Decorating an entire dorm room from scratch can sound overwhelming, until you think about it this way: You now have one big (well, not so big) blank slate to make your own. All of these IKEA project ideas will add serious style to your place, but at IKEA prices, you'll still have enough cash left over for those 50-cent hot dogs.
The peppy colors and punchy patterns on these little alarm clocks will wake up your dorm room. Each VACKIS clock is just 99 cents at IKEA, and one roll of washi tape from the craft store is enough to cover several of them. See how Sara from Tell Love and Party decorated the ones above.
What do you get when you combine craft paint and IKEA cork trivets? The chicest bulletin board you've ever seen. Use pins to tack up photos, notes, and jewelry, as shown above from Oh Everything Handmade.
Kaylee of The Blondielocks gave a boring white MALM chest a stylish makeover with just a piece of marble contact paper and two gold drawer pulls. Also spotted: A 99-cent BUMERANG pants hanger turned calendar holder, decorated with white and gold spray paint. Follow Kaylee's how-to to make your own.
This RAST dresser project from Bliss at Home is a bit of a splurge, but it's stunning enough to make your entire room. The funky geometric pattern on the drawer fronts is actually an overlay (this is the pricey part, it's $51), but it's sized specifically for the RAST, so it's guaranteed to fit flawlessly.