Students across Central New York are packing up for college and preparing to move into their new dorms for the year. Decorating a dorm can seem daunting at first but Amber Balistreri of Amber B Design says it’s not as hard as you might think.

Cube shelving can serve as great dorm-room dividers for school supplies and easy organization. You can also put them against the wall to maximize floor space. A decked-out bulletin board is a great way to house your family photos and important reminders for upcoming projects and tests.

Book stacking is also a great idea. It’s practical and stylish especially if they’re colorful.

And if you’re to spruce up your walls without the paint, wall decals are a quick and decorative solution.

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