Hey guys! So its official I am on day two of my goal this week; to create a blog post everyday!
Today I wanted to talk about a big topic that seems to be floating around the blogging community now that school is officially out: college!
I think one of my favorite things about going to college was that I had the option to decide what my “new” dorm room would look like!
Initially my dream dorm room was decorated from ceiling to floor in an array of bright colors with pictures of my friends plastered on every square inch of the walls. After living with that chaos for a year I came to the conclusion that in a college dorm room less is better.
If your college is anything like mine, the dorm rooms are small… like really small. Having a crazily patterned bedspread and pictures of you and your friends all over the walls can get really cluttered looking really fast.
About midyear I began to feel like my room was overwhelming, it was jam-packed with so many decorations and pictures that I couldn’t really ever feel relaxed in it. (one of the major things you’re supposed to be able to do in the comfort of your own room)
To solve this problem I obviously had to go on Pinterest for hours on end and create the perfect “simple” dorm room.
After pin after pin after pin, I have come to realize that my ideal “simple” college dorm room is not really that hard to create at all (after all it is supposed to be simple). I think the most important factor of a dorm room is your bed. We sleep a lot, and you want to be comfortable while doing it. I don’t know about you guys but my bed is my favorite place to hang out and being extra cozy in it is very important to me. A plain covered bed spread with fun pillows and a TON of blankets is a simple look but at the same time serves as a super comfy place to hang out and sleep. Plain bedspreads can be found pretty much anywhere. I know that you can get plain colored duvet covers for really cheap at Target!
Another thing that I think makes a college dorm room less cluttered but still cuter than ever is a tapestry! You can find these pretty much anywhere. I’ve found that the most elaborate, absolutely beautiful ones can be purchased at Urban Outfitters, but you can also find these bad boys on a bunch of different sites like Etsy and even Amazon.
The last product that I think every dorm room needs to create that simple, cozy, less cluttered feeling is string lights! These can also be found almost anywhere. Last year target had a bunch of really cute different styled string lights specifically for dorms, and I’m sure they’ll have them again this year- so be on the lookout!
I thought I would share my amazing dorm finds with you guys so you can get as excited as I am for having a less cluttered, simple dorm room next year:
I feel like I could go on and on about dorm room styles and different dorm room décor, but then this post would take you ten years to read. Let me know if you guys liked this post or if I should make another post similar to this one!
Hope you all enjoyed this and found it helpful. I strongly encourage you to take the simple route rather than the off the wall route when it comes to planning and decorating your college dorm room!