Moving to a Dormitory can be scary but is a great opportunity. It's a whole new space to decorate … with some limitations, of course. Regardless, there are many DIYs out there to make your room unique and add an extra touch instead of the boring decor they give you. Frankly, most of them DIYs This can even be done before moving in, so you don't have to worry about getting the supplies when you get there. Here are 10 DIYs for dorms to make your room feel cozy.
1. "Floating" shelf
This is a relatively cheap handyman and you may even have some of the materials already. You will need a magazine file, blackboard sticker paper and some colors of your choice. Cover your file with the chalkboard paper and then glue chalkboard paper to the idea. Painting the inside is optional. Once it's dry, you can paint the edges and hang it on the wall with removable wall brackets after drying. This would be great for storing pictures like the one above, or even using them as a repository for charging cables to your bed.
2. Customized full body mirror
A full-length mirror is a must for college and decorating is a great way to really pop it. You need the full-length mirror, color, artificial flowers and a hot glue gun. Paint the edge of the mirror and stick the flowers on after drying, and you're done. This is another simple DIY that takes something really simple to the next level.
3. DIY flower letter decoration
This floral letter decoration can add a lot of color to a dull dormitory. For this handyman, you'll need some artificial flowers, a glue gun, and a large letter from a craft store or one you cut out of cardboard. Glue the flowers hot on the letter and arrange them as you want, and you're done. This DIY is so simple, but it gives your room a girlish touch.
4. Cute DIY storage containers
Mason jars are great for storing in a dorm. Adjusting is also easy as you only need to put a few coats on the glass and let it dry. You can even use Mod Podge to put glitter on them.
5.DIY photo letter decoration
6. Clothespin image display
This is another unique way to display pictures in your room. You will need pictures, clothespins, cardboard and paint. Cut the cardboard into a circle and then paint the clothespins. While the clothes pegs are drying, you can either use blackboard sticker paper on the box or paint it back. After everything has dried, add your design to the circle either with a crayon or with a manufacturer. Then add the clothespins and finally the pictures.
7. Easy DIY beauty storage
This isn't really a home improvement room, but it will definitely make your life easier. All you need is an empty tic tac container, paint and brush. The rest is up to you, because you can paint the container in any color you want, but the golden color gives it a sweet feel. This DIY is simple and can be used to store a variety of different smaller items.
8. Colorful fan DIY
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In this video she gives 10 different options for home improvement rooms. One of the most unique was a colorful fan DIY that only requires a fan, paints and brushes. All you do is paint the fan blades in different colors, let them dry and you're done. The colorful DIY fan is great because fans are a big necessity for college and yours will look particularly unique.
9. Cheap DIY storage
If you don't feel the idea of storing mason jars, this is a cheaper alternative and takes up less space. You'll need a box, preferably a shoe box, empty toilet paper rolls, and paint. It's optional if you want to repaint your box, but this is just another way to customize this DIY. After drying, load as many toilet paper rolls as you can, and then load them with whatever you want.
10.DIY space sign
This DIY is ideal for bonding with your roommate. You need a canvas, blackboard paint, and items to decorate the canvas with. Paint the canvas with the blackboard paint and let it dry. After drying, you can adjust it to your liking. This DIY would be great to hang in your room, but I wouldn't recommend hanging on your outside door as it could be ruined.