Trendy & Unique Ways To Make Your Dorm Feel Like Home

If you just moved into a dorm for the first time then chances are you are full of excitement and nerves as you begin a new chapter of your life. College is a time of working towards a career of your dreams and making a lot of new friends, some of whom can stay with you for years.

Dorms, however, aren’t the most comfortable of places. We have highlighted some fantastic ways that you can make any dorm feel more homey.

Make a wallpaper mural

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It’s a simple idea that can really bring your dorm to life as you take one wall and bring it to life with a fascinating and captivating mural. Whether you want to create a cityscape, forest scene, or simply want to go with your own artistic ideas, the choice is yours. These murals will help give your dorm character and even bring a piece of home to the space.

 

Turn a metal waste paper basket into a bedside table

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Forget about having to pay out for a bedside table. Instead, buy a fairly cheap metal waste paper basket and turn it on its head to create a stable bedside table that you can use for your lamp, drink glass, cell phone or book.

 

Add indoor hammock chair to add trendy look

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If you really want to experiment with your dorm and love to try new design ideas, the perfect addition might be a classy looking indoor hammock chair. Not only are  these comfortable and inviting, but your new friends will surely envy this statement piece. These hammocks are perfect for hanging out on, whether you want to grab a book, play on the Xbox or take a midday nap. Best of all, they won’t break the bank.

 

Bring your room to life with some potted plants

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Plants can help add that extra touch of color and life to your dorm, and will help de-stress and purify your dorm. Oxygen producing plants are a good way to go as they will offer the many benefits of clean air.

 

Illuminate your photos by hanging them alongside twinkle lights

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Do you have photos that you want to display on the walls in your dorm? Think about how you can best present them. To really make your dorm cozy and inviting in the evenings, add some twinkle lights around the photos. This will highlight the photos and give them that finishing tough.

 

Add a colorful area rug to bring your space together

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Lastly, don’t ignore the floors. The easiest and most affordable way to create a homey feel is to invest in a large rug. You don’t need to go ripping up carpet or wooden laminate; the simple addition of a warm colored rug can provide the perfect addition to your dorm. Find an ideal location where you can lay the rug out and make that the centerpiece to your room.

Author bio: Mission Hammocks is committed to help people achieve their goals and dreams. All the hammocks are made in a workshop staffed with people having various physical disabilities in Nicaragua.