Dorm Room Love

So, as mentioned earlier, one of my goals this year is to really make my space my own. And, of course, this all starts with the dorm room.

This year's room is definitely an upgrade from last year's. There's a bit more floorspace and walking space. My bed is right by a window, with great sunshine. And there's definitely a good amount of wall space.

But it still needs a bit of work. I've been drooling over these amazing dorm rooms ("pretentious" as they are). These students really knew how to make use of their space and totally own it. My design skills are not nearly at that level, but one can't help but be inspired. :)

Here are some more dorm-y things that have been inspiring me lately.

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I'm in love with all of Pottery Barn Teen's dorm line. (do you spot the kappa letters on the upper right? oh yeahhhh) The bedding, the decals, the rugs, the accessories. I'm particularly taken to these wall murals (especially the MLB Stadium and the Key West ones!). I love how classy these solid canvas bins are--they would look great under my super-lofted bed. But alas I am not in need of any more storage bins!

So wall posters are definitely a must. The next time I head home I'm also going to grab a bunch of family photos--they'd add a very personal, homey touch.

I really like how these dorm rooms decorate with photos. The displays are simple but still look very deliberate.

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 Some fairy lights would be amazing. So, so awesome. And of course PB Dorm would have adorable bird cage ones.


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And if I have photos and fairy lights, why don't I combine the two?

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Some more favorites...

love the window!
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some comfy throw pillows would be nice...

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The color really adds to the brightness of the room. Also loving the use of the rug to cover floor space.
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I think my room gets enough light to keep a plant... yes? maybe? I promise I won't kill it! 


also -- I always hesitate to link to things on online shops, because, you know, they aren't going to be selling them forever. If any of the links don't work (and if you want to see some more dorm room inspiration!) check out my dorm room Pinterest board--it will have everything I mentioned here and more!


what do you do to decorate your dorms? living space in general? I'd love some suggestions!


have a super lovely weekend!

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Friday, September 14, 2012

Dorm Room Love

So, as mentioned earlier, one of my goals this year is to really make my space my own. And, of course, this all starts with the dorm room.

This year's room is definitely an upgrade from last year's. There's a bit more floorspace and walking space. My bed is right by a window, with great sunshine. And there's definitely a good amount of wall space.

But it still needs a bit of work. I've been drooling over these amazing dorm rooms ("pretentious" as they are). These students really knew how to make use of their space and totally own it. My design skills are not nearly at that level, but one can't help but be inspired. :)

Here are some more dorm-y things that have been inspiring me lately.


I'm in love with all of Pottery Barn Teen's dorm line. (do you spot the kappa letters on the upper right? oh yeahhhh) The bedding, the decals, the rugs, the accessories. I'm particularly taken to these wall murals (especially the MLB Stadium and the Key West ones!). I love how classy these solid canvas bins are--they would look great under my super-lofted bed. But alas I am not in need of any more storage bins!

So wall posters are definitely a must. The next time I head home I'm also going to grab a bunch of family photos--they'd add a very personal, homey touch.

I really like how these dorm rooms decorate with photos. The displays are simple but still look very deliberate.




 Some fairy lights would be amazing. So, so awesome. And of course PB Dorm would have adorable bird cage ones.



And if I have photos and fairy lights, why don't I combine the two?


Some more favorites...

love the window!


some comfy throw pillows would be nice...


The color really adds to the brightness of the room. Also loving the use of the rug to cover floor space.

I think my room gets enough light to keep a plant... yes? maybe? I promise I won't kill it! 


also -- I always hesitate to link to things on online shops, because, you know, they aren't going to be selling them forever. If any of the links don't work (and if you want to see some more dorm room inspiration!) check out my dorm room Pinterest board--it will have everything I mentioned here and more!


what do you do to decorate your dorms? living space in general? I'd love some suggestions!


have a super lovely weekend!

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