Dorm Room DIY



College has finally rolled around and I don’t know about you guys but I hate dorm room furniture and dorm rooms in general. The rooms are small the furniture is outdated and it’s not customizable. With that being said one of my main focuses when it comes to creating the perfect dorm room is my bed. I want it to be my oasis, the place where I go to relax and get a good nights rest, but I want it to also be the centerpiece of my room. Cute dorm room bedding can get pretty pricey and trust me no one wants to pay that. So, I’ve come up with a cute and easy DIY to add a little pop of color or style to your dorm room for under $10 and 10 minutes!

Here’s What You’ll Need


  1. Iron. Make sure you’re careful to not burn yourself or anything else with this!
  2. Iron on Monogram: Mine is from South Boutique, her store is packed with tons of cute monograms and other things!
  3. Pillow Cases: Target has a set of two for around $6.00
  4. A Smooth Surface: You’ll need this for ironing on the decal!


Now for the Fun Part…


Step 1. Place your iron on monogram in the center of the pillowcase or wherever you please. Make sure it’s straight and all lined up!


Step 2. Iron over the monogram lightly making sure to evenly spread the heat all over. I had to do this 2-3 times for 30 seconds to make sure the monogram was secured to the pillowcase.


Step 3. Remove the transfer paper making sure to not lift the monogram from the pillow case surface. If some pieces still are not completely ironed down replace the transfer paper and apply heat until finished.


Step 4. Toss your new and adorable DIY pillow case onto your bed and watch as the comments roll in about your adorable new dorm room decor!


How easy was that? It took me less than $10 dollars and less than 10 minutes to make this adorable monogrammed pillow. Make sure to head over to South Boutique to pick up a few iron monograms for yourself so you can make one of these cute, unique, and adorable pillow cases!

Don’t forget to share this with your friends so they too can have cute and fun dorm room bedding!

Want to see more dorm room DIYs? Let me know in the comments!

Looking for more room decor, check out my Etsy shop where I make hand painted canvases!

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Lauren | Simple Southern Belle

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  1. Love this! Such a simple idea, but it really personalizes the room! I did a whole post about DIY dorm decor too!
    -Abigail Thomas

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