If your dorm allows you to decorate your door, consider making a sign. All you need is some paint, a frame, and some stencils of letters.
Tip: If you want to stick with a beach theme, you can glue starfish and sea shells to the frame. Otherwise feathers, flowers, etc. will work!
To steal this look (simple, worldly, yet girly) you need knick-knacks. Seemingly random items with a general color scheme bring a quirky but sophisticated vibe.
The three colors used here are pink, yellow, and blue. If you can’t find cool things in the color you’re looking for, consider hitting up Goodwill and spray painting them.
Here are a few ideas if you’re looking for objects in a particular color:
-Spray paint an old skeleton key. You can buy them in antique shops, many jewelry supply companies, online. Tip: try etsy.com
-A pocket watch. If you are using a dark color scheme, look for dark metals in a chrome, gold, or dark grey. If you are using light colors such as those in the picture, use light grey metals. Tip: Etsy.com has great choices that are inexpensive. Search ‘pocket watch necklace’ and you can either remove the chain, keep it, or buy a thicker one to keep it looking more like a watch and less like a necklace.
-A simple wooden box. Dark would is appropriate for dark color schemes and light wood obviously goes with light color schemes. Spray paint it or use a stain if you can’t find one that fits what you have in mind. Tip: They’re very cheap at Jo Ann’s and Michael’s.
-Old books. You can tie them together as shown in the picture or stand them up straight. Older books usually come in darker colors. Hit up Goodwill for these.
-A leather journal. They can be a bit expensive when you buy them from a book store but you can buy faux-leather fabric and wrap any book or journal to get the same effect.
-A skeleton key that is NOT painted.
-Notebooks. Buy cute, colorful notebooks at the drugstore or a book store and stack them. Small, girly journals would work as well.
-A jeweled hair pin or clip.
-A bottle (tall, thin….think “message in a bottle”) filled halfway with sand and sea shells.
-A white starfish.