We've kept this image from Danny Seo's blog in our archives for a long time just waiting for the right moment to use this bit of inspiration. We love that Danny was able to transform a dorm room into something warm, fun and graphic with just one material, very little money and a little bit of time:
The big secret in this room is the use of large construction paper to create the grid on the back wall. Not only does it make the room a lot more interesting but it's easier than painting and there's no mess to clean up. Construction paper fades over time, but in a dorm room you don't have to worry about longevity. And since the investment is minimal you can take the risk and use a couple of hours on a weekend to transform an otherwise dull space.
Of course nice bedding, a picked up space and some plants are a nice bonus, but start with the walls.
Check out the before picture here.
(Image: Daily Danny)