Photo: HGTV, courtesy of PBdorm
It’s that time of year again. School is in session and kids are trading in their vacation for education. For many parents that means sending a kid off to a dorm, and planning these spaces can be tricky. You want your super student to feel at home and comfortable in their living quarters, but you also know they’ll be moving again soon. Here are some DIY design ideas that might help you and your scholar create a room that is both personal and impermanent.
They’ll Clip for It
Photo: HGTV, courtesy of Ashley Corbett Campbell
Let’s start out small, by using clipboards instead of frames to display photographs. You can give your kid’s room an academic feel and a way to feel connected to home. Rather than displaying one picture in one frame for a whole semester, your scholars can rotate photos faster than they can change their profile pictures.
Be a Little Caddy
Photo: HGTV, courtesy of Maureen Stevens
Even basic dorm bathroom buckets can be improved with a little elbow grease. This rustic shower caddy feels a lot more sophisticated than the typical plastic options. Shower caddies stay in the students’ living spaces most of the time, so it’s nice to send them off with something stylish and handmade. Also consider making a second one for household cleaning supplies. Your kid is more likely to wash something if they have what they need.
Head of the Class
Photo: HGTV, courtesy of Camilla Pavone
Most standard issue dorm beds don’t have headboards. Check out this amazing tutorial on how to make your own bulletin board headboard. It’s a wonderful, yet temporary way to make a room feel more established. And your sweet scholar can use it to display pictures, organize jewelry or keep letters from home close.
So there are three quick ideas that can have your scholar studying in style. How do you plan to prepare for back-to-school?