3 ways TikTok #DormDecor will redesign your space on a budget

Extreme makeovers for your dorm room? TikTok says so — and here's how.

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Raise your hand if TikTok is making you embarrassed over how underwhelming your dorm room was creative-wise? A majority of you? Good to know, I'm not alone.

After one-too-many deep dives into TikTok's #DormDecor, I'm in awe over how easy it is to upgrade the best mattress with a few pieces from the Dollar Tree or how simple it is to catch some peace and quiet (and privacy). And, fortunately, if you're wondering how easy it can be: we're here to help. 

We've compiled not only a list of our favorite TikTok #DormDecor videos but how you too can shop their look, too below. 

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1. This updated headboard

Dorm room beds don't have to be unattractive — or at least, TikTok user @EmilyRayna doesn't believe they have to be. With the help of some Dollar Frame picture frames and chalky spray paint, you'll have a brand-new bed without breaking the bank. 


Another dorm DIY! #dormroom #dormessentials #dormdecor #diydorm

♬ Opportunity - Quvenzhané Wallis

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2. A room divider that provides space and doubles as a canopy

Ever need some space? TikTok user @akiraraee provides the best solution for anyone who wants some "alone time," which also doubles as the chicest canopy bed we've seen in a while. 


I think it’s kinda cute 🥰 hby? #greenscreen #ColorCustomizer #roomdecor #canopybed #canopy #dormdecor #TodayILearned #fyp

♬ original sound - Makayla

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3. Upgrade your boring wooden desk

Sure, sure, we've all heard "to work with what we have," and TikTok user @DormDecor did just that. Taking the provided wooden desk, this DIY'er added a desk cubby in contrasting wood before adding in a statement rug, accessories, and of course: the best armchair. 


How to transform a boring dorm desk with our Desk Cubby!##furnitureflip ##dorm ##dormdecor ##howto ##college ##freshman

♬ Like That (feat. Gucci Mane) - Doja Cat

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Brittany Romano
Brittany Romano

Brittany Romano joins the Real Homes team as their U.S. E-commerce Editor, based in New York City. From her start as a fashion market assistant at Marie Claire to building highly profitable commerce vertical at Us Weekly and AMI brands, Brittany has produced award-winning content covering everything from celebrity beauty hacks to must-have items from online sales. She is a graduate of New England College. When she isn’t writing, you can find Brittany indulging in yet another DIY-project or cheering on her beloved Boston Bruins. Find her on Instagram at @Rammmyyy.