DIY Dorm Decor

by on Aug 26th, 2017

After a long day of classes on campus, your dorm is a student’s greatest escape. Don’t let the small space cramp your style. Turn your MacEwan dorm room into a stylish and efficient space ideal for studying and relaxing with these fresh and affordable decorating ideas.

Washi Tape

This mind-blowing tape from Japan can be found at Michaels or any craft store at an affordable price with incredible colors and patterns. The best part – it’s ridiculously versatile! The tape is super safe on walls so you can get artistic making photo walls without removing all the paint when you move out. It’s also great for decorating other items in your dorm to help match and stay on theme with the decor. Check out some great ideas using Washi Tape and decorate away!

String Light Photo Wall

A modern and chic addition to your humble abode! A very popular and relatively inexpensive trend is the gorgeous hanging lights decorated with photos of your friends and family. You can get all the material at any dollar store, including the lights, to make this brilliant idea a reality! Makes a very soft and relaxing ambiance for studying or just hanging out with your friends.

Succulents and Air Plants

Greenery is a breathtaking way to add a pop of colour and bring a natural atmosphere to the room. Succulents are the perfect size for your dorm and they’re almost impossible to kill, making it the best options for busy students! You can find succulents or air plants at any garden centre, such as Walmart or Home Depot. You can also purchase succulents and planters from local artists at The Makers Keep and Shop Chop.

Hanging Macramé Planters

We all know that there’s little space living in a dorm, especially when your desk is filled with your computer, assignments, and textbooks. Now that you’ve bought your succulents, making a hanging planter would be the perfect way to save space. Check out this how-to blog that will help you build your very own planter out of an old shirt. So inexpensive and extremely fun to make!

Smartphone Projector

TV’s are out of most students’ price range, but what if we told you could make your own TV with supplies from the dollar store and your smartphone? This homemade projector is incredibly easy to make and takes no time at all. Time to get your friends over for popcorn and movie nights!

DIY Magnets

The small details throughout your dorm are just as important as the bigger decor. Why not make everything match? For all students with mini fridges, these magnet ideas are super fun. There is a great way to be creative! You can add photos of your family and friends or even decorate them with glitter and paint.