Transform your dorm room with these DIY hacks

As college-age students return to campuses this year, "GMA" breaks down some simple DIY hacks you can do to give your dorm room a makeover.
2:37 | 08/16/18

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Back now with a back to school edition of hot mess express with our sponsor Keurig. Today it's all about dressing up the dorm room. Meet a senior with a double major. Also a resident adviser to a floor of freshmen at Fairfield university in Connecticut. Her dorm, like most with concrete walls, plain wood furniture and cold tile floors, is a hot mess in need of a makeover. I know that you have a lot of needs in a very tiny space. We've got to prioritize. Most importantly, I want a safe space for my residents and I want somewhere that I can focus and get my homework done. You need a place where residents can feel comfortable in your room. You probably don't want them on your bed. Then you need your personal oasis and let's get food and coffee in there. Coffee is essential. Enter interior designer Tonya nyack. What do you want to see happen in here? White with accents of metallics. I also really like pops of color. Reporter: Time to get to work. First creating a place to chill out. Throw pillows and blankets add warmth and texture. Reporter: And Tonya creates a custom head board. All you need, canvas from an art store, fabric and a staple gun. I wrapped it created a cute head board that's easily removable. Reporter: Next up, a dorm-friendly kitchen. When you have a small space like this, the best thing to do is design up. Take the most advantage of your space. Reporter: Every college student needs their caffeine, but with space at a premium in most dorm rooms, our sponsor, Keurig, offers a compact way to get a coffee around the clock. The new Keurigs are slim enough to fit anywhere, perfect for a little dorm-approved kitchenette or late-night study sessions. It's going to go right next to her on her desk. Reporter: Dorm room furniture, notoriously plain. Since you can't paint it, why not give it an easy makeover with removable contact paper. Get started at the top, use a credit card to smooth out the bubbles. At the end of the year you can peel it off with no damage to the furniture. Reporter: To Polish it all off, a dorm-sized love seat to gallery wall and a little green goes a long way. For college students, fake is the way to go. Reporter: And voila. Open. I love it! Oh, my god, I love it. Thank you. Of course. This doesn't even look like dorm furniture. This is so cool. And they match. Hot mess express delivered? Yes, it did. I'm so excited.

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