8/18/16

Dorm Decor Week: Schoolhouse Sweet Inspiration Board


This dorm decor inspiration board is inspired by old schoolhouses, vintage botanical prints, and sugary sweet retro colors. It's a little preppy, a little girly, and a little industrial—all at once. Balance preppy pastels with candy brights, vintage metals with retro woods, and bold typography with pretty illustrations.

Bedding:
Keep it sweet and simple with basic, solid or subtly-patterned bedding in a vintage-inspired peach or mint green. Accessorize with pillows that add a bold punch of color (like mustard yellow) and bit of pattern (such as a printed words). 

Furniture:
Make that stereotypical dorm furniture work for you by accenting it with your own vintage pieces, like an industrial metal chair at the desk. Use an old file cabinet as a nightstand. (Bonus: it doubles as extra storage!) Add a brightly hued pouf for extra seating.

Wall decor:
The inspiration behind this dorm room is the classic pull-down botanical, educational, and map chats. Hang a few of those alongside vintage-inspired, typographic prints and illustrations. Finish off with a cute pennant and retro wall clock.

Windows + Floor:
Dress the windows in solid curtains in a bold primary color pulled from the wall art, like grass green from the botanical print. Add some visual interest (and comfort) to the floor with a cream and charcoal striped rug.

Accessories:
Stacks of old books. Wire baskets. A chalkboard. Vintage fans. A little Greek bust. Small wooden boxes to organize school supplies. These are all things that'll fit right in with the old school aesthetic.

A little more visual inspiration:

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What's your favorite element of 
this schoolhouse-inspired dorm?

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