All summer I anticipated moving to IU. I spent hours online shopping for the perfect decorations to pimp out my dorm room. However, after getting all set up and placing my brand new things exactly where I thought they should go, I was dissatisfied to say the least. It didn't feel like home. In fact, it felt cold and unwelcoming and my roommate agreed. I wasn't quite sure what it was that made me dislike it so much, but regardless, for the first three weeks of my time at IU I spent countless hours at the library or the Indiana Memorial Union trying to avoid my sad excuse for a room.
Finally, I knew something had to be done. My roommate and I took a trip to Target and bought a few simple things that changed our tiny living space from feeling like prison to feeling like home. Here are a few dorm decor essentials that will help your room feel like home:
There are obviously many other ways to give your room a good vibe, but before you go running away from your room, try adding a few extra pieces to really make it your own.