Decorating Your Space

Decorate My Space
By:  Autumn Jager     E-Campus Logo

Decorating Your Space

Fun fact about me: I’ve moved 14 times in the last 7 years! It was about as fun as it sounds. On the plus side, I am an expert at packing- in fact, I’m pretty sure I haven’t fully unpacked my belongings in the past four years. Because I’ve moved just about every six months, I gave up on decorating a few years ago. However, when I moved into my current house, my roommates cornered me one day a few weeks after we had all settled in and said, “Autumn, this is weird. It looks like no one lives in your room. Get something to put on the walls!”

Unsurprisingly, I had basically nothing that added that “personal” touch that my roommates informed me I was missing. Finally, I caved and started adding a few personal things here and there. 

LET ME TELL YOU. I haven’t felt settled into a place in years, and now I see why. Once my space actually started to feel like mine, I felt so much happier and more relaxed in my room. Not only that, but I think I even felt a little happier with my life in general. I hope you haven’t been moving as often as I have been, but I can’t stress enough: don’t be afraid to make your space your own!! Here’s some ideas to get you started.

  • Art
    • This could be art you’ve done yourself, or that other people have done! The possibilities are endless.


Records On Wall
Pictures behind bed
Records up close.
  • Picture collages
    • Find something that makes you happy, whether it’s pictures of your friends, pictures that fall into the same color scheme, or pictures of things that you like. You can print as many or as few of these as you have space for, and it’s a great way to fill up empty wall space while also making things a little more personal.
Photo Wall


  • Plants
    • Plants are a fun way to add some color and fresh air to your space, as long as you have enough light (and you remember to water them)!

Plants on windowsill

  • Lights
    • There are a lot of different options for lights, from christmas lights to LED lights to a variety of lamps. This is also a great option because you can find something within your price range, and that suits your space.


Art behind couch.

Colorful Lights
  • Flags
    • You can get flags for just about anything, from your favorite sports team to that inside joke you have with your roommate. 


USA Flag
OSU Flag
No Shoes Nation Flag
  • Tapestries
    • Tapestries are a creative way to cover up extra wall space as well! You can buy them or make them yourself by painting an old sheet.

Banner behind bed

  • Candles/air fresheners
    • I am VERY sensitive to smells and it’s really hard for me to relax in a space that smells… wrong. Find a smell that you like and stock up!
  • Creative storage
    • Find unique ways to store your belongings! Baskets are one of my favorite ways to store things.
  • Posters
    • Posters are another great way to add a personal touch to your room. You can find posters of just about anything you’re interested in, and they’re a really affordable decor option!

Rick and Morty Poster

  • Speaker
    • Getting a speaker to play your music out of makes a world of difference. I love playing music that matches my mood, and I have playlists for studying and relaxing before bed. It definitely helps me feel more comfortable in my space.
  • Keepsakes/Souvenirs
    • Don’t be afraid to decorate your room with things that matter to you! It can be literally anything- be creative!
Collage of paintings

  • Mirrors
    • Mirrors can be a cheap, easy way to make a small room seem larger. 

Mirrors on wall.

  • Pillows
    • Throwing an extra pillow (or in my case, 5) on your bed can not only make your bed more comfortable, but can be another great way to make your space feel a little more like your own!

Star Wars Plushies

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