Your favorite animal says a lot about you. Whether or not you’re an elephant fanatic, there’s no denying that they are one of the most majestic animals out there. Often a symbol of unbreakable friendship, elephants are well-known for things like loyalty, companionship, and unity because of the ways they band together and take care of their families.
If you’re the kind of person who values your friendships above all else, incorporating elephants into your dorm room decor might be the perfect way to highlight those values this year.
Here are x ways to incorporate elephants into your dorm room decor:
1. Hang elephant curtains in your dorm room
While these adorable elephant curtains are technically shower curtains, that doesn’t mean you can’t incorporate them into your dorm room decor even if you don’t have a private bathroom. If you do, that’s great! Let your elephant-themed dorm decor bleed over into your bathroom, and your guests can enjoy your decor right along with you every time they come over. If it turns out you don’t have a private bathroom, though, that doesn’t mean you need to forget about these curtains completely. Get creative!
Use these curtains as a decorative way to cover up your open-faced closet. As a long piece of fabric, these curtains can act as a veil that makes sure the hangers and shelves in your closet don’t disrupt the overall aesthetic of your room, and you can easily move them left and right over any curtain rod to open up whichever part of your closet you need to see to complete your outfit in the morning. No matter how stylish your clothes are, in most cases your closet comes with a lot of clashing colors. Cover up the disarray with this chic elephant curtain this year!
With a neutral background, bold geometric shapes, and bright colors to decorate the elephants themselves, these curtains are reminiscent of just how majestic elephants are. Measuring in at 6’x6’, they are the perfect size to cover whatever it is you’re hoping for this year - and they’ll look amazing at the same time. If you’re hoping to bring the safari you’ve always dreamed of going on to your dorm room decor, these curtains are your opportunity.
2. Add a decorative sherpa throw
Nothing makes a room feel more cozy than a decorative, soft blanket. An elephant-inspired Sherpa throw blanket is the perfect way to add elephants to your dorm room decor in a way that is both fashionable and comfortable. Spread it out over the foot of your bed to add a touch of the wilderness to your dorm room. With its colorful options, bold patterns making up the elephants, and elaborate stitching, this Sherpa throw is sure to be a centerpiece of any elephant-themed decor you’re hoping to add to your room this semester.
Available in three different colors - navy, pink, and aqua - you can match one of these throws with almost any color scheme you’ve established for your room already. The elephants are arranged across the fabric in a “parade,” their different sizes in each row meant to depict the real-life family dynamics that pervade much of an elephant’s life span. Perhaps it will remind you of your own family - whether that’s the people you left behind at home or the friends you’ve made at school.
The Sherpa material on the reverse side of this throw is perfectly suited to keep you warm when the cold starts to seep in through your dorm room window this winter. Use your Sherpa throw in whichever way is best suited to your needs! If it works best as a decorative piece for your room, you don’t have to use it for anything other than that. But if you’re the kind of person who loves to walk around with a blanket draped over your shoulders, this Sherpa throw is the perfect opportunity for you to start incorporating elephants into your fashion, as well.
3. Keep your rings in one place with an elephant ring holder
Want to incorporate some elephant decor into your dorm room but keep it more minimal than some larger and bolder decor options? A ring holder shaped like an elephant might be just what you need. Set up one of these at the back of your desk or on the windowsill or on the top of a shelf, and admire how nicely your rings sit on the elephant’s trunk. Losing rings is far too easy. One minute you’ve got one resting happily on a stack of books, and the next it’s being flung somewhere under your bed when you go to open one of your books having forgotten it was there. Ahem.
Inspired by origami, this ring holder is just the functional and fashionable elephant you’ve been waiting for. It’s small enough for you to set it up in any place you’d like and still have it be unimposing, but its luster will also make it stand out enough for you and your friends to admire it on a regular basis. The days of losing your rings are long-gone. Now, you can match whichever ring will work best with your outfits and keep the other ones in one place - on the trunk of this unique ring holder.
Sometimes, the best decor comes in small packages - and that’s exactly the case with this one. Despite its small size, this elephant ring holder can hold up to eight rings at a time! With a felt covering on the underside of the figurine, it’s safe to place on any surface without the fear of it scratching something. This year, maybe the best way for you to bring the safari to your dorm room is to incorporate some smaller elephant decor.
4. Add some more subtle elephants to your decor with a tapestry
Most people probably think that incorporating elephants into your dorm room decor means that they have to be obvious, but that’s absolutely not the case! If you’re looking for a way to use elephants in your dorm room decor but you don’t want them to detract from the rest of the decor you’ve already set up for yourself, try hanging up a tapestry that incorporates elephants into its design. When the elephants make up only a fraction of a larger mosaic, there’s no way for them to steal the show - but they’ll still be a nice detail for the people who notice to admire.
With this neutral black and white pattern, you can hang this elephant tapestry up wherever you want to - next to your bed, behind your desk, even as a curtain on your lofted bed - and it won’t clash with any of the other decor around you. It’s made entirely of cotton, so you know that it will be soft to the touch as well as beautiful. Measuring in at approximately 6.5’x6.5’, this tapestry is sure to take up a good portion of space, but it will be well worth the size.
One of the toughest things about living in a dorm room is that there are a lot of restrictions on what you can and cannot do in a space that is owned by your school. You’ll have to get creative when it comes to putting up your decor since you can’t very well hammer some nails into your walls. To hang up your tapestry, then, we recommend investing in either some sticky tack or some command strips. As long as there’s something sticky on both sides, you’ll be able to stick the adhesive to the back of your tapestry and then press it onto the wall, and it should hold for as long as you want to keep it up.
5. Round off your bedding decor with a huge elephant pillow
Everyone had that stuffed animal that they would cuddle in close while they slept as a kid. As you grew older, though, you probably found that as much as you would have liked to continue snuggling up with your favorite comfort friends, it probably wasn’t as fulfilling to hug something that was half the size you remember it being. Luckily, you can get larger plush animals to enjoy as an adult now, and this oversized elephant plushie will make a great addition to round off any decorative pillows you’ve added to your bed.
Not only is this pillow absolutely adorable, but it’s completely functional, too! Your welcome to throw it over the side of your bed before you go to sleep like you do with every other decorative pillow, but we have a feeling that you won’t actually want to. The next time you’re missing your parents or your siblings or your friends from home or your dogs, we reckon that the next best thing to getting to hug them again is going to be this perfectly sized plush pillow.
Since its colors are neutral, you’ll have no trouble pairing this pillow with any color scheme you’ve already got going on your bed. If you’d like, you can make it the first thing that anyone sees when they come into your room. Have you been missing the simplicity of drifting off to sleep with a stuffed animal in your arms? Well, you don’t have to miss it any longer. Even if you’re not the type of person who enjoys giving a plush pillow a good cuddle every now and then, this one really does make for some great decor. Stick it up on a shelf, if nothing else!
Finding a common thread between all of the decor that you’ll bring to your dorm room isn’t easy, but it’s not impossible, either. This year, maybe go for something simple, but meaningful. Elephants aren’t something you’d typically think of incorporating into your dorm room decor, but they’re quite cute - and quite meaningful as well. Why not make them the theme of your dorm room decor this year?