Going to college is of the most memorable experiences that anyone can encounter.  I can vividly remember the preparation leading up to arriving on campus and being assigned to a complete stranger to share living quarters for almost a 9 months. So yes, there is some anxiety but when it comes to decorating your room there are so many common mistakes that you just may not be aware of. So I’m saving you from having the “roomie” conversation by following these tips to decorating the perfect space.


1. Budget

Creating a budget will save you time and buyers remorse. Whether your’e working with a large budget or a DIY budget like myself back in college. This will help you determine your needs vs wants without breaking the bank.
So if there is any advice that I can give you is that, college is about  making lasting memories and I highly doubt that you will be spend most of our days in your dorm room. However the process of decorating can be a stress reliever from all of the school work and fun project that you can collectively do with your roommate. You can even try mentioning to the RA about a Roomie Decorating competition (DIY) of course to ad some friendly competitiveness in there. Trust me time flies when your having fun time and before you know it 4 years will come and go really quick.
Ready for college but not sure what to expect, or even bring? Before you say goodbye to your parents and friends, check out this ultimate guide to surviving your first year in college, and in particular at the country’s 107 historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs). We created the #HBCUFreshmanBible to help build a bridge for students to make a successful transition from high school to black colleges, you can read more here.