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The Deal with Dorm Decor: Defining Your Space

April 15, 2024
Lighting Expert, @lightsdotcom

With back-to-school around the corner, a new dorm room is ground-zero for the next steps in a student’s personal evolution. Living on campus is all about coming into your own: your schedule, your relationships, and your own place. Moving into your new dorm is the time to take the space and turn it into a reflection of your personality for your individual needs.

String Lights & Lit Decor

String lights are a fast, affordable way to add big personality to a small space. Wrap lights around your bed frame, hang them above your door, or string them across the ceiling for a chilled-out alternative to fluorescent overhead lighting. Another fun, glowing option, is to use flameless lanterns or lit decor with twinkle lights for a moody feel. We love the Stella Star Lantern with Fairy Lights, which comes in two sizes.

Lamps & Plug-In Lights

Lamps can add some mature style to a dorm room while being practical. A desk lamp with dimming controls can improve concentration and focus. Plug-in lights are also security-deposit friendly and a great choice for adding the right kind of lighting vibe to any rented space. Plug them in and go: instant sophistication.

Flameless Candles

Most dorms aren’t really keen on having open flames on campus, but candles are still a key element when you’re putting together a relaxing space. Get the look without bending the rules with battery operated flameless candles. They come in every size from tiny tea lights to giant pillar candles. Unlike traditional candles, flameless candles can be set with a timer to go on and off on their own or you can safely leave them on all night while you sleep.  

Black and white marble Infinity Wick 3-wick flameless candle

A Welcoming Wreath

Welcome friends (and your RA!) with a pre-lit wreath on your door! Wreaths and garlands also look great above your bed, or draped over your doorway. Our pre-lit botanicals have a timer function to easily turn on and off at the same time each day.

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