Use small mirrors across from lamps to make your room seem larger. You can arrange them in a nice pattern on your wall, or you can try shaped mirrors (I've seen some shaped like birds). Photo Credit The quintessential dorm room accent lighting, Christmas lights can be found in nearly...

Even if you didn't bring half your home library to college with you, there are undoubtedly textbooks, magazines, and binders floating around your dorm room. Keeping these organized will help you tremendously when you're packing your bag for a sojourn at the library, and will also help you...

And like any home, you want your living area (whether it be a dorm room, studio apartment, or luxury condo) to feel welcoming to both you and the people you invite in. I sound like a total housing nerd right now, but I truly believe that even if you live in the "worst" dorm on campus you...

and cheap) dorm decor ideas are virtually everywhere! Move over, pre-packaged furnishings, DIY is exploding in popularity, making it easier than ever to create a space for yourself that truly reflects your personality while keeping you organized. Below, I'll describe some creative...

Plus, the thrill of the hunt can make a piece the focus of your room! You might live far away from home and have a hard time getting large and expensive furniture back home. If that's the case, look for cheaper pieces – that way, you can sell them back or toss them out once you've gotten a...

that there were a few ways I was wasting space in my freshman year dorm room. Luckily, I also discovered how to fix those organization mistakes. Of course, what better thing to do than to share my newfound knowledge with CF readers? Read on to discover three quick and easy ways to create...

I don't know about you, but the piles of golden leaves around campus have inspired me to think of more than a few DIY projects! Want to learn how you can decorate your dorm room or apartment for Halloween? Read on! Photo Credit If you prefer foliage and pumpkin-carving to horror flicks...

basic furniture, and have been told time and time again that my dorm room should reflect "who I am". The sheer size of the dorm room shopping market, as well as the seemingly boundless choices available, are what prompted me to write this CF article series. We've already learned about...

be running late, or just going to someone else's room, or I knew my roommate would come home in the next 15 minutes, I chose not to lock my door. Sometimes I genuinely forgot, but most of the time I didn't think it was a big deal. I was wrong. I'm lucky it didn't happen to me, but dorm room...

If you like to see your color selections in action, Design Your Dorm is a fabulous site that offers over 140 different college dorm room layouts (specific to your school!). You can drag-and-drop in three-dimensional beds, furniture, or décor, and rearrange them to find the perfect...

 

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