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5 Ideas for College Interior Decorating

POSTED BY DECORIST EDITORIAL TEAM
JUNE 15, 2017
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5 Ideas for Dorm Room Decorating For This Fall

Now that graduations around the United States are over and families are either taking or planning their vacations as we move into the middle of summer, people are taking a step back and relaxing for the most part.  However, some families are already starting to think about what’s going to happen in the fall, as millions of recent high school graduates are going to head off to college.  That means that families are already thinking about how they’re going to handle dorm room decorating.  Student housing decorating can seem particularly challenging for those families whose oldest is moving out, but Decorist has helped quite a few clients prepare for this move successfully.  Below are 5 ideas to consider for dorm room decorating.

Coordinate With Roommate/Roommates

College living situations are different.  Some incoming first-year students live in dorm rooms while others live in apartments.  Some live alone and others have one roommate while still others have multiple roommates.  Before embarking on any student housing decorating if roommates are involved, you should communicate with this roommates so that everyone is on the same page and any divisions of responsibility are made abundantly clear.

Durability Is a Big Factor

Whether your new college student will be living in a dorm room, an apartment or somewhere else, an unavoidable fact is that college furniture takes a beating.  The last thing you want to do is replace anything during the school year, so go with pieces that are made to last as part of your dorm room decorating plan.  

Assume Basic Colors

Have you ever walked into a dorm room with no occupants that was painted a strange or bold color?  Most likely not, as universities tend to go with more neutral colors for these facilities.  That means you most likely will not need to worry about color coordination when handling your student housing decorating.  

Measurements Are Key

Living in a dorm room or sharing an apartment with roommates is not generally a living situation that leaves your child a lot of room to move around.  Dorm room decorating is in many ways like tiny home decorating, so you should make sure you get the measurements of the living space before purchasing anything that could be too big.

They Still Have Big Appetites

While some schools have rules with regards to the size and placement of refrigerators and the like in dorm rooms, you should still look for ways to incorporate food storage into your student housing decorating.  Your kids still have big appetites and meal plans are not usually enough to keep them completely satisfied.  There are ways to do this without taking up too much space or dominating the room.

Soon enough, your child will be off to one of the most exciting experiences of his or her life.  You need to help your son or daughter settle comfortably with a solid plan for dorm room decorating.  If you need help getting started, feel free to contact our team at Decorist at any time.  

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