are on the smaller side so storage space can often be limited. Consider adding fun shelving units that can be stacked upwards to hold books, devices, and other items. Storage units and bins are offered in an assortment of fun colors, so choose the color or colors that best represent your son or daughter!
4) Add Decorative Touches
What better way to make a dorm room feel like home than adding personal touches and pretty decorative pieces to the space? Throw pillows, flowers and decorative blankets all add a bit of character to their space, making it feel like home away from home.
What are your favorite décor tips to make a dorm room feel like home?