Hey! Do you want your dorm room to go from “a-okay” to “a-mazing”? Well, DIY is the secret to get you there. Unless you’ve got tomorrow’s lottery numbers, we can imagine that you are on a budget while being in college – because tuition and books (and that dorm room) is all quite pricey! So if you can DIY some terrific decor for your room, you’re going to feel right at home in no time. Mom & Dad, don’t worry – they’ll still be eager to come home at the holidays and summertime to see you!
We’ve got 40 great DIY projects, all hand selected to make your dorm room look great, all while sticking to your budget. Most of these projects can be done either in an afternoon or a couple of weekends – so you’ve got absolutely no excuse for not turning in that term paper on time! Sorry about that!
Take a look at these DIY projects with your roommate and get ready to be inspired, to see what your dorm room can look like. Best of all, we’ve got quite a few projects that beginners can feel confident tackling. So even if you’ve never made a bean bag chair before, get ready to smile and sit down in that chair you’ve just DIY-ed!
Let’s get started! Happy DIY-ing!
Floppy Disk Planter
Like a techy look? Try this DIY planter.
Dorm Sweet Dorm
Isn’t this cute? Great wall art for your dorm room.
From Etsy.com by PaperFoxStudios
Made to Order Dorm Bed Size T Shirt Quilt
Love your T Shirts? Look at them as a lovely quilt!
From Etsy.com by QuiltArtStudio
Call Me Old Fashioned Bar Cart Essentials
If your dorm room is “the party room” in the dorm or the dorm floor, then you’ll need a great bar cart. You can DIY it to organize everything you need.
DIY UPHOLSTERED HEADBOARD WITH A HIGH END LOOK!
Love fabric headboards? Try this simple DIY.
Here is some humorous wall art. Perfect for your dorm room.
From Etsy.com by HQStudio
Goofy Pictures and Crazy Times
Isn’t this great for your dorm room? A terrific DIY.
From Pinterest, saved by Bradleigh Spurlin, original user unknown
Unpainted Dorm Room Monogram
Want everyone to know which dorm room is yours? Add a monogram.
From Etsy.com by NeedmoreHeart
Here is a funny wall art sign for your dorm. The definition of vodka.
From Etsy.com by footnotesstudios
Easy DIY Floating Shelves
Want simple shelves in your dorm room? Try these.
Just do today sign
Lovely inspirational Bible sign on wood. Perfect for your dorm room.
From Etsy.com by WoodfairySigns
Dorm Room Name Sign
Want everyone to know you share your room with a great roommate? Look at this sign!
Are you a vegan? Here’s a great sign for your dorm room.
From Etsy.com by footnotestudios
DIY Unicorn Pillow
Like unicorns? DIY this pillow for your dorm room.
DIY Upholstered Headboard Tutorial
Love fabric headboards? Try this simple DIY.
DIY Crate Bookshelf Tutorial
Do you have a few crates? Then you have all you need to DIY a great bookcase!
Perfect College Students Desk Combo
Want a great desk for your dorm room? Take a look at this one!
DIY Canopy Bed
Want a simple canopy bed in your dorm room? This was done with Command strips.
From Pinterest, saved by Katy DeCorah, original pinner unknown
DIY Flower Lights
If you have cupcake wrappers and a string of lights, you have everything you need to make this. Its so pretty!
DIY Inspirations a Canopy Bed
Love fairy lights and want a canopy bed? Try this great DIY.
DIY Twin Platform Bed and Headboard
We think this monogrammed headboard would be great for your dorm room! Try this DIY.
From Shanty 2 Chic
Make a Mini Paper Rose Wreath
Isn’t this pretty? Such a lovely wreath.
Reclaimed Wood Night Stand
Want a great nightstand for your college dorm room? DIY this one.
How to Make a Jewelry Makeup Holder with Dinnerware
Want a simple jewelry & makeup holder? Try this great DIY.
DIY Beanbag Chair
Every dorm room needs at least 1 bean bag chair. These are simple to DIY.
DIY Flower Mirror
Love flowers? Try this DIY.
From Pinterest, original pinner unknown
DIY Makeup Vanity
Are you a beauty fan? Create a DIY vanity set.
From Pinterest.com, saved by Kellie Glenn, original pinner unknown
Love your jewelry? Keep it all in one place with this great DIY.
HOW TO TRANSFORM DOLLAR STORE STORAGE CONTAINERS WITH GLITTER
Want to DIY makeup organizers with “bling”? Try these!
DIY Beauty Dock
Want a simple beauty set? Try this DIY.
DIY Key Fob with a Zipper Compartment
Here’s a great DIY for your dorm room. You’ll never misplace your keys now.
Tutorial Tuesday Framed Wire Memo Board
Want to keep notes from dorm mates organized? DIY this memo board.
Tigers South Caroline printable
Are you a SC Tigers fan? This printable is perfect for your dorm room.
From Etsy.com by FarmhousePrintStudio
Make Extra Seating With Our Beanbag Sewing Pattern
Here’s a pretty beanbag chair that actually doesn’t look too casual. Try this great DIY.
Winnie the Pooh quote
Such a sweet saying and very inspirational too! Perfect for your dorm room.
EASY FAUX FLOWER FRAME WREATH
Want to make something flower-ful for your dorm room? Try this DIY.
Wall phone holder
Do you have to know where your cellphone is at all times? Then this is for you!
Plants in Jars
Love succulents? These are simple to grow in a dorm room.
From Pinterest.com, saved by Christina June, original pinner unknown
Want to grow little plants to have decor on your walls? Look at these great hanging shelves.
From Etsy.com by WoodandSpoolStudio
Makeup Magnet Board
Want to keep all of your makeup handy? Try this DIY.