10 Dorm Room Trends This Year To Give Your College Pad A Glo-Up

10 Dorm Room Trends This Year To Give Your College Pad A Glo-Up

Your dorm room is a place of studying, socializing, and sleeping; Make it shine!

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If you're anything like me, planning your dorm room is one of the most fun parts about moving back to college. This is your chance to make or break the vibes you get when laying on your bed studying or hanging out with friends on the floor on the weekend. Here are a few ideas of dorm room styles that you could style yours after! Make it your own, don't be afraid to mix and match, this is your space!

1. City Chic

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For the wannabe city girl (or guy), find a city skyline bedspread + some bold black and white patterns to complete the look!

2. Floral Fun

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Plenty of Pink, floral patterns, and maybe just a little sherpa or fur will make your space feel like your own corner of Paris!

3. Cozy + Comfy

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This room, complete with twinkle lights, sweater pillowcases, and just enough green, will let you feel calm and cozy, even on rainy days.

4. Mr. Modern

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Or Mrs. Modern! All you need for this room look is white + black furniture, a few prints, plenty of industrial modern looking accents, and maybe a pop of color!

5. Indie

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For this room look, use minimal pattern in large quantities, and rather, use a few bold patterns in small quantities. Try an accent pillow or a throw blanket!

6. Farmhouse Friendly

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This one is perfect for our country gals! A nice soft patterned quilt, along with some wood accents and plenty of white will make for this cozy little room! Don't forget to bring old pictures and memories from home!

7. Collectors Corner

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For those of us who can't seem to get rid of old books, postcards, or pictures (no shame), this one is for you! Simply hang up all your old momentoes over your desk as reminders of how blessed you are! Keep the furniture simple so as not to distract from your keepsakes!

8. White + Bright, Clean + Green

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This look is perfect for those of us who like a refreshing and uplifting room to walk back into. The white and natural greens are the perfect way to feel relaxed and ready to be productive after a long day!

9. Trippy Twinkles

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Grab a bold-patterned comforter or maybe a tie-dyed tapestry and a disco ball to complete this look! A mirror and some plants might help to balance out the pops of pizzaz!

10. Bright + Bubbly

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Options are endless for this style. Run through Target and grab anything that catches your eye; floral, pink, pillows, sparkles, gold, glass, and more!

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Read This For The Moments In College You Just Want To Give Up

You got this kid.

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Your stress is real. Your stress is valid. There is no reason to feel guilty for feeling overwhelmed when you know everyone else is just as overwhelmed. You feeling overwhelmed and stressed is just as valid.

Yes, it may seem like assignments are never-ending. It may seem like you cannot get all your poop in a bucket. It may seem like you do not have this. But you do.

Because you are strong and you have made it this far. It does not matter if you are in the first weeks of your classes or in the last weeks. You made it this far and you should be proud of yourself for all the work you have done.

Finances may be tight, but know it won't be this way for long. You have a community around you who know finances like the back of your hand and know how to help you make the right money moves. It is okay to ask for help. It is okay to need help. Just breathe, and reach out.

Grades may not be where you want them to be. However, look at the points you have earned and be proud that you have earned points. Look at your future assignments and plan accordingly and be prepared to celebrate your future success.

Take the time to reach out to your professors, even if they seem unapproachable, take a chance. 9 times out of 10 they will be more than happy to assist you and give guidance on how to be successful in their classes. Make sure to utilize your resources your school provides as well (tutoring, academic help center, librarians, friends in your courses, IA's/TA's). It is okay to ask for help. It is okay to need help.

Take a deep breath in. Breathe in for ten seconds and hold your breath. Let it out slowly and know that you are human. You are a human created in the image of our wonderful maker who knows your heart, knows your struggles, knows your situation and knows your worries. And is ready to have you lean into him for rest, peace, and wisdom. All you have to do is ask for his will to be done.

You are smart, no matter what your GPA says. You are qualified to be here. You have the right to your education. You have the power to change your situation. There is always a way out or a way to fix the issue or issues at hand. It simply just is picking up the phone and calling that person for help. It is simply emailing your counselor asking for resources. It is simply talking to that scary professor, who after you speak with, really isn't that scary.

Take a deep breath in. Breathe in for ten seconds and hold your breath. Let it out slowly and know that you are human. Know that you are wanted, you are valued, and you feeling this way is okay. And there is someone out there who wants to hear about your worries and wants to help you.

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Dealing With The Bipolar Louisiana Weather, As Told By Coach O Himself

Whether it's figuring out what to wear or dealing with the weather on your walk to class, we've all faced these struggles at some point.

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As you may know, the Louisiana weather this time of year is not the most reliable. On Monday it can be sunny and 82 degrees, and by Tuesday it's freezing and raining. Here are some situations you've probably dealt with at some point or another, told through none other than Coach O himself.

Looking at your phone to check the weather app before you get dressed.

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This is crucial when getting dressed because you never know what weather you should be preparing yourself for. Make sure you look at the whole day's forecast because it could very well change in a short amount of time.

When you walk outside and it's way hotter than you anticipated.

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You instantly start sweating... hurry up and speed-walk through campus to get to some sort of air conditioning.

When you come out of class and the weather has completely changed.

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You didn't anticipate that the weather would be changing within the hour, so you played yourself. You look cute today but when you walk out of class, it's a torrential downpour outside and you have no rain jacket or umbrella.

Being forced to take a shower when you get home because your outfit made you a sweaty mess.

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When you got dressed in the morning, you wore long sleeves and pants, but now it's 80 degrees so you're sweating your ass off... congrats, now you have to go home a take a shower.

When your friend tells you that "it will probably be nice all day."

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Don't trust them, don't trust the weatherman, don't trust anyone. The weather has a mind of its own and you can't ever really be sure that it's going to stay beautiful outside all day.

When you remember that you left your windows open... and now it's raining.

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Yeah even though it was sunny when you got out, doesn't mean it's going to stay sunny all day. ALWAYS make sure you close your windows or you'll hate yourself when you're sitting in Lockett and your car windows are open across campus.

When you actually planned ahead and dressed in the correct layers.

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Congrats, this may happen to you once in your life (if you're lucky). Sometimes the weather is just nice and sunny and bearable, and you don't have to worry about it screwing up your day.

No matter what the weather is though, Louisiana in the springtime may be one of the nicest things in the world. Throw on some shorts, grab your hammock, and enjoy the weather.

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