When I began my first semester at college, the dorm I had to live in basically resembled that of a jail cell. I once even heard a rumor that the dorm building was designed by a man who designed prisons haha. I wanted to hide the walls as much as possible, so I made this huge collage of posters, photos, and magazine pictures that helped show a bit of my life and interests. It’s a cheaper option for those who can’t afford better wall decor (or just don’t feel like spending the money). These days I don’t live in a dorm anymore, but I still have this collage (well, it was tweaked a bit) in my room at my apartment to give my bare walls some pizazz. Here are some helpful tips:
In my collage, I have pictures of
Favorite Movies/TV Shows
I acquired my pictures from girly magazines like Glamour and 17 Magazine, but also from Victoria Secret catalogs as well as an old Coach catalog for pretty florals and unique images. These act more of a filler, yet can also help with the overall theme.
Photos of Friends and Family
This adds a bit of your personal life to the mix. It also helps me feel better when I’m feeling homesick. Scatter them everywhere and don’t be afraid to overlap over other pictures!
Finally, go ahead and add some random things you like! It could be anything from school spirit decor (like my UT Longhorns flag) to pictures of food (another glare is covering it, but I have a picture of sweets and junkfood on my wall), or maybe even some eye
This is what my dorm looked like last year. As you can see it looked a little different, but I tried to keep the same theme.
I hope this was helpful!
Have a good week 🙂