Minimalism is the practice of only living with the things you value the most. This means paring down your closet to a single signature style, keeping non-functioning items out, and focusing on quality over quality.
But many minimalists take it to the next level by keeping their spaces earth-centered with lots of organic products, white linens, and neutral decor. While it’s not for everyone, it’s definitely possible to integrate the less-is-more look into your dorm room. These small touches can help you transform your decor from overcrowded to minimalist paradise.
Minimalists believe that having items that are not being used out and about creates clutter and chaos. Instead, everything that doesn’t have a place should be neatly and efficiently tucked away.
In smaller dorm rooms that don’t have much space to work with, an armored storage trunk can work wonders. It can double as seating while holding off-season clothing, storing shoes, or hiding cleaning supplies.
Hanging Door Mirror
Saving space is a way of creating more room to breathe. That means you should avoid loading up on nonessential furniture, including bulky standing mirrors. But mirrors are also important in decor, so you need to find the right balance.
One way to accomplish this is with an over the door mirror. With hooks, it latches on to the top of your closet or dorm room door so you won’t need to move it around or store it when you have guests. It serves its purpose and then it is out of sight.
Lighting is huge in a DIY minimalist dorm. Industrial lighting won’t do and you can’t use natural lighting when the sun goes down. Instead, you need something that is both flexible, pretty, and unobtrusive.
Our top pick for nighttime lighting sources is the Sparkly String Lighting. Thin, copper colored, and oh-so-pretty, you’ll feel like your dorm is full of little fairies. The best part is is that you can use these just about anywhere, like lining your bunk bed or around a ceiling.
With white being your main color for minimalist decorating, you might get bored easily. After all, an all-white dorm room seems so drab in more dreary months!
Counter this misconception by picking throw items that pop out while still blending in. We love this foil dot pillow that would look amazing on a tan couch or bedding set. There’s just enough color and design there to keep our attention. For an added pop of striking color and texture add this Axel Quatrafoil throw blanket in Aqua.
Modern and Typography Designed Canvas Prints
Canvas is a minimalist dream as it stands out without looking cheap. It gives emphasis to what it is showing or the message it has. But you need the right print to go with the rest of your room.
Black-and-white makes a fantastic visual, like this Glam Eyes Wall Canvas. Hang it over the appropriate spot (your bathroom or makeup supplies, for example) to designate spaces. Another idea is to go with the popular typography design where the words are the focus and not a photograph. Good Vibes Only is one of our top choices, because who said minimalists can’t have fun with their decor!
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