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Decorating for a Dorm or Apartment

by Debbie Correale

Packing for new houseIt is that time of year, when parents are packing up kids and transporting them to their college dorms or first apartments – a time of much excitement!

I wanted to offer some decorating ideas that were different – obviously going to one of the big box stores is an obvious quick and inexpensive decorating option – keep on reading for some unique ideas!

Use your own artwork or Wall Decals

If you have some favorite photos make them into affordable but personalized wall art!  Go to Snapfish.com and create full photo posters then frame for a desired look.  Another option for inexpensive wall art is a wall decal that can be easily removed without harming the wall from AllPosters.com.  Depending on your style there are many available options and price ranges in wall decals; it will be hard to choose!

Use a memory board or inspiration board to personalize your space!  Pulling in photos or quotes is a fun way to quickly achieve this look!  (Photo HGTV.com.)

If you’re looking for unique wall art, go to Etsy.com!  To search for some affordable wall art, enter ‘Wall art’ as your search item and under ‘Sort by’ select Lowest Price.  You will be amazed at the options that are available offering your college student or first time apartment dweller a distinctive look.

Storage and Multi-Purpose Space Ideas

Here’s a contemporary look for shelving that doesn’t take up much space from TheGoodLifeOnCampus.com.

HGTV.com recommends that during the day you add decorative throw pillows to change the bed into a sitting area.

While researching for this blog, I found a great website with photos and explanations on how to loft your dorm bed if the college does not provide this option, click here to read more.  Lofting your bed allows you to fit more into a small space.  Potentially you could fit a futon under a lofted bed for a comfortable sitting area.

For some fabulous ideas on how to deal with storage in small spaces, click here to read this blog from ApartmentTherapy.com.

For a free design consultation – you can get your own personal dorm/apartment design recommendations from Dormify, click here to learn more.

Enjoy the rest of your summer and happy moving!

For all of your Home Staging and Redesign needs, contact Debbie@RedesignRight.com!

Debbie Correale is founder and owner of Redesign Right, LLC. You can learn more about her at www.RedesignRight.com. Find her on Facebook.com/RedesignRight, Twitter @RedesignRight, LinkedIn, and .

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