Decorating your dorm room (or apartment) doesn’t have to be expensive and generic. Chances are, everyone goes to the same stores and the same lamps are in every other room. This year, stand out by making your own decor elements! From lamps and bookends to organizing jars and wall art, we’ve got you covered. Get your friends together and personalize each project to fit your personality, have fun with it. After all, “imperfection is beauty, madness is genius, and it’s better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.” (Marilyn Monroe!) Watch the playlist above for our top dorm room project picks!