With the start of the semester just around the corner, we thought it would be the perfect time to chat with Emma Beryl, a designer at , to get some insider tips on how to decorate your dorm room. Here are her suggestions for designing your new room—on a budget.
A rug instantly makes a bedroom cozy, but it turns out there's another good reason you should roll one out on your floor. "A big rug always looks better than a small one because it grounds the space and makes you capable of setting your own tone," says Beryl. Another perk? An oversized mat will allow you to cover up the less than appealing flooring you likely have in your room.
Serena Rug, $315
A rookie mistake is adding too much decor throughout a small space—there's no reason to have a piece of art or furniture in every nook and cranny of your room. "You need to give your eyes a place to rest," says Beryl. The wall art here is a good example of a well-balanced amount of decor that's not too overwhelming. Try sticking to two or three pieces of art and be sure to leave at least one wall completely free of frames.
Coco Chanel Wall Art, $12.50
Beryl suggests using this color template as a guide as you choose which shades to use throughout your room. Remember to coordinate a color scheme with your roommate for the most stylish results!