Ways to Decorate Your Students Room

April 14, 2019

Ways to Decorate Your Students Room-Leafy Souls Vegan Blog Post

You are starting a new chapter of your life at university and it is time to leave home because the university you chose has a dorm that you will stay in on campus. These rooms are basic and bare when you first enter; however, over time, they get filled up with items that represent your personality making it a perfect place for you to study, sleep, eat and have some friends over.

University years can be pretty crazy. Having a room that has some life, but is also neat and tidy can help ensure that no matter how stressful or exciting university life can be, you always have a place to go to where you can rest and feel at home. Here are some ideas on how to decorate your new space.

Mandala Tapestry

Most university facilities do not allow you to paint or add wallpaper to your room. Hanging atapestry can add a dreamy feel to your space without breaking any rental agreement rules. Mandala tapestries are perfect for that boho-chic look and are an easy solution if you are not allowed to make holes. There are several ways to hang a tapestry, but you can simply use four small pins and attach them to the wall with minimum impact. A fun and creative way to incorporate a tapestry project is with a DIY Mandala or a DIY glow in the dark tapestry

Fairy Lights

Add some coziness to your room with a string of fairy lights. They can be draped around your room, tapestry or window and you can also use the wire to attach photos of your friends and family with pegs. Instead of bright lights, choose something more somber that will add warmth around your bed making it a perfect place to spend an evening reading a book or watching your favorite show during a break from studies.

DIY Bookshelf

Have a look in your family home for old, dusty furniture or equipment that is never used. Perhaps your parents have a tool or arts and crafts room where they store paint and old wood. A step ladder is a perfect example of an old item that can be turned into a cute storage feature. Give it a new paint of coat (or not, sometimes a messy look can work perfectly) and add some books, ornaments or photos to personalize it.

Cushions and Rugs

Nothing says comfort more than a good selection of cushions and a nice rug. Sheepskin (faux or real) are all the rage. Get a nice thick one to place by your bed and desk making every morning and evening delightful for your feet. Add some cushions all over the place and choose some that have some motivating words written on it to keep you going through the year.

Organized Clothes

It can be so easy for your room to go from being neat and tidy to a boom exploding with all your stuff spread across it. Make your wardrobe and drawers an organized section with each space allocated for each garment type. Get some fun, crazy hangers to use or dividers for drawers making it simple for you to put away your clothes and avoid picking up and sorting through your things from the ground or whichever corner you threw your favorite top last night.

Crafty Lampshades

Make your own lampshade and add some tricks that will bring it to the next level. Take some thick rice paper and make a vertical tube. Stick the two ends of the paper together so that eventually, you will place the tube upright from the lampstand. Now take a knife, a pin or anything that will help you make some holes.

Prick holes all around your new lampshade and don’t be shy! The holes will allow the light to pass through and will make a pattern on your wall. Go for patterns that are symmetrical or geometric. If you are skilled enough, you can even poke holes to create a pretty picture!

The Best Desk

Your desk is where you should be spending a lot of time. Especially if you prefer to study in your room instead of public spaces like the library or a free classroom. Making your desk a place that is nice to sit at is a good motivator for opening those books and getting down to business.

Make sure to keep the desk neat, and add some color with paper lanterns and hang them above you, or get a funky lamp (perhaps the one you just made) and place your lucky charms beside it. You can also make sure that your stationery is nicely stacked on a stand or placed in quirky boxes that you can’t wait to use.

Calendar Update

At university, students are overloaded with assignments, meetings, and exams among other things. Instead of covering your room from top to bottom with post-its, why not make your own calendar board. This is a great place to add all your tasks and keep yourself up to date with deadlines and to-dos.

Simply take an old tray, stick a piece of paper or cardboard and write up the days of the month. You’ll need to do this every month, but sure - it is good to take a break from studying and get some art therapy time in!

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