How to Make Your Dorm Room Cozier
By Space Coast Daily // November 3, 2021
Transitioning from home to college can be challenging. But something that can make the transition so much easier is creating a cozy dorm room such that you feel right at home in your new space.
Adding items such as a comfy chair, beautifully colored slipcovers recliners, or a bunch of throw pillows on your bed can transform even the dullest dorm room into an inviting space.
And if you’re looking for additional ideas that can help you add a personal touch to your college sleeping area, we’ve got you.
So without wasting any more time, here are six tips you can use to make your college sleeping quarters cozier.
1. Invest In Cozy Bedding
Let’s be honest. The bed always ends up being the favorite chilling spot in college. Your friends will also prefer to hang out on your bed when they come visiting. So, you’ll want to make sure that the bedding you choose is cozy and inviting. Cozy bedding is also a good investment as they make it so much easier to get some shut-eye.
To make your bed heavenly, start by layering it with a comfortable mattress cover or mattress pad. Then go for quality bed sheets and finish the look with a comfortable comforter or duvet.
While picking your bedding, go for the ones made of natural fibers like cotton, linen, silk, feathers, and down. Such materials are breathable, wick moisture away, and have a soft feel next to your body.
2. Decorate Your Walls
Most colleges have dull and uninviting dorm walls. Although you may not be allowed to repaint your dorm room wall, you can still add some character to it by:
■ Using pictures of your family and friends to create an inviting photo wall
■ Hanging colorful posters or cool tapestries to add some softness to the dull walls
■ Use peel and stick wall stickers or wallpaper to add some color to your room
■ Hang a mirror to brighten and make the space roomier
■ Add a wall-mounted planter to add some greenery to your space
■ Mount your TV on the wall and put it in an ambient mode so that it displays images of your choice when it’s off
3. Let There Be Light
Don’t just rely on the harsh fluorescent lighting in your dorm room. Add some mellow glow to your space by adding softer lighting.
A unique bedside lamp can also add a personal touch to your space. Fairy string lights are also great for giving your room a dreamy feel.
Besides, lighting that gives off a soft glow can help you relax after a long day of learning while also making your space feel like home.
4. Add a Comfy Chair
Finding a comfortable seat to fit a dorm room can be a hassle. This is why you should focus on finding seating that’s space-savvy. For instance, a bean bag chair, a folding chair, a minimalistic poof, a comfortable hanging chair, or a recliner are all compact and versatile seating options.
And since, as a college student, you may not have the time to clean your dorm chair, ensure you choose a seat made of a stain-resistant and easy-to-clean material. Dark-colored furniture also hides dirt better than light-colored ones.
Additionally, you can add a slipcover to your recliner or half sectional to keep it clean. And since slipcovers come in different colors and patterns, you can use them to add a touch of personality to your space.
5. You Can Never Have Too Many Throw Pillows
A bunch of throw pillows on your bed or half sectional adds warmth to your dorm room. Besides, a futon with a sea of pillows is so inviting.
When buying your throw pillows, choose ones with a zipper on the cover. Such covers are easy to switch out, allowing you to experiment with different colored and patterned covers all year-round.
Buy covers with cute patterns or ones with funny quotes or sayings for that unique look. You can also buy covers that have colors that complement other hues in your room.
6. Add a Colorful Plush Area Rug
Adding an area rug in your dorm room brings together all the elements into your space.
But a plush rug does more than giving your room some style.
An area rug makes the room appear cozier and more intimate. A rug that has a light tone will also brighten up a dull dorm room. Besides, area rugs also create a soft, luxurious surface underfoot compared to the hard college dorm room floors.
Further, if your door room has imperfections, such as cracked tiles, you can hide the problem using a rug. When put at the entryway, a rug will also make your visitors feel right at home.
When choosing your rug, go for the one made of hard-wearing material, especially if you have many visitors visiting your room.
In closing, it isn’t too hard to make your dorm room feel like a home far away from home. If you have just enrolled in college, now you have some inspiration to make your sleeping area comfy and cozy.