Cramped. Dark. Bland. Messy. These are just some of the familiar adjectives that go along with dorm life. But, it doesn’t have to be. With a little forethought and creativity, dorms can be spacious, bright, vibrant, and incredibly well-organized. We’ve scoured high and low on Pinterest and gathered some of our favorite dorm room DIY ideas for you to turn your dorm from dreary to dreamy.
Show some school pride
Display your school pride for all to see with this awesome dorm room DIY courtesy of our British besty, Decoist. In seven simple steps, you’ll be going from just having faux flowers to fabulous — perfect ways to repurpose a product like any Nearly Natural product once the season has passed.
Check out the full directions on the Decoist Blog.
Show some state pride
Many of us have had to move to go to college, sometimes we are in completely different states or even on the other side of the country. Well, thanks to Bead & Cord, here is a great way to get yourself through the homesick days using simple tacks and string.
Show that you’re dorm-ganized
Society 19 put together 10 of the best hacks to keep dorm-ganized. Our favorite involves a wonderful solution to the midnight munchies — simple snack storage by repurposing a plastic shoe storage that hangs behind the door. It’s the perfect solution for the long hours you are bound to be putting in cramming for midterms or finals.
Check out the full list here.
Show that you embrace change
Change. It’s inevitable right? Embrace the change with this sweet little DIY project. Using a piece of wood, a mason jar, some paint (nail varnish might even work), and a fastener. You’ll have a hanging tip jar so that you can make cents of the matter. The best part is, when you need some extra cash, you won’t have to scramble about underneath your bed to find some.
Check out the how to on Her Campus.