Heading back to school does not necessarily mean adhering to strict rules and rigid structures. Unfortunately we’re not talking about being rebellious – we’re referring to being bold in stamping your mark, dormitory-style.
Somewhat a tricky factor to manage, a well-decorated dorm holds the ability to showcase a sneak peak of your personality whilst retaining the function of a work and play space.
1. Washi Tapes
Washi tapes may not be as big of a rage locally, but they’re regarded as the go-to decorative staple overseas. No surprises there considering the fuss-free application coupled with an impressive ability to be removed easily without unsightly stains, there’s literally a multitude of methods to utilize this nifty object.
From poster lining to decorating walls, unleash your creativity through a wide range of patterns and prints available for you to play mix and match to your heart’s desire.
2. Be Creative In Upcycling
Upon moving in, think twice before purchasing any new furnishings. Upcycling, a new up-and-coming fad amongst varsity students is designed to offer a new function to an old trinket.
Picturesque tea containers make a pleasant sight for sore eyes, so why not opt to display instead of merely discarding them? Do away with boring shelves and glue a magnetic strip that doubles up as a distinctive hanging pen holder.
3. Dress Up The Walls
Embrace your creative self and go wild with limitless possibilities when it comes to blank walls. The perfect canvas for a setting, dress them up with statement artworks.
If you’re leaning more towards an imaginative artsy fartsy kind of vibe, ditch predictable photo frames and create an attention grabbing curation of movie posters and mesmerizing advertorials.
4. Bookcase Divider
Perhaps not all are fortunate enough to have an entire room for themselves. More often than not, you’ll probably be sharing the common space often. The open area set-up may prove to be tricky in offering private spaces but with some clever arrangements, you’ll be able to work this out in your favour.
Bulky furnishings such as the bookshelf makes for an ideal boundary-setter; not only it offers functional storage, the blocked view serves as an ad-hoc room screen. If you crave for more me-time, simply place a curtain rail in between for additional privacy.
5. Home Is Wherever You Are
Integrate a homely feel with a childhood plushie or pillows – it surely is a nice touch to catch the sight of something familiar in a seemingly foreign environment.
Don’t skimp on plush layers be it a Boheme rug or decorative tapestry, these fabrics help absorb noise that your dorm neighbours will surely thank you for.