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Apr 12, 2020
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The forest is a great place to escape in search of some peach and self-reflection for lots of people. Escaping into the wild and seeing different animals, trails, and even finding certain spots that you can label your own makes the forest a quiet place to enjoy many outdoor activities. To continue to enjoy this sense of tranquility in a forest, consider making your dorm room forest inspired!

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A forest themed dorm room would not only be very comforting during the stress of the school year, but it would also make your dorm room look very cozy and even stress-relieving if you are a fan of the outdoors. Here is a list of the top forest decor to get for your dorm room to try give it that natural look!

Plants Can Give Your Room a Natural Feel

Bring in the natural sunlight with succulents, and other plants that would be perfect to keep inside!

Having plants around your dorm can definitely bring in the quaint vibe that you may be looking for, but you may be wondering what plants to get for your dorm. Many people that spend a lot of time working indoors (or struggle with keeping plants alive) buy succulents to place on window sills, or places where sunlight is able to easily get in. Succulents are not only perfect for the people that struggle to keep plants alive, but they are super easy to take care of. Succulents only need to be watered once a week and are perfect to place on your desk.

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Succulents are low maintenance plants that can be kept in low lighting and only have to be watered once a week.

If you prefer a plant other than succulents, cacti, snake plants, aloe vera, zz plants, and many others are also plants that don’t require little maintenance and are easy to keep indoors. Many of these plants, along with succulents, only need to be watered once a week and can even be kept in places where there isn’t a lot of light. Plants are a perfect way to spruce up your room and can easily go with the forest theme you are looking for.

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Need help taking care of your plants? Check out this awesome article in Teen Vogue >

Forest Shower Curtains Provide a Comforting Rustic Feel

If you’re a fan of venturing outdoors, why can’t you enjoy the forest in your bathroom as well?

Selecting a theme for your bathroom can be quite difficult at times, but if you’re a fan of the outdoors, consider purchasing a forest themed shower curtain. Shower curtains are one of the easiest ways to decorate your bathroom and they can come in many different designs. Whether you want a shower curtain with a view of a famous forest, or you just want a design with a bird on a tree branch, this is a perfect way to show the quaint forest theme throughout your dorm.

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Not only can you decorate your bathroom with a forest themed shower curtain, but there are many other ways to decorate your bathroom with forest decor. You could also purchase green, or forest themed items, such as towels, hand towels, soap dispensers, and even a toothbrush holder. Shower curtains are the most important decoration in your bathroom, and a forest themed one would provide a comforting environment for not only your bathroom, but the rest of your dorm as well. 

Lodge Bedding and Bear Accessories are Perfect to Complete Your Bedroom

Do you enjoy camping? Consider lodge themed bedding to make your dorm feel camp-like!

Many people enjoy camping and renting a lodge to escape reality for a while and just enjoy the great outdoors. Camping lodges are almost always decorated with cute camping quotes sprawled all over the walls, wood furniture, and lots of plaid and bear decor. So why not bring the lodging vibes to your dorm? 

If you enjoy camping, make sure to grab some bear camping themed bedding to add to your forest inspired dorm decor! Image courtesy of Black Forest Decor

Purchasing the perfect bedding is essential to dorm decorating, since your bed is already where you spend a lot of time sleeping. Find the perfect camp bedding for your room with either bears, or moose, and then decide if you want plaid, or other earthy colors to decide how to layout the rest of your room. Once you figure out what your bedding will look like, decorating the rest of your room will be easy. 

Lodge room bedding courtesy of Pinterest >

Pick Botanical Themed Pictures to Hang in Your Dorm

Picking a color theme and then hanging pictures on the walls will help make your dorm stand out!

Going back to the theme of plants in your dorm, if you don’t want to have plants in your dorm, the next best thing is to hang up different paintings, or photographs of plants in your dorm. Start out with picking a color theme that you want to have throughout your dorm, then stick to that color and use it throughout.

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If you’re going with a forest theme for your dorm room, stick to different shades of green and other earthy colors, such as brown, or sienna. For botanical wall decor, make sure to use different shades of green to make your walls pop and feel very forest-like. Wall decor is always perfect to have and decorate your walls. The forest theme can provide a sanctuary for you when you’re trying to study and other obligations you may have for certain classes. 

Add Subtle Light With LED String Lights

Interested in making your room an enchanted woodland theme? Consider adding LED string lights to add some light in your room!

Are you sick of harsh lighting in your room from the overhead light or lamps? LED string lights are a perfect touch to add to your room to give it an enchanted woodland theme. Whether you want to hang single string lights across the top of your room, or buy a curtain full of LED lights to put across your window, they are a perfect touch to add to your forest themed room.

If you’re sick of the harsh lighting in your room, make sure to invest in some LED string lights and they can also help to lower your energy bills! Image courtesy of Amazon.

Purchasing LED string lights are in right now, and are perfect for cutting down on electric bills as well. Even if you are living in a dorm, it is good to know for future reference how efficient LED light bulbs are compared to regular light bulbs. LED light bulbs are known to use between 80-85% less energy and they can last up to 23 years! Since they weren’t in high demand many years ago, they used to be much more expensive, but seeing how they have been proven to drop energy bills, they have decreased in price. Lots of string lights are made with LED lights, so they will be sure to last you your entire college career!

Not Interested in LED String Lights? Try Artificial Ivy Vines!

If you want to stick to overhead lighting and lamps, try hanging artificial wall ivy on your walls!

If you aren’t into hanging LED string lights all over your dorm room and you want to stick to a forest theme, try hanging artificial ivy vines in your room instead. Artificial ivy vines can be hung over your window, or can be hung in other places around your room. It is some simple decoration that can easily be added to your room and it really adds to the forest inspired decor that you are going for.

Artificial foliage can be bought in many different sizes and in many different kinds of ivy. It can make you feel as if you are right outside exploring the woods and on top of that, it doesn’t look fake and it is very lifelike! Artificial foliage is great for outdoors lovers to be able to bring the love of the outdoors right to your college dorm room.

Hang Up Some Camping Quotes Around Your Room

Feel right at home with some quotes about the wildlife and camping adventures!

Hanging up quotes around your dorm is a must when it comes to dorm decorating. While most people go for inspiration quotes, why not try out some camping quotes that would go perfect with your forest inspired dorm decor. Quotes ranging from “Adventure awaits” to “And so the adventure begins”, these are all perfect quotes when it comes to your dorm that are camping themed.

Hanging quotes in your room is an easy way to decorate your room along with showing your interests and hobbies to make it easy to talk to new roommates. Image courtesy of Amazon

Quotes are a great way to decorate your room. Not only does it go along with your forest and adventure theme, but they will be a great way to tie the room all together. Quotes are not only an easy decoration, but depending on what they are, they can show your interest with different hobbies, which can make for an easy conversation starter when meeting a new roommate!

If you are interested in the outdoors, then consider decorating your dorm room with forest inspired decor. With these different ways to decorate your dorm, you will be set and ready to go for your big move-in day! Is there other forest inspired dorm decor that we forgot to mention? Let us know in the comments!

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