4 Ways to Make a Dorm Room Feel Warm & Welcoming

With the college school year quickly approaching, it’s time to start thinking about how your son or daughter will decorate their dorm. This is the first time that they will have free reign over what goes in their dorm room, so it’s important for them to make it feel like home.

More times than not, colleges do not allow you to paint the walls, and most often the walls are made of white cement blocks. In these rooms, it’s especially important to make their room feel warm and welcome. While your son or daughter will want to decorate on their own, we have 4 great ideas that you can subtly hint at when they go back to school shopping, with you or with their friends!

4 Ways to Make a Dorm Room Feel Warm & Welcoming

1) Add Curtains in a Fun Pattern

Since you most likely won’t be able to paint the walls, it’s important to bring color to the walls, which can be done with curtains, while also allowing your son or daughter to sleep in when their schedule allows. Choose curtains that will not only add character to their space, but will also showcase their personality.

2) Add an Area Rug

Dorm room floors are often cold, hard and dreary, so add a bit of softness and color by adding an area rug to their space!

3) It’s All About Storage

Most dorm rooms are on the smaller side so storage space can often be limited. Consider adding fun shelving units that can be stacked upwards to hold books, devices, and other items. Storage units and bins are offered in an assortment of fun colors, so choose the color or colors that best represent your son or daughter!

4) Add Decorative Touches

What better way to make a dorm room feel like home than adding personal touches and pretty decorative pieces to the space? Throw pillows, flowers and decorative blankets all add a bit of character to their space, making it feel like home away from home.

What are your favorite décor tips to make a dorm room feel like home?

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How to Have the Best Relationship with Your Hardwood Floors

It is all fun and games during the summer months until the dreaded humidity strikes. Often, families stay inside their air-conditioned homes or go on day trips to indoor facilities to escape the dry air and seek relief. Not only does humidity affect us, but it also affects those households with hardwood floors.

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We all want the perfect floor for our home. You want a floor that can handle heavy foot traffic on the busiest of days, a floor that is strong enough to handle the hardest of falls, and a floor that is built for a long-term commitment. You want your floors to increase the value of your property, and hardwood does just that.

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Hardwood brings warmth and beauty to your home, is easy to clean and maintain, and most importantly, hardwood is often offered in a variety of styles, stains and colors to fit your style.

While there are many perks to choosing hardwood, these floors do run into a little bit of trouble when humidity strikes. Moisture, which is a direct result from the humidity, causes hardwood floors to warp and buckle, and an increase in humidity is also an increase in your problems.

To prevent any warping in your beautiful flooring, make sure to keep the humidity levels low by running the air conditioner, as this will not only keep your home cool, but it will also pull the moisture out of your floors, leaving both you and your hardwood floors happy.

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To see what we carry for hardwood brands, check out our Hardwood page, or visit the store!