fall decorating

From the leaves changing colors to pumpkins popping up outside of buildings, fall is slowly taking over Villanova’s campus. As you begin to break out your winter wardrobe and indulge in pumpkin spice, you may be thinking of ways to decorate your dorm room for the season. Here are some tips to help make your room feel more like fall.

Colors: As the leaves begin to change colors, so should dorm decor. Nothing says fall like yellows, oranges and reds, so stick to this color family when choosing your pieces. If you want to do something simple, switch out some blankets and pillows. If you want even more splashes of color, look for smaller decorative items like block signs and mason jars in these fall tones.

Lights: LED lights are a classic dorm decoration and an easy way to add a touch of fall to your room. If you already have LED lights hanging in your room, all you need to do is find a garland to fit the season. It can be made of anything, from fall-colored leaves to miniature pumpkins. Once you’ve found the perfect one, simply weave the garland around your LED lights to add some seasonal accents to your wall. If you want to go even further, consider placing some flameless LED candles around your room to create a haunted house-type vibe. 

Wall decor: Hopefully, you already have something hanging on the wall above your bed. If not, now’s the perfect time to invest in some fall-themed wall decor. An easy way to fill this space for the season is with a tapestry. If you’re looking for one to hang short-term, choose one with autumn leaves or pumpkins as the design. If you want one to last you the rest of the year while still fitting in with the fall spirit, a mandala tapestry that uses the colors mentioned earlier is a great option. For something more spooky, you can never go wrong with old horror movie posters. 

Window clings: Window clings are a simple way to show the rest of campus how ready you are for fall. From packets that spell out “Happy Halloween” to ones made up of cartoon ghosts and witches, there are a variety of window clings to choose from. Just make sure to do your research and find ones that will be easy to take down once the season is over.

Pumpkins: When in doubt, any decor involving pumpkins is sure to make your room feel more like fall. If you’re looking to have real pumpkins in your room, choose a few miniature pumpkins. By getting miniature ones, you’ll be able to better fill the room without needing the large space required for bigger pumpkins. If real pumpkins aren’t your thing, don’t worry. In addition to the plastic pumpkins, pumpkin-themed pillows, blankets, lights and signs are just some of the ways you can add touches of fall to your dorm.

From the leaves changing colors to pumpkins popping up outside of buildings, fall is slowly taking over Villanova’s campus. As you begin to break out your winter wardrobe and indulge in pumpkin spice, you may be thinking of ways to decorate your dorm room for the season. Here are some tips to help make your room feel more like fall.Colors: As the leaves begin to change colors, so should dorm decor. Nothing says fall like yellows, oranges and reds, so stick to this color family when choosing your pieces. If you want to do something simple, switch out some blankets and pillows. If you want even more splashes of color, look for smaller decorative items like block signs and mason jars in these fall tones.Lights: LED lights are a classic dorm decoration and an easy way to add a touch of fall to your room. If you already have LED lights hanging in your room, all you need to do is find a garland to fit the season. It can be made of anything, from fall-colored leaves to miniature pumpkins. Once you’ve found the perfect one, simply weave the garland around your LED lights to add some seasonal accents to your wall. If you want to go even further, consider placing some flameless LED candles around your room to create a haunted house-type vibe. Wall decor: Hopefully, you already have something hanging on the wall above your bed. If not, now’s the perfect time to invest in some fall-themed wall decor. An easy way to fill this space for the season is with a tapestry. If you’re looking for one to hang short-term, choose one with autumn leaves or pumpkins as the design. If you want one to last you the rest of the year while still fitting in with the fall spirit, a mandala tapestry that uses the colors mentioned earlier is a great option. For something more spooky, you can never go wrong with old horror movie posters. Window clings: Window clings are a simple way to show the rest of campus how ready you are for fall. From packets that spell out “Happy Halloween” to ones made up of cartoon ghosts and witches, there are a variety of window clings to choose from. Just make sure to do your research and find ones that will be easy to take down once the season is over.Pumpkins: When in doubt, any decor involving pumpkins is sure to make your room feel more like fall. If you’re looking to have real pumpkins in your room, choose a few miniature pumpkins. By getting miniature ones, you’ll be able to better fill the room without needing the large space required for bigger pumpkins. If real pumpkins aren’t your thing, don’t worry. In addition to the plastic pumpkins, pumpkin-themed pillows, blankets, lights and signs are just some of the ways you can add touches of fall to your dorm.