Seasonal Room Decor

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Get Cozy: Decorate Your Room

You’d like to think of your campus residence as your home away from home, but sometimes it can be hard to make it actually feel that way. Now that the air is starting to get chillier and our wardrobe color palettes are starting to get warmer, nothing feels homier than the coziness of fall decor. Don’t let living in a smaller space hold you back from celebrating the season--here are a few ways that you can spruce up your room for fall.

Bring the outside in

One of fall’s defining characteristics is the way it changes the colors of everything outside, so there’s no better way to commemorate the season than through decor inspired by the great outdoors. Pumpkins, leaves, flowers, succulents--they all bring a breath of fresh air into the room. Find some outdoorsy wall decor to help tie the room together.

Use an autumnal color palette

The gorgeous oranges, yellows, and reds of a crisp autumn day don't have to stay tucked away in the trees! Go shopping for seasonal throw pillows and fuzzy blankets in warm and inviting autumnal hues to achieve a pleasant fall atmosphere. They'll not only keep you warm, but they'll make your room feel warm and cozy too!

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Find fall scented candles

It’s amazing what the right candle can do to the atmosphere of a room, and fall scents are some of the best out there. The perfect fall scent means something different to everyone, from pumpkin pie to pine trees,, but something about a fall-scented candle just feels nostalgic and familiar. If you live on campus where candles aren’t allowed, try using a wax warmer or a room spray instead.

Be festive, but also be versatile

Just because there are multiple holidays celebrated during the end of the year doesn't mean you have to spend lots of money decorating for every single one of them. A lot of fall decorations can be used all through the season--a good fake pumpkin is perfect for Halloween and will also last you well through Thanksgiving. Find decorations that can work throughout the season and get creative in putting them to use.

The fall season is beautiful outside, and it doesn’t have to be a hassle to make it beautiful inside, too. Get creative, get to decorating and get cozy.

College HacksEric Rob Isaac