Your room isn’t just the place where you go to sleep at night, it’s your safe haven – the place where you have late-night gossip sessions with your friends, the place where you chill in your pyjamas on lazy days and the place where you stay up all night to cram before a major exam. And since it’s going to be the backdrop for so many important events in your life, your room should be a reflection of your personality. But when you move to a ladies hostel in Coimbatore and find that your hostel room is just four blank walls and basic furniture, your hopes are dashed. It’s going to be difficult to have all those cosy weekends and productivity marathons in a room that’s just plain dull. Well, that’s why we’re here to help. Your hostel room doesn’t need to stay that way. With a few quick and easy DIYs, you can take your hostel room decor to a whole new level. Check out our list of ideas.
There’s a reason that photographs tend to come up in every single Pinterest post about hostel room decor ideas. And it’s because adding photographs can be the easiest way to personalise your space and bring alive some happy memories. Plus, there’s an endless number of ways you can use photographs to do up your hostel room. Go the simple route and simply paste them to your walls or put up some framed photos on your desk. You could go the extra mile and try some string art photos or clip them to a row of fairy lights for a quirkier look. This DIY will take very little time and effort on your part, but the results will be well worth it.
Hang up a bedsheet
Yes, we’re being serious. One of the easiest ways to make a boring room come alive is by adding some colour through an accent wall. But in most hostels, you won’t have permission to paint or add wallpaper to your walls. And this can be a huge bummer. After all, there’s nothing more boring than plain white, right? Well, that’s where you can take a brightly patterned bed sheet (or even a large tablecloth) and use it as a wall hanging. Simply use some nails or command hooks to drape the sheet over one wall and you’ve got yourself a DIY accent wall for your room. Plus, it’ll be really easy to change your room decor and colour palette every time you want to, simply by switching out the sheet.
Create an indoor garden
When you spend a lot of time in your hostel room it can be easy to forget about the outside world. So, why not bring a bit of the outdoors into your room? Set up an indoor garden on a well-lit shelf or windowsill to add a touch of life and pop of colour to your space. Even if you’re not too confident about your skills as a plant parent, there are plenty of low maintenance shrubs and succulents that you can try to grow. Plus, you don’t need any fancy equipment to grow them in. Any old coffee mug, jar, container or even bottle can be repurposed into a planter with a little creativity. When you’re breathing in cleaner air and feeling a lot calmer with your indoor garden around, we know you’ll be thanking us for the tip.
If you’re someone who likes to travel and see the world, this room decor idea will be right about your alley. Why not use postcards from the different places you’ve visited to line your walls. You can create a tiled effect by pasting them in a geometric pattern or simply scatter them at random along with your posters and photographs. If you’ve already got some postcards from your previous travels, this is a great way to put them into use. And it’ll give you an excuse to head to the popular places to visit in Coimbatore and pick up some new ones too. This is a really unique decor idea and a great way to see the world and remember your adventures without even leaving your hostel room.
These are some of our quick and easy DIY decor ideas that you can try out in your hostel room. So, go ahead and put them to the test!