12 Ways to Spruce Up Your Dorm Room
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12 Ways to Spruce Up Your Dorm Room

Adiós fluorescent lights and white walls!

12 Ways to Spruce Up Your Dorm Room

Is your dorm room dreary and drab? With these 12 easy tricks, you can transform a boring college dorm into a sweet escape. In fact, you'll never want to leave!

1. Lights

From pretty white Christmas lights to neon strobe lights, the options are endless.

2. Posters

Hanging posters on your wall are the best way to showcase your personality. Perfect for someone who hates white walls, you can make a collage of your favorite bands, travel destinations or TV shows.

3. Plants

Bring any study space to life with low-maintenance plants!

4. Neat Storage Bins

In college, organization is key! Why not be chic while doing it?

5. DIY Pencil Containers

Bring your inner-kindergartener to life with some decoupage; cut up some old magazines, grab some Mod Podge, and get to work!

6. Colorful Area Rug

Sometimes a little pop of color is all you need.

7. Photographs

Nothing cures homesickness more than reminiscing in some nostalgic memories with some cute photos of you and your friends from back home. You can post them directly onto your wall with Washi tape or string them around your room.

8. Jewelry

Showcase some of your best statement necklaces by hanging them on push pins on your walls. Again, a great idea for those who hate white walls!

9. Washi Tape

Whether you are framing posters or creating wall art, Washi tape is an inexpensive and easy solution to any dreary dorm room.

10. Decorative Pillows

Is your Twin XL bed looking drab? From Anthropologie to IKEA, purchasing some decorative pillows for your bed will display your personality in an unexpected way.

11. Personalized Mirror

Although I wouldn’t recommend completing this craft on school-owned mirrors, you can go to town on your own mirror, from having your friends write their favorite quotes in Sharpie on the borders of your mirror to lining the border with old smashed CD's; this particular tip is great if you are needing a focal piece in your room.

12. Cute Coasters

Are you that “mom” friend who insists that your friends use a coaster every time they come to visit? Just me? Regardless, you can never go wrong with some cute coasters.

Whether you want to give your dorm room the ultimate facelift or simply add a few trendy touches to your room, making your home away from home more welcoming can make a huge difference. Try one of these tips in your own room and share your room-transformations on Facebook!

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