Summer is quickly coming to a close, and soon the sound of school bells will be in the air. Whether you are a seasoned dorm room vet or a starry-eyed freshman, these DIY hacks for your small space will start your year off in style.
1. Use IKEA bed slats as storage
No one likes having to trek down the hall to the bathroom with a handful of shower essentials. But never fear, we have the perfect solution to keep track of your toiletries while giving your dorm wall or vanity a bit of flare. This clever storage rack made out of IKEA bed slats can be used for beauty supplies, magazines or even kitchen essentials!
2. Kitchen bar cart turned pantry
No room for a pantry? Make one yourself with an IKEA bar cart and a can of spray paint. The wheels make it convenient so that you can roll it right next to your couch for your snacking pleasure.
3. Use string and clothespins to display photos
Looking for a fun and easy way to decorate your walls with all of your summer memories? Just print your photos, tape or pin string across your wall or window and clip on a few photos, then you will have your very own display!
4. Turn a footstool into a pouf
Bring an old footstool or cube back to life by turning it into a stylish pouf! With a yard of fabric, some scissors and minor sewing skills, this fantastic floor decor will be yours. Find the instructions, here.
5. Create your own wall art with string
Don’t pay big prices for this hometown art. Make it yourself in just three easy steps! Grab a piece of wood, some nails, a hammer, string, and get to crafting. Get the full tutorial for this DIY string art, here.
6. Make your own knock-off designer desk organizer
Who doesn’t love to stock up on the best back to school supplies? Unfortunately, gone are the days of dollar staplers and inexpensive knapsacks. Instead of spending your money on the designer version, make this gold desk organizer yourself for less than $5!
Know any good dorm room hacks? Share your tips and tricks in the comments.