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Deck Out Your Dorm Room With Country Charm
Decorate Your Dorm Room With Country Charm
When I first went off to college, I was excited and nervous at the same time. One of the most important and exciting aspects of moving to my college dorm, was decorating it. I wanted it to feel like home, but be new and fun at the same time. Here are some design ideas to help bring the comforts of a country home to your dorm room.
It Starts With A Quilt
When decorating your dorm room, you want to start with a main focal point. I suggest starting with your bed. It is the special place in your dorm room that is all yours. Select a fun quilt that makes you feel comfortable and at home. A colorful patterned quilt is cheerful and versatile. Plus, quilts just feel cozy! Choose a couple sheet sets in solid colors that match the colors found on the quilt you pick. I selected some of my favorites below.
Storage is Essential
Dorm rooms are small and do not offer a large amount of storage space. To solve this little problem, I highly recommend cute wicker baskets. You can find wicker baskets in various shapes, sizes and colors at a craft or home décor store. Or you can shop online for them. I love the printed, linen wicker basket liners online at Amazon. You simply place the cloth liners inside the baskets. I think it is the little things, like pretty basket liners, that add a lovely and comfortable charm to a room.
The finishing touches make all the difference when it comes to personalizing your dorm room with that country feel from home. Look for a cute lamp, a nice picture frame for your special photo, a lovely piece of artwork to hang on the wall by your bed and any other little thing that just catches your eye and makes you feel great. I personally love this fun cherry tree lamp! Most importantly, don't forget to bring some special things from home to keep in your new dorm!
Things From Home to Remember
Here is a list of things you can bring from home to place in your dorm room, that will help you feel right at home in your new surroundings:
1. A small throw blanket for the bottom of your bed, or to sling over your desk chair.
3. A cute throw pillow
4. A stuffed animal you've had since you were a child
5. A poster from your wall
6. A small jewelry box you can place on your shelf
8. Your favorite stationary or notepads
10. Colorful scarves to throw or drape in random places OR to hang on a scarf hanger on the outside of your closet