(via Homepolish, photography by Claire Esparros)
I finished installing my sister’s new bedroom just yesterday, flew home today, and now I’m ready to tackle my next college-geared decorating project: my first dorm room! I’m especially excited because I found out that I have a single, so I really have complete control over my dorm’s design! I’m also excited to have a small space with a challenging layout that will (hopefully) inspire some creative decorating solutions. For now, I’m starting out with the basics and thinking about my color palette and inspiration. Since I won’t be able to make any permanent changes, the accent pieces and decor will be especially important for defining the room. I used At Home’s Back to Campus guide for a good starting point – it has a complete checklist to reference and several dorm styles that they break down in easy-to-shop guides. I’m partial to the Blue Mood look, since I’m all about cool (yet cozy) colors and contemporary finishes. I searched through my Pinterest boards for simple, casual bedrooms and created three more looks for you to shop from At Home’s huge selection. I chose a neutral palette, a pink and white room, and a beachy light blue space – let me know which is your favorite!
(via Three Birds Renovation)
(via Thou Swell: LIVING ON THE BRIGHT SIDE IN PORTUGAL)
(via Thou Swell: WHITE AND GREEN SIMPLICITY)
Top of my shopping list for my dorm will definitely be accent lighting, a cozy bed full of pillows, and an area rug to cover the possibility of wall-to-wall carpeting. I’m in an older building so I’m crossing my fingers for hardwood, but I won’t know until I arrive! Stay tuned for more details of my dorm design in August.
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