It’s no secret that dorms tend to be a little dull and boring. But with the right decorations, you can personalize yours and turn it into a place that you never want to leave! Over the past few months, rose dorm art has quickly grown in popularity—and for good reason. Rose dorm art is easy-to-find and it suits most tastes. It is also easy to personalize and play around with. You can go all out and purchase light pink wallpaper and line it with rose-shaped light bulbs or you can keep it simple with a tasteful rose-themed tapestry. The color pink is not mandatory either.
Need some inspiration and ideas? Look no further. Here are some tips and tricks to giving your dorm room a much-needed makeover.
Keep it simple with some rose wall decal and art
If you want to decorate your dorm room, but keep the extra decorations at a minimum, try adding some wall art to it. Whether you want to add a simple decal or hang up a tapestry, doing so is fast and easy. Why do extra work when one decoration can transform a whole room?
Art Decal and Posters
Turn your drab dorm room into a glamorous place to hang out in with a rose dorm art decal kit. Because you don’t need tape or nails to hang it, most residence halls are okay with you hanging up an art decal. This also makes the set-up and breakdown easier.
Don’t be afraid to get a little creative. There’s a lot you can do with rose-themed decorations. Maybe you want to hang up an oil painting of a rose garden. Or you want to put up rose-colored canvases around the room to give it a more modern look. A cute little painting of two wine glasses filled with rosé can also give your room a chic touch.
Tapestries are also a common staple in your every-day college dorm room. Even hanging up just one tapestry can change the look of your entire dorm room. Unsurprisingly, rose-themed tapestries are a popular item on the market. Finding an option that matches your taste will be easy. Some tapestries have photo-quality photos of roses while others display intricately painted rose patterns. And, of course, we also have rose bottles and wine glasses. Want something a little different? Change it up by getting a black rose wall tapestry. Your dorm room doesn’t have to become completely pink to faithfully follow a rose theme.
Spruce up your room with some real (or fake) roses
Can you really say your dorm room is rose-themed if there isn’t at least one rose found somewhere in it? If you have the time and resources, a real bouquet of roses would be a gorgeous addition to any dorm room. But you likely won’t have the time to maintain one. Plus, when the roses die, you’re stuck with disposing of them. Not fun.
Luckily, you have the option to purchase fake roses. There is no maintenance involved and they can easily pass for the real thing. You can also purchase them at a cheap price. Place your “roses” in a vase or hang them across the room like a string of lights. Roses also make great “frames” for posters, photos, and even mirrors.
Not into buying physical roses? No worries. Rose prints and designs can be found in pretty much any decoration, including:
- Picture Frames
Bedding and Pillows
Pick out a rose-colored bedspread and matching pillows
Soft pink or rose-patterned comforters are perfect for maintaining a rose-themed dorm room. If you already have rose-themed decorations and wall art in your room, you may end up deciding that a plain bedspread matches best with them. Too many roses can become a bit of an overkill. On the other hand, if you want to keep the extra decorations at a minimum, a rose-patterned comforter may be just what you need.
Decorative Pillows and Blankets
Don’t forget to throw in a decorative pillow or two. Extra blankets and even a quilt can make a room look cozier and more inviting. Make sure they match with the rest of your bedding. Color combinations such as white, pink, and gold or black, white, and gold tend to go well together. Whether you want your bed theme to be bold and eye-catching or subtle and classic is up to you.
Candles and Extra Decorations
Candles, mirrors, rugs, and even notebooks can fit the theme
Need help coming up with extra rose-themed items to add to your decoration list? We have you covered. Check out these fun and unique items you can decorate your dorm room with.
You will have to double-check with your residence hall to see whether you can have candles in your dorm room. If you can, great! Purchase a couple of rose-scented candles to light up the room. If you can’t, consider buying a rose-scented air freshener or spritzer. If you are more interested in the aesthetic than the scent, you can find inexpensive electronic candles in stores and online.
Keep your dorm room floor clean with a welcome mat for visitors. A rose-themed welcome mat is perfect for letting visitors wipe their shoes on while also letting you stick to the theme. Welcome mats are also a fun decoration to greet your friends with.
Dorm room carpets are typically dull and boring. Enliven them a little with a cute rug! Fluffy white rugs or smooth pink rugs are perfect additions to any rose-themed room.
Add some string lights or a desk lamp for some rose-colored mood lighting. You can hang them above your bed or around your tapestry. Need a quick meditation session? Turn the overhead lights off and keep the rose-colored lighting on to create a soothing atmosphere. Light a rose-scented candle to lighten the atmosphere of the room.
Notebooks and Writing Tools
Why not keep the theme consistent with your school supplies too? Purchase rose-themed and pastel-colored notebooks to match with your pens and pencils. Sorting your notebooks and folder by color is also helpful for staying organized and on top of assignments.
Since dorm rooms are usually so cramped, you will probably need to get a storage box or two. You can go the practical route and purchase some plain, plastic bins, or you can get a little creative. Storage shelves and bins are often built to complement each other. Design a white wood storage shelf with pink bins or a plain wood shelf with white bins.
Have any extra suggestions? Tell us in the comments!
If You are Lucky Enough to Have Your Own Bathroom, Don’t Forget to Keep it Clean and Suitable for Guests
While not all residence halls offer private or shared bathrooms for their residents, those students who are lucky enough to have them should maintain them and keep them well-decorated.
When you have your own bathroom, remember that you are responsible for these items:
- Shower curtains
- Bathroom mats
- Soap dispenser
- Rack or storage basket for toiletries
While the idea of purchasing these items may seem tedious, it does present an extra opportunity to decorate and personalize your living area. Collaborate with your roommates and suitemates to decide how you want to decorate the bathroom. If they want to keep a consistent theme across all of your living areas, then definitely add some rose-themed decorations! Don’t be afraid to throw in a watercolor painting or a poster on the wall.
Figuring Out an Aesthetic and Budget
Choosing a look isn’t easy
As you decide on dorm room decoration ideas, remember to include your roommate in on your brainstorming. It is their room too, after all. They might have some great ideas of their own. Plus, you can bond over your room decoration activities together!
Remember that dorm room decorations aren’t permanent. You can always change them over the year. In fact, you probably won’t feel like decorating your dorm room in a “rose” theme until the spring. But until then, you can always prepare ahead and plan out your ideas. Check out Pinterest boards and YouTube videos for dorm decoration ideas. Pin together a list of items and photos for inspiration. Etsy is also known for having great decorations and dorm art.
If you are on a budget, check out your local thrift store. Most people find great steals at these places. We also recommend cutting back on the number of decorations you purchase. Remember that just one tapestry and set of lights can really change a room.
Who doesn’t enjoy decorating their dorm? Your dorm decorations are just one way to show off your personality and style to the rest of your residence hall. So have fun with it! Remember, rose dorm art is just one of the many items you can decorate your room with. There are so many fun and innovative ways to spruce up your room. How have you decorated your dorm room? Let us know in the comments!