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It’s getting to be that time of the summer where you start looking forward to fall. Bonfires, football season, all the cutest clothes, and back to school. If you’re moving into a new dorm room soon, here are some ideas for how you can make your place feel more rustic, fun, country, and like home. Of course, you could adapt these tips to any room!

1. Pallet Shoe Shelf

An old pallet is perfect for storage. It sits flat against the wall to save space, and shoes fit perfectly between the slats. Use the sides for bags, hats, scarves, or whatever else you may need to hang.

2. Clothesline Picture Hanging

Channel the sweet, simple life of hanging the laundry out to dry on a breezy summer day. Tie a string between two push pins, and use clothes pins to hang all your favorite pictures. You could also hang your ticket stubs, birthday cards, or anything else that makes you feel all warm and fuzzy.

3. Burlap Covered Head Board

A headboard just makes a bed look more put-together. That’s just fact. But it doesn’t have to be fancy, expensive, or even difficult. Check out this tutorial for how to make a covered headboard out of fabric and cardboard – no heavy tools required!

4.  Wood Crate Shelf

Wood crates make great shelves. Stack them however you like for cute, convenient cubbies. You could use them for shoes, books, or anything else you want to show off while you store it.

5. Loft Hammock

If you have the option, loft your bed. This gives you more space for your desk, shelves, an extra chair, or yes, even a hammock. Be VERY careful, and check with your RA first, but a hammock can be a great way to bring the country into your dorm room.