When you live in a small space, you don’t need to fill it with lots of decor. A few carefully selected pieces can add some personality without making your dorm room look like an episode of Hoarders (although if that’s what floats your boat, more power to you). I’m sharing some tips on how to achieve this effect by using minimalism in your college dorm room.
Why minimalist style is popular with students
If you’re a student, minimalist design may be appealing because it’s inexpensive and easy to maintain. The clean look is also calming–it can help you focus on your studies without being distracted by clutter.
Students often don’t have much money to spend on decorating their dorm rooms or apartments, so they’re more likely than other demographics to embrace the minimalist style when they do decide to make changes in their living spaces.
Minimalist decors are simple, clean and uncluttered; they don’t take up much space or require much maintenance (no need for dusting!). This makes them ideal if your budget is tight but still want an attractive living environment that won’t distract from schoolwork
Opt for a minimalist bed
A minimalist bed and/or frame is an excellent choice for a student’s room. It can be low to the ground, without a headboard or footboard, and with a simple design.
You may want to look into getting a platform bed for your dorm room if you’re interested in this style of sleeping arrangement. A platform bed looks like any other kind of bed but doesn’t have any legs; instead it sits directly on top of your floorboards (or whatever surface you choose). This means that there’s no need for special frames or bases–you just have to make sure that whatever surface you place it on is thick enough not to sag under weight!
Platform beds are great because they don’t take up much space at all – just enough space around them so that nothing else gets damaged when moving around inside your room…and maybe even less than half as much space than some other types would require!
Use a simple headboard
A minimalist headboard is a great way to add some style to your room while keeping it simple. There are a few ways you can go about this:
Match the color of your bed frame with the headboard. You can also just choose one that matches the walls, or even just goes with the sheets and duvet cover (if they’re all white). Either way, it’ll look nice without too much work!
Use a desk organizer
Use a desk organizer to store your pens, pencils, and other writing tools.Additionally, keep your phone and chargers in one convenient place.And finally, an organizer is great for storing headsets or headphones so they don’t get tangled up when not in use!
Try a minimalist shelving system
Shelves are a great way to add storage and decoration to your room. You can use them in different places throughout the apartment, such as above the bed or behind the door. Shelves can be made from many different materials, including wood, metal and plastic. The material you choose for your shelves will depend on what type of look you’re going for in your room: wood looks more rustic while metal gives off a more industrial vibe.
The next time you’re looking at furniture options online or at stores near campus, keep these minimalist décor tips in mind!
Use storage baskets and bins
A great way to keep your room tidy is by using bins to store things in your closet, bathroom, kitchen and anywhere else you have stuff lying around. It’s easier than having a bunch of stuff cluttering up the place!
The minimalist style is perfect for college students because it’s easy to maintain and will help you save money by not having to buy new things every semester. You’ll also be able to move into an apartment or home after graduation with minimal effort–and hopefully fewer boxes!