How to Decorate Your Dorm Room for Christmas

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The Christmas season can be a stressful time during college because of impending finals. However, I find Christmas decorations a much-needed distraction and source of happiness. It can be hard to decorate for Christmas in the limited space of a dorm room, but here are a few ideas to help you get into the holiday spirit!


1. Decorate your door

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There are a lot of different ways you could go with this idea. You could cover your door in festive wrapping paper, tie a ribbon around the door, hang up a wreath, or put up stockings. You could even do a combination. This is a great way to decorate for the holidays because it does not take up space.



2. Put up Christmas lights

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While this is a common idea, it is definitely an easy way to spruce up a room. If you have as much trouble getting lights to stick as I do, try draping them over something tall so their weight isn’t pulling on the wall. I put my Christmas lights over the wardrobes in my room. I also used cord holders to keep them in place!


3. Buy a mini Christmas tree and ornaments

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A mini Christmas tree can come in many different sizes and places. Hobby Lobby has them pretty cheap around this time of year (and on sale)! This decoration can take up a little more room, but it is fun to decorate when you have time to take a break from studying. You could go for the traditional green or you could go with white, metallic or even a color! There are plenty of options with Christmas trees.


4. Hang a banner or garland

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Hanging a banner or glittery garland is another really easy way to make your dorm room look more Christmas-y. Also, depending on which Christmas aesthetic you prefer, there are a lot of different options for banners.


5. Put up little figurines

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These are an easy way to add a little decoration around your room without taking up too much space. I love little knick-knacks, and I fell in love with these cute little birds from Target, for example. They’re so festive and absolutely adorable!