Heading off to college? There's so much to do when moving into your dorm room. Not only will you want to put your personality on display, you'll also want (read: need) to make the most of your space, which most likely will be on the small side. No judging – we love small spaces and are all about storage and organizing tricks. (One of these mini fridges is a must!) We've got 25 DIY projects that will help you set up and decorate your new home-away-from-home.
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A mirror in your room is a must. Plus, all your new friends will love getting ready with you.
You can customize this to fit any space.
3. S-Hook Shelf
For coats, bags, hats, keys ... basically, your life.
Because any old poster just won't do. This art will be originally yours, any way you pour it.
Place a plant in a corner for instant decor that never disappoints. If you haven't quite flexed your green thumb yet, we say go faux.
6. Door Tassel
Hang this on your door when you want your roommate to know you have company over. We kid — these are just lovely to have as doorknob decor.
Why not have a cute way to keep all your papers under control?
Easy to put in, easy to take out at the end of the year.
9. Coffee Table
If your dorm room is on the bigger side, you might be able to fit this adorable coffee table made from an IKEA floor pad.
We are really into the idea of original artwork for your dorm room walls. Skill level for making these: beginner.
Keep cables under control and have a place to put a plant. Double duty.
Obviously wall hooks are a must. The more, the merrier.
13. Air Plant Holder
Air plants are so easy to care for ... so you can keep your focus on classes. (That is mainly what you're focused on, right?)
No frames? No problem. Here are five cute ways to display photos.
15. Raffia Mirror
So, yes, we like the idea of having a mirror in your room. Keep this one by your door for last minute check-ups as you head out.
Oh, hi, cute little bedside lamp. Simple, modern, chic.
17. A-Frame Shelf
This packs major style and function.
This is one of Hunker's most popular DIYs. We think it's perfect for perking up a dorm room.
I mean, this is basically the ideal thing to mount inside your room next to your door, don't you think?
For when you want to add a cute, boho touch to your decor.
21. Jewelry Cones
Make a few of these to keep out on your dresser or desk to hold your cute baubles.
22. Floating Shelf
If you don't have room for a nightstand, place a floating shelf next to your bed.
23. Mudcloth Pillows
We never tire of the mudcloth look.
24. Basket Shelves
Why not take a few IKEA baskets and turn them into shelves for holding your succulents?
Another genius idea for creating your own original artwork.