Living in a dorm gives you the opportunity to create a functional work and sleep space that reflects your unique personality. With some clever ingenuity and a little extra legwork, you can turn your dull and boring room into a cozy space you won’t want to leave, even during those dreaded all-nighters. Ahead, we’ve listed some different ways to make your dorm room feel like home.

Decorate Your Desk

As a student, the focal point of your room—and where you'll be spending most of your time—is your desk. Make sure you keep your area neat and free of clutter. You may also want to pin up boards, inspiring pictures, and memos to keep your motivation high while studying.

Keep a Cozy Bed

When it comes to dorm bedding, you should get the most bang for your buck without compromising on quality. The wrong bed can lead to sleep deprivation, poor posture, sore muscles, and back pain. Aside from your bed pillows for sleep, we also recommend buying some throw pillows for comfy late-night study sessions.

Ramp up Your Room’s Lighting

Incorporating cool lamps or string lights can elevate your dorm room and single-handedly set the mood to reflect your personal style. Another great option is to put together a board with positive affirmations, deadlines, and reminders. This type of personalization alone is one of the best ways to make your dorm room feel like home.

Why Not Add Wall Art?

Everyone gets homesick once and a while, so hang your favorite photos on your bare walls. You can also design a mural around your desk to make studying seem less arduous. Have a roomie? Coordinate with them to create a gorgeous art wall. You can even add peel-and-stick decals or mirrors to make your room feel bigger or to create a unique pattern in your dorm room.

Amp up Your Space With Additional Storage

Dorms are usually small, and the key to efficient dorm living is to add extra space for storage to help you organize your clothing and declutter your desk area. Bed risers and storage ottomans at the end of your bed can hold big and bulky items to provide more space for your books, clothes, skin care products, and other stuff.

Now that high school graduation is complete, it's time to look for awesome resources to come up with inspiration and connect with your roommate before move-in day. And if you’re looking for trendy dorm room décor, shop roombodi.