It seems like school starts earlier and earlier every year. Gone are the days of back to school in September, the new norm is any time in August. Just when you were getting used to the summer heat, enjoying lazy days watching TV, or playing at the beach, it’s all over in a blink of an eye. Now it’s time to get busy prepping for another school year.
For recent high school grads this is an exciting time of year as you head off to college for the first time and move into a dorm room. After all, it is the quintessential college experience for any freshman. What an adventure it is, moving away from your parents, starting life as an adult; excitement and fear rolled all in one!
One of the best parts about moving into a new dorm room (or even your first apartment, post-dorm life for you sophomores and juniors) is decorating your space. Have you already started planning your dorm room decor? Here are a few ideas to get you started or add to what you already have planned.
This simple, yet colorful dorm room look was created for the boho girl who loves pink, the beach, and a casual cool vibe. It is not over top and has just the right amount of embellishment to let her personality shine.
Let’s break down the elements of the perfect boho bedroom.
The Boho Bedside
A bedside table is perfect for keeping those must have items close at hand like your cell phone and sunglasses. This is also a great spot for an easy-care houseplant. Plants are perfect for the dorm room, adding a touch of natural beauty, in addition to bringing in fresh oxygen, helping to purify the air, and providing natural stress relief when your schedule gets hectic.
Bonus Tip: Try a neanthe bella palm (aka palor palm). These hardy palms require little sunlight and water making them easy to grow, while bringing the tropics to your dorm room.
Don't Forget to Decorate the Floor
Let’s face it, you’re not going to want to clean your room all the time, between studying and your new-found independence, cleaning is not high on your priority list. Besides who brings a vacuum to college anyway? That’s when you need a Bohemian Fiesta Blanket as a throw rug beside your bed. Just take it outside once a week, shake it off, and your floor is clean... well if you’ve managed to put away all your clothes that is. But remember, you most likely have a roommate so be considerate and try not to make too much of a mess!
Bonus Tip: Bohemian Fiesta Blankets are a true multipurpose blanket. Use it as a throw blanket on your bed or chair, hang on the wall to brighten up a drab space, or take it with you to a grassy area for an outdoors study session. Get your Bohemian Fiesta Blanket here.
Get Ready for a Sleepover
There is going to be an occasional sleep over at your friends (or boyfriends) so don’t forget a Wanderlust Weekender Bag for packing all the essentials. These multipurpose duffel bags also do double duty as gym bags, beach bags, storage bags, or what ever else you might need a bag for. The relaxed boho vibe make them perfect for adding a splash of color to your dorm room.
Maximum Boho Drama
The coolest way to add color and drama to any room is with a tapestry, and the dorm room is no exception. A Boho Roundie can be used in a variety of ways to add color and dimension to your room. Try it on the bed, on the wall, draped over a chair, or even on the floor. Get the most out of your roundie by taking it on picnics with your friends, study sessions in the park, or morning yoga at the gym.
How do you plan on decorating your dorm room? Let us know in the comments below.
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