5 Fresh Dorm Storage Ideas for a Cool, Modern Space

Are you living in a dorm right now? If your dorm is messy right now then it’s time to start organizing. This storage ideas can be a good fit to your dorm. You can also create it with your own style

The basic dorm room is pretty uninspiring, with its cinderblock walls, a small bed and hardly any dorm storage. The challenge is how do you breathe personality into such a small space? And how do you deal with dorm organization and clutter?

With a little planning and inspiration, you can create an awesome room with plenty of dorm storage as your personal sanctuary to study and lounge in. Here are some dorm room decor ideas and dorm storage items in stores now that make dorm organization easy, modern and very Tumbler!

(C) Interior Design Ideas

1. Start with a color theme

You probably can’t paint your dorm room walls but you don’t have to live all year with white or yellow. Decide what color you want to add to your dorm room decor and work with it. Some ways to add your favorite color to your dorm space is in your:

  • Bedding
  • Shelving
  • Underbed storage boxes
  • Area rug
  • Desk accessories

What makes the room in this picture so cool? It’s the combination of textures on the floor and bed, as well as the clear desk chair that takes up little visual space. Notice the boxes under the bed and the narrow wall shelf that add extra dorm storage without taking up too much space.

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3 Ways for Kids to Bling-Out Store-Bought Christmas Stockings

Christmas is coming to town! I know most of us are busy decorating our house with Christmas decors. You don’t need to buy expensive ones since you can also create DIY decors. You can save money and at the same time you will enjoy creating this together with your kids.

Looking for an easy, no-sew Christmas stocking to make with your kids? With a little bit of creativity, you can embellish standard stockings and turn them into memories and decorations that will last a lifetime.

fabric glue (optional)

store-bought stockings
sticky-back felt
embroidery thread

Handmade Christmas

Handmade Christmas stockings are a tradition many families keep during the season and they beat store-bought stockings any day of the year. Just turn on that Christmas music, brew some hot cocoa and get the kids involved.

Step 1
Santa’s Boot
Cut out various shapes from the felt. To make it look like Santa’s boot, I simply cut a black belt shape. To add a little more bling and jingle, tie two bells together on each end of a piece of embroidery thread.

Remove the backing on the sticky felt, and press it firmly down directly onto the stocking. Tie the bells onto the stocking loop, and you are finished.

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