7 Cheap Items That Instantly Refresh Your Dorm Room




If you’re like most college students, chances are that you’ve reached the point in the year when sharing a shoebox-sized room with another person has started to wear on you and the thought of staring at ugly, university-issued furniture for another three months makes your skin crawl. There’s some good news: You don’t have to live like that anymore! Although it might not make sense to do a complete aesthetic overall of your dorm room at this point in the school year, there are a few things that you can pick up to freshen up the space and make it more tolerable for the next couple of months. And the best part is that none of these items will break the bank.

 LED Lights

It doesn’t need to be the holiday season for you to string some bright lights along your windows and walls. And it’s really amazing how this simple add-on can change the whole look and feel of a small space, “brightening” up the entire room. (Pun intended.)

Memo board

Check out Pinterest for some super cool ideas on how to make your own pin boards – doing it yourself allows you to pick your own fabric and really make it your own. But if you’re not really into arts and crafts, you can pick up one through BIGWORDS.

DIY paper photo frames

Surely you’ve made new memories since school started – and have the photo evidence to prove it. Switch out the old for the new with these cool DIY paper photo frames and stickers.

Wall decor

Whether what your room really needs is a new mirror decal, candle sconces or a cool piece of art, we have myriad choices to satisfy your needs. Do a search for “wall décor” and you’re sure to find something that strikes your fancy.

LED bunny lamp

Need a new desk lamp? This one is super cool … not to mention really cute.

Jewelry box

Desk organizers can only be so cute – so why not add a little flair to your dresser? Pick up a colorful jewelry box. If you don’t have tons of accessories, you can always use it to store loose change and other items.

Throw pillows

Changing out the throw pillows on your bed can change the whole look of your bedroom. We have TONS available on BIGWORDS, so do a quick search for “decorative pillow” and you’ll find hundreds to meet your budget.