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Feb 6, 2021
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It’s no secret that dorm bathrooms aren’t the most inviting. The lighting isn’t flattering, the shower pressure is shaky, and paint is chipping away. Going away for college is great! But like a home-cooked meal, it’s easy to get homesick for a nicely decorated get-ready room. Whether your dorm has a communal floor bathroom or shared suite situation takes some getting used to. 

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This past year, your dorm room may have looked a bit different. Maybe you stayed home or used alternative housing. But in 2021, things are starting to look up--which also means dorms are to fill up again. If you plan to stay on campus for Spring 2021, make yourself feel at home. In this case, that doesn’t only mean personalizing your dorm room. We often don’t think to decorate the bathroom, but we use it every day. So, why not give that space a little love too?

On a college student’s budget? That’s okay! You don’t need to break the bank to fix up your sink area. Much of the time, all it takes are a few additions and a vision to take your decoration game to the next level.

If you’re stumped for ideas, you’ve come to the right place. For all of the bathroom inspo you need for the new year, just keep reading! Your suitemates will be blown away by what you’ve done with the place.

Organization Is Everything

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Clear counters aren’t just for minimalists. For a calming space, make sure everything has a place to go! Image courtesy of Karolina Grabowska via Pexels.

This idea may not seem trendy to you, and you’d be right about that. This tip is probably something you’ve heard before (perhaps from your mom), but keeping a tidy space does wonders for its appeal. 

If you’re sharing with roommates, there’s likely an abundance of products between you and limited space to store them. Don’t worry--we’re not about to suggest throwing out your beauty products. We do, however, recommend investing in some organizational stands and racks. That way, you’ll no longer have to worry about knocking over your roommate’s stuff or finding your own. 

And that’s not even the best part. By giving your beloved products a home, you open up some prime real estate that could be used for decorating! 

Get Something Soft To Land On

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Keep your floors and your feet slip-free with a fun bath mat! Image courtesy of Pinterest.

We all love a good slip n slide, but let’s keep them in backyards and water parks. It’s normal to get those post-shower puddles on the floor. And with multiple suitemates, it’s bound to happen more than once per day. Even if you’re lucky enough to have a room of your own, you don’t want your puddles to seep into the dorm below.

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To keep your floors dry and avoid any shower post-shower injuries, look into getting a bath mat. Not only are they practical, but they often come in fun designs, like the one above.  When looking for bathroom decor, search for essentials that have a fun twist! You’ll get your money’s worth ten times over. 

Make Your Shower Pop

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Is your bathroom the epitome of basic? Spruce up the place with a shower curtain that really draws the eye! Image courtesy of Hunker.

Both dorm rooms and bathrooms typically aren’t the most decorative. Moving in, you’ll probably be surprised by how blank it is--usually a sea of white. For those of us who love putting a personal touch on our surroundings, the plainness of the space is an advantage.

Even if you’re not well-versed in interior design, your bathroom deserves a refresh! Don’t know where to start? We’ve got you. 

For a fun, effortless addition to your bathroom, change your shower curtain! Since this is likely the most visible change you’ll make to the space, we recommend shopping for this first. And if you don’t go any further in the way of decoration, shower curtains are enough to tie a room together without any other addition. 

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A piece of advice--choose a print that’ll make you smile every time you walk in, like this cute tropical print. Not only will it make your shower more enjoyable, but serve other purposes too. 

If you’re a bonafide Instagrammer, you’ve probably taken a bathroom selfie or two before. With a decorative shower curtain, like the one pictured above, you’ve got yourself the perfect background. 

Make Your Dorm Bathroom Smell As Good As It Looks

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Never discount the power of scent! Especially in shared spaces. Thankfully, there are plenty of ways to keep your dorm bathroom smelling fresh. Image courtesy of Pexels.

Love a spa moment? We do too. So why not take those calming vibes to your dorm bathroom? There are many benefits to a little aromatherapy--one of them being a chance to make your space an oasis. 

When we think of adding soothing scents to dorms, there are a few things to consider. While most residence halls don’t allow candles, there are plenty of options for making your space both look and smell beautiful.  

Want to add a little something extra to your nightly shower? Hang some eucalyptus behind your shower head! Paired with a tropical-themed curtain, like the one above, will solidify the theme you’re going for. 

Another way to get your dorm bathroom smelling good for the new year is incense or essential oils. With these options, there’s more than the sweet-smelling benefits to consider. Many aromatherapeutic methods come in whimsical glass jars and vessels. And if you’re all about essential oils, diffusers come in all sorts of designs. 

Need some more inspiration? Use your favorite scent to set the tone for your bathroom design!

Choose A Color To Make Your Bathroom Pop

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Before you start decorating, be sure to pick a shade you and your roommates will love! With this simple decorating method, you’ll have plenty of time left over to get to know each other. Image courtesy of Pexels.

Color is powerful. People spend months thinking about the colors that’ll define their weddings. Brands do the same. Heck, so do we when getting dressed in the morning! The bathroom is somewhere we spend time every day, so it makes sense to tailor it to our tastes. 

With that said, the hues we surround ourselves with do impact how we feel. If you’re looking to make your dorm bathroom a calm space to begin and end the day, consider that when choosing one. Want to start 2021 with some new energy? Take a look at this year’s color theme. 

Decorating your space with yellow and gray accents creates the perfect balance between bright optimism and a steady, calming environment--feelings we could all use a dose of right now. 

Are yellow and gray not quite your style? No worries. Any color that makes you good will do just fine. The goal here is to make dorm bathroom decor simple. By picking one color and sticking to it, there’s no guesswork involved. Just buy all of the essentials (towels, makeup bag, shower curtain) in the same shade and watch your bathroom transform with minimal effort.

Adorn Your Walls

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Give your dorm bathroom a personal touch with some art on the walls! Image courtesy of Dominika Roseclay via Pexels.

When decorating our bedrooms, hanging pictures, prints, posters, etc., on the walls is a given. It’s how we make our spaces feel like home. If you’re the type who wastes no time when it comes to room design, why not add the bathroom to your list of decor to-dos?

If you have the space for it, prints are a great way to give your washroom some pizazz. Hang up a pic of your favorite artist or something that ties in with your chosen color scheme to make the space unique to you. 

For all of you manifesting types, an inspirational quote is a perfect way to add a little extra oomph to your practice. Or, if meditation is more your style, a good affirmation to look at while brushing your teeth can set the tone for the rest of your day. If there’s room for a picture near the mirror, we recommended housing it there!

Add Some Greenery

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Up your mood with some new life this year! Image courtesy of Pexels.

Aspiring plant parents, this is for you. When we think of indoor plant life, the bathroom isn’t generally the first thing that comes to mind, but a few pops of green in there could make all the difference--not just in your decor.

There are many benefits to keeping plants in the house--including stress relief and quick illness recovery. With that, they’ll make the perfect addition to your home away from home. 

Keeping plants alive indoors can be intimidating if you weren’t born with a green thumb, which is understandable. Luckily, some plants require minimum maintenance, also capable of standing up to limited sunlight and bathroom humidity: a.k.a. succulents. 

One of the great things about plants is that there are so many possibilities. You can pick out your succulent babies based upon sunlight levels, maintenance, and available counter space. 

If you’re looking to make your space extra homey this year, there are plenty of things you can do to make that dream a reality--one of them being including your dorm bathroom. Make the room you spend time in a soothing space every day, then watch your mindset improve! You won’t regret it.

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