Although many colleges are only offering virtual learning this fall, some are open and welcoming students back to campus. That means it’s time to move back into the dorms! It’s also time to figure out your decor and other ways to revamp your cozy space.

The days of tiny, sad, even dreary dorm rooms are over. It has now become somewhat of a secret challenge to deck out dorm rooms so much, that one might mistake it for a boutique hotel room or a loft in a trendy, urban high-rise. Throughout the years, there have been so many clever, and budget-friendly ways to add luxe appeal to even the plainest of dorms. It just takes a little creativity to turn your dorm into everyone’s favorite spot on campus!

Here are some DIY projects to get you started!

Shabby Chic Memo Board Key Rack

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You’ll never have more keys in your life than in college. You’ve got dorm keys, mailbox keys, pool keys, car keys, oh my! No need to have them laying around on dressers or counters. Hang them up in one place, and with style. Learn how to make this memo board key rack here.

Reclaimed Wood Headboard

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As much as we all love those rustic looks from Pottery Barn, we don’t love the prices too much. When it comes to dorm room beds, they are as plain as can be. Sprucing them up is a MUST. Adding a headboard is a great way to give your plain dorm bed some character. Want a romantic rustic look? Learn how to build a headboard using reclaimed wood here!

Feminine Rag Rug

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Want the perfect touch of texture and femininity in your dorm? Make your own rag rug! Use any color scheme you’d like when selecting fabrics, and watch your vision come to life. Learn how to create one here.

Eclectic Photo Wall Hanger

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Frames are so last year. Instead make a modern wall hanger to display your memories. Learn how to put this masterpiece together here.

Furry Stool With Gold Legs

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A fuzzy stool is the perfect finishing touch to complete a girly, luxe look. Make your very own fuzzy stool with gold legs with this tutorial!

Add Tapestry To Easily Transform Empty Walls

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Sometimes you just can’t figure out what to do with a large wall. You want it to look good, but hey….it’s college, you don’t want to spend too much either. The solution: tapestries. Tapestries come in plenty of styles, colors, and themes. Hang them behind couches, futons, or beds, and you have an instant fix for a large wall, with great style. Shop this marble tapestry here.

Coffee or Tea Station

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Nothing says ‘cozy’ like a nook where you can enjoy drinking your coffee or tea. Set up and accessorize a small coffee table, or side table. Decorate it with related color schemes, and different textures for max chic effect!