How To: Personalize Your Dorm Room

atla-082508-dorm01.jpgRecently, Laure blogged some tips about moving into a dorm room. Here are some additional and inexpensive tips to personalize what's often a lackluster space...

  • A good desk lamp is a must. Not only for studying, but as an alternative from depressing ceiling light.
  • Consider covering a depressing ceiling lamp with a clip-on shade.
  • Keeping clutter at bay, especially when you're sharing a room, is a must. Try storage bins on wheels that can slip under beds.
  • Find out if you can install shelving on walls to take advantage of oft-wasted space.
  • A small refrigerator and microwave makes storing and preparing healthy snacks easy.
  • Consider coordinating your bedding with your roommate's.
  • If you can't paint the walls in your dorm room, add colour with sheets stapled to the wall.
  • Removable wall decals are another way of brightening up plain walls. <
  • Rugs are an easy way to add colour and coziness or try carpet tiles.

[image: Jonsson's Flickr, with a Creative Commons License]

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