It’s that exciting time of year when college students are getting ready to go back to school. Some of the most exciting preparations to make are for your dorm room. You want it to feel like a home away from home and a space that reflects your individuality, despite all the rules and regulations, so the decor is an important part of back-to-school comfort.
Even though dorm rooms have their restrictions (size being the most pointed) that doesn’t mean you can’t have a stylish, comfortable space. There are tricks to personalizing it and maximizing square footage that will make you forget all about the things you can’t do and have you focusing on all the amazing things you can do to your dorm.
Start with these 10 inspiring dorm room ideas that will have you feeling right at home by employing some clever organizing tricks and creativity.
Maximizing space starts with great storage. Things like floating shelves, drawers beneath the bed, and wheeled cabinets are a great place to start.
Use apothecary jars and mason jars to hold school must-haves like pencils in a fashionable way.
Add a personal touch with this DIY fringe photo garland to hang above your desk, bookcase or bed.
Tutorial: DIY Fringe Photo Garland
A large map creates a stylish accent wall behind the bed without the use of paint or wallpaper.
Plastic bins slide right under any regular bed to hold extra clothes, accessories or school supplies.
Another way to give your walls personality is with fun decals like this adorable skyline one.
A wardrobe rack will supply you with extra space for your clothing and looks cool while doing it.
Things like a monogrammed canvas and lots of pillows will provide your space with some personalized comfort.
The metal wall butterflies give the look of 3D wallpaper without all the fuss.
These college students got creative when working around the wall treatment regulations and low budget by creating wall art out of tape that mimics the furniture they want in the future.
These great ideas show you that with a little creativity, your dorm room can be stylish, comfortable, and affordable.