What is more fun than a dorm room? You can decorate the temporary space however you want, and then change it completely the following year. This is my 4th year in a dorm room (3 years in high school and now at Pratt), and every time I decorate I aim to make the space as fun as possible, so that I look forward to coming home to it.
When decorating a dorm room you don't have to purchase expensive posters or wall hangings you can simply make your own! Yay crafting!
Note under my bed my 25 thousand boxes of all art supplies :]