DIY dorm room upgrades

Back To School

Back To School

It’s almost that time of year again! Classes will soon be back in session and your son or daughter will be continuing or starting fresh at a college dorm. As scary as this can be for new comers, some DIY dorm room upgrades can make the transition alittle easier and make them feel at home.

There is so many cute ideas out there to make your room, (or at least your half of the room come alive!) Everything from the walls, lighting, storage, bedding, etc…  Studying will be a breeze in a stylish, comfortable atmosphere.

Let’s start with a fun creative ways to upgrade your standard bed room furniture. You can easily spray paint a wastebasket and turn upside down for use as a nightstand. Also, create a stylish headboard for temporary use. Just a temporary piece of cardboard cut in a design and fabric. If you only have enough room in your budget for plan white sheets, make them stand out with some iron on prints.

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Re purposed garbage can

You can never have enough storage space in a small room or even a small bathroom. For a all your fashion needs, command hooks can easily be placed on walls without damaging. Hooks can hold curling irons, or hair dryers. Command hooks also serve as great curtain rod holders. Storage bins from the dollar store can be painted or even covered in a pretty paper. Crates can be easily covered in a fabric for seating and storage.

Plastic Storage Drawer w/ scrapbook paper: use as dresser, scrapbook paper hides contents. Dorm space saving! Thats a great idea!

Upgrade Your Storage

It’s always a good idea to have a fully stocked first aid kit to send along with your student. A old tackle box can used to organize first aid items, or even some medicines.

Keep all your notes and schedules handy with a diy project of an ordinary corkboard. Cover with fabric for a cute display or just a plain stencil on the board turns boring brown into a splash of color for the room.

Rest assure the clothes are presentable and wrinkle free by creating a small iron board from an average TV stand, foam, and fabric. Let’s just hope the clothes are clean too.

As scary as college can be it also can be an awarding experience. Concentrating on your work in a comfortable designed room can perhaps encourage studying. For just a few dollars create looks that your children will thank you for.






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