Dorm Decor Dos and Don'ts

By Alayshae McNeely

June 10, 2024

Mastering the art of decorating can transform any living space into a captivating home. Dive into our decor dos and don’ts, so you can take your room from ordinary to extraordinary.

East Laville Hall Bed

Bedroom in East Laville Hall

Decor Dos 

  • Measure your room using the virtual housing tour website  to make a plan for furniture layout and storage needs. Fridge and microwave organizers, desk hutches, or over-the-door shoe organizers can make spaces more functional.
  • Maximize space by lofting or bunking your bed, allowing for extra storage and seating. Add a futon or chair with pillows to maximize functionality without compromising on style.
  • Use blackout curtains to block the morning sun and take afternoon naps to the next level.  
  • Utilize bed skirts to conceal items underneath your bed, maintaining a tidy and clutter-free environment.
  • Keep your room smelling fresh and avoid Living on Campus Handbook violations by using room sprays. 

Decor Do Nots

  • Wallpaper should not be used in your room. There are better ways to elevate your space such as string lights.
  • Decor should not be anchored in the wall. Refer to the Living on Campus Handbook to learn more about hanging decor in your community.  
  • Bringing too many clothes can be overwhelming. Just bring what you need for that season, it’s hot most of the year in Louisiana!  
  • Candles, incense, and wax warmers may smell good, but are a hazard for you and your neighbors.
  • While trendy, lava lamps and other lamps that use halogen lightbulbs are not allowed.
  • Placing your bed-on-bed risers is a recipe for disaster, so request to have your bed raised at your front desk.  

For more decor inspiration, visit our Pinterest board

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