Have you ever had the situation when you moved to new accommodation and was completely disappointed with its interior? Of course, you can hire a designer, but he could cost lots of money. In this case, you need to act on your own and do your best to make your place comfortable.
Ask yourself, “Сan I do my homework and work productively in such a room?” If your reply is negative, you have to renew your place immediately. You really don’t have to get professional assistance. You can do it on your own. Check some unusual and fresh ideas for your dorm room. You will definitely find something catchy for you.
Turn Photos Into a Wall Decor
Photo frames are already outdated. Your photos and images will make your dorm an amazing place. You just need to use a thick sheet of styrofoam as a backing. Edit photos to make them 5 cm larger than the backing and print. These extra centimeters will be folded when you glue the pictures on the backing. This decor makes your room alive and bright.
Alive Decor for Your Room
Students are to busy to make a lot of “their” time, not to mention looking after pets or plants. If you aren’t sure you can devote enough time to take care of pot plants but feel you need some alive environment in your room, you might arrange a succulent wall that is considered the most amazing object of all the handicrafts. These plants are easy to take care of and modest. You will need a shallow wooden planting container and a metal grid. Build a wooden frame from small planks and use them to attach the grid to the container. You may paint the frame you made in different bright colors. Then, fix the grid with nails or braces. Get any succulents you like to arrange your unique composition. The last stage is to fill the container with soil and plant the succulent. Use any cactus mixture for drainage.
Nice Bright Handmade Cushions
Bright sofa cushions are an easy way to change your interior’s mood and refresh your dorm room’s design. You can refresh old cushions by painting them in a new color or creating patterns with the template. Here is an example of one very interesting way of dyeing fabric that gives the result of a fashionable ombre effect. As a rule, RIT dyes for fabric are used for such purposes, but you can apply any other dyes. To make pillowcases easier and faster to absorb the dye, you need to wet them well.
To achieve the ombre effect, you need to dip a pillowcase in a container with diluted dye approximately 2/3 of its length, and then immediately pull it out of the liquid for another 5 cm. Leave it in this position for about 5 minutes, then take out another 5 cm. Keep on doing it, until a pillowcase is completely taken out of the dye.
Unusual “Marble” Arts and Crafts
You may have heard that the marble effect is trendy. But who would have thought it could be achieved with fingernail polishes? To make unusual room decor, you will need an object for painting (any dishes, flowerpots and other solid, slightly absorbent objects), at least two nail polish of your choice (one of them should be transparent), a disposable plastic container, nail-polish remover, a thin, sticky tape, and toothpicks.
Use sticky tape to limit the area you are going to paint. Take a disposable container and pour a little water in it. Drip with a nail-polish brush in the water (use only colored nail polishes), one color at a time. A layer of each following color should be applied over the previous one. Take a toothpick and run it a few strips from the center to the edge of the colored mixture. Do it quickly as nail polishes will start to harden very soon. Immerse the bottom of the object (limited with sticky tape) in the pattern on the water. Let it gather around all sides of the object, then gently pull it out and leave it to dry.
Before painting the next object, remove the rest of the polish nails from the water and repeat the previous steps. When your new decoration has dried completely, fix the marble pattern with a layer of a transparent polish nail. Once this layer has dried too, remove the sticky tape and clean any accidental spots of polish with a remover.