I’m not going into school this Fall and I haven’t had a dorm room in years, but DIY decorating for cheap is something I’ve never stopped doing.

Dress up your Dorm with DIYs

I’m a firm believer in making your space your own no matter how temporary it is, rentals and dorms included. Do one or all of these things and it will feel more personal, more at home, and nicer which I know is something I always craved after long days of classes, papers, and exams. So if I were going to live in a dorm this fall, these are the DIYs I’d want to do to make my dorm room chic for cheap:

1. Create a headboard, room divider, or decorate your wall with fabric (tutorial from Design Sponge)

Dress up your Dorm with DIYs

2. Make an instagram photo collage or hang them on a line

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3. Paint a corkboard or make your own from Ikea cork trivets

Dress up your Dorm with DIYs

4. Dress up your cords with washi tape (from the always-fantabulous Design Love Fest)

Dress up your Dorm with DIYs

5. Frames can get expensive and you might not be allowed to use nails or tacks so washi tape frames like these from Papermash are a great solution!

Dress up your Dorm with DIYs

6. Paint or decorate mason jars to hold everything from pens to flowers to bathroom accessories (tutorial from the Knotty Bride). For extra points add glitter because who doesn’t want some bling in their lives?

Dress up your Dorm with DIYs

7. Make a marquee letter, a chic update on the classic string lights we’ve seen in dorms for years (from grey likes nesting)

Dress up your Dorm with DIYs

8. And I was taken by surprise when I saw that the drop cloth rug I made was on a couple back-to-school roundups (here and here), but it actually makes so much sense: it’s a cheap and chic way to personalize your dorm.  You can check out the DIY drop cloth rug tutorial here

DIY Drop Cloth Rug

What did you do to personalize your dorm? How would you redo it if you would go back to dorm life now? And don’t forget there are just a few more days to enter the LeSportsac giveaway! Enter below to win!

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