4 Ways to Brighten up your Dorm Room

1. Hang up Art

Mix and match your favorite art prints to add colorful happiness to dreary dorm walls and make the space feel more like a home. Start with a map print of one of your favorite places and pair it with something bright like flowers or a whimsically painted animal print. While you'll probably throw away a poster at the end of the year, art is an investment you will keep forever.     

Art prints | Photo via The Style Journal


Flamingo Print and Hydrangea Print | Video via Emily O and Bows 

 Evelyn Henson

Animal Prints | Photo via Prep in Your Step


Hydrangeas Print | Photo via Chic in Carolina


Flamingos Print (Similar) | Photo via Let's Get Preppy


2. Fill a bulletin board with happy things 

Keep all your favorite photos and notecards displayed on a bulletin board. Greeting cards (which start at $4.50) are a budget friendly way to add pops of color to your space. Plus, they're a great thing to keep on hand to gift to a friend!


Evelyn Henson Art
Evelyn Henson Art
 Evelyn Henson Art

3. Keep colorful coffee mugs on display 

Mornings are brighter with a favorite coffee mug (especially if you have a class before 9AM). Get one for you and a one for your roommate; they'll make the entire space look brighter too. 

Similar mugs | Photo via Amy Believes in Pink


Colorful coffee mug

Bookshelf Mug | Photo via @Whereshesreading


4. Accessorize with colorful throw pillows

Go for classic white bedding and then brighten up the space with colorful pillows like these throughout the year. Incorporate them onto both your bed and futon/couch to seamlessly tie the room together. You can even get a matching tray for added organization.