7 Easy Ways to Liven Up Your Dorm Room

It's the middle of the semester and we might've already started counting down the days until it's over, already getting a little tiresome of our surroundings. Although we still have final exams on the way, a dorm room makeover might help you get through the rest of the year! Here are seven easy and affordable ways to liven up your dorm room!

  1. 1. Throw Pillows

    There is no such thing as too many throw pillows and adding a few to your extra long twin size bed will enhance your comforter and add a little more personality to your dorm room. Throw pillows can be found everywhere for every budget out there. Find one or two (or maybe five? we don't judge) and have fun rearranging them around on your bed.

  2. 2. Rugs

    There is nothing worse than getting out of bed for your 8 a.m. class and facing the cold, brisk dorm room floor. Not only will one rug add a lot of life to your room, but layering rugs is a fun and trendy look that will make your dorm room stand out from the rest! There are so many ways to layer them as well, try it out!

  3. 3. Plants

    Adding some greenery to your room will brighten it up in ways you couldn't imagine... and don't worry if you were never one to have a green thumb, fake plants work just as well! Add a brighter and more earthy look to your room by adopting some new green friends.

  4. 4. Pictures

    The easiest way to make your room more personal is by adding some pictures of friends, family, favorite places and more! Organize them on the wall in cute patterns or collages to add easy decor to your room. Trust us, it helps tons with homesickness as well!

  5. 5. Stylish Storage

    Everyone knows that the first priority when moving into a dorm room is to maximize your new tiny storage space. Stylish storage bins not only help keep your stuff organized, but they are also easy decor pieces that will add flair to your room! Pick up some cute mason jars for pencils or a woven basket for some extra blankets.

  6. 6. Headboard

    Our favorite trending dorm decor is this temporary headboard. It's easy and affordable to make and is 100% guaranteed to make your dorm room way cuter than the others. Watch this video by youtube user Danica Del Rey to find out how to make it for yourself.

  7. 7. Peel and Stick Wallpaper

    Last, but not least is this super-easy way to liven up any space in your room. Peel and stick wallpaper is a great temporary method to change up the boring white walls in your dorm room. With many patterns to choose from, you'll be able to incorporate it into any room decor look you're going for.

These seven decorations are easy additions to any dorm room and are sure to have your dorm room be the cutest of them all, especially to help you with any mid-semester slump. Be sure to DM us your dorm room pics @HCHofstra on Instagram!