Dorm Decor – Edition 1!

It’s that time of year again – New classes, new schedule, and perhaps, a new living space! Moving into your own apartment or dorm, or moving your son or daughter into one can feel overwhelming. The blank, bland walls and plain appearance of a dorm unit isn’t exactly comforting either. While some students are content to use their funds for other purposes, others find it bothersome to live in a space that just isn’t homey. Luckily, there are a few ways to make the space feel like your own all while sticking to a student budget. Best of all, these simple tips and tricks are simply meant to inspire, and can be easily transformed to work for any decor style.

BeFunky_10574565_10152402458067424_1747938534_o.jpg

Decorative pillows are a great way to reflect your personal style and work with the colour scheme of any furniture you’ve been provided with! Try experimenting with different textures and patterns

BeFunky_10663252_10152402457862424_296629495_o.jpg

Picture frame collages are a fun and inexpensive way to fill your walls. The Dollarama, Homesense and Winners are just a few local stores where you can mix and match frames while sticking to a budget. Arrange them any way you like, and fill the frames with your own photos, cut out images from magazines, or print quotes and images that are just your style!

BeFunky_10685737_10152402458012424_870999094_o.jpg

Storage baskets are a perfect way to fill your t.v. stand and store items without creating clutter! Don’t be afraid to mix it up and balance the look with a few personal trinkets or books here and there.

BeFunky_10678055_10152402457952424_1699595912_o.jpg

Organizational jars provide a decorative touch to your bathroom counter and keep essentials like cotton pads and q-tips in a handy place!

BeFunky_10673360_10152402457007424_756035282_o.jpg

Chalkboard accents are a great way to personalize your space and can be changed to whatever message you’d like to display at any time! This chalkboard teapot was a real steal at Michaels for only $5.

BeFunky_10656406_10152402457512424_2033995580_n.jpg

Dish cloths with text add flair to your kitchen! Homesense & Winners carry quite a variety of affordable, fun dish cloths.

BeFunky_10663086_10152402457272424_157007288_o.jpg

Mirrors are a simple addition to your walls that help to create a more open appearance even in a small space. This is an antique mirror I found in storage!

BeFunky_10705063_10152402457397424_1435267651_n.jpg

Here are a few local stores to check out for decor inspiration:

  • Michaels
  • Walmart
  • Superstore
  • Canadian Tire
  • The Dollarama
  • Winners & Homesense (CrossIron Mills)

 

Stay tuned until next week for Edition 2 of Dorm Decor, all about bedroom dorm decor!

 

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s