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DIY Dorm Decorations To Make Your Room Feel Like Home

Moving to university somewhere far far away from home can be tough. You’ll miss your family, old friends, and of course your old room. It doesn’t mean however that you can’t turn your dorm room into your new home. A few touches here and there and you’ll find a little bit of yourself in every corner of the room. Here are a few DIY dorm decorations that will help to make your room feel like home!

1. Jot down reminders and little notes on a dry erase board

Get yourself a cheap dry erase board and decorate it with a pattern for a cute decoration to hang on your wall.  All you need is a dry erase board (obvi) and a roll of patterned duct tape. Trim the duct tape according to the size of the dry erase board and smooth it over the edges. That’s it! easy right? Use it to write down all your little reminder, to-do lists, and even cute little notes to make the room your own. This is one of the best DIY dorm decorations.

Here’s what you’ll need:

Follow the full directions here:

2. Keep in touch with people from home by hanging pictures of them

Gather up all your polaroids you have of your friends,family, and all of your best memories and hang them all over your walls with only two, very cheap, items. Some twine and some wooden clothes pins. Attach the clothespins to the twine and use however many you want to hold your pictures then hang both ends of the twine on your wall with some scotch tape.Ta da! There you have it, a cute DIY dorm decoration that brings a little reminder of home.

Here’s what you’ll need:

3. Paint your own beautiful tapestry to tie everything together

You don’t need to spend around 20 pounds just to buy some boring piece of tapestry from ASDA to hang in your dorm room like everyone else in your accommodation. You can just make one on your own. All you need is a piece of laminated drop cloth and a painting kit. Go crazy, invite all your friends over and make a painting party out of it. The end result will be a beautiful piece of tapestry that you can hang over your bed that is filled with memories from home.

Here’s what you’ll need:

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Follow the full directions here!

4. Keep a dream board to remind of your dreams

A good way to remind yourself of all your goals and dreams that you’ve made when you were younger is by keeping a dream board in your room. The dream board will have little memories of home from when you were younger and full of dreams and university will be the step that starts them. DIY your dream board by decorating your own colourful canvas. All you need is a cork board and some cut outs to stick it on to make your own!

This is what you’ll need:

Follow the full directions here!

5. Decorate your own personalised frames

Forget boring old wooden or black frames to put the pictures of your loved ones in. You need something more creative, more artistic, more aesthetically pleasing to fit into your room. Something that’s more you. Try decorating your own frames instead with some paint, crystals, ribbons, whatever you want just so each one can have a little memory attached to it besides the pictures. You can even put motivational quotes, cute notes, and positive messages to brighten up your room, making it one of the best DIY dorm decorations!

Hopefully these little DIY tricks can help brighten up your dorm room and make it feel a little bit like home. Don’t forget that this new part of your life, starting university, is all about making a new home with new people and a new life. So even if your dorm room isn’t quite as cozy as home, it’ll still be something that you’ve built up and that’s all that matters. Hope you’ve enjoyed!

What are your favourite DIY dorm decorations? Let us know in the comments!
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Reem Macari

A work in progress journalist, blogger, and photographer. Editorial Intern at Society19.

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