Dorm Decor Ideas: Planning And Creating A Beautiful College Abode

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Dorm décor should be fun and easy! It is that time of year when many move from the comfy parental nest and into the taste of living in their own abode; the college dorm.

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Command makes abode organizing & decorating easier: Perfect for dorm

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Command Brand is always working hard to come out with useful as well as decorative products to make organizing easier.

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Designer tips for dorm room decorating: Carol Ruth Weber showcases moving in at University of Miami

Moving into a dorm room is filled with emotions; fun, overwhelming, exhausting are among just a few.

Check out my new YouTube video lending expert designer advice to make your dorm room into a beautiful abode.

Never be afraid to dance!

Dorm decor ideas: Planning and creating a beautiful college abode

Read Carol’s Examiner.com article for great tips to decorate a dorm room to make it feel like home.

It is that time of year when many move from the comfy parental nest and into the taste of living in their own abode; the college dorm.

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FLOR carpet tiles: Perfect decor to warm up the ugly dorm abode floor

 

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Most dorm rooms, especially those not recently built, have cold tiled floors… FLOR carpet tiles are the perfect solution for adding beautiful coverage to warm up the college abode’s floor.

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Decor for an easy move in and move out: Way Basics for the dorm abode

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College housing, whether living into a dorm or apartment, often means moving often as each year begins and ends. The decor should provide not only comfort and b

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Create fabric walls with 3M hooks for a beautiful dorm or rental abode

Decorating a dorm room or rental can be a challenge, but it can also be a fun experience experimenting with different ideas to make the room into a personal statement of yourself. Guys might think that the girls have it all together when decorating but everyone can use a hand and some helpful advice to conquering ugly dorm room walls.

Be sure to watch me on this eHow video for a tutorial to achieving a beautiful fabric draped wall using Command hooks!


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Command Brand by 3M has an array of useful hooks in many sizes, finishes, and colors to be used in any room. The hooks are perfect for dorm rooms since they can be attached to a surface without any harm.  The hooks and products leave no holes at all to damage a wall and can be removed in an instant to leave no marks behind and ready to be reused for a new application.

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Think outside of the box when using the hooks and you can create a beautiful wall covered with fabric. Perfect to make the decor your own and to hide old ugly dorm walls crafted with cinder blocks. Be creative using the hooks.

Command’s clear hooks are the perfect place to begin with dressing the wall in fabric.  

“These new clear hooks, clips and organization products –complete with a transparent adhesive strip – blend seamlessly into walls and other surfaces providing endless decorating possibilities. Hold 0.5 to 2 pounds, depending on product.”

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The clear hooks will blend into the wall making the fabric of choice the centerpiece of the decor. Keep the fabric choice light weight to make it easy to hang. Have fun creating a beautifully decorated wall using fabric.

Place hooks in equal intervals apart on the wall just below the ceiling.

IMG_4352Have fun playing with fabric choices to create a unique decor.

  • Drape fabric in a swag effect from hook to hook to create a soft dimensional border around the room.
  • Use readymade curtains that are 84 inches long. Attach curtain rings to the top (these easily just clip on) using the same distance between rings as between hooks on wall. Then hang the curtains flat against the wall using the rings to hang on the hooks. Dress one wall as an accent behind your bed or have fun with your roommate dressing all of the walls.
  • Use curtain rings to dress the entire perimeter of the room with a curtain valance. Get a matching curtain to adorn in the window using a tension rod.
  • A fun shower curtain will add a bit of excitement to a boring wall. Use the ready-made slits at the top of the curtain to hook the curtain onto the clear Command hooks attached to the wall. Hold the curtain on the wall and mark with pencil at the points on the wall where the holes are along the top of the curtain. Place the hooks on the wall at your marks. Center the shower curtain on the wall or over the bed.

Watch me on my eHow video series Back to School: Dorm Life” for more great tips on decorating and organizing the dorm room!

The dorm room is the first step to having your own abode to decorate. Make sure that it truly expresses who you are and that it is a place of enjoyment for you to come home to after a busy day of classes. Have fun creating dorm room fashions. Don’t forget to coordinate with roommates. Enjoy college life and never be afraid to dance!

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Dorm decorating for your abode away from home

The summer has only just begun and July is already half over. The stores are now filled with back to school items. It may seem early but many colleges begin early in August which leaves little time for students to prepare for their excursions to their new homes in their dorm abodes.

For many nervous students they will be heading out to their first dorm rooms away from the comfort of the home abode. For the first time in their lives, many students will be living with a roommate or roommates.

Decorating your new “abode away from home” can be fun.

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Most colleges give you the advantage of getting to know roommates, through emails and phone calls, before you actually meet in your room.

Roommates can have fun and get to know each other by working on coordinating their décor.

Since most dorm rooms tend to be on the small side, comfort and being organized are very important when planning your decor.

Add immediate comfort with a new bed topper

  • Bed toppers come in many materials such as feathers, memory foam, and synthetics. You will want to make sure your fitted sheets will accommodate a topper on top of your mattress.

New sheets, towels, and pillows will encase you in comfort

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  • It is very comforting when snuggling into bed with brand new cotton sheets and a new fluffy pillow. New towels are fresh and absorbent. Make sure that everything is washed and ready for your new home.

Good personal light fixtures are important for late night studying and reading

  • Consider buying one for your bed and another for your desk. If you do not have a surface next to your bed consider your options such as clip on fixtures that can be attached to a bed frame or a wall mounted fixture.

Accessorize your new room for comfort as well as attractiveness

  • Large throw pillows and body pillows make attractive bed accessories. They provide comfort at night and can turn your bed into a sofa during the day. For company throw the large pillows on the floor for extra seating.

Add style to the room with an area rug

  • Yes, area rugs can be placed over carpeting! Inexpensive area rugs can be found at stores like Target. These will cover boring dorm room flooring and provide some color to the décor.

Staying organized also means keeping spaces neat and tidy, ready for work and guests

  • Command products have reusable hooks and caddies that make organizing a snap. They are easy to install and remove without any harm to the walls. Command has beautiful decorative hooks, as well as simple clear hooks and wire management systems, picture hangers and poster clips, and caddies to organize your walls. They will hold your art, robes, towels, etc and are easily removed, without marking the walls, at the end of the school year.
  • Dorm rooms do not usually have a full length mirror. Full length mirrors can be purchased that hang simply with hooks fitting over your room door.
  • Do not forget memo and cork boards to hold notes and reminders. You can use your mirror to post any reminder notes you may have for yourself or your roommate.
  • Laundry will need its own space and will have to be portable so that can easily be carried to the laundry room. Find a corner in your closet to keep it.
  • A tote to hold all of your personal bath supply items is a must have. Just grab your handy tote and a towel and head to the bathroom for a shower or a splash to the face.

Closet organizing accessories are a must.

  • Depending on your closet space, there are many options to choose from; hanging or over-the-door shoe racks, belt holders, and hanging shelves are all available.

Studying will come easy when you have important papers and documents in order.

File your schoolwork, and documents; insurance papers, pay stubs, tax info.

  • Cube storage ottomans are perfect for keeping files and providing extra seating for company.
  • File crates take up minimal space if there is no room for a full-size cabinet.

Enjoy your first steps into the world on your own. Do not forget to be responsible and to keep your grades up as you balance the enjoyable college life. The more organized you are, the more you will get accomplished, resulting in more time to experience college fun.

Celebrate your good grades and accomplishments; turn up the music and never be afraid to dance!

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Necessities for Dorm Décor

It is that time of year. It seems like summer has just begun and it is over in a flash. It is time for all of the new College students to head out to their first dorm rooms away from the comfort of the home abode. Many students will be living with a roommate for the first time.

Decorating your new “home away from home” can be fun. Try to coordinate with your roommates. Most colleges give you the advantage of getting to know roommates, through emails and phone calls, before you actually meet in your room.

Most dorm rooms tend to be on the small side. Comfort and being organized are very important when planning your decor.

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Add immediate comfort with a new bed topper. These come in many materials such as feathers, memory foam, and synthetics. Make sure your fitted sheets will accommodate a topper on top of your mattress.

You will need a good personal light fixture. Consider buying one for your bed and another for your desk. If you do not have a surface next to your bed consider your options such as clip on fixtures that can be attached to a bed frame or a wall mounted fixture.

Do not forget a comfortable pillow along with your new sheets and towels.

Large throw pillows and body pillows are nice bed accessories. They provide comfort at night and can turn your bed into a sofa during the day. For company throw the large pillows on the floor for extra seating.

seating created with fun pillows

Inexpensive area rugs can be found at stores like Target. These will cover boring dorm room flooring and provide some color to the décor.

Purchase command (http://www.command.com/wps/portal/3M/en_US/NACommand/?WT.mc_id=www.command.com&WT.ctod=11:30) products hooks and picture hangers to organize your walls. These are great. They will hold your art, robes, towels, etc and are easily removed, without marking the walls, at the end of the school year. Check out my articles, http://www.examiner.com/interior-design-in-new-york/how-to-decorate-your-abode-s-bare-walls, and http://www.examiner.com/interior-design-in-new-york/tips-for-hanging-art-and-accessories-your-abode, for decorative and hanging art ideas. You will probably want to hang up some sort of cork board to hold notes.

For those more adventurous check out my article, http://www.examiner.com/interior-design-in-new-york/enjoyable-alternatives-for-your-abode-s-walls, for decorating ideas that will personalize a boring dorm room wall.

Closet accessories are made to organize. Stores like Target are good sources for these items. Depending on your closet space, there are many options to choose from; hanging or over-the-door shoe racks, belt holders, and hanging shelves are all available.

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Do not forget the need for cleanliness. You will need a laundry bag or tote that can easily be carried to the laundry room. Find a corner in your closet to keep it. A tote to hold all of your personal bath supply items is another must have. Need a shower or to just cleanse your face, just grab your handy tote and a towel.

It is very important to learn how to keep your important papers and documents. File crates take up minimal space if there is no room for a full-size cabinet. File your schoolwork, and documents; insurance papers, pay stubs, tax info.

Many dorm rooms will not come with a mirror so do not forget to bring your own full length mirror. This is a good place to tape up any reminder notes you may have for yourself or your roommate.

Enjoy your new found freedom. Remember you are now in the adult world so you are expected to act like one. Keep your abode organized and clean and you will find it easier to get your work accomplished.

Most important, never be afraid to dance!

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