It is the classic college dilemma if you want your room to super sweet but you don’t have the cash o trick it out. Today, I am going to show you 13 amazing dorm decorating ideas that won’t break your budget.
Firstly, before you even move in, rearrange the room. When I first came into my room, it was set up in a way that it blocked the window. We didn’t have much floor space. It was all wrong. So rearrange a couple of times to find the perfect configuration for you and your roommates.
You can’t paint in most dorm rooms, but you can choose a big wall to make a big impact. I used the colorful hexagon to create wall decor that doesn’t break the rules. The dressers of the dorm rooms might be a little bit plain. So we got a remnant of grass cloth wallpaper and attached to it to the front of the dresser drawers with removable adhesive strips. It is awesome to have these micro-fridges in your dorm room, but they are not that pretty to look at. So you can give it some personality with strips of washi tapes and a chalkboard decal.
We are super to have these windows in our dorm room but I wanted to dress them up. Unfortunately, window treatments are totally not in the budget. So I am using beautiful and inexpensive scarfs, looped over a simple downrod and attached to the ceiling with removable hooks. A loop of leather cording secures the window treatments as window decorations. Hit up to thrift stores and even your basement to find items that you can dress up with paint to give them a little personality.
Break up large windows and give yourself a little extra privacy by hanging an inexpensive poster. Use this removable wallpaper all over this room from the top of the desks to the storage units. Even the front of the air conditioner got a little dose of style.
Just because you live in a dorm room doesn’t mean you can’t hang art on the walls. Just be sure you’re using removable adhesive strips that are rated for the weight of your frames. Follow the direction. You don’t want these falling off the wall and wake you up from your beauty sleep. Think outside the frame. You can use clips, washi tapes, even a decorative clipboard to get things on the wall.
If you’ve done any rug shopping, you’ll know that they can be crazy pricey. Indoor or outdoor rugs hold up a lot of traffic, spills and they are expensive. We layered two to add styles and texture to the space. Put your on display. Take your favorite items and hang them in blank spaces. They are work of art. Armed with these inexpensive dorm design tips, you’ll have the sweetest room.