11/01/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

How To Decorate A Good-Looking Dorm Room

For many, back-to-school shopping means creating a home away from home: The dorm room. So, how do you make that room yours when you're working with ugly, standard-issue furniture and very little cash?

Avoiding the generic, drab, crappy-chic look is a challenge, but with a little ingenuity -- and a clear concept -- it's easy to make a space that reflects what you love.