File cabinet from thrift store, ceiling tile from Lowes, fitted, trimmed, and attached with strong double-sided tape (the kind used for the ceiling tile). Able to re-poke holes through tile for hardware. Voi la! Cute storage!
Using furniture with more than one purpose saves space in a dorm room. Use a mini filing cabinet to store papers and pens and other junk. The surface can be used for frame or decoration and a reading lamp.