The fall college semester has begun, which means my favorite time of the year is finally here: dorm decorating! After spending endless hours scouring Pinterest for some decor inspiration, I immediately went to Target, Homegoods and Amazon, in search of the perfect products to complete my mission of transforming my home away from home into a cozy autumn-themed getaway.
- String Lights
An absolute must-have product to make your dorm instantly feel warm and cozy is battery operated yellow-colored string lights. String lights make the biggest difference when you hang them around the perimeter of your ceiling. Seriously, I effortlessly hung the lights around my ceiling by using clear tape and that was it! Ditch the dull and white-colored ceiling light and turn on your string lights for a warmer feeling at night.
- Mini Tea Light Candles
Along with hanging string lights around your ceiling, the second must-have product is mini tea light candles. I placed about six battery-operated candles in a row alongside my nightstand for a little flickering glow at night. Having to say goodbye to fall scented candles while dorming is an absolute tragedy but the tea light candles help replicate them.
- Portable Projector
The last and final product you absolutely need to take your cozy dorm to the next level is a portable projector. I found the most perfect and affordable projector called VivImage on Amazon, and let me tell you, the quality is absolutely amazing! I prop up the projector with a few books on my nightstand, connect it to my laptop, and directly shine my favorite movies like Legally Blonde and Pitch Perfect on my wall all night long.
I promise these three essential products will instantly transform your dull college dorm into your new cozy home away from home!