A college dorm room is more than just a place to sleep, it’s home away from home. Luxury isn’t usually associated with the words college dorm room. Why? They are small, bland, and normally have to be shared.
There are some easy ways to create a little luxury in your home away from home. Instead of just sleeping on the mattress provided, amp it up a little with a pillow top mattress topper. Everyone could use a little added comfort when they are under stress from large loads of homework, money budgets, and not to mention the stress from the social scene. Add some soft linens and you have a luxurious place to lay your head. This set up is bound to make your roommate jealous as he or she tosses in discomfort on a lumpy mattress. One other way to up the scale of your dorm room is add a curtain divider that separates your side from your roommate’s side.
I know that a dorm room is small enough already, but it will come in very handy on nights your roommate insists on staying up until 3a.m. studying, and all you want to do is get some shut eye. Invest in some heavy curtains that will help block out light and noise. Pick out some that goes with your decorating style and it will add a nice focal feature to the room.
One form of luxury that a dorm room cannot be without is a mini refrigerator. Keep this stocked with beverages and you are sure to a favorite in the building. This luxury is also nice when it comes to late night munchies. You can reach in without going out of your way to satisfy your midnight craving for pudding! Dorm rooms are limited in space so try placing your mini fridge next to your bed and using it as a night stand, now the item is serving double duty. Look at around at different stores before you purchase one, they come in a variety of colors and sizes, so you are bound to find one that coordinates with your room style.
Luxury is in the eyes of the beholder. If your luxury refers to late night movies in fuzzy slippers, buy a small flat screen TV with a built in DVD player. Bring your favorite slippers and movies from home and there you have it, instant luxury. The key is finding what works for you and working it into a small space. Shop around and be creative, your home away from home is a place you will be spending a lot of time in.