How to Decorate Your Dorm for the Holidays

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  • The holidays can begin to seem less magical as you get older and being away for college during most of the festive season can make it feel even less special.

    You’re busy with finals and packing for winter break, and you barely have time to shop for your friends and family.

    Get yourself into the holiday spirit by learning; how to decorate your dorm for the holidays. Use these tips to make your dorm room go from “Bah! Humbug” to festive this holiday season and to really; make your dorm room feel like home.

    Wrap your door

    Decorating the outside of your door can be a fun and simple way to make every day feel like a holiday. An easy way to decorate your door is to use holiday-themed wrapping paper to wrap the outside of your door. A fun way to spruce it up even more is to add a bow and some ribbon.

    Hang stockings

    Head to the dollar store and invest in some tiny stockings. Hang these up around your room and fill them with candy canes for study snacks. This is a fun and inexpensive way to make your dorm feel like home as the holidays approach.

    Get mini décor

    Decorating a mini tree or setting up a desktop menorah will instantly make your dorm feel more festive. It’s also a great reminder that, after all the exams, you get to celebrate one of the best times of the year with friends and family.

    Put up some window clings

    Window clings are cute, inexpensive ways to decorate your dorm for the holidays, and you can enjoy them even from outside your building. They’ll help you identify your window and make your whole building more festive. Go with a traditional snowman and snowflakes, or branch out with colorful reindeer and fun sayings.

    Hang a creative wreath

    Hot gluing some red Solo cups together to create a wreath and topping it off with a cute green bow really transforms ordinary college essentials into a funny holiday decoration. Get some friends together and make these during a study break.

    Add festive scents

    Not being able to burn candles in the dorms is rough during the holiday season — especially when you want to light your menorah! Invest in some flameless candles and use a diffuser or flameless wax to stay festive and keep your room smelling like winter.

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    Put out blankets and throw pillows

    Getting a holiday-themed blanket for your bed and throw pillow for the futon are small ways to really transform your room into a winter wonderland. If you don’t want to buy new pillows, look for a festive pillow cover for your everyday throw pillows.

    Add glitter

    Fake snow that glimmers in the sunlight will not only get you in the holiday mood, but also brighten your room. Pick up some white or silver glitter at your local craft shop — it’s inexpensive and versatile. Add it to presents, sprinkle it on your décor, or even dust your tree with it to give it a little extra glow.

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