Style Syllabus: Cheap Tricks For An Uncommonly Cool Common Room

Everybody loves to play house. Just because you live in a dorm frequently covered in sticky, dried beer and passed-out partygoers doesn't mean you should have to miss out on the fun! Try these tricks to turn your common area from bland to bada-bing, bada-boom, beautiful—all on a collegiate budget, of course. These simple picks will keep your space feeling clean and mature, but they're just fancy enough to make it the place to be for you and your pals. Plus, at these prices (especially if you're splitting it with roommates), you won't want to drown your sorrows in a solo cup if something gets unfortunately smashed during one of the parties that are sure to go down at your poppin' new pad. From unique art to multipurpose vintage deadstock, everything you need to hide the ever-present gloom of school furniture and bad carpets is right here...just be ready to fight it out with your roomies at the end of the year!