For many, the start of the school year is a time for new supplies, new outfits, new schedules, and even new decor.

I remember the excitement of moving into a college dorm and living on my own for the first time. If you had the same experience, do you remember how you moved into campus and what sight greeted you once you opened the door? Dorm rooms are plain canvases, almost always painted in cream or white colors. And it sure seems like all dorms get the same basic, utilitarian furniture from the same supplier. When I walked into my room, I knew I would have to do a lot to make it feel like a cozy home away from home.

To personalize my space on a college student’s small budget, I did crafts for creative DIY projects. This included wall decorations. In my next blog posts, I’ll be sharing some craft ideas based on some dorm room designs seen on a popular TV show.