Homesickness is a serious problem every outstation fresher experiences when they move into their PG or Hostel. Decorating your room is more than just making it look pretty; it’s about creating your own personal space that you’re comfortable in, and it’s about creating a home away from home.
The initial year of college can be scary, exciting and overwhelming. Hence, these DIY’s are aimed at maximizing your comfort in your PG or hostel and creating a stress-free environment:
- DIY PHOTO FRAMES USING DECORATIVE TAPE
All outstation students experience home sickness and one of the best ways to deal with that problem is to put up pictures of your family, friends, and hometown on your wall! Heavy duty frames are a major inconvenience and difficult to travel with and a quick and easy solution to make your pictures and posters look presentable on your wall is to use decorative/colourful tape to create customised frames around the pictures pasted on your wall! This DIY gives you the creative freedom to craft cool patterns aroud your pictures. The tapes are available in local stationary shops and online shopping websites. It is hassle free as you don’t have to worry about hanging your photo frame with a nail and hammer, and it is easily removable too.
- Decorative tape rolls
- 1 scissor
- DIY WALL TAPESTRY USING BEDSHEETS
The look of your room can become boring after a few months because of the unexciting monotonous paint that every room has in your PG/Hostel. To get a more homely feel, you can use this simple DIY to bring colour and contrast into your room! Using an old bedsheet from home, you can hang it behind your bed to create a wall tapestry. This project will allow you to personalise your room and enable you to change up your room once every few months using different bedsheets.
- 1 Bedsheet
- Nails and a hammer
- DIY THROW PILLOWS
It is very important to feel comfortable in your room and having a lot of throw pillows on your bed makes it feel very cozy. Using soft acrylic paint or fabric paint, you can paint on patterns on your pillows to jazz them up. You can even use tape to create stencils if you’re not good at free-handing patterns. The paints are easily available at local stationary shops.
- Paint brushes
- Blank pillow cover
- Soft Acrylic or fabric paints
- DIY PHOTO COLLAGE USING FAIRY LIGHTS
The ambiance of your PG/Hostel room is very different from the ambiance of your own room back home. To improve the same and add a personal touch to this DIY at the same time, you can hang up fairy lights on the wall to brighten up your room and add polaroids or pictures of you and your loved ones using paperclips to the lights to create a photo collage on your wall.
- Fairy Lights
- Photos and polaroids
- DIY PLANT POTS USING COFFEE CUPS
Plants can help bring about a calming and fresh energy into your room. Petite succulent plants are easy to manage as they are meant to be kept indoors and do not require much maintainance. You can use cute coffee cups as an alternate method of storing your succulents and even add patterns to the same using permanent markers.
- Permanent Markers
- Coffee Cups
- A small succulent
- DIY MESSAGE BOARD USING A WHITE BOARD
You can often miss out on important information regarding organisational changes of your PG or hostel because you weren’t physically present during the time that message was conveyed. You can hang a small A-4 size whiteboard on your cupboard or the back of your door so that it acts as a message board in your absence. These whiteboards are available in stationary shops and online shopping websites.
- A-4 size whiteboard
- Whiteboard Marker
- Nails and a hammer
- DIY MASON JARS FOR STORAGE
Storage of stationary or washroom supplies can become extremely messy. Mason jars are very convenient for storing pens, rulers, paints, brushes, toothbrushes, tissues, etc. You can personalise you mason jars and paint them with acrylic paints, or stick stickers on them to add a little pop. Mason jars are available in departmental stores or online shopping websites.
- Mason Jars
- Paint brushes
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