I‘m looking forward to yet another year of dorm life! Sure, the showers might become scalding hot when someone flushes the toilet, but college is the only time when you get to live in the same building with all of your friends, and that makes it all worth it. And even the dingiest dorm room can look so much better with some creativity and a few basic craft supplies. Whether it’s your first semester in college or the beginning of your senior year, these DIY ideas are sure to spruce up your room.
1. Flower Lights
These adorable flower lights are perfect for spicing up a string of Christmas tree lights. All you need are a few colored cupcake liners and scissors. Cut the cupcake liners into flower and leaf shapes with a hole in the middle of each, and then tape or glue them to the back of the light.
2. Clothesline Picture Holders
You’re not limited to photos! Hang up notes, cards, movie ticket stubs, and other paper memories to create an eclectic yet super easy display for your room.
3. Washi Tape Pinboard
If you haven’t discovered washi tape yet, you’ve been missing out. It’s colorful, it comes in a bunch of fun patterns, and it’s easily removable. Use it to decorate your wall, mirrors, windows, or this adorable pin board!
4. Cookie Tray Magnet Board
No need to buy an expensive magnetic board! Grab a fun, colored cookie tray from the local supermarket and stick it on the wall with a few poster stickers. Then, decorate it with a variety of adorable magnets.
5. Cheese Grater Earring Holder
An affordable, easy way to keep your earrings from tangling: spray paint a cheese grater and hot glue large beads to the bottom for feet!
6. Shoe Box Charging Strip
Keep those power cords from getting tangled in a neat little box. You’ll need a ribbon box and a power strip.
7. String Art Sign
Dreamy rainbow string art. Make “dream” just like this or any word you like by printing out your type and setting your nails for the word you want.
8. Washi Tape Light Switch Cover
The washi tape is back. Not sure you should decorate your entire room with washi tape, but the door and light switch ideas sure are cool. Match them up with complimentary patterns and tapes and you are good to go with unique room decor that you can change when you no longer want it or find it to be quite as awesome as when you put it up.
9. DIY Photo Clock
I am always looking for interesting ways to display my photos so I can enjoy them and show them off. I don’t want ordinary, though, and am avoiding making a big gallery wall like my mom’s at all costs. This creative idea for photos is super simple but it totally works. Print your filtered Instagram prints for an ultra cool effect. I wonder if people will even be printing photos 5 years from now.
10. Chalkboard Table
Spice up a thrifted table with some chalkboard paint. Use it to jot down your creative whims, phone numbers, to-do lists, or doodles!
11. Braided Laundry Basket
Another idea involving old T-shirts, but this one has a more complicated braiding pattern.
12. Pillowcase Laundry Bag
Attach an embroidery hoop to a nice pillowcase for a really easy, always-open laundry bag.
13. DIY Door Decorating
Washi tape is no longer what I thought it was… I must admit that I thought washi tape was a little young and too decorative for too many truly cool projects. This one has me rethinking this belief. I am so decorating my bedroom door with black and purple washi tape this weekend! Be sure to send pics if you do the same- add them in the comments below.
14. Mason Jar Supplies Holder
A really easy supplies holder: take a vintage wooden picture frame and hammer nails into the top at equal intervals. Then, dangle mason jars with some twine to hold paintbrushes, scissors, and writing utensils.
15. Brick Bookends
Need bookends? Spray-paint a brick with gold, and then decorate it with trims of lace or other fabric for a glamorous, feminine touch.
Shikha have always had a great interest in Interior Designing. This is because I have a passion for interior designing .my knowledge of interior designing. I intend to help people with my creative ideas in decorating and designing to help them make their homes look attractive also give them what they are looking for. I eagerly want to learn how a space is planned and then presented.
ShikhaKumari (Inrerior designer)