Make the best out of your living situation by incorporating small touches that offer a big impact. From fun ways to store your accessories to lighting up your room, here are 10 tips to make your current space more stylish without spending big bucks.
Use frames to give your walls a gallery feel. Everything from family photos, snaps with friends, to greeting cards and fortune cookies can add more personality to your dorm. If your discourages hanging things on the wall, then display a smaller version on your dresser or desk.
Mix and Match Bedding
Look for bedding sets that you can mix and match for a wider variety of styling options. Have fun with the pairings; your bed is the main piece of furniture in your room.
ÄNGSKRASSE Duvet cover and pillowcase(s), $29.99 at IKEA
Add a Throw Rug
Before you roll your eyes and equate rugs with your mom, consider these as the little décor items that could. One small covering can change up your entire space. Plus, they really do keep germs and dirt from getting everywhere.
VIRRING Rug, low pile, $9.99 at IKEA
Good lighting, as we all know, can do wonders for your skin. Just imagine what it can do for your space. Besides, you can’t cram for that final in the dark.
MAGNARP Table Lamp, $12.99 at IKEA
Stylish Storage Bins
You may be tight on space, but you can be big on creative storage options. Try well-designed containers to hold your goods; they’ll look good and blend in with whatever wacky style your roommate has
KVARNVIK Box, set of 3, $16.99 at IKEA
Cohabit with a Plant
Having indoor plants not only cuts down on air pollution (goodbye stinky roommate!), but they also make you calmer, happier, and more optimistic. Try a money tree which is far harder to kill for those of you without green thumbs.
PACHIRA AQUATICA Potted Plant, Guinea chestnut, $9.99 at IKEA
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