7 Decorating Ideas to Spice Up Your Dorm

With spring quickly approaching, the time has come to brighten up your dorm and start getting rid of all the unnecessary clutter you’ve gathered through winter. But by getting rid of stuff it’s also time to get creative and change things up a little. That’s where the Internet comes in.

  1. Change Your Bedding: o-URBAN-570You will be so surprised how much your sheets can change the way you feel about your room. And they don’t have to be pricey. Nowadays you can find a full set for about $40 if you look around.

Insider Tip: As long as you have Twin XL sheets, your comforter can be twin sized. Your pillow will take up the top of your bed, so you’ll never notice if the blanket doesn’t go all the way up.Wall-Brit-645x967

2. Washi Wallpaper: Dorms are infamous for their bland white walls and the sad fact that you can’t do anything about it. But we’ve come up with the perfect solution and, naturally, it involves washi tape! It’s time to pick a theme and get creative.

3. Add a Funny Pillow: One of the easiest ways to turScreen Shot 2016-02-15 at 11.14.34 AMn your room around can be to add a pillow that speaks volumes. It could be a quote that makes you smile in the morning, or a totally inappropriate picture pillow that will definitely be a conversation starter. This Urban Outfitters snoop-inspired beauty can be purchased for $59.

4. Make it Personal: Dorms are a little boring if you don’t personalize them. It doesn’t have to be costly just has to be fun, cute and individual to what matters most to you. And what better way to do so than with memories. And what better way to recreate memories than with pictures. And if you’re getting too lazy to find, choose and print all those pictures hanging around in your hard drive, just get yourself some o-PINTEREST44-570inspiring poster from Ikea.

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5. Vertical Garden: This colorful garden will fit in the tiniest of rooms. Hang it as close as you can to the window and you’ll have some perky plants brightening up the dorm in no time. You can even plant your own seeds and watch the plants bloom into adulthood just like you are. AWWWWWWW.

6. Customize Curtains:Original_Michelle-Edgemont-PomPom-Curtains-Beauty5_v_lg Instead of spending your limited funds on curtains, dressOriginal_Michelle-Edgemont-Fabric-Pouf-Beauty1_v_lg up a pair you already have with colorful trim! You can buy rolls of pom pom and glitter trim from a craft store on the cheap, and create whatever color combos you please.

7. Add a DIY Fabric Pouf: You’re usually pretty limited when it comes to furniture options in a dorm room. One bed, one desk and your little space is full. That’s why this colorful pouf is the perfect accent because it doesn’t take up much space, visitors can sit on it and it can be used as an ottoman.

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Fun and Cute Valentine’s Day Ideas With Your Significant Other

1. See a burlesque show. If you’re not the ‘romantic’ type, this idea can actually be a lot of fun. Find one of the growing numbers of burlesque clubs in your city and get those tickets in advance. Not only is it sexy, but it’ll spice up the rest of your evening. Guaranteed.

And don't pay more than 50$ for two tickets. Otherwise, you better be seeing Dita Von Teese.
And don’t pay more than 50$ for two tickets. Otherwise, you better be seeing Dita Von Teese.

2. Rent Your Dream Car. Have you always dreamed of driving a Jaguar? Maybe a Rolls Royce? Rent your dream car and take it for a spin, with a romantic playlist on the iPod, of course. (You might, however, want to “snow check” this one until nicer weather.)

3. Play some nighttime paintball. Or go-carting. Or laser quest. Or bowling. Basically anything that is actually FUN. You’ve got the whole day, spend it wisely. When is the next time you will have an excuse to go go-karting. And remember, the postgame shower is not to be taken alone.

4. Indoor Picnic. If it’s way too cold to actually go outside where you live, throw down a blanket and have a romantic picnic in your dorm room or living room. Make cute little finger sandwiches, cookies or brownies, and pick up your fave chips, then pack them up in a basket. If you want a bigger dose of nature, just flip on NatGeo and listen to the sounds of birds chirping. It’s all the fun of an actual picnic, minus the bugs crawling in your food.

Tip: dim the lights, turn up the music and light up some candles.
Tip: dim the lights, turn up the music and light up some candles.

 

5.Recreate your first V-Day together.Who said there’s no such thing as a do-over? Do it the same way you did back then. The only things you’ll miss are the nerves and overblown expectations. Now, this one will take a little more planning a preparation, but if you’re willing to put in the work, there will definitely be an ‘AWWWW’ moment.

5 Tips To Increase Your Motivation

We all know it takes a special set of skills to motivate yourself to study. And by study I don’t mean checking your phone every 2 minutes or endlessly scrolling through your Facebook feed until you decide that  5-minute-turned-45-minute ‘study break’ is over. Without any further due, check out our suggested tips.

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  1. Challenge yourself
    No, not with ice buckets. While you may not be very fond of a specific topic or don’t see how you could sacrifice even only 10 minutes of your time for today’s homework, it helps to understand the importance of general knowledge in the bigger picture. Sometimes a little change of perspective already does the trick. As plain as it sounds, positive thoughts and a positive mindset will take you places.3631831
  2. Set (realistic) goals
    The smaller, the better. And again, same applies here: not “hashtag relationship goals”, but the actual meaning of the word. In order to avoid disappointment and set-backs, you should set achievable goals. Also, do not try to embrace everything at once, but rather aim to become an “expert” in certain fields and areas. If that 25-page paper is overwhelming you in a way that you don’t know where to start, don’t focus on the final number, but break it down into small sections.No-Meme-The-Office-03
  3. Avoid distractions
    Learn to say no. There is a time for everything in life and sometimes what has to be done, needs to be done. Period. Real friends will understand, Netflix won’t go anywhere either, only that WhatsApp group of yours might (and will) explode meanwhile. A simple key to success: determining priorities, ranking assignments in the order of their importance, devoting more energy towards those that have the greatest impact on your course work and grades. Your time is precious, so the right management is crucial.5e72f2466ff0514a43c0bdb65351396f
  4. Look for support
    Whether it is in Ryan Gosling, strangers on the internet or a motivating article ( like this one for example 😉 ). Your family, friends and mentors are also there to give you guidance. However, if you feel like you’re not getting enough encouragement from them, you can always join or form study groups. For some this is the best way to stay focussed, develop new skills and share ideas.

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  5. Reward accompishments
    Yes, even the smallest ones. Your fellow students might not face the same difficulties when it comes to studying than you do. Once you’ve figured out the right motivators for yourself, the rest comes easy. Always have the bigger picture in mind and turn each step into an achievement.