Freshman year has come and gone, and if you’re lucky, dorms are a nightmare of the past. For those college students gearing up for off-campus (or even on-campus) apartments, it’s time to take your decorating game a little more seriously.
Since an apartment automatically screams “more room” in comparison to the bunk bed splendor of a dorm hall, there’s ample opportunity to have fun with cheap yet cool decorations. Yes, you can DIY a little side-table out of an empty keg (we’re sure you’ll find one somewhere), but with some other crafty materials, the possibility for great decorations are endless from the bedroom to the front door.
Whatever your taste (or really, your budget) check out the practical decor inspiration below and you’ll get a notch closer to sophisticated adult status.
For those all-nighters… or mornings when you just can’t get out of bed. Get the DIY Reading Lamp instructions from Smart Girl Style
I Spy DIY
You’re going to need a place for all of those free sunglasses you get on campus. Get the DIY Hanging Jewelry Holder instructions from I Spy DIY
Welcome your, err, guests with a fruity mat! Get the DIY doormat instructions from Little Things
Homey Oh My!
Decorate your pillows, because PATTERNS! Also, this is a no-sew deal, so this project will be such a cinch. Get the DIY No Sew Pillow Covers instructions from Homey Oh My!
A Beautiful Mess
Dress up your boring door frame with a photo boarder that lets you ~express yourself.~ Get the photo boarder instructions from A Beautiful Mess
Hello There Home
Just another (and more beautiful) opportunity to get a daily dose of green. Get theDIY Hanging Planters instructions from Hello There Home
Crab + Fish Blog
Brit + Co
Why hammer shelves into the wall when you can just simply hang up a couple around your room? Get the Modern Hanging Shelf instructions from Brit + Co
Liz Marie Blog
Okay, okay, so this is a little more ambitious than the other projects. BUT you can play around with the materials you want to use — instead of wood, put a cool poster or flag underneath the glass. Get the Coffee Table Makeover instructions from Lisa Marie Blog
Hailey Devine / The House That Lars Built
Materials: things from your kitchen. Get the DIY Desk Organizers instructions from The House That Lars Built
Paper and Stitch