The Insider: Deck your dorm

August 23, 2013 9:00 AM

Alicia Duplessis Jasmin

Res Life

Send us a photo of your well-decorated room for a chance to share your sense of style through The Insider. (Photo from Tulane Housing and Residential Life)

Your new living space on the Tulane University campus has the potential to be a home away from home. Here are five decorating tips to help personalize your space.

1. Accessorize with color — Whether your walls are painted white or made of brick, you’ll appreciate a pop of color. Posters and bedding are a good place to start. 

2. Incorporate yourself — Love sports? Like movies? Hang your favorite classic movie poster or frame a sports magazine cover that features your favorite player.

3. Light it up — Lamps are a fun addition to any dorm room (as long as it isn’t halogen). They come in different shapes and patterns and can easily add style and function to your décor.

4. Store with style — Organizing also can be stylish. Be sure to coordinate the color of your storage bins with your bedding and other accessories. It’s all in the details.

5. Roommate tango — It takes two to make a shared room look coordinated. Talk with your roommate to see where your styles intersect. Tie your spaces together with an area rug that matches both sides of the room. 

Is your room the best decorated in your residence hall? Email a photo and it may be featured in The Insider!

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