As crazy as it may seem, it’s already time to stock up on school supplies. There’s nothing quite like a fresh pack of ballpoint pens and a color-coded assortment of spiral notebooks to start the year out right. But for many, it’ll be more than just basic supplies on the shopping list. Some of our HGTV.com readers will be packing up and heading into the brand-new cramped quarters of a shared living space. Yay, college! The key to this new living adjustment is making the space feel as comfortable and homey as possible. And just like living in a rental, there are plenty of ways to add decorative charm to the walls, floors and doors of your temporary living space without breaking the bank.
Check out a few of my favorites:
Keep Your Desk Tidy: Make these custom desk accessories >>
Hang Custom Artwork: Make a corkboard map to showcase travel adventures >>
Say ‘Bye’ to Blank Doors: Dress up standard doors with washi tape >>
Revamp a Standard Twin: Create a headboard that doubles as a bulletin board and jewelry display >>
Green the Entry: Make a welcome mat using upcycled tees >>
Illuminate the Room: Update an old lamp with just a few supplies >>
Customize Curtains: Add fun + colorful embellishments to ready-made curtains >>
Stash Your Stuff: Display jewelry, perfume and makeup in style >>
For even more easy dorm room decorating ideas, check out these DIY projects that you (yes, you!) can make in a few hours or less. Trying to figure out how to set up your space now that you’re all moved in? Discover ideas and inspiration to make your college living space perfect.