Decoration Hacks

In addition to buying school and dorm supplies, many IMSA students plan to decorate. If you don’t know where to start, don’t worry. I’ve got some hacks to help you start. 



Posters can be a great way to decorate your room. They can display your favorite art piece, album cover, movie poster, etc. However, traditional prices can cost a very high amount compared to other alternatives. Usually, the prices for a movie poster can range from $13.99 to $17.99. Printing services from FedEx offer high-quality posters of anything you want. When you go to the printing service page on FedEx, you will a variety of options. Make sure you choose the flyer option and upload the desired image. Then, you can adjust the size dimensions, which influence pricing. The prices range from $1.10 to $0.55. The link to upload an image to a flyer can be found here



From water bottles to laptops, stickers can be displayed in a variety of ways. If you like having bundles of stickers to decorate with, Amazon offers hundreds of adorable designs for under ten dollars. If there is a specific design you have in mind, Redbubble provides a versatile array of individual stickers. With just a few adjectives on the search bar, you will most likely find the perfect design for your sticker.


Look at this adorable panda sticker I found



When you are adjusting to moving in, you might feel a bit overwhelmed with everything you’ve brought. Five Below offers great storage materials in honor of the back-to-school season. You can find shelves, baskets, bins, and much more! They also include great bedding materials such as comfy blankets, pillows, and lamps. But the best part – it’s all five dollars or under. 



In every IMSA room, there are three light switches. But wait! Why does only one of them supposedly work? What happened to the other two? Well, as it turns out, those two light switches are connected to two outlets in your room! You can use these outlets as an easier way to turn on and off any electrical device. I recommend you use these outlets for any of your light decorations. The best prices for light decorations can be found in IKEA, Five Below, and Target! 


Decorating can be tricky and meticulous, but I hope that these decoration hacks have been useful. Now go forth and get started!  


About the Author

Megan Sia
Megan Sia is a senior at IMSA from 1502. She is a staff writer for The Acronym. Usually, she can be found either hanging out with friends, watching Netflix, writing, sleeping, or doing homework.

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