Simple tips for accessorizing the home

Leaving for school is such a big step in life, and for many people it can be quite a hard transition. One of the biggest issues for me was moving from a house, to an apartment, and now currently living in a college dorm.

I think every student has difficulties when it comes to making a dorm feel like home (I know I sure have). There is limited space, the furniture is usually very generic and the walls are bleak. This is why I felt such a huge need to write a post about accessorizing the home. These tips can be used for any place, whether it be an apartment, condo, house or dorm room. I hope that you all find a little inspiration in my writing today!

Use subtle, neutral colors and shapes

Decorating can become very expensive, especially if you are trying to keep up with the seasons and buying new home goods often. Instead, try investing in pieces that are neutral-toned. This way, you won’t have to worry about displaying bright orange pumpkin-shaped decor in the middle of summer. I personally love using sculptures and small knick-knacks to convey my personal style through my living space. This is an inexpensive way to turn any place into a comfort zone.

Think about lighting

Too often, lighting is disregarded when it comes to home decor. Experiment with soft light bulbs, and be sure to try string lights. I enjoy the glow from automatic Christmas lights at nighttime, because it adds an extra touch of comfort to any room. There are so many affordable options for lighting, so be sure to look around your local Walmart or Target for options!

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red vase // string lights

Wall space is useable space

I love hanging objects from my walls. Whether it be shelving units, posters, polaroids, or small items like plants, this is a great way to liven up a space. I purchase many movie posters from Amazon, because they have great selections at great prices. Etsy is also an excellent place to look for unique art prints. Check out this great tutorial on how to create a gallery wall.

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Convey your personality

Whatever decor you choose, be sure that it is personal to you. When others enter your space, they are essentially learning about who lives there. Give a good impression by keeping your space unique to you. Take pride in your personal style, and display it in your home.

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Thank you so much, dear reader, for checking out my blog! Have a wonderful day, and a marvelous Halloween!