Today I’m going to share with you some tips that will make a huge difference when it comes to decorating your room, your space.
Now, anybody out there who’s going back to college, you are going to love these tips, because it’s going to give you a more cozy feel, like as if you’re at home again. I remember when I moved into my first dorm, I just, I wanted to feel like as if I was home again, and I just remember how uninviting a dorm can be. I’m going to share with you some tips that will make a huge difference.
So, the first thing I noticed when I walked into my big dorm room, now some people, you know, I noticed a lot of people say that their door rooms are usually small and tiny, for me in my case, it was big, now it wasn’t big in a good way, they put us in this really old historical building, so it was very creepy, I was near a fireplace, and you know, it made all these creepy sounds, and everything like that, the ceilings were very high, so you were in this huge space, it doesn’t feel safe and secure, and the first thing I noticed when I walked over to my corner is my bed. My bed was just a plain plastic mattress on top of these wooden frames, and I looked at it and I was just like, this is so sad. It wasn’t cozy, you know, it just didn’t give me a nice homey feel, so when it comes to buying your bedding, I would suggest for you to add texture.
Look for fabrics that are cozy, something with faux fur, or something that has like a nice knit material, like give it a nice dynamic feel.
I love to use throw pillows on the bed because you can add in more colours and texture that way. Another way that you can add in homey cozy feel is with an area rug, a nice rug that you can place in your space, and it also extend your workspace, because instead of just studying on your desk you can now sit on the floor, have a group study with your friends, or just chill on the floor, watch TV, use your computer. Instead of always hanging out on your bed or your desk, you now have a nice cozy space on the floor, and some dorm rooms don’t have wooden floor, or don’t have carpeted floor, so having an area rug will definitely help you out, set the mood, make you feel cozier or more at home.
Lighting is so, so important. A lot of us overlook this, I notice in dorm rooms there’s those big fluorescent lighting that they usually use, that just irritates me, I can never concentrate whenever I’m in a room with fluorescent lighting, so setting the right kind of light will really, really help you out.
There’s so many ways that you can set the mood. There’s different colour balance, you can use something that’s more bright, that’s more white, closer to the sun, or you can use something that’s more warm, it really depends on your mood and what you’re feeling at the moment. You can also go for accent lighting, which creates a visual interest for people who come into your room, or for yourself when it comes to decorating shelves, or just little areas, little corner in your space.
It’ll definitely make a huge difference. These are battery powered LED lights, and I like to put this behind my shelf so that way it can create a nice little ambiance.
So, definitely play around with lighting, it will really, really help you out. I usually like to say that the best investment is into your piece of mind.
I love to have plants inside because it connects you with the outdoors, sometimes when we’re studying we forget to go out, take a walk, so having either fake or real plants it just really connects you with, you know, nature. I feel like real plants emits a positive vibe into your space, and that’s something that we all can use.
So my last tip, and this is my favorite tip, it is to use a mirror to brighten your space and give the illusion of more room.
I just love having mirrors in my space. I usually place the mirror on the opposite side of my window, so that way it can create an illusion of more windows, and it can bring in more natural lighting. So, aside from checking yourself before heading out, you have this sense of openness, and that is what I love about having mirrors in my space.
I love these tips, I feel like they are my main five tips when it comes to decorating a space. I definitely felt more at home when I did this to my dorm room, I felt like it was my second home instead of feeling like I was homesick all the time.