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My Dorm Room is How Small?!

Posted on December 29th, 2013 by Bryanna Davis

InternationalStudent_300x250_r4_V3 (1)The transition into a dorm room or college apartment can be tough! Student housing units are small and students may feel cramped or uncomfortable in their new space. Tips below help transform these small spaces from a claustrophobic cubicle into a student sanctuary.

Decorate with a light color palette

Softer colors like white and pastels reflect more light, making your space seem bigger and brighter. Consider selecting light bedding and small-scale furniture pieces to help open up your room and then use pillows and accessories to add a pop of color to your space.

Invest in multifunctional pieces

Save on space and stay organized by using furniture and accessories that serve more than one purpose. For example, futons can easily convert from a casual sofa to a foldout bed. Similarly, storage chests can be used to house out of season clothing and serve as extra seating for group hangouts. Consider lofting your bed to provide even more storage. Be creative with the items that you purchase!

Keep it simple

When in doubt, opt for sleek, simple décor over more intricate choices. Try to avoid ruffled window treatments or large, bold patterns that will shrink the room. Instead, channel minimalist designs that will make your space seem clean and refreshed, ideal to both study and rest.

For more décor tips and inspiration for small spaces like your dorm room, visit the Cort Pinterest.

Written by Bryanna Davis

Bryanna joined EIC in 2011 after returning to the United States from teaching English in China. Her interest in international education, sparked initially by her own study abroad experience in Wales, led her to the company. Bryanna is originally from Missouri and is a graduate from the University of Central Missouri.

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