As a busy college student, you might spend a lot of time in the library, the dining hall, the student center, or the quad, but your dorm room is always your home base. It’s where you go to unwind, relax, and feel totally comfortable. That’s why your dorm decor is essential. You want to create a space that is entirely yours, but maybe you don’t know where to start. For a little inspiration, take a look at these three top dorm decor trends of 2019.
Studies show that houseplants can improve concentration and boost productivity by up to 15%, lower stress levels, and enhance your mood. Indoor greenery is a wildly popular trend in 2019, but you’re a busy college student; you don’t have time for an amateur botany project. Rather than struggle to tend to real live plants, go with a smattering of fake flowers, grasses, and succulents. Hang them from the ceiling, tack them to your walls, pot them on your desk or windowsill. No watering, no light requirements, just plenty of “natural” beauty.
The year 2019 is all about mixing and matching textures. Fan favorites include velvet, shag, Mongolian faux fur, and outrageously thick yarns. Toss in some eclectic throw pillows and blankets and add contrast with a unique luxury rug. Custom made area rugs are only limited by your imagination. Your dorm room may not be a standard size or a perfect square, so not all dorm rugs will fit just right. Ideally, the edges of a rug should land 12 to 14 inches from the walls; you can ensure this is the case when you order a custom dorm rug in a fun fabric and texture.
Your typical dorm room is furnished with a basic wood or metal desk chair and a twin bed. That’s about all you get in terms of seating. But maybe you’re looking for something a little comfier, or maybe you enjoy entertaining guests. You could buy a couple more standard chairs or you could go with something a little more aesthetically pleasing. Poufs are a hot item in 2019; this large, solid cushion can be easily moved around the room and offers a comfy seat for dorm room guests. Alternatively, you might prefer a more practical option — chests and hollow ottomans provide storage and seating all in one.
Your dorm room may be small in size, but that doesn’t mean it can’t have a big personality. This year’s trends are both inexpensive and playful, which is ideal for a college student like yourself. Have some fun with faux plants, textured dorm rugs, and seating of many shapes and sizes.