If you’ve ever lived in a dorm, you know all about the challenges of making your space pretty and functional at the same time. After all, dorms are really more the size of closets! While it may seem daunting to create an entire home away from home such a tiny space, it’s not as hard as you think. A little thinking outside of the box goes a long way! It’s that time of year again, so let’s talk about how to spruce up that room with DIY dorm decor.



DIY Dorm Decor to make your home away from home feel special:

Storage space is crucial to surviving a couple of years in a dorm – here are some storage pieces to swoon over:

DIY Crate Seats by A Little Craft In Your Day

Fabric Covered Boxes by In My Own Style

Fabric Backed Bookcase by Polished Habitat

Quick and Easy Plastic Storage Container Makeover  by Diva of DIY

Organization is a top priority when it comes to college life – while parents would like to think that these memo boards will be used for reminders of important tests, chances are that there will be a few notes about fun parties on campus too!

Fabric Memo Board by Time With Thea

Corkboard out of Repurposed Materials by Diva of DIY

Bike Tire Memo Board  by Diva of DIY

Decorative Push Pins by Mod Podge Rocks

Dorms don’t really ever feel like home, but can definitely be made to feel more warm and welcoming with a few pictures of loved ones. Why not try one of these crafty picture frame ideas?

Temporary Gallery Wall by Dream a Little Bigger

Popsicle Stick Frames by Eighteen25

Hanging colorful things on dreary walls is another way to make a dorm room feel like more of a fun space. Check out these DIY wall decor options!

Song Lyric Word Art by DIY Candy

Beautiful Fabric Wall Art on a Dime by Diva of DIY

Dorm Room Framed Marquee Lights by Our Crafty Mom

Decorative Chrysanthemum Mirror by Addicted2Decorating

Last, but not least, the sterile blinds have got to go! This is still one of my favorite projects.

How to Take Blinds from Cheap to Chic

If you’re like many parents and feel like you have no time left at this point for DIY Dorm Decor, these dorm room essentials will fit the bill too.


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