Decorating on a Tight Budget



You don’t have to buy tons of decorations for your dorm room to make it unique and fun.  A lot of decorations can be made with only a few cheap purchases.

This is a homemade melted crayon art piece with a few modifications. I used a canvas, some old crayons, cotton balls, glue, and paper letters and hearts.  Instead of keeping the crayons at the top of canvas like in typical crayon art, I removed the crayons and replaced them with cotton balls to create a cloudy affect.  After everything was dry, I glued hearts and letters over top of the melted crayons.


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Don’t forget to think outside of the box!  Decorating your room should reflect your personality and interests.  Display something that others wouldn’t normally consider when decorating their own dorms.  For example, I show off a unique display of sparkling grape juice in my room because it reminds me of Christmas, my favorite holiday.  The personal touches in your room show others what you value.  Don’t be afraid to be different.

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Hanging flags  and posters is an easy way to cover up wall space.



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This painting was really easy to make and there was really no money or thought put into it.  I just tried out some splatter art on a spare canvas I had at home.  After everything was dry, I added glitter glue to the painting in random places and tied a mesh ribbon around it.




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Who wants to look at the underside of the top bunk?  Just take an extra sheet and drape it through the bars of the top bunk to add some drama and hide those ugly springs.



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Instead of buying an expensive curtain, I just used a sheet to separate my sink and closet area from my room.  In order to fit the sheet onto a curtain rod, I let out the hem at the top of the sheet.





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Since I had a single room this semester, I had a spare desk chair in my room.  At first, it was a total eyesore.  However, after I draped a pink sheet and a couple scarves on it, everyone was asking about my cool chair.






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An unexpected decoration can just be a simple slinky.  Drape it somewhere in your room for a fun vibe.




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