How do I decide on room decor for my USF apartment bedroom?

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Whether you're a freshman moving away from home and into USF freshman apartments or a seasoned college student looking for a fresh start, bedroom decor is a key factor in how you'll feel towards your new apartment near USF. Student apartments in Tampa can be as luxurious or homey as you make them. Moving into an apartment can be challenging and even scary for college students. Rather than worrying about this change, seize the opportunity to customize your bedroom's decor to your liking. 

Start with staple pieces. 

Oftentimes, when you move to a new apartment, you won't be coming empty-handed. You'll have sentimental items or items that you love and would like to implement into your room's theme. Additionally, if you choose to live in furnished USF apartments, you'll already have furniture pieces to work around. With these sentimental objects and furniture pieces in hand, you'll have an excellent base to center your other decor items around. 

Decide on an aesthetic.

What's your style? Are there certain color palettes or patterns that you find yourself leaning towards? Decide on the room decor aesthetic that you hope to achieve. Whether you love Bohemian, Modern, Coastal, or otherwise, isolate a general interior design style that appeals to you. This will make it easier to pick pieces that will look good together in your apartment near USF. 

Pinterest is your best friend.  

Regardless of which decor style you choose, Pinterest will have plenty of inspirational pieces of content to guide you in your interior design journey. If you've never used Pinterest before, it's a website to find photos of a wide variety. These photos can provide inspiration for projects or style, or share information about a specific topic. In the case of bedroom decor, you can save images in a folder and use them as a guide for how you'll decorate your bedroom and where you'll buy your decor items. There is a wealth of information on Pinterest which will make the process so much easier.  

Don't shy away from color.

So often, novice decorators will shy away from color, believing that only using white will aid them in creating a more cohesive space. While this may be true, it's the easy option. Take a risk and incorporate colors that you love in your bedroom decor. This is a wonderful way to make your University of South Florida apartment your own!

Cozy is key.

For USF students, your apartment will be your home away from home. Even though it may not be your permanent residence, make it feel homey. Comfort is so important, as you'll need a cozy space to escape your busy college student schedule. Cozy decor elements such as pillows, blankets, and rugs are a necessity! Make sure to incorporate them. 

When you're a student moving into a new apartment, there are undoubtedly lots of things to think about, but hopefully through these tips, your decor can be the least of your worries. Take the design process one step at a time and soon enough, you should have a USF apartment bedroom that you absolutely love! 

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