A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: You can organize your bookmarks into folders!  Read more here.
Total Members: 313,990
Currently Running With Scissors:
378 Guests and 5 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop

Pages: [1]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: Dorm Room  (Read 1350 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit
« on: March 12, 2011 04:38:12 PM »

Does anyone have any ideas for decorating dorm rooms? I'm always looking for more ideas for making my tiny dorm more "homey".
Hollie Hobbie
Offline Offline

Posts: 217
Joined: 11-Apr-2011

Where the heck is MY easy bake oven!

View Profile
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2011 05:30:56 PM »

Hi. I don't know what your taste is, but when I was in college, I covered up the greenish cinder block walls (yuck)  Embarrassed with some great art posters in frames. They stayed up on the wall with some sticky gummy stuff I found. It doesn't sound like much but it worked. Also, I would find little interesting things and add them to the room as I found them, like a lamp on my desk, a weird ceramic cup, and I wanted to decopage my phone, but didnt get around to it. Also, a cute bedspread might help.
Offline Offline

Posts: 106
Joined: 09-Sep-2004

Hey there, I'm Rachel!:)

View Profile
« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2011 12:46:19 PM »

When I was in college, I decorated mostly with framed photos because I was too poor for anything else, and didn't want it to be "theme-y" like some of my friends (literally everything in the room was hot pink. a bit much for me.)

However, lately, I've had this nesting instinct... haha. I've seen some cute fabric bunting on blogs... it's easy enough to make and hang around the top of your walls. Paper flowers in a vase are cute, too. I think handmade anything really helps to make a place feel like home. I would highly suggest going to pinterest.com for inspiration on pretty much anything. It's one of my favorite sites to spend hours on. Smiley


If adventures do not befall a young lady in her own village, she must seek them abroad.
-Jane Austen
"Setting a goal is not the main thing. It is deciding how you will go about achieving it and staying with that plan. " -Tom Landrey
Offline Offline

Posts: 2070
Joined: 10-Sep-2005

View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #3 on: June 17, 2011 10:21:05 PM »

Depending on the surface, you could hang fabric with starch (http://budgetdecorating.about.com/od/littlechangesbigstyle/a/fabric-walls.htm). It hangs up like wall paper and doesn't screw up the walls Smiley

I have an embroidery machine! If you want to do personal swaps for machine embroidered items, (or are in my swaps!) let me know!
« Reply #4 on: June 24, 2011 09:08:30 AM »

It hasn't been that long since I moved out the dorm! I had a great roommate and the way we set ours up was unlike any dorm on our hall.

We had the beds to one side and the wardrobes, desks and one set of drawers on the other side. My set of drawers has used to hold the minifridge up. the TV was in a central location so that she and I could clearly see the TV to watch it, play video games, watch movies, what have you. I fold paper stars, and I was going to put them up around the light, but alas, it was a fire hazard and we had to take them down.

We had posters up on the wall, and we used 3M poster strips. They held up our posters very well, even the bulletin board! (our walls were painted cinder blocks) we also had a large area rug in the middle of the room. Curtains help too! since you can't drill holes into the walls, tension rods are great. just be sure you don't try to hang up really heavy curtains, or else the tension rod will fall. Pillows, brightly colored comforters, pictures, posters, wooden letters... anything that inspires you to keep it from looking like a jail cell! you just can't hang things from the ceiling.. it's against fire code. Although, a lot of people we know got away with it because our rooms were only inspected twice. Someone had strung rainbow christmas lights across their ceiling! it was beautiful.
Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Jump to:  

only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search

Latest Blog Articles
Tute Tuesday: Apple Cozy
What The World Needs Now...
Meatless Monday: German Pancake

Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...

Follow Craftster...

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2017, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.