Create the Most Beautiful Dorm Room

Staying in res can be one of the most fun parts of University, but let’s face it, they’re pretty drab! While how a room looks isn’t the be all and end all, it is hard to feel motivated and inspired in such a gloomy room. Additionally, it can be difficult to relax during down time in a room that feels nothing like home.

So how do we turn your dorm room from drab to fab? Here are a few decorating tips!

  1. Get folding chairs for guests. Having people over is great, but having too many pieces of permanent furniture in such a small space can make things too cluttered. Folding furniture can be stored to the side or in the closet once your guests leave.
  2. Add a few throw pillows for a pop of colour.
  3. Lay down a small rug for added warmth and depth.
  4. Less is more. Dorm rooms are small, so choose a few statement pieces without cluttering up the space too much.
  5. Wallpaper is a great way to add some pizazz to a space, but it is a bit too finicky for a space you won’t be in for long. Instead, try some easy to remove vinyl decals or hang a few pieces of art.
  6. Create a focal point with a unique bedspread or curtains that will catch the eye.
  7. If a plain bedspread is more your vibe, dress up your bed with a cool vintage headboard and some throw pillows.
  8. Add some twinkly lights for some ambiance, and a cool desk lamp for some added light on late study nights.
  9. Exercise your green thumb by getting a few indoor plants. If you are worried about the added responsibility, opt for some succulents that need very little water and care to thrive.
  10. Use mirrors to create the illusion of a bigger space.

Now that you’ve got the knowledge, it’s time to shop! Head to or your Gumtree app (click for Apple & Android) and don’t forget to use your location settings to find everything you’ll need to revamp your dorm room close to home.

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