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Dorm rooms come as a ‘one size fits all’ and the option for customizing them are limited.
However, that shouldn’t stop you from trying to liven up your space.
There’s a couple of DIY Dorm Room Hacks you can try out that will have all your friends asking you for tips.
Even if you’re tight on cash, these cheap bedroom decor ideas will fit any budget!
DIY DORM ROOM DECOR
1. Hang Up Pictures
I love hanging up polaroids, they give the room a certain vibe that I enjoy.
With this camera its never been easier to snap a quick polaroid and hang it up minutes later.
2. Use Lights To Hang Up Pictures
I promise this entire post isn’t about pictures, but there are so many options for hanging them up it practically could be
Pictures take up no space and do a great job of bringing life into a tiny space.
These nifty LED lights come with clips so there is zero guessing involved.
3. DIY Canvases
You don’t have to be Picasso to have some fun and create a unique design for your dorm.
Hang them on doors, walls, or just standing behind your desk to make your dorm your very own.
This is also a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon with girlfriends!
4. DIY Jewelry Organizer
This DIY hack is actually very simple! All you need is some form of scrap wood and little hooks to place into it.
Its a fun and easy way to display your jewelry while also decorating your space.
5. Magnetic Makeup Organizer
A great way to free up some drawer space and have all your essential makeup in one place!
One of the best DIY dorm room hacks for decluttering your makeup bag.
It’s surprisingly easy to do also, check out this guide from factual fairytale to see how they do it.
6. Wrapping Paper to Decorate Boring Bins
This DIY is so simple and really makes a difference in revamping you dorm room.
All you need is some funky wrapping paper and regular storage bins to create a unique look.
7. DIY Neon Lights
Neon lights are all the rage right now, however, they come at a hefty price tag.
There’s no need to spend over $100 on neon lights at Urban Outfitters when you can just make it yourself easily.
Check out this tutorial to make your own!
8. DIY Dry Erase Board
I oftentimes find myself needing to write something down but not wanting to use a piece of paper or, worse yet, losing said piece of paper.
Creating my own dry erase board has been just what I needed.
It helps me keep track of what I have to do in the day. They’re quite simple to make, just need a picture frame and nonpermanent markers.
Check out this tutorial to make your own.
9. DIY Brick Bookends
Bricks are the perfect size and shape to be used as bookends.
All you have to do is dip them into a can of paint (or spray paint) and wait for it to dry.
You can even put some lace or decorate them to be a more feminine touch.
10. Cereal Box Organizers
Get some old cereal boxes and cut them into the shape of organizers. Paint and decorate them as you like and place them on your desk to keep your clutter under control!