Each school and college
has certain set of rules and regulations for the
students in their dormitories that are meant to
prevent and resolve any misunderstandings and fights
between them and enable each of them to live and study
together, peacefully and have a privacy of their own
too while sharing the room with each other.
While you may have your own ideas for dorm décor,
it is always the best to check with college administration, what
is permissible and what changes you can make to the room. Be
sure to take your roommates into confidence too, before changing
anything in their space. The rules that are common and related
to dorm décor are :
Dorm rooms need to be kept clean and orderly
and any damage to University property, room or furnishings may
result in fines, community service or expulsion from
You may not be allowed to use or shift
University furniture from other dormitory rooms or social
areas in your room or keep your possessions outside your
allotted room or area.
You may have to use furniture provided by
college only and may not be allowed to bring in your own
furniture, specially loft beds or other furniture pieces that
may not be so safe.
It is better use removable plastic adhesive
to attach something to the wall in a dorm rather than nails or
tape that may leave a scar or hole and disfigure the look of
Be sure that you do not damage walls,
ceilings, doors, windows, carpets and other university room
furnishings in any way.
Remember, that this room or apartment has to
be used by other tenants after you and that you have roommates
living with you. Make sure that your dorm décor projects do
not become a nuisance for them.
Decorated and well-maintained dormitories do
not mean that you can do anything with university and college
possessions. Limit your décor ideas to using your own
furnishings and accessories that are easily removable and
replaceable rather than making drastic changes.
Before opting for flower arrangements or room
freshener that may trigger allergic reactions, check with your
Since, it is only a temporary stay, it is
sensible not to spend a fortune on your dorm room décor and
stick to minimalist and functional life style.