When you first move into a hostel room, it feels a little bit like a blank canvas. And like any great artist, you have the responsibility of turning that emptiness into a work of art. But once you’ve paid the rent for your hostel in Wagholi, budgeted for your daily expenses and utilities and set aside a part of your allowance for entertainment, you’re not left with much. So, spending a ton of cash on buying decor items for your hostel room just isn’t within your reach. But that doesn’t mean that you have to live in a blank space. There are a lot of inexpensive and easy DIYs that you can try to give your room a more aesthetic feel. And today we’re rounding up some of the best decor ideas for you. Check them out!
Mini flower pond
If you’ve got some empty desk or floor space that you want to fill up in a pretty and easy way, you can create a mini flower pond using an urli bowl or any flat dish or bowl that you can buy online. Then fill the bowl with some water and place some fresh flowers in it to float. You could even get a couple of tea-lights to add to the water for a more ethereal effect. This will instantly add a touch of life to your room for almost no effort and expense.
If you’re trying to personalise your room completely, you could create a ceiling hanging or curtain out of your favourite origami animals. Grab some of your favourite coloured or patterned paper and get creative with different origami shapes. You could even make the different animals with your friends or roommates and challenge each other to make the best creations. Then simply thread your origami art together and hang it from a wall or tape it to your ceiling. This is sure to add a whole new dimension to your hostel room.
If you’ve always wanted your room to have some statement art pieces but you’re sadly lacking in artistic talent, this is the project for you. All you need is a canvas of your desired size and some paint in the shades that you like. Simply dilute your paint to a pourable consistency and pour it onto your canvas. Tilt it to allow the shades to run into each other and create an interesting marbled effect. You could even sprinkle some salt onto the wet paint or run a thread through it to create more intricate patterns. Let the paint dry and you have a one of a kind work of art for your room.
An accent wall is one of the easiest ways to give your hostel room a new look. But many hostel wardens won’t allow you to paint or permanently change things in your room. That’s where peelable wallpaper can come in super handy. Buy some sheets online and create an accent wall in a different colour or pattern. You’ll give your room its own unique personality and you can easily match the shade to your furniture and other belongings for a more streamlined look.
DIY cloud lamp
You probably learnt craft work in one of the top schools in Pune, so how about plying those skills to brighten up your hostel room? A DIY cloud lamp is all you need to add an aerial element to your room decor. This DIY lamp will add an ethereal touch to your room and definitely be the highlight of your Instagram photos. All you need for this one is some cotton, a jute lantern and glue. You could even add fairy lights for added effects. There are plenty of tutorials for this online that you can check out.
We hope that this list of inexpensive DIY decor ideas is of use to you. This is just the starting point of how you can transform your hostel room in Pune into a beautiful and personalised space that feels like home. So, try some of these projects out and get as creative as possible.