14+ DIY Dorm Room Decor Ideas

14+ DIY Dorm Room Decor Ideas

DIY Dorm Room Decor Ideas

These cute DIY Dorm Room Decor Ideas are beautiful and serve as practical inspiration for college room spaces! Make a small space look bigger. Create a home away from home that includes comfortable bedding and organization solutions. These ideas are perfect for apartment rentals too, use temporary decor that is easy to put into action and remove once you leave.

Check out all of the ideas to make your dorm room customized to your need and make the visual space look and feel bigger. Please be sure to follow along on my Instagram adventure, Subscribe to the SWEETHAUTE newsletter and to the sweethaute YouTube Channel to keep up-to-date with what is new with me here on sweethaute!

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Before and After DIY Room Decor

  1. Use light and bright colors in small spaces to make it look bigger.

Dorm room DIY decor ideas light and bright cute!

via Decor 2 Ur Door

2. Add additional seating and ottomans.

Light bright ottomans dorm decor ideas DIY

Dorm Room Makeover before afterMiami University via Kyleigh Powers

Cozy rugs and furnishings DIY Dorm Room decor ideas

Pillows and ottomans…

3. Add mirrors into your shelf or desk hutch. Use mirrors where ever possible to add more light.

Mirror and lights DIY dorm room decor

Add mirror into desk shelf hutch DIY Dorm idea


4. Loft your bunk to use the space below as seating or to place your desk.

DIY Dorm Decor ideas Loft bed lighting LSU campus LSU Campus

5. Opt for various location to store and organize.

DIY Dorm Room Decor ideas storage ideas organizingOrganizing Challenge 31 Days DIY Ideas


6. Make your own DIY Wall DecorDIY Wall Decor Dorm Room College goals style cute

via D2D

7. Include creative lighting, marquees, and lamps to brighten or set a mood at night.

Add creative DIY Lighting dorm decor style ideas!

DIY Marquee Sign Tutorial Large Letter Room Decor


8. Consider adding Tapestry, Fabric, or Canopy to create a cozy reading space.

Canopy dorm room decor DIY ideasvia Ole Miss

9. Use clear acrylic furniture. Chairs, tables, and shelving.

Clear furniture DIY Dorm Room decor ideasClear chair and table in this design…

Clear coffee table Dorm room decor


10. Make it look symmetrical and use 3-4 colors only.

Light colors Dorm room ideas DIY


11. Living space is important, maybe include a window seat.DIY Dorm room decor ideas college window seat


12. use a nice rug or flooring option.White Coral Pink Dorm room decor ideas


13. Use metallic and reflective decor to make space appear larger.

Gold Stripe DIY File Cabinet Makeover

DIY monogram metallic dorm room decor

14. Dress up your appliances or pin boards.

DIY fridge dorm room makeover

via HGTV mag

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