Friday, August 8, 2008

Cool Dorm Rooms!

Dorm decorating on a budget doesn't mean you won't have a cool room.

Decorating a dorm room is one thing, but decorating a dorm room while on a tight budget is another. As a student, you already have many expenses to worry about such as tuition, your books, various school fees, not to mention leisure activities. But that doesn't mean that your dorm room should suffer. college dorm necessities

Decorating your dorm room doesn't have to cost you an arm and a leg. All it takes is some creativity to make your dorm room look like a million in no time. Below are some tips for decorating a dorm room while on a budget, including college dorm necessities.

  1. One way to minimize unnecessary expenses is to “borrow” or take what you can from your room at home. Normally, your parents won't mind “lending” you some of the less-frequently used items in your house. Take old picture frames, carpets, rugs and even small appliances.
  2. Decorate a dorm room with inexpensive but tasteful posters. You don’t even have to frame these posters. All you need is some type of adhesive tape and you can decorate your dorm walls. The wonderful thing about posters is the many designs and kinds from which to choose: a poster of your favorite band, movie or even your dream car.
  3. Memorabilia like pictures, postcards, concert tickets, etc. can be used as decorations for your dorm room. The best thing about memorabilia is that it consists of items that you have collected over time that are meaningful and are priceless mementos of the past. Arrange your memorabilia in a creative manner on a corkboard.
  4. Don’t expect to completely decorate your dorm immediately after moving in. Buying the decorations you want all at once will take a toll on your budget so buy little things for your dorm room a few at a time when the budget allows.
  5. In furnishing your dorm room, remember that ready-to-assemble furniture is less expensive than ready-made. This furniture is ideal for dorm rooms because it can easily be transported from one place to another.
  6. Purchase needed hardware items like nails, nuts and bolts, duct tape, etc. from stores like Wal-Mart. These stores offer affordable prices for items that can be bought in bulk.
The most important thing to remember when decorating your dorm room is to have fun.

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