Dorm Room Decor You Can Be Proud Of

Dorm Room Decor You Can Be Proud Of

For many college students, the four years that loom ahead of them seem sprawling and intimidating. Many of them are going away from home for the first time in their lives, are unfamiliar with the area that they are attending school in, or do not know a lot of their peers. These students are embarking on a new journey and while the greater portion of them are most likely thrilled to be getting away from what they have known for the past eighteen or nineteen years and beginning to form their own experiences, some of them are also probably pretty anxious to take a big step out into the unknown. Something that can ease their fears and bring them a little bit of comfort is by bringing a piece of home with them into their dorm room. Whether it’s bringing a poster with them that they had hung on their wall at home, or keeping some of their childhood stuffed animals on hand, it can remind them of home and give them what they need to keep comfortable and be happy at college. There is also so many ways to decorate your dorm room in a way that you can be proud of! Small touches can make it your own and bring comforting touches of their home. We are here to steer you in the right direction when it comes to how to incorporate dorm room decor you can be proud of and that will bring you comfort, as well as reflecting your style.

1. Homemade Headboard Heaven

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To create this personal and stylish dorm touch, you will first need to acquire a large piece of cardboard or plywood. To begin, you can cut the piece of material into the shape that you would like. The one above depicts a simple rectangle, but if you wanted, you could make it an oval or a crested shape. Next, you will want to cover the edges with a piece of cloth or cardboard protect yourself from splinters or cuts. Following that, you will want to cover the piece of wood or cardboard with quilt batting to provide comfort and safety. Following this layer, you will choose the fabric you wish to cover your headboard according to your style and preferences. This can range between many different materials and prints, depending on your favorite colors, patterns, shapes, and tastes. This should reflect your likes and personal style and match the remainder of your dorm room decor.

2. Wastebasket Side Table Touch

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For this simple and chic touch, all you will need is a metal or wire wastebasket, and somewhere to put it! You can find one you like at any local store, and all setup requires is simply turning it over so that the flat surface is facing upward, and ready to become a home to a lamp, pair of glasses, and the occasional stack of books. If you wish, you can purchase a boring wastebasket and paint it in the color that you desire if you are displeased with the color of yours or it does not match your dorm style.

3. Easy Frame Frenzy

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Looking for a beautiful way to store your sentiments through photos and enshrine them on the wall. Washi Tape is an easy, fun, and creative way to dress up wall-hangings, photos, and posters. After you hang the photos initially, border them with your choice of Washi Tape to accent them and make them stand out. It adds a pop to them and asserts your style, as well as giving personality and uniformity. You can use as much or as little as you would like, and the great thing about it is that you can remove and rearrange or replace the photos as you please! Visit Washi’s website here today to choose your favorite tapes and prepare yourself for dorm decorating!

4. Illuminated Memories

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A fun and simple touch of home and memories is this string of lights with photos and polaroids attached. All you would need is to purchase a strand or two of whichever color lights you would prefer, and compile some photos that you would want displayed. Once you have the lights strung or tacked up onto your wall, attach the photos you wish to display along the strand of lights with paperclips, clothespins, and the like. The great thing about this project is that it totally enhances the personal touches you put on your space while away at college, and you can switch it up or make adjustments whenever you want! New photo you want to display? Just swap it out with one already on the wall, or make room to add it in!

5. Precious Tealight Votives

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How cute are these?! These sweet tealight votives are simple, adorable, and a warm touch to any room or area. For a step by step tutorial on how to make them from our friends at fellowfellow.com, click here! Basically all you need are a few mason jars, some cute fabrics, and craft glue. And tealight votive candles of course! You should evenly coat the strips of fabric and lay them on the jar as you wish. The fabric can be of any consistency, pattern, or color that you would like. This is your space, take the opportunity to show off your style and what you like! The small candles should be battery operated and easy to place right into the jar after decorating them. If you choose to use open flamed candles, make sure there is plenty of space for them to burn within the jar and that you keep an eye on them as you do so!

6. Magnifying Glass Movie Projector

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And here is a trendy and clever bonus tutorial from the great minds at Photojojo! If you don’t have the most spacious of dorms, and your space doesn’t include the room for a tv, you can create a projector all your own with just a few simple materials! Click here to view the tutorial and get started on yours right away. All you will need to pay for is a magnifying glass, which you can get at the dollar store for just that, a dollar! You will also need a shoebox, your phone, a paperclip, some tape, and a small knife or scissors to cut with! After following the tutorial to produce your portable little theater, you can decorate it however much or however little you would like! Personal touches are a must, and this is a great little invention to put some on.

Have your own decorating stories, tips, or tricks? Tell us about them in the comments! Be sure to tell your friends about these ideas to keep your dorms looking fresh, youthful, and fun!

 

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