Irksome Cushion's Minimal Dorm | Dorm Ditto #7

I recently did a post on Maximilian Sinsteden's dorm room, which took preppy and eclectic to an extreme. Well, maybe that's not the look you're going for in your room. Then I came across a post on Apartment Therapy Los Angeles featuring "The Anti-Maximilian Dorm Room" that belongs to Irksome Cushion.

This dorm room is on the opposite end of the decor spectrum of Mister Sinsteden's. This one is more modern, clean-lined, simple, and airy. And it, too, looks unlike any other dorm room I've ever seen. The white was embraced and repeated throughout the space. The room is very clean, organized, and still inviting and pretty.

In love with this calm, minimal dorm? Re-create it by...

1) Embrace the white rather than fight it. Repeating the white throughout the room (in bedsheets, furniture, accessories, etc.) makes it look like it's all on purpose for the sake of design.

2) Keep objects to a minimum. If you don't find it useful or beautiful... don't bring it into the room. Notice how organized and clutter-free the desktop is... that's makes for a great workspace. (And yet it still has lovely artwork around for a little inspiration.)

3) Keep furniture to a minimum. Notice a] the fridge doubling as a bedside table, b] the bed on the floor, c] the books stacked neatly next to the bed.

4) Keep patterns minimal. The rug and bedsheets are solids. Pattern comes into the room subtly on the pillow case.

Etsy finds reminiscent of this space:

Subtly patterned pillows... 1 and 2 from MARIECOSYCUSHIONS
White furry pillow... 3 from coffeehousevintage
White ceramic jars... 4 from dbabcock, 5 from EmaZuma, 6 from KarinLorenc
Bird print... 7 from backyarddesign
B&W photo prints... 8 from JaredKS, 9 from simonsgallery
Branch decal... 10 from byrdiegraphics

Lighting Sources:

1, 2, 3... from Target
4, 5, 6... from Ikea



Plush Palate said...

I wish I had a dorm like that when I was in college. It probably would have been a lot easier to study in it! Thanks for sharing.

MissKarenAshley said...

I love the simplicity of this space and all those Etsy finds are fantastic.

Anonymous said...

Wow I never would have thought that was a dorm room! What a beautiful room!

Anonymous said...

Of course you wouldn't believe its a dorm room. Most dorm rooms don't look ANYTHING like that!! Its completely unrealistic, so don't feel bad. Its fiction.