4 Affordable Ways to Make Your Student Room Super Cozy

Some student rooms or dorm rooms can look pretty bland and (dare I say?) cell-like. It can be tempting to leave it without a lot of decorations, particularly if you’ll only be there for one year. But it’s hard to hang out every day in a place without a homey vibe. Here are a few simple ways to make your student room cozy on a budget.

1. Fairy Lights

Photo by Dzenina Lukac from Pexels

Some people say fairy lights are childish. Maybe they are. But they also create really sweet lighting in your room, especially if you get warm or colorful lights. You can get battery powered lights for super cheap in your local Target, or if you want you can also get really long plug-in lights at any store that sells Christmas lights. They’re available on Amazon for just $9! I would say you could spend $10-20 on lights like these, and the effect is completely worth it.

2. Candles

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For more warm lighting and cozy feels, you can always light a few candles. They always make me feel calmer and meditating on a candle flame can be a good winding down ritual at night time too! Somehow, candles make your room feel warmer and more welcoming.

3. Mirrors

my favorite corner of my room (and my favorite mirrror!)

Now that you have fantastic lighting in your room, you can add some mirrors! Mirrors will reflect the light and make your room feel brighter. Bonus points for pretty mirrors that add a little personality to your new home!

4. Plushies

Some plushies I brought from home ❤

Another thing that some people think are too childish for Real Adults. Plushies can instantly make a place feel lived in and loved. So don’t leave your favorite childhood plushies at home when you move out! Take a couple with you and set them up on your bed so your room feels a little softer and more familiar.

5. Add some color!

Photo by Matheus Bertelli from Pexels

Many dorm rooms are monochromatic and lack anything colorful. To make your room less monotonous, put some wall decorations up! You can use tacky putty like this one to hang posters or small artworks so you don’t damage your walls. This is also a good opportunity to shop small and purchase artworks from small businesses! Some of my favorite art shops include Toshia and Tiffany Tan Art! They have beautiful and adorable, colorful and fun art styles!

How do you decorate your spaces?? Do you have other tips and tricks to make your space homier and cozier? Let me know in the comments!

Published by Alexia

My name is Alexia. I'm a travel, cafe, food, and self care lover based in Ghent, Belgium. I write about how to have a cozy life, including cozy video games and cafes!

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