DIY ideas for a cozy dorm room

This blog is about DIY ideas for your room to make it feel cozy.

Your college dorm room is your haven for your entire college life.  It’s the place where you study until your eyes tire, where you eat to your heart’s content, party till you drop and sleep to avoid the world outside. So what can you do to make it as comfortable as possible?

You add your own personal touch to it of course! Your room may be small and plain like most dorms are, but there are various ‘Do it yourself’ or DIY options to make it as comfy and cozy as possible. Here are a few DIY ideas for your room:

1) Your Hang-ups

One of the easiest and the most hassle-free DIY ideas for your room is to put up frames and posters.  The posters, banners, pictures or quotes that you put up on your walls add character to your room. Anybody who walks in will see this dorm room decoration, which is a direct reflection of your personality. So hurry up and put up a few inspirational quotes, photo frames, and movie posters that match your aesthetic!

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2) Lit on fleek

The string lights add a magical quality to your room. Not only are they a great alternative for a table lamp, but they are also easy to put up and remove. You can use some cool dorm room decorating ideas and stuff some empty colorful glass bottles with the string lights and keep them on your window sill. Or you could just go the old-fashioned way and make a nice pattern on the wall with the lights.

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3) Storage revamp

Storing your things in various boxes is not just decorative but also practical. If you arrange it well, you can make full use of your given closet space. Instead of simply folding your clothes in your closet, why not store them in some colorful storage boxes? For storing your pens, lipsticks, and other accessories, you can always use some handy mason jars or colorful containers.

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4) A quirky Pinboard

When you’re a student, your study table gets a lot of attention. So why not make it more appealing? You can create your own pinboards which can hold various things. This board can go above your study table and give you something to look at when you get tired of studying. You can put up your post-its, cute photographs, doodles, motivational quotes, and even hang up your headphones!

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5) Some cute wall-hangings

Fixtures from the ceiling add more depth to the room. Wall hangings come in all shapes and forms and are one of the coolest DIY ideas for your room. Take cues from this LaurDIY video that talks all about drawing the vision vertically into the room, making it look more spaced out!

Buy artificial flowers!


One final addition to your dorm is your friends. Nothing creates the kind of comfortable, cozy and warm atmosphere in a room like a close-knit group of friends. So make sure you show off your cool dorm room decorating ideas to your friends. If you have any other DIY dorm room decor ideas, you can comment and let us know!

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