Going off to college is full of decisions. You’ve got to choose the right school, the right major and (most importantly) the best dorm décor! College style for girls is all about personality and panache. Here are four things to pack to make your room the best dressed on the floor.
A Beautiful Bed
Dorm rooms and college apartments are small, and that means your comforter will set the tone for the room. Keep things feeling light by going with pastels, or be bold and choose a shade like turquoise or hot pink. Make sure you coordinate with your roommate, so the bedroom doesn’t turn into the clash of the tartan plaids.
You’re probably not allowed to paint the room, so bring lots of posters, pictures and textiles to cover ugly dorm walls. Pictures will help you put your personality on display. And Command Hooks or 3M picture hanging tape will let you hang things safely without getting fined later for nail holes.
Dorm floors are cold, so make your room warmer by packing a large rug. Choose something colorful that will hide the stains that are bound to happen! You can also select a pattern to bring a little drama to the floor, or a neutral that works with your and your roommate’s style.
A beautiful dorm room doesn’t look so beautiful if it’s cluttered and messy. Storage at school can be a challenge, with small closets and one dresser that you’re expected to share. You’ll need to bring under-the-bed storage solutions so you can put things away. Get bins that match your bedding, or bring a storage ottoman that allows you to put up your feet or host a group of friends, all while you hide your shoe collection. Remember, your storage options will probably be visible, so choose something cute.
The most important thing to remember when considering college style for girls is to have fun. College is full of amazing memories; create a spot that will make them even better.