5 Ways To Decorate Your Dorm For The Holidays
Start writing a post
Student Life

5 Ways to Decorate Your Dorm for the Holidays

Deck the (dorm) halls with boughs of holly!

33
5 Ways to Decorate Your Dorm for the Holidays

The holidays are a stressful time for students in college. Here are some easy and festive ways to boost your holiday cheer!

1. Lights 

Although, this one may take some time hanging lights in your dorm room is definitely worth it. This will make you feel festive and cheerful each time you walk in the room. The lights are cheap and stand out! plus putting the lights up will give you a break from studying for finals. In case you do not want to purchase or hang string Christmas lights in your room, you can actually purchase red or green colored light bulbs to screw into light fixtures.

2. A Tree 

The only amount of effort this decoration takes is buying the tree. Otherwise, all you have to do is set it up and be content with your minimal effort but effective festive decoration. Plus, the mini trees barely take up any space and is cost effective. (I've seen them at the dollar store before)

3. Ornaments 

There are many ways to use ornaments as decorations in the dorm room. For example, if you decide to get a mini Christmas tree you can hang the ornaments on there. Another way to use these in your dorm is hanging them from the ceiling, doorways, or windows with command strips. Also, if you are on a budget this is a perfect decoration because packages of ornaments and command strips are relatively cheap. In addition, if you are scared of purchasing glass ornaments, there are so many alternatives (you can even make your own with supplies around the dorm like paperclips, notecards, coffee stirs, etc.)

4. Window Clings and Dry Erase Messages 

This decoration is probably the easiest of them all. If you have lipstick, dry erase markers, or window clings you can do this. For example, you can write Christmas messages on your bathroom tiles, mirrors, or windows. These options are all fairly inexpensive and will still look festive. The dry erase markers and window clings are easy removals but the lipstick requires makeup remover.

5. Garland 

Garland cords and wreaths are a great way to spice up the dorm room. You can hang the wreaths on your doors or simply set them on a shelf or desk for decoration. The Cords can be hung around the room with command strips and placed around doorways and windowsills. Although Garland can sometimes be expensive, it will look great in the dorm for Christmas.

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
the beatles
Wikipedia Commons

For as long as I can remember, I have been listening to The Beatles. Every year, my mom would appropriately blast “Birthday” on anyone’s birthday. I knew all of the words to “Back In The U.S.S.R” by the time I was 5 (Even though I had no idea what or where the U.S.S.R was). I grew up with John, Paul, George, and Ringo instead Justin, JC, Joey, Chris and Lance (I had to google N*SYNC to remember their names). The highlight of my short life was Paul McCartney in concert twice. I’m not someone to “fangirl” but those days I fangirled hard. The music of The Beatles has gotten me through everything. Their songs have brought me more joy, peace, and comfort. I can listen to them in any situation and find what I need. Here are the best lyrics from The Beatles for every and any occasion.

Keep Reading...Show less
Being Invisible The Best Super Power

The best superpower ever? Being invisible of course. Imagine just being able to go from seen to unseen on a dime. Who wouldn't want to have the opportunity to be invisible? Superman and Batman have nothing on being invisible with their superhero abilities. Here are some things that you could do while being invisible, because being invisible can benefit your social life too.

Keep Reading...Show less
houses under green sky
Photo by Alev Takil on Unsplash

Small towns certainly have their pros and cons. Many people who grow up in small towns find themselves counting the days until they get to escape their roots and plant new ones in bigger, "better" places. And that's fine. I'd be lying if I said I hadn't thought those same thoughts before too. We all have, but they say it's important to remember where you came from. When I think about where I come from, I can't help having an overwhelming feeling of gratitude for my roots. Being from a small town has taught me so many important lessons that I will carry with me for the rest of my life.

Keep Reading...Show less
​a woman sitting at a table having a coffee
nappy.co

I can't say "thank you" enough to express how grateful I am for you coming into my life. You have made such a huge impact on my life. I would not be the person I am today without you and I know that you will keep inspiring me to become an even better version of myself.

Keep Reading...Show less
Student Life

Waitlisted for a College Class? Here's What to Do!

Dealing with the inevitable realities of college life.

109378
college students waiting in a long line in the hallway
StableDiffusion

Course registration at college can be a big hassle and is almost never talked about. Classes you want to take fill up before you get a chance to register. You might change your mind about a class you want to take and must struggle to find another class to fit in the same time period. You also have to make sure no classes clash by time. Like I said, it's a big hassle.

This semester, I was waitlisted for two classes. Most people in this situation, especially first years, freak out because they don't know what to do. Here is what you should do when this happens.

Keep Reading...Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments