August 30, 2021

Beautiful scenery, excellent education facilities and a vibrant valley life – all of which you can expect from the city of Dehradun. After all, that’s why you moved here. And as you settle into your girls’ hostel in Dehradun, you can’t wait to learn and explore as much as possible. But then you look around your hostel room and find a blank, and rather boring space, looking back at you. And that just won’t do. If you’re going to have the time of your life in this city, the space you’re living in must reflect it. But how do you go about giving your hostel room a makeover? Well, with our easy and amazingly attractive DIY projects, you’ll be able to take your hostel room to a whole new level. Check it out.


Accent a wall

The walls of your hostel room are the largest blank elements around you. You can easily customise your furniture, bedding, and accessories to suit your tastes but what do you do about those boring white walls? Well, we’ve got a simple hostel warden-approved idea for you. Contact wallpaper! This easy to peel stuff is great for creating an accent wall in your room. Pick a colour of pattern of your choice and go ahead and transform your room into a much cooler version of itself. If you’re not ready to go the whole hog and transform an entire wall, experiment with a patterned decal or a quote that you can stick over your desk or bed instead.


DIY a garden

It’s easy to feel like you’re missing out on the outside world if you spend a lot of time inside your hostel room. So, why not bring a bit of the outside world indoors. If you’ve got a windowsill in your room that receives regular sunlight, it’s the perfect place to set up an indoor garden. You can easily and inexpensively buy some low maintenance plants that will instantly brighten up your room. Head to a nursery and grab some spider plants, money plants, or succulents or grow your own plant babies from scratch by planting seeds from chillies, lemons etc. Repurpose some old mugs, glass jars or containers to create a quirky and completely personal set of planters for your green friends.

Make your own pinboard

When you live in a hostel, you’re going to have a bunch of knick-knacks, reminders, to-dos, post-it notes, shopping lists and more lying around. And you’ll find yourself wishing that you had somewhere to put them all without misplacing or losing them. Well, this hack is the perfect project for you to try. Because you don’t have to spend a tonne of money and effort buying and installing a pinboard in your room. All you need is a thermocol sheet and some double-sided tape. Select a thermocol sheet in the size that you want your board to be. You can leave it plain, cover it in a pattern paper of your choice, and then attach it to your desired surface with some double-sided tape. Then all you need are your standard board pins and you’ve got a pinboard that’s endlessly customizable. And once you’ve got some stuff up on the board, no one’s going to be able to tell it apart from the real thing.

Replicate the taste of home

We’re big fans of the cafes in Dehradun, and you will be too, but there will still be times when you miss the food of your hometown. Well, there’s no reason to starve those cravings. Just set up a condiment and snack shelf or cupboard in your room. Then fill it up with the snacks, savouries, pickles, sauces and chutneys that are staples in your house. This will round out your meals and become a great source of comfort when you’re missing home too. Plus, it’ll definitely become a talking point in your room when you have friends over.


With these simple DIY projects, you should be well on your way to giving your hostel room in Dehradun the makeover that it needs. So, go ahead and try them out, and let your creativity take your room to a whole new level

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