Dorm days are upon the back to campus crowd once again. College bound decoristas are owning color, texture and pattern, expressing stylish signs of budding tastes. Back to campus condos, townhouses, apartments, and sorority house rooms need decor love too, and decor and DIY design class is in session. School is always in when it comes to interior design, decorating, chic accents and color choices. Dorm decor is a study in ever evolving styles and tastes. Gone are the dorm days of cinder block bookcases and anything will do furnishings. Thank goodness the old school school of thought has taken a page from the book of back to campus DIY dorm room decor ideas.
At this stage of the dorm decorating game colors, pattern and the general decorative direction is in play, but building upon those choices sets apart from general style studies. With that in mind, I’m placing decorative emphasis on updating basic and affordable pieces with fabric, hardware, paint, embellishments and basic DIY talent.
A simple DIY dorm room decor ideas equation guaranteed to result in a positive result goes like this:
Updates + Embellishments = Wow Factor
Paint covers a multitude of mistakes, yesteryear funk and gunk, and pure ugly. I love the look in the image below, but the price may induce sticker shock. The cure? Take one can of spray paint in hand and color your world.
Trade ordinary for extraordinary by using fabric to line drawers. Replace standard ho-hum hardware with designer knobs and pulls. Factory primed and ready for paint or faux finish molding rosettes are primed and ready for drawer fronts.
Mad in Crafts shows us how to get our fabulous DIY inspired talent on with thumbtacks and paint. Knock off? Knock your socks off chic, dorm decoristas! Get the designer inspired details here.
Alexis over at Persia Lou creates this DIY Marble Paper Filing Cabinet. Talk about style files! See her tutorial here.
Dorm room decor days are here again. Take a course in smart, savvy and stylish back to campus DIY.