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Dorm Room Ideas To Make You Feel More At Home

Dorm Room Ideas To Make You Feel More At Home
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Although you’re excited to start – or return to – college, moving into a new dorm room can be daunting. Whether you prefer boho chic or you want to create the ultimate girly haven; our dorm room ideas will help you to create your own little Zen den that’ll be the ultimate hang out space with your new college mates.

Add A Wall Hanging

Dorm rooms can be a little bland and stark, but this gives you the perfect canvas for putting your own spin on the room’s décor. A simple mandala wall hanging is sure to brighten up any dorm room, simply pin it up in the top corners and drape some cute little fairy lights around the edge for the ultimate boho lovers’ dream.


Photos From Home

If you’re a long way from home, it’s normal to feel a little bit homesick at times. One of our favorite dorm room ideas is this fairy light memory wall. It’s such a simple way to brighten up any dorm room filled with your favorite memories from home to keep those feelings of homesickness and bay. Simply invest in some cute string fairy lights, mini craft pegs and your favorite pictures from home for a super-cute way to put your own stamp on your dorm room décor.

Your Dressing Table Essentials

Perhaps the most important part of your dorm room is your dressing table (well, we think so, anyway!) You want to create a space that’s clean, bright and spacious to make sure your make up is looking flawless every single day.

The Spectrum Collections 10 Piece Essential Brush Set and 8 Piece Eye Blending Brush Set are the perfect addition to any dressing table – not only are they absolutely beautiful brushes, but they also help you to apply your make up like a pro.


All Of The Throw Cushions

Adding tonnes of throw cushions to your bed is a great way to make your dorm room feel more cozy and make it the perfect hangout space for you and your friends. Not only does it add a pop of color to a bare dorm room, but it also makes your bed feel much more cozy and homely.

Add A Hint Of Fragrance

Candles are usually banned in dorm rooms, as they pose a major health and safety risk, but that doesn’t mean you have to put up with the musty ‘dorm room smell’ all year long! Invest in a reed diffuser or electric diffuser to make your dorm room a little more inviting.

The NEOM Happiness Reed Diffuser is a cute little edition to any dorm room, with a scent that’s guaranteed to lift your mood. The delectable oil boasts a blend of pure essential oils and the natural scent, enriched with White Neroli, Mimosa and Lemon, is sure to make your dorm the most enticing place on campus.

Living in a noisy dorm away from home can really affect your sleep pattern. Invest in a pillow spray, like the thisWorks Sleep Plus + Sleep Spray to help you relax, unwind and drift off into a peaceful sleep after a long day in college.

The deeply relaxing spray is made from a blend of natural oils including Lavender, Vetivert and Wild Chamomile which will help you to wind down and relax in your dorm room.

We’d love to see pictures of your dorm room – tag us on Instagram!

Writer and expert
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As a qualified make up artist, I love all things make up! I'm also really passionate about health and nutrition, so I'm always on the look out for the latest Superfood to improve my skin, nails and hair!