DIY projects allow you to express your creative side in a fun and simple way. Even though DIY projects are easy to do, it can be difficult for students living in small apartments. Do not worry! We’ve compiled a list that will allow you to do simple DIY projects in your student apartments without taking up too much space.
Paint the Wall
If you are a New Mexico State University student and prefer off-campus living, it’s easy to find affordable housing options like Las Cruces apartments next to NMSU. Once you have settled into your apartment, it is important to make it your own.
You can paint your apartment’s walls with a few simple DIY projects. If you have leftover paint, a paint brush and some ideas for design, you could paint a new wall or change the look of the room. Paint should be applied to any floor or furniture that is stained. Be careful to not paint any light switches or electrical outlets.
A mason vase and a string lights are all you need to make a DIY lamps! Add your holiday lighting to the mason jar and fill it with water. If you’re feeling more creative, you can add flowers or decorate your jar using paint or markers to match the theme of your room.
Consider your walls as a way to add luxury and style to your apartment. It’s common to use wallpaper on walls. However, many people do not realize that tiny vinyl stickers (or “wall stickers”) can make an impressive headboard. Pick your favorite design and stick it on the wall behind you bed.
DIY Be Sheet
Nothing is more relaxing than getting into a freshly made bed after a long day at school. However, if you are short on time and money, you can easily make your own bed sheets using fleece fabric. Then, simply cut out the required shapes of fabric and sew them together at the edges. You will have a DIY-friendly bed sheet.
DIY Lamp Shades
Making lampshades DIY is fun, easy and affordable. You can also choose any shape and color to suit your personality. Make a DIY lamp shade with just a few materials: some fabric, scissors and some wire. Use the wire to create a frame that is either rectangular or circular by cutting a piece of fabric. You are done! You now have a brand new lampshade.
Hang Pegboard on the Kitchen
To hang your pots, pans, and other kitchen items if space is tight, a pegboard could be a solution. This will free up valuable counter and cabinet space. Plus, it makes it easy for you to locate the items you need when you’re in the kitchen. It is also a fun and creative way to inject some color or personality into your kitchen.
Make a gallery wall
Many people enjoy hanging their favorite photographs or paintings up on the walls. But, if your apartment is small and you don’t have much wall space, it can prove difficult to create enough space. How do you solve this problem? A gallery wall! A gallery wall allows you to show off your most memorable pieces.
Set up a Window seat
You can easily make a DIY window-seat if your home has enough space. All you need is plywood and cushions, pillows, or blankets. Measure the windows of your room to determine the best size plywood. To add comfort and style, add cushions or pillows. This area can even be used to store extra blankets and pillows, if you don’t need them.
Build Shelves For Your Living Room, Bedroom, And Kitchen
Shelves are a great solution to adding more storage space to your apartment. You can make your own shelves using plywood and a drill. Or you can get premade shelves from your local store. Be sure to measure your space before you purchase any materials so that your shelves are perfectly placed.
There are many affordable ways to make your apartment look more sophisticated and stylish without breaking the bank. You will only need some creativity and the willingness or ability to hunt for bargains.