Katie Bookser

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10 Of The Best Dorm Friendly DIY Decor Ideas

10 Of The Best Dorm Friendly DIY Decor Ideas

I’ve rounded up the 10 best dorm friendly DIY decor ideas to give your basic dorm room some personality. From extra storage, to organization ideas, to mirrors and lighting, you’ll find everything you need to keep your dorm room cozy, functional, and on trend this year. All of these ideas come with quick and easy video tutorials, so get ready to DIY!

10 Best DIY Dorm Decor Ideas

1) DIY ROPE RUG
A rope rug adds great texture to any room, and it’s super on trend this season. Plus, it makes for a perfect mirror selfie styling accessory.

DIY Rope Rug

2) DIY BOHO MIRROR
For the boho decor lovers out there, this rattan style mirror made with macrame cord not only looks gorgeous on the wall, but is helpful for a quick mirror check before you run out the door to class.

DIY Boho Mirror

3) DIY HANGING SIDE TABLE/NIGHTSTAND
Floor space is limited in dorm rooms, so a hanging table is a perfect spot to charge your phone, hold your planner, and maybe a cute little succulent or two.

DIY Hanging Side Table

4) DIY ROPE BASKET/TRASH CAN
Let’s be honest, waste baskets aren’t usually cute, but a rope basket is a versatile decor piece that can be used as a waste basket for wrappers and papers, or even as extra storage for throw pillows and blankets. This one can be customized to any size you want.

DIY Rope Basket

5) DIY CHALKBOARD WALL STORAGE ORGANIZER
This Urban Outfitters inspired wall organizer goes perfectly above a desk, and has baskets to store books, papers, or folders. Use the hooks at the bottom to hang your keys so you’ll never lose them, and jot down important notes or messages on the all over chalkboard. See the video above.

DIY+Chalkboard+Wall+Storage+Organizer

6) DIY ETCHED LED LIGHT UP SIGN
Add extra lighting and motivation to your room with this LED quote light box. Pick your favorite phrase and etch it onto glass for your daily dose of inspiration that also looks pretty damn cool.

DIY Light Up Sign

7) DIY WALL ART
Create a gallery wall or decorate a side table or desk with some trendy artwork. DIY these pieces of wall art that were inspired by Anthropologie, Urban Outfitters, and West Elm, but at a much cheaper price.

DIY Wall Art

8) DIY ROUND GOLD MIRROR
Another super easy mirror option that you can make any color that you want.

DIY Round Gold Mirror

9) DIY TASSEL BASKET
Extra storage in a dorm room is key, so baskets are your friend! You might as well make them look cute and tassel them up while you’re at it.

DIY Tassel Basket

10) DIY HANGING ORGANIZER STORAGE POCKETS
Add a bit of fun organizer pockets to your walls using cork. These are great for holding your sunglasses, keys, little notes, and can even double as a message board if you use chalk paint.

DIY Hanging Organizer Storage Pockets
DIY Hanging Organizer Storage Pockets

I hope that these ideas will help you to transform your dorm into a cozy and cute hangout spot this year. To stay up to date with all of my DIYs, make sure you’re subscribed to my YouTube channel. See you over there!

DIY Balsa Wood Lantern

DIY Balsa Wood Lantern