Decorating your place with your roommate is a great bonding experience, whether you’re best friends or you just met. A great way to do this is creating your own DIY décor project that will help you decorate a home you both want to live in. With a little inspiration and your partner-in-crime by your side, you can add style to your home while having fun.

So if you’re moving into a new place or looking for a reason to redecorate, here are three easy DIY projects recommended by some of Roomi’s housemates.

Paint Stencil Wallpaper

If you’re totally uninspired by your white walls and don’t feel like undertaking an apartment-wide paint project, you have a third option. Stencil wallpaper is a solution to redo your walls in an unexpected way. All you need is a few craft store supplies, your roommate, and a good bottle of vino for good measure. Here’s a full tutorial and what you need to get started on your paint stencil wallpaper:

  • Interior paint
  • Paintbrushes
  • Paint rollers
  • Stencils of your choice
  • Sponges
  • Painters tape
  • Tarp
3 DIY projects you can do with your roommate this weekend - Paint Stencil Wallpaper  photo by Karla and Julie

Monogrammed Wooden Letters

If you’re not so much the painting type but still need something to spruce up that blank wall, here’s another fun crafty project to add a personal touch to your home. Monogrammed letters are easy to make and fun to customize. Best of all, they’re easy to move around, so whether you want them on the wall, outside your door, or by the window, there are no limits. Here’s a list of the basic toolkit you need:

  • Acrylic paint
  • Newspaper
  • Ribbon
  • Floral decals (i.e. sunflowers)
  • Sponges
  • Paintbrushes
  • Mod podge or glitter
3 DIY projects you can do with your roommate this weekend - Monogrammed Wooden Lettersphoto by Homedit

A Gallery Wall

If you’d prefer to use your walls to showcase art, your photos, and other sentimental pieces, you can create your own gallery to showcase them in your shared housing spaces. It’s a great opportunity to repurpose décor you already own without investing too much time or money into it. And because you’re not creating anything from scratch, it’s the perfect project for roommates with dissimilar design aesthetics — the only thing you’ll need to agree on is what goes where. Here are some things that you can use on your gallery wall:

  • Photographs
  • Prints
  • Posters
  • Frames
  • Camaras
  • Guitars
  • Vinyl records
  • Memorabilia from places you’ve visited
3 DIY projects you can do with your roommate this weekend - Gallery wallphoto by Memorable Decor

Lastly, just have fun. There are many projects you and your roommate can work on to strengthen your relationship. Take a peek at AptDeco’s Fixer Upper collection for more inspiration.

This post is contributed from our friends at Roomi. Roomi sets out to create the simplest and safest choice for roommates search. With verified listings, the right tools and personalized support, you’re empowered to make the savviest chocies for your needs. Its goal is to help you connect to your new space and community and make you feel like home — across town or around the world.

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