When you’re getting ready for your first year of college, finding the perfect furniture and accessories for your dorm is a must. But amidst all the craziness of finding the right bedding and desk supplies, it’s easy to forget about one very important item: lighting! A lot of people settle for plain, boring desk lamps, but why don’t you get creative and find a lighting style that goes with your taste? I’ve created a special guide for you so you never have to be the one with the plain, boring desk lamp.


Christmas Lights

Christmas lights are a cute and unexpected way to add lighting to your room and they come in a ton of different colors. You can drape them around your windows and bed frame or you can hang them from the ceiling. Don’t be afraid to get creative!




Faux Candles

Candles create a warm and relaxing environment, but unfortunately, they aren’t allowed in dorms. No worries, Dormify has awesome Flameless Candles that give the same calming vibes without the hazardous fire. They come in silver and ivory so they’re really easy to match with your room.  


DIY Lampshades

If christmas lights and candles aren’t bold enough for you, here’s the perfect solution: a DIY lampshade. You get to choose whatever shape you want and you can find a pattern that matches perfectly with your room. Just follow these easy instructions from HGTV and you’ll have a customized lampshade in no time!





It’s great to use new and creative ways to add lighting to your  dorm room, but just make sure they don’t go against any safety rules!