Your dorm room is your sanctuary. It’s a place to power nap in between classes, unwind after a difficult statistics exam and dream about your future.
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However, the reality of a dorm room usually consists of an unmade bed, a pile of outfit rejects on the floor and a desk covered in bits of granola from the morning’s breakfast attempt… Don’t worry, you’re not alone.
Check out these 5 ways to freshen up your dorm room ASAP!
1.) Buy a natural linen mist or room spray
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The only thing worse than your roommate forgetting to take out the trash is when you have to take out the trash. Let’s face it… sometimes dorm life stinks (literally). So do yourself a favor that your roommate will approve of and invest in a pleasant smelling, natural linen mist or room spray. Suggestion: Think rose, lavender or lemongrass… something that won’t give you a headache.
2.) DIY an artificial flower arrangement
Flowers are a simple (and pretty) way to liven up your living space. But who has time to add “gardener” to their resume? Go artificial and it will save you time and money in the long run. Suggestion: Head to your local crafts store to find the perfect paint color and 3 stems of faux flowers. Thoroughly paint an old cup or mason jar, let it dry and then snip the flowers stem’s to the desired height… Voila!
3.) Clean out your closet
Okay, this might not be the most fun suggestion, but anything you haven’t worn this semester OR last semester needs to go. Clean your closet to cleanse your mind! Suggestion: Donate your clothes to a local shelter. Not only will your dorm room be freshened-up, but you’ll be helping others, which is obviously a win/win!
4.) Use your favorite blanket as a chic wall tapestry
Any type of blanket, towel or printed bed sheet can double as a cool wall tapestry. Add a cozy vibe to your dorm space by loosely hanging your favorite patterned fabric on the wall. Suggestion: Use a lightweight material so it’s easy to hang.
5.) Buy bed risers
If you’re feeling cluttered, buy bed risers and a few storage bins. Place off-season clothing, extra books or your favorite snacks in bins under your bed… out of sight and out of mind (until needed)!
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