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.
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.
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.
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
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.