Dorm Décor Ideas: 6 Quick Ways to Brighten Your Space

We’re partnering with our favorite style bloggers to showcase their favorite back to school looks. From style trends to décor tips, we love seeing how these fashionistas gear up for the year ahead.

It’s important to feel at home in college, so this week we’re welcoming Alexis from That Chic Lex to share her favorite tips to make your dorm room cozy, comfortable and functional.

This summer has flown by and it’s that time again to think about back to school. Dorms aren’t always the best living situation thanks to their plain walls and cramped living space, but there ARE ways to make it your own and love the experience. So why not make the most of it this year, whether you are a college freshman or senior, and add fun and personal flare to your décor with these tips I use to decorate my own space.

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Every college student needs a water bottle to stay hydrated throughout the day, so why not get one that’s multi-purpose—one that reflects your personal style and keeps your water chilled. This Cantini water bottle from Meijer is adorable and a perfect choice.

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Nothing makes a statement like a print. This coaster from Meijer is perfect for adding flare to a plain and basic dorm room. Whether it’s used functionally for a drink next to your bed or placed under a succulent, it does the job of adding liveliness to a room.

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Dorms are rather small, so you’ll have to take advantage of space as much as you can. This Room and Retreat tray from Meijer can be used all different ways. My favorite use is for décor. Placing books, succulents, and my journal on the tray keeps everything organized and looks put together. The color will go with any room theme and can be used next to you on a bed or couch or futon while you’re working, or will look nice on your desk.

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I love accessories! I mean who doesn’t? Marble is all the rage right now, so why not try it out in accessories. This long necklace from Meijer is perfect for back to school. It pairs perfectly with these gold sunglasses, also from Meijer, which are a must have for tailgates or walking to class.

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Having to share a bathroom with a couple of people can be hectic, but that doesn’t mean it still can’t be cute. These Hip Style towels from Meijer are the perfect way to liven up your bathroom. The bold monocratic prints will go with any color and still make a statement.

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Matching towels pull a theme together even more. Keep them organized in this Room and Retreat metal basket from Meijer. The basket can be used for absolutely anything so if you already have a designated place for your towels, use it for extra storage!

A dorm is your home away from home, so be sure to make sure it reflects your personal style—you’ll be more comfortable and productive. Next time you’re shopping, try using these tips to make your dorm your own!

Alexis is a fashion merchandising student at Central Michigan University and the fashionista behind That Chic Lex, a blog full of fun style and beauty tips. Follow her on Instagram and Pinterest.

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