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Photography by AGATA DIMMICH

the pen and pencil holder

Using painter’s tape, section off a portion of a wooden stationery box, and paint it in a color of your choice. Yep, it’s easy as that!

Get the scoop on SheKnows.

Photography by SUGAR AND CLOTH

the faux brass headboard

If there is one thing every dorm room has in common, an unsightly bed frame may be it. Enter one seriously stylishIKEA hackthat will elevate the standard into a chic, brass accent!

Get the how-to on Sugar and Cloth.

the concrete globe lamp

An under $30 table lamp as style-savvy as this? Yep, it’s true! Featuring a quick-setting cement base and IKEA’s Fado light, this is a statement piece no dorm room should be without!

Get the how-to on Paper and Stitch.

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the floral room divider

Use strips of material to hang an eclectic array of faux floral stems, creating an ultra vibrant and colorful room divider!

Get the scoop on IKEA.


the shelf

Featuring IKEA’s iconic Frosta stool, this plant house (it can double as a bookshelf as well!) is all about embracing the ombre trend with a touch of minimalism.

Get the how-to on Monsters Circus.

Photography by THESHARE-SPACE

the photo display

Use a curtain wire paired with clips to display everything from prints and photographs to flowers and small trinkets.

Get the scoop on IKEA’s Share Space.

Photography by FRANCESCA STONE

the two-in-one mirror shelf

A mirror with built-in shelving sounds like a win to us. A frameless, full length IKEA mirror coupled strips of wood, results in a DIY storage solution that definitely belongs in a dorm room.

Get the how-to on eHow.

Photography by BRITTANY WOOD

the stone-clad vanity

A pop of color is always a welcomed sight, especially in a whitewashed dorm room. Create a mini vanity station by adhering lustrous stones to a round mirror!

Get the how-to on DesignLoveFest.  

Photography by ABUBBLYLIFE

the storage container 

Who would’ve thought that a lamp shade combined with a trivet would make for such an excellent storage solution? This playfully patterned piece is both functional and style-focused.

Get the how-to on A Bubbly Life.


the geometric organizer

A chic desk organizer starts with IKEA’s Moppe plus a monochromatic color block.

Get the scoop on The Life Factory.

Photography by FALLFORDIY

the stitched throw pillow

For the dorm bedroom in need of a little extra oomph, this DIY stitched tassel throw pillow will lend a dynamic element to the standard XL bedding set.

Get the scoop on Fall For DIY.


the over-the-door storage rack 

Whether you use the organizer for shoes, bath essentials, or school supplies, this clever storage system is a must for a tiny dorm!

Get the how-to on A Beautiful Mess.

Photography by SUGAR AND CLOTH

the side table

Side table, nightstand, bookshelf – the possibilities are endless. A standard shelving unit paired with a set of peg legs transforms into an ultra chic side table that will fit in with just about any decor scheme!

Get the how-to on Sugar and Cloth.


the jewelry holder

Keep your trinkets and accessories in place with this two tier jewelry stand composed of coasters and a dowel rod. Psst! It costs less than $10!

Get the how-to on Paper and Stitch.


the dyed sheepskin

Every dorm room deserves a decorative accent that can also function as a cozy landing pad. Dye an inexpensive (and faux!) sheepskin in a vibrant shade for a much-needed pop of color.

Get the how-to here!