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Deck Out Your Dorm Room With Country Charm

Updated on February 22, 2016

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 d├ęcor 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.

Cute Cherry Tree Lamp
Cute Cherry Tree Lamp

Finishing Touches!

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.

2. Pictures

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

7. Books

8. Your favorite stationary or notepads

9. Artwork

10. Colorful scarves to throw or drape in random places OR to hang on a scarf hanger on the outside of your closet

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      Amanda R 3 years ago

      @Faye Rutledge: Great! Yes, me too! It's so pretty!

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      Amanda R 3 years ago

      @Heidi Vincent: Thank you!

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      Heidi Vincent 3 years ago from GRENADA

      I especially liked your section on "Things from home to remember", since many students do get nostalgic and feel comforted by some thing(s) that remind them of home especially when the going gets tough, Nice dorm lens!

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      Faye Rutledge 3 years ago from Concord VA

      Now this would be the dorm room for me. I love that quilt!

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      Amanda R 3 years ago

      @asereht1970: Thank you.

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      asereht1970 3 years ago

      Nice lens with useful tips. Thanks for sharing.

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      Amanda R 3 years ago

      @Cesky: Thank you so much! Yes, the scarf organizer serves two purposes. Art and scarf storage in one!

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      Cecilia Karanja 3 years ago from Nairobi

      Wow. This is a very nice lens. At first I thought the scarf organizer was some kind of art. So cute.