Target's Best Year Ever dorm makeovers.

DIY Dorm Décor: Veronica Valencia’s Super-Chic Light Ladder

While you might not be able to escape the standard twin bed frames or fluorescent lights, there are plenty of easy ways to brighten up a dingy dorm room — all you need is a bit of creativity!

Veronica Valencia, founder of Design Hunter L.A., came up with an easy DIY project to help college roommates Emily and Solia as part of Target’s Best Year Ever college video series. Their campus crash pad was in major need of a makeover.

This DIY light ladder, highlighted in the video below, adds a chic twist to a drab college bunk bed. Using only two items — colorful string lights and a thrift shop ladder — you can go from dorm room drab to super-fab pad in a matter of minutes. You don’t need our glowing recommendation. See for yourself!

To see Emily and Solia’s full dorm room makeover, check out the big reveal at and see the products that were used to redesign the room in the photo gallery below.

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