You don't get a lot of creative control over a dorm room, so your decor is where you can really make it feel like your own home. Decorating a dorm on a college budget, however, is extremely limiting. But don't stress! We've rounded up plenty of affordable DIY dorm room decor options that'll make your space standout—and save all you money in the process.
1Colorful Canvas Pinboards
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Pinterest is cool, but we're bringing the real thing back with actual mood boards. Get the tutorial at The Crafted Life.
School's way less boring when you make it feel like a party. This fun tray will corral your essentials — and prove crucial for those fourth-meal late nights in bed. Get the tutorial at Delineate Your Dwelling.
This pom pom bin is way cuter than that laundry hamper your mom bought you at Bed, Bath, & Beyond. Not to mention, it has super-convenient rope handles for you to carry your load to the machines! Get the tutorial at Sugar & Cloth.
Sienna LivermoreContributing EditorSienna Livermore is a contributing editor at BestProducts.com and GoodHousekeeping.com covering best-selling products and things you just can't live without; she previously worked at Delish and House Beautiful, writing food news and recipe stories, as well as covering home decor, design trends, and travel guides.
Hadley MendelsohnDesign EditorHadley Mendelsohn is House Beautiful's design editor, and when she's not busy obsessing over all things decor-related, you can find her scouring vintage stores, reading, or stumbling about because she probably lost her glasses again.