Even though dorm rooms are traditionally small, they can be decorated in a way that will allow you to fully express yourself.
Hidden storage, maximized floor space, and multi-functional furniture pieces can all be used to make the most of a dorm room’s small living area.
Because dorms are actually used as a “home away from home,” and not just a place to sleep, it’s important to design them so that they are useful during both the daytime and evening hours. Here are a few design tips that will help you maximize your dorm room’s space while still being able to fully express yourself.
Just as with any living space, it’s important to consider what you have to work with, as well as your actual needs for the space. In most cases, a dorm room must function as a combined bedroom, living room, recreation room, and office. Because it must meet all these varied needs, choosing multi-functional furniture pieces and accessories is absolutely vita. If you share the space with a roommate, it’s also important to take their needs, likes and dislikes into consideration.
While in some cases you’ll be able to reach some decorating “middle ground” with a roommate, in other cases the best you can hope for is equally dividing the space. Even if you take the divided space approach, you should try to be considerate of your roommate’s tastes and interests. Once you’ve given some thought as to how you want to utilize your space and have taken any limitations into consideration, you’ll be ready to begin decorating.