Sunday, December 9, 2012

Christmas Dorm Decorating

Being away from home during the Christmas season can be rough, especially when you're at college spending more time writing papers and studying for finals rather than getting in the Christmas spirit. Decorating your dorm room or apartment lets you take a break from schoolwork and will make your living arrangements more festive! Most of the decorations in my room came from home, but there's opportunity to get crafty with your decor, as well. 

One of the must-have decorations for the holiday season is Christmas lights. Not only do they bring the holiday spirit into an otherwise boring, square, cinderblock room, but they also provide a comforting glow while studying. I have both strands of lights hanging around my room and a light-up snowflake hanging in the window.

Another Christmas decorating must-have is window sill decorations, such as nutcrackers, little christmas trees, and other stand-up Christmas embellishments. I have a large picture window in my dorm room, so I placed four little Christmas trees [not enough room for a big tree!], a glittery 'Joy' sign, and a hot pink, sequin nutcracker along the sill. 

To get in the Christmas spirit, I also brought two Santa wine glasses with me from home and some candy cane Hershey's kisses, which if you haven't tried them already, you should. My roommate and I also always have ABC Family's 25 Days of Christmas on our TV. Even if we're studying, it's nice background noise.  

Christmas dorm decorating is simple and can be done on a college budget. The best way to get some good decorations is steal from home! Also, you can get lights from CVS at low prices. The fact is, just because you're away from home during the Christmas season, doesn't mean you can't be festive. Christmas is my favorite time of the year, so I could never pass up an opportunity to decorate and get in the holiday spirit. Even a strand of lights will make a plain dorm room a little bit merrier. So, get on decorating! I mean, Santa is coming after all.


  1. Great photos - puts me in the holiday spirit. Thanks for your kind words and support. Following your lovely blog now.


    1. Thank you! I'm so glad you're in the holiday spirit:) I'll be sure to check out your blog too!


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