Dorm Room Makeover

So you’ve moved onto the Charles Sturt University Campus, and you’re looking at the blank canvas of a bedroom before you and feeling a little overwhelmed? Well, look no further, because Interp’s brilliant interior designers are here to save the day. 

Dorm rooms can get a bit of a bad reputation for being small and bland, but that room will be your home for the next 8 months at least, so you may as well make the best of it and decorate to your heart’s content. 

Here on Trad Diggings, rooms come equipped with a single bed, some shelves, a desk and a fridge. 

Pictured is what a typical Trad Diggings room looks like when you get your keys. Credit: Emily Minney


It might seem like a daunting task, to make this tiny little room a home. 

Start with the bed, once you get your bedding sorted, everything else seems to fall in place. (I went with white bedding, to try and brighten up my bedroom, but that gets dirty. Quickly. Don’t be like me)

Photos and Polaroids are a great way to bring a sense of personality to your room. The idea of having your memories follow you will help make this little dorm a home (and may ease some homesickness, or make it worse – you decide). 

Artworks and Plants are another great way to give a welcoming feel to your new room and search through some of last year’s Interp issues to find some tips on what plants thrive in a dorm room. 

Once you have the bed, and you have your photos and artworks or posters and plants, you have the makings of a warm, aesthetic bedroom that any 2014 Tumblr girl would be lusting over. 

If you’re that way inclined, you can also add a tv to your space, so when you’re hungover, or inevitably come down with the fresher flu and simply can’t get out of bed, you can binge-watch the entire Disney Plus library or play Xbox. 

A little tip – Smart TVs and gaming consoles won’t connect to the same internet your phones, tablets and laptops do – but, hope is not lost. 

The link here will take you to a page that looks like this: 

Fill out the required information, and register. 

Then visit this link to reconnect where needed.

After the TV and Xbox are set up and connected to the internet, you’re nearly done. 

Add some fairy lights or some crystals, and there you have it, a dorm room to call home for the next 8 months.