As August rolls around, students around the country are gearing up to return to college campuses. Whether it’s your senior year (🙋 ) or your freshman year, the exciting idea of decorating your dorm room will soon ensue.
But designing a room that is très chic in such a small space can be hard. And doing it on a budget is even harder. No matter where you go to school or what type of layout your room has, it’s important that your dorm provides an escape for you amidst the chaos of navigating college life.
After three years of decorating my own dorm room, I know how to make my space feel cozy and aesthetically pleasing. During my freshman year, it was all about fun pops of colors and lots of wall decoration. Now that I am a senior, I want to focus on neutral and white colors, and use different materials (like fur and metal) to add texture to a monochromatic room.
To get you started on your own dorm decoration, check out some of my favorite must-have pieces that will instantly change any dismal space into a bright, organized and stylish haven. The best part? The below items work for decorating on a budget.