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Modern dorm design with Target's MadeForU college styler.

Remember that dorm design I shared a couple of weeks ago? Well today I’m sharing how that plan came together in real life! Although I didn’t shoot it in a real dorm room, it was amazing how stylish and comfortable the room felt with all of the elements in place. Pillows, blankets, and a rug all added layers of textiles and color, and a little art added life to the blank wall. I loved pulling together blue elements to create a soothing environment. And don’t forget the modern desk, which I shared with four ways to get organized. Target’s Back to College collection had some great new pieces – many of which I would consider for a non-dorm project (they were that good). I could definitely see the bedside table and desk transitioning into a first apartment. And if you’re past the dorm life phase of your life, I hope this calm bedroom inspires you to freshen up your own boudoir, and there’s definitely lots Target has to offer. So if you’re living the college-life or not, enjoy a little tour of my dream dorm design, and make sure to check out the interactive MadeForU college styler here.

Modern wall decor details
Modern blue bed details with patterned throw pillows.
Copper bedside table with succulents and a modern table lamp.
Bed details with patterned pillow cases and throw pillows.
End of bed storage for a stylish dorm design.
Modern dorm design with Target's MadeForU college styler.
Modern dorm design with Target's MadeForU college styler.

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