While everyone is home for the holidays, it’s a good time to start thinking about ideas for decorating that dorm room for the spring semester! As a gift or just general prep, you can plan out January’s look even while the holidays are gearing up. Our work room generally takes 4-6 weeks, which is why now is the perfect time to prep for January decoration.

Sure, at its minimum a dorm room is a place to study and crash between a hectic course load. But it’s also a place to build friendships, host study groups, or simply be yourself in your downtime. At the end of a long day it’s nice to just come back somewhere that feels safe and comfortable, something familiar that feels like you.

Focus on the areas you’ll spend the most time and build from there. Chances are it’s your bed or desk area. Changing up your lighting, hanging photos and mementos, sprucing up your drapes, or even adding some throw pillows that remind you of home can all make a big difference in how the room feels.

Here are some great choices from our online fabric store:

Fabric Store Tips: Getting The Most Out Of Your Selection

We have an extensive selection of fabric in our online store, and there’s even the option to order inexpensive samples before you purchase larger quantities of any given fabric. This way you won’t be stuck with more than you need, or with a pattern that doesn’t look as good in your space as you’d expected.

But if you’re not sure how to best complement your space, we invite you to stop by our Winston Salem or High Point, NC locations. Our knowledgeable staff can walk you through the colors and patterns that will work well with what you already have, and even make suggestions about things you can use fabric for that you may not have considered for your decor.