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Using Pinterest to Design Your Dorm on a Dime

Pinterest is one of the fastest growing social networking sites in the history of social media. If you are not familiar with Pinterest, it is a free site that anyone can sign up for. When you sign up, you have “boards” that you can pin pictures too. The different boards are fully customizable and allow you to organize your photos into categories. The site also allows you to view and follow others’ boards. Then you can like their images and even repin them to your own boards. Many users have amassed hundreds of different boards and thousands of pictures. Pinterest really lends itself to fashion, design, and food. Businesses have got in on the action as well, especially companies that specialize in those three key main areas.

That makes it very easy to find ideas when it comes to decorating your living space. It is especially great when you are trying to find specific designs and décor for challenging spaces on a budget, like your dorm room, for example. Searching on Pinterest quickly gives you tons of ideas in a very visual way. You can immediately begin brainstorming and repining onto boards that you can organize according to color, product, or category. Performing a search for “Dorm Design Ideas” will yield a plethora of cute and fun ideas that will show you how to save on space, since maximizing your space is essential for decorating a dorm room. You will see some really great space saving ideas like incorporating drawer space under the bed and adding shelving above the bed as part of the headboard. Coordinating designs with your roommates will also save you money when bulk buying is an option. Another search for “Dorm Craft Ideas” will show you hundreds of ideas for adding accents and decorations for very little cost. This is also a great way of personalizing your dorm room and bonding with your room mates. Great ideas like picture collages, designing your own lampshades, and making personalized pen and pencil holders are abound on the social networking site.

Designing your dorm room doesn’t have to be stressful or expensive. Ideas from Pinterest really make it easy to have a special, unique and personalized space, which is so important when you are away from the comforts of home. Getting a dorm room design on a dime that is within your style and taste is definitely within your reach when you use the power of crowd sourcing ideas on Pinterest.

About the Author:

Today’s guest article comes from Amanda Green. She is the author and Brand Manager for RHL, a leading online supplier of dorm bedding. She enjoys writing about college and dorm life.

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