Considering that moving into your dorm room is likely the first time you’ll be away from home, you’ll want to make your space as comfortable and distinctly you as possible.
From photo walls to cozy bedding, there are plenty of ways to decorate your dorm that’ll bring out your unique personal style. But another sure way to elevate the mood and design of your room is by adding a dorm room area rug.
“Area rugs add a pop of personality to your dorm room while serving as a soft element under foot. Along with your bed and bedding, a rug can be a focal point in your dorm room,” says Sherri Monte, interior designer and owner of Elegant Simplicity..
Interior specialist Nicola Croughan of Blinds Direct agrees, adding that, “Rugs are a perfect way to bring your own personal touch to your room. The reason for this is because a rug doesn’t need to be secured down, which means you aren’t restricted to where you put it, giving you creative reign.”
Ready to give your college dorm a makeover? Here are the best dorm rugs that can jazz up your space and make it feel like home.
What better way to show off your school spirit than with a college logo rug in your dorm. Let the rug take center stage by keeping the rest of your space simple. Add coordinated bedding and accessories to complete the look.
Give a boring white dorm a pop of color and style with a floral watercolor rug. Whether you’re pulling an all-nighter or lounging in bed, the teal, blue, green, pink, yellow, and white shades are sure to brighten your day. Add matching dorm decor, like yellow curtains and colorful artwork, to complement the rug and add a personal touch.
There’s nothing quite as cozy as a plush white dorm room rug. It’ll not only make your space feel comfortable, but will also help brighten up the room. For an easy, boho theme, pair your dorm room area rug with white bedding and lots of neutral throw pillows, a photo wall, and tons of green plants.
If sophisticated decor is more your style, try placing a richly colored Persian-style rug in your college dorm. The intricate pattern will instantly elevate the room, even if you choose to keep the rest of your dorm decor minimal. Incorporate wood elements, including open shelves to stack your books, and greenery for a laid-back finish.
Turn your dorm into a relaxing escape by embracing all things neutral. Place a neutral Persian-style rug in shades of beige and creme and pair it with other neutral dorm room decor, like warm wood tone furniture and beige and white bedding. For added style, hang a focal piece above your bed, still in a neutral tone, to take the whole space up a notch.
A black and white runner rug is the perfect bold design to dress up your dorm room. The runner size works well next to the bed or between two beds to add comfort and style, while the statement-making pattern will give your room a bit of edge. Mix in other neutrals to balance out the color palette, or add vibrant pops of color for a fun vibe.