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6 Easy Ways to Cheer Up Your Dorm Room

6 Easy Ways to Cheer Up Your Dorm Room

It's officially spring! Your dorm room is your sanctuary after a long day of classes, RSOs, and studying at the Reg. Add a little cheer to your room with these six easy tricks. 

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1 - Flowers

What's not to love about fresh flowers? They add color and brightness to any room and bring a smile to your face. Next time you need a quick pick-me-up (and maybe some snacks), swing by Treasure Island and snag a bouquet of inexpensive carnations. For a more long-term solution, colorful succulents are an easy way to add a pop of color to your desk, while fake flowers can be swapped out depending on your mood.

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2 - Fairy lights

Fairy, or Christmas, lights are the quintessential way to add personality to any dorm room. In white (or any color of your choosing), they literally brighten the room and create a more stress-free environment. Drape them around your bed for a princess effect, or string them across the ceiling for a more subtle, dreamy touch. Secure them to the walls with small command hooks or even thick clear masking tape.

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3 - Photocollage

Dorm room walls are often a drab off-white color. Inject some personality and color by creating a photo collage with the help of common strips or plain double-stick tape. Drugstores like Walgreens allow you to print your favorite Instagram photos for a meta Insta-worthy wall. If you're more old school than that, a collage of images from your favorite magazines is a sure way to make you smile when you head back to after a long day.

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4 - Oil diffuser

Scented candles are great, but for the most part against University housing policy. Reed oil diffusers allow you to make your room smell wonderful without the fire hazard. Basically goof-proof, you stick the reeds in the oil and flip them over every few weeks or so, and your room will be delicately scented all day. Soothing lavender and eucalyptus oils are perfect for creating a relaxing and safe space.

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5 - Cozy blankets

There's nothing better than coming home after a hard day of exams and discussion sections to Netflix, fuzzy socks and a cozy blanket. A thick plush blanket is not only great for cuddling in after a wintry day, but also adds texture and color to the room.

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6 - Wall tapestry

Make your room truly your own with a gorgeous tapestry draped from the walls. A low-effort, high-impact way to personalize your room, a tapestry will not only reduce the draft but also make a bold statement. And if you ever get tired of it, simply swap it out for another one!

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What are your favorite dorm room decor tricks? Let us know in the comments below! 

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