Guess what I came across on NY times? These absolutely brilliant ideas executed by students at their apartments. Its amazing how you start thinking of creative options to do up your rooms / dorms when you are a student for the simple reason that you don't have money.
I remember creating lamps out of inverted cane baskets, painting cartons and using them as a dressing unit and a table and making photoframes out of cardboard for my hostel room ( The photoframes i still have ;))
Enjoy these pictures and get inspired to do it " On the Cheap".
A chandelier made by draping plastic bags over 11 watt bulbs
( A wiremesh around each bulb protects the plastic from burning)
Candlestands made out of recycled bulbs