Dorm digs decor ideas and tips are on the project list for the pretty on a penny back to campus crowd.
Dorm decor is a study in ever evolving styles and tastes. Back to campus condos, townhouses, apartments, sorority and fraternity house rooms and the furniture pieces that fill them class is in session.
Typical standard dorm room space comes in around 12′ X 20′ with the most common bed twin XL measuring 80″ long X 38″ wide.
Popular area rug sizes:
4′ X 6′
5′ X 8′
6′ X 9′
For under $45.00 you can add this 5′ X 8′ soft fluffy area rug in seventeen color choices to your dorm decor ideas must have list.
As one who is all about the mix and mingle, my primary dorm digs decor ideas and tips is to layer colors, textures, and patterns which will add depth and contrast to the space.
Pink is having a hot moment, and for the decoristas who think pink, it comes as no surprise. Popular opinion associates the color pink with love, romance, passion, and comfort.
I’ve loved the color pink ever since my mother placed a Sherwin-Williams paint fan deck in front of me in order for me to select the color of my bedroom walls during the great ranch remodel of 1967.
I’ll never be accused of being a Johnny-come-lately to the color pink palette scene, and am enjoying this current in the pink moment.
If the color pink is in your dorm digs decor ideas and in your shopping rounds you come across a piece that hits all the right notes except the color is not a perfect think pink, think paint.
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Pick out a shade, pick up a pint and a paintbrush, and customize to your liking.
Among the aisles and the sites of department, big box, chain and discount stores your back to campus treasure hunt finds awaits.
Selections featured throughout this post hopefully will spark inspiration and give you some ideas.
Gone are the dorm days of anything will do furnishings.
Thank goodness the old school school of thought has taken a page from the book of personal style.
Let’s scroll and source, shall we?
Small spot accent tables fill in the blanks without filling up the space.
Stallion on Canvas Board- Threshold™ designed with Studio McGee
Touraco Dresser White Brown – Threshold
This gold finish 3-piece round sunburst mirror set gives a big look for a small price return.
“Find out who you are, and do it on purpose.”
First aid fix with several other good to know uses, isopropyl alcohol (rubbing alcohol) is a handy dandy item to include in your dorm digs essentials kit.
Isopropyl alcohol cleans ink, oil, grease, and glue from surfaces.
Give the inside of your shoes a good misting with isopropyl alcohol to fight off odors and disinfect them.
Clean a dry erase board by spraying isopropyl alcohol onto the board and quickly wiping off with a paper towel.
Keyboards-phones-tablets have the ability of getting mighty funky over time and use. Always make sure to turn off computer and device before cleaning.
Spray the tip of a cotton swab with isopropyl alcohol and simply swap and dab the keys to clean. Allow to dry completely before powering up computer.
To clean and disinfect your phone and/or tablet spray a small amount of isopropyl alcohol onto a microfiber cloth. Gently wipe the glass/screen of your phone and/or tablet with cloth.
Spritz bed pillows with isopropyl alcohol to disinfect and freshen.
What’s a pretty on a penny dorm room decorista to do if a desk hits the form and function high notes but leaves a little something to be desired?
Decorative hardware goes a long way in the fight against bland, and a can of gold spray paint or brass caster cups will color your world and furniture legs.
Personal Style Project Supply List:
- decorative cabinet/drawer hardware
Using a screwdriver, remove existing hardware from door or drawer. Line up new hardware and once again using screwdriver secure new hardware into place.
Enhancements such as lining drawers with peel and stick wallpaper in your choice of dorm dandy color, texture, and pattern selection takes the ordinary to extraordinary in no time flat.
Take your desk chair transformation a DIY step further with a can of go for the gold spray paint.
Laundry Essentials Checklist:
- Wrinkle Release
- Laundry Basket
- Laundry Bag(s)
- Mesh Bags
- Laundry Detergent
- Stain Remover/Stain Remover Pen
- Scent Booster
- Dryer Sheets
- Dryer Balls
Better Homes & Gardens – Photography by Marty Baldwin
Command the no damage to the walls situation with 3M Command strips and hooks.
Compartment Faux Leather Valet Catchall Tray Organizer
‘Root For Your Self’ Coir Doormat Black – Room Essentials™
Getting there is half the fun.
Here’s hoping these dorm digs decor ideas and tips offer decorating inspiration.