Dorms tend to be small and barren but you can liven it up with these easy tips!
It’s back to school season and as a poor college student, I have to find the most cost-friendly ways to decorate and feel more at home. Almost everything I used to decorate was under $10, thrifted, or used from family and friends. I figured everything in college is pretty temporary so why blow your money on something that you’ll only use for a year or two?
Mirrors will help open up your cramped space to make it appear larger and brighter since it reflects light. Don’t bother buying brand new mirrors, go thrifting! I got these mirrors for $9 at Savers as a 4 pack (of course I broke one). See how I hung them without damaging the walls.
Use long curtains that go from the ceiling to the floor to create the illusion of a bigger window. I got these at IKEA for $4.99 and then strung some Christmas lights behind them for a warmer ambiance. See how I hung them without damaging the walls!
Cover Imperfects with Washi Tape
It’s a cheap and quick fix while adding some color to those dreary white walls. Get some at Micheal’s.
Decorate with Washi Tape
I lined my cupboards with tape to add an extra flair to the kitchenette. You can use it to decorate walls, shelves, or really anything that needs a little temporary boost of color.
Add Color with a Tapestry
Since you can’t paint the walls and removable wallpaper can be pricy, add color to your walls by hanging a tapestry. I got this one at Target for $9.99 and hung it up with command hooks.
Add Little Trinkets
Although it seems a little tedious, little decorations like this table cloth and center piece really adds that dimension of home. Whether it’s just a little plant in the window or statue on the side table, your room won’t look so barren and minimal. Again, go thrifting for these little pieces to keep costs down!