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MY SERENE DORM ROOM DESIGN REVEAL

This post is sponsored by Annie Selke, but all text, images, and opinions are all my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that keep Thou Swell running!

Serene dorm room design makeover with Annie Selke Bed101 bedding and oversized mural on Thou Swell @thouswellblog

I am so thrilled to reveal my serene dorm room design with Annie Selke! This room was one of my most imaginative – and my design was definitely fueled by the long, grey winters up in Ithaca. As I shared in my design plans, I wanted to create a lush escape for myself that would be comfortable and functional. I started the room design with Annie Selke’s new Bed101 line, a more affordable option with classic, versatile options for whole bedding sets. I settled on the chambray duvet with white tipping, combined with white percale sheets with blue tipping. The bedding coordinates beautifully and set a solid foundation for the rest of the design. Get all the fun details, from the mix of throw pillows to the new curtains and rug, below!

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Serene dorm room design makeover with Annie Selke Bed101 bedding and oversized mural on Thou Swell @thouswellblog

Serene dorm room design makeover with Annie Selke Bed101 bedding and oversized mural on Thou Swell @thouswellblog

Serene dorm room design makeover with Annie Selke Bed101 bedding and oversized mural on Thou Swell @thouswellblog

On my bed, I combined the linen sky pillows with psychedelia sea pillows for a light, airy look with soothing cool colors. The euro pillows on either end of the bed helped fill in the length so the bed felt more like a daybed or sofa. I absolutely love how the colors in these pillows coordinate with the oversized mural above the bed!

Serene dorm room design makeover with Annie Selke Bed101 bedding and oversized mural on Thou Swell @thouswellblog

Serene dorm room design makeover with Annie Selke Bed101 bedding and oversized mural on Thou Swell @thouswellblog

Serene dorm room design makeover with Annie Selke Bed101 bedding and oversized mural on Thou Swell @thouswellblog

Serene dorm room design makeover with Annie Selke Bed101 bedding and oversized mural on Thou Swell @thouswellblog

On the floor, I brightened up the room and added lots of cozy with a wool Moroccan-style rug. The blue pattern coordinates well with the design, but my favorite part is definitely how soft this rug is! It really makes it a delight to step out of bed in the morning.

Serene dorm room design makeover with Annie Selke Bed101 bedding and oversized mural on Thou Swell @thouswellblog

Serene dorm room design makeover with Annie Selke Bed101 bedding and oversized mural on Thou Swell @thouswellblog

Serene dorm room design makeover with Annie Selke Bed101 bedding and oversized mural on Thou Swell @thouswellblog

I refreshed my windows with light blue Greylock curtains which help emphasize the soothing color palette in the room and soften the end of my room with the window. Right below, I used a large braided pouf for extra seating and a comfy place to prop up my feet! Poufs are the perfect accent piece in a college bedroom since they’re so versatile.

Serene dorm room design makeover with Annie Selke Bed101 bedding and oversized mural on Thou Swell @thouswellblog

Serene dorm room design makeover with Annie Selke Bed101 bedding and oversized mural on Thou Swell @thouswellblog

Serene dorm room design makeover with Annie Selke Bed101 bedding and oversized mural on Thou Swell @thouswellblog

My room is so much more comfortable now with the addition of pillows, a soft rug, and beautiful curtains. Being able to sit on my bed easily and then swap a few pillows and have a regular bed makes my room as functional as it is stylish! I’m thrilled to have such great pieces to take with me to my first apartment next year – that’s always the benefit of investing in high-quality decor.

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