Moving into a dorm room can be intimidating in itself, but moving into a room that just isn’t your style, filled with the same furniture as everyone else’s room, can ruin your mood. Buying a whole bunch of dorm decorations from the store can really rack up a high price tag, which most college students try to avoid, but there are other things you can do to make your dorm room your own. We’ve come up with a few ways you can style your dorm room and make it one-of-a-kind without breaking the bank!
Reupholster Your Dorm Chair
The furniture that comes in your dorms can be dull and usually worn and dirty. To hide these unsightly views, go to your local craft store and buy some fabric to reupholster your chair. You will be able to remove it at the end of the year with no fuss, but in the meantime, make your dorm room your home and a place you want to be in every day. Fabric can be cheap, especially when you’re buying such a small amount, so really, it will go a long way to fix something like this.
Iron-On Duvet Decorations
Do you have the kind of roommate who guilted you into buying matching duvet covers with them? Say no more. Iron-on patches can be a simple way to make your duvet cover go from twinning to winning really quickly. Whether it’s your initials, an outline of your home state or anything else that catches your eye, taking a plain duvet and ironing patches onto it can make it something that everyone admires when they come into your room. It’s like having a little piece of home with you while you are away at school!
Decorate Your Own Welcome Mat
Every dorm room usually has something that distinguishes it from someone else’s room; whether it’s a dry erase board stuck to the door or nametags that were stuck to the door on move-in day, customizing your welcome space can make your room feel like home before you even walk in the door. If you have a roommate, doing this together can also be a great way to bond with one another! Buying a plain welcome mat and decorating it with a paint pen or anything else that you think would work can be a creative and easy way to make your room more homey from the outside.