Who doesn’t love back to school shopping? There’s nothing like putting on that fabby new outfit that’s been waiting patiently in your closet for weeks and loading your tote with freshly sharpened pencils and untouched notebooks. It feels like just yesterday…
For those packing up and heading to college this year, back to school shopping doesn’t just mean clothes and office supplies. HELLO dorm rooms! While there isn’t much freedom when it comes to decorating your brand new 200 square foot digs, there are a few ways to get creative and add some style without making your new roommate think you’re crazy.
The easiest way to show off your personal style and make a big statement is with your bedding! Mix and match pillows, sheets, and duvet cover in fun patterns for an original look.
If you have the willpower (and are allowed to) try painting your dorm room a bold color to stand out from the rest. We also love this student’s creative way of storing his ties. (Yes, this is a REAL dorm room…)
If painting isn’t in the cards then try some removable wallpaper! One of our favorite artists, Lindsay Cowles, offers a stunning line of self-adhesive wallpaper which is fully removable – a perfect solution for those boring white dorm walls.
Don’t let any shelf or nook go unstyled – keep your books in neat stacks and mix in some of your cutest accessories for a chic display.
Store snacks and condiments in clear glass jars to keep your room from looking like a messy pantry.
A lot of schools won’t let you hang anything on the walls…but don’t fret! Create a layered look by leaning some framed prints against the wall on your desk or nightstand.
Bulletin boards are a MUST for every college dorm room! Collect things that inspire you and memories throughout the year to create a stylish collage.
It may not be in your college budget, but fresh flowers can make a huge impact and are great for stress relief. Tell your parents we said so! ; )
You won’t miss Mom’s home cooking with fabulous dorm decor like this…sayonara!
(from top to bottom)
LEFT: FURBISH STUDIO Gem Lamp in Pink $165 | FURBISH STUDIO Blue and White Garden Stool $185 | HILLARY THOMAS Boyfriend Pillow with Navy Trim $340 | TARGET Sunbeam Air Popper Popcorn Maker $20 | MIDDLE: SERENA & LILY Grass Gobi Embroidered Sheet Set $145 | HEIDI MERRICK No. 8 Baz Lumbar Pillow $95 | HILLARY THOMAS Careless Whisper Lamp Finial $55 | PB TEEN Linen Framed Pinboard $139 | RIGHT: ARIANNA BELLE Conga Line Moss & Aqua Pillow $108 | AMAZON True Prep by Lisa Birnbach $15 | IOMOI Monogram Lacquer Tray $150 | STEPHANIE JOHNSON Torino iPad Case $50
In celebration of “Back to School” we’re partnering up with The Good Home Co. for a special event where we will be giving away 2 of our fabulous Boyfriend Pillows! Enter to win this Thursday August 15th by clicking the link below. And to put a cherry on top, we’re offering 20% your entire order this week with code “BACKTOSCHOOL20”.
Good luck my fellow scholars!