Spice Up Your Dorm Room

Spice Up Your Dorm Room

 It’s essential.


With limited space (and funds),  finding cool ways to spice up a dorm room has proven to be quite the challenge. That being said, as you may know – in the decorating world, a little goes a long way. Luckily there’s quite a few cheap accent pieces and quick DIY projects that can transform any space. We’ve come up with a list of 8 dorm room essentials, guaranteed to keep your place trendy.



Cute Plates

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Nice plates can be used anywhere- kitchen, bathroom, table/desk, you name it! Get creative by adding a nice dish somewhere in your space. Best of all, this decor idea is a perfect place to store keys, pens, or any other miscellaneous item, making it equally as functional as is fashionable. Want to find some on the cheap? Try looking in the dishes section at a thrift store.


Twinkly Light Signs


Update the hanging the classic twinkly lights trend using a cardboard letter or design cutout. By placing the lights in the cutout, you can easily create your own custom-made marquee sign.


Throw Pillows

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Whether on a couch, chair, or bed, throw pillows of the appropriate style are guaranteed to add some color to your room and tie the space together. Best of all, buying a few pillows and cases can be quite cheap yet go a long way.


Table Book


Looking for a great way to express your personal style on a budget? Try adding a table book to your coffee table or desk. With an abundance of possibilities from fashion brands and urban photography to classic cars or 50’s icons, there’s sure to be a table book that suits your style.


Ladder Side Table

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Need some extra storage? Try out a slightly more ambitious project like this DIY bookshelf made from an old wooden step ladder. With a surprisingly stylish/rustic look and various possible sizes, this is an ideal piece for any room.


What are your favorite tricks to spice up your dorm room? Let us know in the comment section below.




7 Decorating Ideas to Spice Up Your Dorm

With spring quickly approaching, the time has come to brighten up your dorm and start getting rid of all the unnecessary clutter you’ve gathered through winter. But by getting rid of stuff it’s also time to get creative and change things up a little. That’s where the Internet comes in.

  1. Change Your Bedding: o-URBAN-570You will be so surprised how much your sheets can change the way you feel about your room. And they don’t have to be pricey. Nowadays you can find a full set for about $40 if you look around.

Insider Tip: As long as you have Twin XL sheets, your comforter can be twin sized. Your pillow will take up the top of your bed, so you’ll never notice if the blanket doesn’t go all the way up.Wall-Brit-645x967

2. Washi Wallpaper: Dorms are infamous for their bland white walls and the sad fact that you can’t do anything about it. But we’ve come up with the perfect solution and, naturally, it involves washi tape! It’s time to pick a theme and get creative.

3. Add a Funny Pillow: One of the easiest ways to turScreen Shot 2016-02-15 at 11.14.34 AMn your room around can be to add a pillow that speaks volumes. It could be a quote that makes you smile in the morning, or a totally inappropriate picture pillow that will definitely be a conversation starter. This Urban Outfitters snoop-inspired beauty can be purchased for $59.

4. Make it Personal: Dorms are a little boring if you don’t personalize them. It doesn’t have to be costly just has to be fun, cute and individual to what matters most to you. And what better way to do so than with memories. And what better way to recreate memories than with pictures. And if you’re getting too lazy to find, choose and print all those pictures hanging around in your hard drive, just get yourself some o-PINTEREST44-570inspiring poster from Ikea.


5. Vertical Garden: This colorful garden will fit in the tiniest of rooms. Hang it as close as you can to the window and you’ll have some perky plants brightening up the dorm in no time. You can even plant your own seeds and watch the plants bloom into adulthood just like you are. AWWWWWWW.

6. Customize Curtains:Original_Michelle-Edgemont-PomPom-Curtains-Beauty5_v_lg Instead of spending your limited funds on curtains, dressOriginal_Michelle-Edgemont-Fabric-Pouf-Beauty1_v_lg up a pair you already have with colorful trim! You can buy rolls of pom pom and glitter trim from a craft store on the cheap, and create whatever color combos you please.

7. Add a DIY Fabric Pouf: You’re usually pretty limited when it comes to furniture options in a dorm room. One bed, one desk and your little space is full. That’s why this colorful pouf is the perfect accent because it doesn’t take up much space, visitors can sit on it and it can be used as an ottoman.

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6 simple, yet affordable DIY winter decorating ideas for your student dorm



As hard as the life of a student might appear at times, your decoration for the winter season does not necessarily have to look like this. Here are some time and cost saving, yet pretty alternatives to channel your inner do-it-yourselfer.



1. Vases filled with salt

As simple as that: fill a glass, bowl or vase (or whatever you come across while trawling your dorm room) with salt and add some branches or baubles to it. If you like to get even more creative, you can also color the salt with chalk beforehand. The vases will look great on shelves or nightstands.


2. Glitter Mason Jars

Glam up your windowsill with flashy mason jars. Generously cover them with glue before dipping them in glitter (available at any dollar store) and let the jars dry for a couple of hours, at least. Finally, light up some tea lights and put them inside of the jars. Same works for old cloth or magazine paper.





3. Fairy Lights
Make your room the coziest place in the entire dorm by simply adding perfect lighting. Tinker tiny lampshades out of see-through cloth or old table tennis balls, wind them around a string of light and put it on the wall over your bed. You will never want to leave this place again.






4. Paper Snowflakes

Yes, this will remind you of kinder garden, however everything you need in order to turn your dorm window into winter wonderland is already part of a student’s basic equipment: Paper, scissors and adhesive tape. Crafting paper snowflakes is definitely the cheapest, quickest and pottiest way to adorn your student dorm.


5. Cinnamon Stick Candles

Why bother buying scented candles, when you can easily make your own? And not only do they smell good, cinnamon stick candles also add warmth and a cozy charm to your tiny space.






6. Wine Glass Candles

The ultimate décor for the clumsy and uninspired: wine glass candles. Arranging these will take you the least effort, but will still look pleasingly subtle. Any glass will do, although a wine glass does have its romantic flavour. What really counts here is what you put inside the glass. In case of doubt, fill them with chocolate or other snacks that get you through long study nights.

Storage Hacks for Living in a Tiny College Dorm

Living in a tiny space has its advantages like having all your belonging in easy access. However, not having a lot of space for your belongings is a disadvantage that many living in a tiny space have to deal with. Here are a few space-saving hack that will make a tiny space look much bigger.

Maximise the Bottom of the Bed

If you’re really doing things on the cheap you can stack milk an air mattress on top of milk crates. The crates will double as storage crates and elevation for the bed.  You can also stack a mattress on top of a desk or armoir, which will save space and serve as storage.

Shelves, shelves everywhere

Stack floating shelves to maximise your storage space.  You can vary the distance between shelves and their length to

Redesign your Closet

Double storage space in your closet by the power of stacking. You can hang shoes and add an extra pole to your closet in order to maximise your storage space. Adding hooks to the inside of your door to organize your belongings is also a space- saving option.

Make it Stick with Magnets

Add Magnetic strips along your wall and magnet back to your belongings in order to stick them to the wall. You can stick pen holders, makeup organizers, bobby pins and even office supplies to the wall and keep them off valuable counter space this way.

Ways To Make Your Cheap College Dorm Look Dreamy

You’ve moved into your college dorm and all you have are a cheap wooden bedframe and bookshelf that look like they are straight out of 1974. Upon move in, your cheap looking college dorm can seem uninspiring. Thanks to the Gods of pinterest, there are a few cheap ways to make your student space feel like it’s your millionaire lair.

Become Friends With Double Sided Adhesive

Double sided adhesive will help you seamlessly stick any personal mementos and anecdotes to your otherwise boring walls. Use it to attach anything from extra hooks, to frames and posters to add a personal touch to your space.  Adhesive can support up to 6 pounds of weight and won’t peel off the cheap college paint in your dorm.

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Use Tealights to Add Warmth

Tea lights are a cheap way to add a warm and nostalgia to your space. They’re easy to hang anywhere in your dorm and are they won’t run up the energy bill.

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Use Fabric to Add Texture

Purchase miles of cheap fabric for a few dollars and use it in infinite ways. Tuiles and fresh cottons are a cheap way to add light and dimension to your college dorm.Get creative and use fabric to make a temporary blanket fort for your visitors, a canopy for your bed or new drapes.

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Canvas Boards are King

With canvas boards and a few push pins, the possibilities for dorm transformation are endless. Create an idea board to post all your ideas and aspirations, post bills, or receipts and deadlines to get organized. Transform a standard dorm headboard into a luxury, with just a bit of cardboard and fabric.

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Spray Paint Can Spruce Up a Space

For just a couple dollars spray paint can transform a cheap purchase into a personal treasure fit for your dorm. Add swag to nay bargain store mirror or statuettes by layering some spray paint.

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