Going to college is a pretty exciting moment in one’s life.
The prospect of your new, tiny, cold, dorm room? Not so much.
But there is no need for your dorm room to get you down. Why? Because with a little flair you can make yours into – if not a palace – an awesome space that is all your own.
One of the ways in which you can do this is to get the perfect dorm room rug. And how do you find one of these? By reading this list of 9 super cute rugs for dorm rooms of course!
1. Chic with Shag
According to science, our brains perform better when it’s cold outside. But who wants to shiver away while trying to study? Exactly.
Enter the shag carpet. Shag carpets used to be super popular in the ’60s. And guess what. They are back.
So if you want a little extra coziness going on, a shag carpet could be the perfect dorm rug.
If you want to inject some real class into your dorm room space, why not consider a vintage carpet for your college rug.
Vintage never goes out of style, cuz it’s – you know – vintage. A vintage tone will also go a long way to alleviate the impersonal vibe that dorm rooms can have.
You can check out some great vintage rug finds in this overview.
3. Keeping It Neutral
If in doubt about what you want you can try keeping your dorm carpet neutral. Neutrals are seriously in and will create a modern look.
Neutrals colors like white, dove gray and cream will also bring in extra light – which is always a plus in small rooms.
4. Injecting Color
If you feel like you need something to cheer you up, why not go for a bright colorful rug for your dorm carpet.
Bright colors are known to boost one’s mood and create a cheerful space. For example, scientifically, yellow is associated with increased feelings of joy, happiness, and playfulness.
5. Washable for the Win
On a practical note, if you want to keep your carpet clean and looking good – make sure that you choose one that is washable.
6. Pretty Prints
If you feel that your space needs a little livening up, or some art, take a look at printed rugs that incorporate designs such as florals.
Faded patterns can also be incorporated if you are after a rustic look.
7. Furry Faux Sheepskin
Faux sheepskin is another cozy as-can-be dorm rug option. Soft and deep, these rugs also add an element of texture to the room and are a great way to glam up your space.
8. Go Geometric
If you like the idea of patterns… But are not up for florals, think about going geometric with your dorm carpet. Geometrics can look bold and strong and add a great design focal point.
9. Edgy in Black
I see you. You want something sleek. Well, nothing is sleeker than black. A black rug can look great, especially if paired with black furniture pieces such as an office chair.
As You Can See… Cute Rugs for Dorm Rooms Are A MUST
Now you don’t have to pad across cold tile floors all semester long and wish that your dorm room looked cozier.
Because you now have a bunch of cute rugs for dorm rooms to choose from!
Just remember that you need to stick to rugs that are around 4’x6′ or 5’x7′ so as to fit comfortably in the average dorm room floor space.
If you are also looking for the right bed, check out my guide on sleeping in small spaces.