Are you anxiously looking forward to college? There will be plenty to do and possibly some growing pains as you learn to navigate life on your own. The first step is personalizing your room.
If your college apartment is like Deltaphiapts.com, they should have pictures available in their rooms. Take these into consideration as you decide what you would like to go to the room to make it feel like your own space. Here are some suggestions to get you started.
This is something that not a lot of people do but will help make your dorm feel more like home. Make a headboard for your bed. If you like rustic you could track down an old pallet and refurbish it for your headboard. If you’re more modern, find yourself some corkboard, glue fabric over it and put a little stuffing in between. Add a few buttons and you’ll have a lovely headboard.
There are few things easier to make than a pillow. Take two pieces of cloth and stitch them together. Throw a little stuffing in the middle and you’ll have your very own pillow. You could add a pocket in the front to keep the things that are most important to you safe.
Office Chair Cover
Most apartments have a boring office chair in them. Take a little fabric and cover that ugly chair. Now you have something both cute and functional.
Take a trip to the second-hand store and grab yourself a cookie sheet. Then glue some cute paper to the inside of the sheet and add a flower here and there, and you have a magnet board. Hang it on your wall and use it to hold all the scraps of paper that you don’t want to lay all over your desk.
If you have a few old t-shirts lying around that you don’t want anymore then you’re already halfway to having a soft mat for your bedroom floor. Try this DIY T-shirt rug tutorial to give your apartment just the right touch.
All you need is a white piece of paper and a picture frame. Put the paper in the frame and you have a cute whiteboard for jotting down all the things you need to remember, like important dates and homework assignments.
Desk organizers can come in many shapes and sizes. It could be an old can or a mason jar. What’s important is that you make it your own. Throw a ribbon on it, cover it with fabric, paint all over it. Just make it you.
Door wreaths can be painfully expensive if you buy one from a craft store, but if you decide to make it yourself then it’ll only be like $10! Look online for some craft ideas and then take a trip to the dollar store. You should be able to find everything you’ll need in there to make a fun wreath.
College is going to be so much fun. Take some deep breaths and don’t be nervous. It will take some getting used to but you’ll get the hang of it before you know it. Have fun planning how you’re going to decorate as you wait for the day you’ll finally move in!