Fuck Yeah Awesome Dorms

I'm Becky. I started this blog in the summer before my freshman year of college. Now, I'm a junior (currently studying abroad in Ecuador).

I've curated some inspiring photos of dorm rooms, and some ideas to help you with your dorm design.

Submit a photo of your own awesome dorm or feel free to ask me any questions you might have :)

8 Steps to Designing Your Dorm- Step 7: Spice up your walls.

« Before you read this, read Step 6: Add Personal Touches

Since your walls are the largest, most blank visual space in your room, you are going to want to use them to your full advantage. I’ve posted just about a billion pictures regarding ideas for adding interest to your walls, so I’ll just recap some of them here. 

For some cool ways to hang up or display your photos, consider these:

  1. Make heart
  2. Stick them up in neat rows
  3. Attach them to a line with clothespins
  4. Make a little border
  5. Do a checkerboard pattern

Or perhaps you would like to make a few birds for your walls:

  1. Barn Swallow tutorial
  2. Flowers and birds
  3. More birds
  4. 3D bird illusion

You could also creatively drape some christmas lights:

  1. Drapey fabric + christmas lights
  2. Paper lanterns aaaand christmas lights
  3. Make a lighted headboard

Maybe you’d like to use vinyl wall decals:

  1. Submission: tree and bird decal 
  2. DIY chevron patterned decal
  3. Faux headboard, anyone?
  4. And general sources for getting decals

Also, some typography would look pretty sweet:

  1. art is the last form of magic
  2. i sure can dream
  3. Submission: Eleanor Roosevelt quote
  4. -nothing personal
  5. typograhy hanging from the ceiling

Finally, some other, random ideas:

  1. Create large blocks of color using construction paper
  2. Use a rasterbator to blow up a picture/poster all huge-like
  3. Submission: Free paint swatches for a gradient wall
  4. Make a collage of quotes and pictures from a magazine
  5. Put up some colorful LP covers

One more idea. I can’t believe that I haven’t mentioned this on the blog yet, though I have planned to use it in my room from the beginning. The idea is to starch fabric to your walls. It sounds strange, I know, but it is actually a really awesome (and cheaper) alternative to painting your walls or using something like removable wallpaper. Personally, I’m going to use the fabric from some inexpensive curtains that I picked up in order to create an accent wall. Here is a tutorial describing how to do it. I’m sure if you need something more detailed you can find it using Google. I’ll keep you posted on how it turns out.

Now, go read the final Step 8: Make a move-in-day plan »

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