Looking to make your dorm room cozier? Here’s “how to make a dorm room cozy”, the ultimate guide. Keep on scrolling for our best tips and tricks on cozying up your dorm room!
Having a homey dorm room is extremely essential, as it prevents you from getting home sick, it helps you do well in school, and it makes it easier to fall in love with that college life. There are some major key products and factors that come into play when trying to cozy-up your dorm room. From blankets to candles, what you pick out matters! Keep on scrolling for the items and tips we suggest when looking to fall in love with your space.
It’s hard to be away from home! Sometimes it’s the scent, sometimes it’s the decor/environment, but mostly it’s the people. Unfortunately, we cannot help you recreate replica’s of your family and friends, BUT we can help you to create a space that feels like home to you! Down below are our favourite items that we frequently use and swear by to cozy up our space. These items will work like a dream to help your dorm room feel more snug and comfy.
How To Make Your Dorm Cozy 101
1. Grab Some Blankets
Grab those blankets, there is nothing cozier! If you think of home, do you think of wrapping yourself up with a blanket and snuggling up on the couch? Cause, we do! A good blanket, or a few, can epically change the way your space feels and looks. It also can majorly elevate your space in decor too! Don’t neglect a good blanket or throw. We highly recommend purchasing a few for your dorm room. Oh! And the more plush, the better!
2. Lots of Pillows
Pillows, the ultimate cozy emulating addition. We love adding lots of pillows for various reasons, decor and comfort related. You can also use pillows to create a nice little floor set up with your blankets for a sitting area, book or movie night optional. MAJOR TIP! We personally love to snag some good pillow inserts and then change out the covers every now and again! It’s a great way to ensure you love the feel of your pillows and you can change up the vibe when you get bored.
3. Light Some Candles
We love a good candle. They not only smell amazing, and make your room smell amazing, but everything just feels warmer and more cozy while they’re lit. We suggest grabbing a few in different scents based for all the seasons and holidays, that will help your dorm room feel extra comfy. Pro tip: always go for a soy candle that is lead, phthalate and petroleum free!
3. Invest in Rugs
There’s nothing like a good rug to warm up a space. Rugs add a nice place for your feet to feel warm, but also they help make your room more inviting and snug. When we envision a intimate and calm room, we always have a rug or carpet in mind.
4. Hang Pictures
Yes! Nothing screams homey and comfortable like pictures. Whether that’s pictures of home and your friends/family, or just tumblr style with things you love and adore, we suggest starting a picture wall. Make the space yours! Nothing is more comfortable and cozy than a space that you designed with love in mind. Down below we linked a product perfect for this, or DIY! Just grab some wall mounting putty or tape and get posting.
5. Go For A Theme
A theme is always a great way to make your room feel more comfortable. There is a lot of psychology done on how your environment impacts your inner self. Choosing a theme that helps you feel at home and welcomed, plays a major role on your emotions and mentality. The theme that makes you feel most at home and cozy can be different from someone else’s choice in theme. Think long about what you picture when you dream about a cozy space and go from there!
6. Pick Warmer Colours
Warmer colours tend to be tied with all those cozy feelings you tend to feel. Think of a room with warmer colours versus a room with stark white, one looks and feels more welcoming and comfy than the other (however, this is subjective!). This is why we typically recommend warmer colours when looking for a cozier interior!
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7. Hang Some String Lights
Lights tend to make a room more cozy feeling, especially when purchased in warmer colours. A trend as of late, are LED lights that wrap around your ceiling or furniture. It’s definitely a vibe, that’s for sure. If you love the look of LED lights in various colours, we highly suggest purchasing a strand for your dorm room! This can be a great way to enhance your room and impact its overall vibe. We personally love the look of string lights, fairy lights, or globe lights. We love how big of an impact it can make on your space!
8. Grab Decor for Every Season & Holiday
We love the holidays… actually, scratch that, we love EVERY season. If there is decor for it, we want it. There is something about seasonal decor that just gets us in the feels. This is also a great way to liven up your space and comfort it down. We feel so cozy when there are pumpkins out, apple cider scented candles lit, and fall leaves hanging across our desk or windowsill.
9. Spend More Time Making It Yours
Put your personal touch anywhere you can. Whatever defines cozy to you, you need to emphasize on it! If you find something resonates with you, put it into your space. Again, that cozy feeling is subjective, whatever you find makes you feel cozy, then utilize it!