August 15, 2010

A+ Dorm Make-Over

I am head-over-heels for this dorm room make-over that I came across. It's definitely one of the most creative, most colorful, and most lovely dorms I've ever seen. The color palette is a refreshing mix of pale yellow, warm beige, and eye-popping reddish coral. It blends patterns and textures in an effortless fashion. And the vintage accents make it utterly irresistible to me.

So here (above) is the dorm before. It's your typical dorm room. Cold tile floors. Cinder-block walls reminiscent of a prison cell. Harsh lighting. Bland furniture. ...But try to imagine it as a blank canvas.

I have a thing for birdcages... so this little art/photo display is right up my alley. By attaching photographs and postcards with clothes pins, they're easy to take down and replace.

The desk space is fantastic because it is organized, functional, and still inspiring. Decorative touches are given the upper shelf while necessary items like textbooks and school supplies are given the main drag of the desk so that they're within easy reach.

The headboards are my absolute favorite! These headboards were diy'ed with burlap sacks. It's beautiful, vintage, and eco-conscious. One of the headboards runs length wise while the other...

...is positioned at the top of the bed. I'm also swooning over the bed-dressings. The variety of quilted texture, floral patterns, and pretty colors is really lovely.
This dorm room exudes character, colorful taste, and vintage charms. The best part about it is that it is all cosmetic. The only furniture brought in was a different desk chair. Otherwise, everything already provided in the dorm was played upon. This room really shows how much you can do with bedding, a good rug, some inspiration, and a lot of creativity.

Needless to say, I'm in love with the space. ;)

All photos in this post are from MyHomeIdeas.com. There are more photos of this dorm there (19 in all!) so go check it out.

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9 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness. I am seriously in love! The transformation is astonishing!
    I'm a rising high school senior, but many of the ideas and tips can still be applied to my room at home. I discovered this blog at the beginning of the summer, and i keep loving it more and more.

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  2. Jessica, I love your blog! My daughter is about to move to a dorm 2500 miles away, and it's great to be able to share your blog with her. (Especially the photos of the neat and organized dorm rooms, so she knows it's not just ME who thinks a neat room is easier to study, dress, play and otherwise function in!)

    Thanks for all your lovely ideas!

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  3. Wow, this is incredible! I love the colors and the birds and...well, pretty much everything, actually. Thanks for sharing!

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  4. That's one of the few dorm rooms I've seen that has a lot of character. It's lovely!

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  5. OMG! that looks nothing like any dorms i have seen! beautifully done!

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  6. Amazing!! I love love love all their mixed textures and those lovely headboards!!

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  7. I love the colors and the birds and...well, it is pretty...


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  9. This is amazing! I am a high school senior and my top choice school has horribly small dorms, which I was worried about. This room looks about the same size though, and it's beautiful! So inspiring, thanks for this post!
    Grace

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